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A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 15

Last Saturday while I was leaving the Cultural Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, I came across what I considered a perfect example of Page 15 for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

This time there was no photo assistant, just a rocking soundtrack coming from a speaker somewhere on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “We built this city. We built this city on rock’n’roll!!!”


Photo Journal - Page 15
Page 15 – Show beauty in the banal.

Only one photo can go in the Photo Journal, but I also liked these:


Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15



Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

I’m not sure what page in the THE PHOTO JOURNAL is next for me. The one that seems to be calling me next is Page 10.

4th Annual Pie Auction

A few Sundays back was the Methodist Men’s 4th Annual Pie Auction. All the money raised wen to support youth activities in the church. Teresa took the majority of these pictures as I was working the event:


2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

2017 - Pie Auction

The Pie Auction was a rousing success and a plethora of moola was raised! A good start on fundraising for next year’s mission trip or painting projects or whatever.

Manhattan Nights

Thought I’d share another one of my favorite photos from my trip to Manhattan to visit Nate and Laura.


Manhattan Water Tower

This water tower is on top of Manhattan Hill. I think Manhattan Hill is one of my favorite places in Manhattan. Although on this recent trip I was introduced to Top of the World. I’ll definitely be checking that out during the day on my next trip to Wildcat Land.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 200
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 10 seconds
DATE: 05/27/2017 – 22:31
NO GPS DATA COLLECTED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Nate and Laura deserve credit for introducing me to this sweet spot.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Speak Like a Child” by Herbie Hancock from KEN BURNS JAZZ
FAVORITE LYRIC: It is an instrumental silly!

Memorial Day – 2017

I spent most of my Memorial Day enjoying my day off. Watching old war movies and grilling with the family. But the highlight of my day was seeing Nora for the first time in WAY TOO LONG! Which is completely my fault, but an error in my judgment that I will fix in the future. Hopefully on a trip to Manhattan, Kansas in July!

Here are a few pictures from our trip to the Kiddy Corral.


Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Memorial Day - 2017

Nora also brought Bethany, Dae Hee, and Jim with her. Very thoughtful of her!

More Birthday Road Trip

The goal of my birthday road trip was Dunning Springs in Decorah. The photo below proves I made it:


Dunnings Spring Waterfall

I actually want to go back to Decorah and spend a little more time up there this summer. I guess we’ll see what happens.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/3.5
EXPOSURE: 1/60
DATE: 05/20/2017 – 16:11
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Wet socks
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Take the Coltrane” by Duke Ellington from DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE

FTD

Here is another tulip photo from my brief trip to the Pella Tulip Festival:


Pella Tulip Festival - 2017

No Kio, no pictures of What Cheer yet. But they are in the pipe.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/5
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 05/06/2017 – 16:24
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: MOM, TERESA, AND LOGAN
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Oh Lord” by NF from THERAPY SESSION
FAVORITE LYRICS: “Leave me alone God, I’ll call you when I need you again; Which is funny, everyone will sleep in the pews; Then blame God for our problems, like He sleeping on you.”

Birthday Road Trip

My birthday present to myself was hitting the open road with just my thoughts, a killer playlist, and my camera. Union Grove Park was one of my first stops. Took this photo there.


Union Grove Waterfall

Often people tell me that they want to go on one of my photo road trips, but I think it is rare, the person that could survive, let alone thrive under the conditions of my pilgrimages. But applicants are welcome, but you know, they aren’t often accepted.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 05/20/2017 – 12:04
PHOTO ASSISTANT: A good towel would’ve helped. Wish I would’ve had one of them.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “One Day” by Matisyahu from LIGHT
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Sometimes in my tears I drown; But I never let it get me down; So when negativity surrounds, I know some day it’ll all turn around.”