Here is another post from the 2018 backlog. These are mostly pictures of Naima. I think they might have been alternates for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme the week they were taken. I’m not entirely sure and I’m not up to that level of soul searching and research.
There is still more in the 2018 backlog, but it is getting smaller every day. Well maybe not every day.
Hitting up the 2018 backlog again. Which is closing in on being finished!
These pictures are once again from Naima’s favorite hangout, Dickcissel Park.
I have had a few people ask me where Dickcissel Park is because while it is near some very busy roads, it is seemingly a forgotten treasure of Boone County. I am leery of disclosing its location because I don’t want thousands of people to start hanging out there. More times than not, Naima and I are alone out there.
There are a few times where we run into the odd fisherman. Maybe three times we’ve ran into other dogs. But usually it is just us, the ducks, the fish, sometimes deer, an occasional pheasant, plenty of rabbits, and not nearly enough snakes.
If you want to hang out at Dickcissel, it isn’t a park so much as a wildlife management area, it is located on the northwest corner of the junction of US Highway 30 and State Highway 17.
Here are some pictures:
Just a little backlog left!
First of all, Happy Halloween! After a 1 year hiatus, I’ll be able to handout candy to trick-or-treaters. Which also means, I will be able to replenish the candy bar selection in the Union Street Theater. It has gotten pretty bad, since I didn’t buy any candy last year. I think all that is in the candy bucket is candy Nora got at the 2018 Pufferbilly Days Parade. Which, wasn’t the good stuff.
I do need to replenish the candy supply down there because I’m expecting a big crowd for November Movie Night. November Movie Night will be a Godzilla double feature. Celebrating Criterion’s recent release of all 15 Showa Godzilla movies in a sweet boxed set. In fact, it is the sweetest boxed set ever released in the history of boxed sets. However, I will get into that in the future, because there will certainly be several Godzilla blogs in the future as I crack into the boxed set.
But this is Halloween, therefore I need to release my annual candy bar power rankings!
2019 CANDY BAR POWER RANKINGS
8. Kit Kat
6. Take 5
5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
3. Twix Caramel
2. Peanut M&M’s
Please respect my decision. No interviews at this time.
But in case you were wondering, the worst candy bars. The ones you will not be seeing me handing out tonight while watching my 4K copy of THE SHINING… Milky Way and Three Musketeers.
But enough candy, how would you like to see some sky pictures:
Took those near Ledges back in March.
Hitting up that 2018 backlog again. This is a collection of flower pictures I took in mid-August of 2018. Mostly sunflowers. A few of God’s other creatures sprinkled in for fun as well.
Would you believe that I am almost done with pictures from August of 2018? Well, it is true…
This is your reminder that the theme for this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is STILL LIFE:
A reminder that STILL LIFE photography is “used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects.”
Happy photo harvesting!
More from the 2018 backlog. This collection of pictures was taken at Dickcissel late in the day and are kind of lousy with digital noise, but some of them aren’t too bad.
Just gotta keep plugging away.
Hitting up the 2018 backlog again. This is a collection of photos I took while I was playing with the panorama setting on the trusty old 77ii.
Most of them were taken out a Dickcissel Park. This was a trip with Naima that involved her running off some pheasants. I was proud of her, because I have a spot in my heart for almost all of God’s creatures. I don’t even kill stink bugs. But I do hate pheasants and have a reputation for not liking cats.
Naima has been sad hat we haven’t made that many trips out to Dickcissel this year, but every time we go out there, she comes home with an ear affliction. But I better get out there a few times before the weather makes it impossible.
Better strap it on. This post is going to be a LONG one, covering a ton of diverse ground! There are a ton of pictures in the folder known as 2009-06-22. I considered breaking this into multiple posts, but then I decided, “Nah, bro. We got this.”
Thee are night flower pictures, pictures from Ames on the Half Shell, pictures from Ottumwa, family pictures, and pictures of cherries.
The pictures from Ames on the Half Shell were from when The Josh Davis Band played there. It must have been rained out because the pictures are from DG’s Taphouse. The Josh Davis Band is my second favorite band to play Ames on the Half Shell. Not including Against the Grain or whatever Derrick’s band was called when they crashed Half Shell. It appears that I never published those photos.
The pictures from Ottumwa are from when I went there to help Jen & Derrick help with the house that Jen inherited from her uncle.
The cherry pictures are from when Shannon came over and baked me a cherry pie from the cherries from my cherry trees. It feels good to be self-sustaining.
There are pictures in here of people that are gone now. Gone, but definitely not forgotten:
By adding these photos to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
I Can Not Tell a Lie
Night Flowers: Session 2
Skin to Win
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Little League baseball.
Back to the 2018 backlog. This is a collection of pictures I took on a day I went down to Ledges to photograph some flooding. Ledges floods so frequently these days that I rarely even bother to go photograph it. In fact, I didn’t check out Ledges flooding at all in 2019.
Have a look:
Lots more in the backlog, but I bet I can get it hammered out by 2020.
Now seems like a good time to check-in with my favorite pictures from my August SELFIE PROJECT pictures.
It would seem that I had a successful month of August. I met Vice-President Joe Biden. I competed in a barbecue contest at the Iowa State Fair. I also competed in a photography contest at the Iowa State Fair. I dine at a Brazilian Steakhouse totally not for Jay’s birthday. I went to an air show. I met my great nephew. I went to the Minnesota State Fair. I dined at Zeno’s. I went to an Iowa State football game.
Here are my favorites:
I’m not sure I’ve had as busy of a September, but I guess we’ll find out in October when I get a chance to look back at it.
Another Pufferbilly Days has drawn to a close. Seems like a fitting time to share the pictures that my loyal fans selected for me to enter into the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest and furthermore, if any of those pictures received any form of love.
Here are my entries:
Displayed – Hidden Treasures of Boone County
Displayed – Hidden Treasures of Boone County
Displayed – Photojournalism
1st Place – Photoshop
1st Place – Nature
Displayed – Nature
In the last 2 years I’ve been blessed to get 1st Place in 3 of the 4 enigmatic Pufferbilly Days categories. However, Hidden Treasures of Boone County has still eluded me. I got a 3rd Place in that category last year. I might have to make that a focal point of some of my photography in the next few months. Unless I somehow get my wish and get some kind of administrative role with the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
I do have a small group of photographers that would probably help me start my own Photo Contest, I just don’t know in what context I could start a contest and have it work.
Thanks again to everybody who voted to help select my entries!