Looks like I was playing with a new flash with many of the photos from the folder 09-13-07:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will consist of pictures from one of the annual beatdowns Iowa State puts on Iowa.
Thought I’d share another one of my favorite photos from my trip to Manhattan to visit Nate and Laura.
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.
CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
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!
This weekend I went to Kansas the bequest of Laura to celebrate the birth of Nate. On Saturday night I ducked out of the birthday party for a couple of minutes to do a little night photography around Manhattan. Here is one of my favorite pictures from that sojourn.
I traveled 5 hours to take this picture. You think they could get the H and A fixed.
If you are wondering, on the opposite side of the sign, the R and S don’t work.
CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
DATE: 05/27/2017 – 22:01
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Nate and Laura in some small way.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “An Open Letter” by Watsky featuring Shockwave from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPES
FAVORITE LYRIC: “You nuisance with no sense, You would die of irrelevance, Go ahead, you aspire to my level. You aspire to malevolence”
Participation rates may have dipped again slightly. The cool night air maybe zapping some motivation. Possibly. It even happened to me a bit this week. I was going to take my photo Saturday night and then fell asleep. Then I was going to do it Sunday night, fell asleep on my couch again. So I had to use a picture from Monday night.
I can sit here and talk all tommyrot about my own struggles, but you just want to see the submissions! Here they are:
But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:
LOVE! That is an easy and painful enough concept! Everybody loves something. So there are a couple of ways at looking at this theme. You can get out there and photograph something you love. Or you could get out there and show somebody or something expressing love. Or you can get out there and photograph something that symbolizes love. I know we live in a hateful society in the middle of hateful world. But in this world full of hate, there is still love. So get out there and capture it.
After all, it is Thanksgiving this week. If you don’t see something or somebody you love or expressing love on that day… you’re doing life wrong. Better check the instruction manual again.
I’m looking at you people who have said they will participate some day, but haven’t.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION
1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.
2. Your submission needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.
That is it, them’s the rules.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION
Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.
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That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very lovable Monday.
When the light poking from the trees picture were first published 9 years ago, most people thought it was a setting sun. Actually it is a street lamp. Now all my secrets are known.
Next week’s folder includes a dragonfly. Well, it might as well be a dragonfly.
I know! I’m super excited too!
I was so scary to my employees at the Campustown Outpost of the Evil Clown Empire that they gave me a button with a ferocious bear on it and my terrifying nickname. What was that terrifying nickname?
ANSWER: The Intimidator
I share a cubicle with a guy that thinks the Earth is flat, that most people are clones, and that Hitler faked his death. Basically an awesome dude that I’m proud to call my WB. What does WB stand for?
ANSWER: Workspace Buddy