These are the pictures that didn’t have what it takes to make the cut for the COLD theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:
If only these pictures believed in themselves, there is no telling what they might accomplish.
A couple months back Mom, Teresa, Logan, and I hopped into a vehicle of some kind and headed due east for famous What Cheer, Iowa and it’s even more famous flea market.
It didn’t disappoint. I think a person could spend all day there and still not see all the vendors.
Here are some pictures from that trip. You’re welcome Kio!
My favorite part of the What Cheer Flea Market is that they (seemingly) allow you to climb up onto the roof of their rickety grandstand. The roof is made out of sheet metal and their doesn’t seem to be any reinforcements as you walk across it. Hoping you don’t plummet to your death. It was awesome!
On the last day of my vacation I took a quick sprint up to Dolliver Memorial State Park. On my way there I passed through Dayton. I stopped in Dayton to look for something to fulfill Page 9 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.
I found this picture just waiting to be harvested:
I found a lot of ugly in Dayton and I think I managed to turn some of it into beauty. Here are a few the other contenders that didn’t get printed and taped into the photo journal:
Next time we visit the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT, we will hit up Page 8.
I can officially announce now that I have unretired from “competing” in photography contests.
For the first time in a couple years I entered photos in the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. I will have one photo displayed at the Iowa State Fair. Don’t ask me which one, because I don’t know and I’m not even sure I remember what I entered at this point. Seems like a long time ago.
However, I was inspired by Baby Got Rack competing in the barbecue contest at the Boone County Fair, I decided to enter some photos in the Open Class at that same fair. Here is what I entered:
Each image got a Blue Ribbon. It had been approximately 15 years since the last time I entered the Boone County Fair. Seemed like it was about time and I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Vest for getting the pictures mounted so I had something to enter.
However, that isn’t all. Here is where it gets exciting! I’ve decided to keep all this participation momentum going and enter the Pufferbilly Days Contest for the first time in maybe at least 7 or 8 years.
I’m also going to bring back the way I used to pick my Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Photos. That means I’m not going to pick at all. I’m going to let 6 lucky Photography 139 fans pick the images.
At some point later this week, I’m going to publish the following photo on Instagram:
When that photo gets posted, the first 6 people that leave a comment on that photo stating that they want to be a Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Selector, will get there wish and be just that. They will have access to about 50 images and the picture they pick, I will enter.
If I can’t find 6 people that want to be selectors, well we will fall through that bridge when we get to it.
On Father’s Day the Methodist Men held their first car show. For a first time event, it was quite the success! There were 7 cars there and almost everybody in church came out and looked at and gawked and asked questions about the classic cars. Next year I anticipate getting quite a bit more cars. I have some plans for that.
Here are a few pictures from the event:
There are more pictures from the event. You can see them by clicking on the link below:
The event made me wish that the Bennetts still had the old milk truck from… might have been before I was born.