Category Archives: Travel

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!

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.”

Mburgers

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.


Vista Hamburgers

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.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 640
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
APERTURE: f/4
EXPOSURE: 1/60
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”

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.”

The Great What Cheer Road Trip Photo No. 1

A couple Saturdays back I loaded up into an automobile with Mom, Teresa, and Logan and we headed to the What Cheer Flea Market. This photo has nothing to do with What Cheer, Iowa. On the way back we went through Pella to check out their world famous tulips. Here is a photo from that part of the road trip:


Pella Tulip Festival - 2017

This portion of the road trip was slightly damaged by an overzealous, drunk-with-power, Johnny Law. However, my mood recovered enough from that interaction to enjoy the rest of the trip.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/2.8
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 05/16/2017 – 16:11
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Mom, Teresa, and Logan
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “All I Have” by NF from MANSION
FAVORITE LYRIC: You sniff lines, I write lines, you’ve now entered my mind.