Jamie’s Kids

Several weeks back I took a few pictures of Jamie’s kids before her family picked up and moved to Rodeoville, U.S.A.












Next week’s Wednesday randomness will involve photos from my fishing trip to Lake Augustin.


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365 Day Photo Challenge: 15-21

I have to confess that I did flop a couple (nearly all) of these days around for convenience and to work around special events. This is a practice I don’t condone, but one that I won’t shy away from in the future.

The 3rd 7 days of the 365 Day Photo Challenge:


.Day 15 - Simple
Day 15 – Simple

Day 16 - Arrow
Day 16 – Arrow

Day 17 - Crossed
Day 17 – Crossed

Day 18 - Food
Day 18 – Food

Day 19 - Faces
Day 19 – Faces

Day 20 - Shopping
Day 20 – Shopping

Day 21 - Hole
Day 21 – Hole

These are the themes for the next 7 days:

Day 22 – Fowl
Day 23 – At the Frame’s Edge
Day 24 – From Your Car Window
Day 25 – Pair
Day 26 – Path
Day 27 – A Group
Day 28 – Dream

I’m sure you are already speculating as to what I will do with these themes!


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State Fair 2012

Now that the State Fair has all but concluded, I thought I would share the picture that was accepted into this year’s Photography Salon:


Truth Perception
Truth Perception

Micky gets the assist credit on this photo. He is the one that plucked this lotus from Lake Augustin and placed it in my care. Then I set it on fire.

I would reveal the other 3 submissions that were rebuked, but I don’t want to hurt their feelings and I’m afraid that couldn’t take the public humiliation. My pictures have very tender souls.

For those of you wondering, I will not be doing the Pufferbilly Day Photo Contest this year. I’m either retired or semi-retired from that contest. In fact, I’m pretty sure the State Fair Photography Salon is the only photo contest I will pursue in the future.

However, my mind has been known to change every now and again.

Having other people select my entrants was kind of fun.

Personal Photo Project of the Week #131


The Audacity of Hope
The Audacity of Hope

My Personal Photo Project of the Week this week was to photograph the historical event of a sitting President of the United States visiting Boone. It hasn’t happened since Eisenhower.

It was a surprise bonus that I would be able to photograph my Mom in the crowd. I wasn’t sure she would be able to attend this event, despite being a big Obama supporter, because it was a standing event that required standing for several hours. However, she handled it very well. Then walked home.

I was able to get at least fairly close to Obama for the rally because rather than getting tickets and going to the event, I volunteered to work it. This was partially because I didn’t want to wait several hours in line to get tickets. Even if it meant meeting the former Mr. Reese Weatherspoon.

I also had never volunteered to work this kind of event, so there was a certain amount of intellectual curiosity that contributed as well.

I signed up to work with Amy. We originally were assigned to hand out water bottles, but since there were so many volunteers we ended up working the “door” to the pavilion. We made sure that people with Blue Tickets went into the Blue Ticket Section and people with Red Tickets went into the Red Ticket Section.

Becky also ended up working the event with us, when she wasn’t working the crowd for votes.

Here are more pictures from the The Audacity of Hope Series:


The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope
If you look closely, you can see Pastor Phil Webb in the crowd!

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

I know I stated last Friday that my goal was to publish lily pictures this Friday, but I changed my mind so that these pictures would at least be timely and so Russell might stop calling me Mr. Flowers. Okay, I kind of like it when Russell calls me Mr. Flowers. Almost as much as I like it when he calls me Foursquare Boy.

Next week’s Personal Photo Project might involve lilies or sunflowers or trains for that matter.


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Fiery Goat

A few weeks back I woke up and saw on Twitter that the Gigglin’ Goat was on fire.

So I threw on some clothes and went down and took a few photos.






































Unfortunately I got there after the most interesting photo opportunities had passed.

Next week’s Random Wednesday will be a few portraits I took for Jamie before she left Boone for rodeoville.


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365 Day Photo Challenge: 8-14

The 2nd 7 days of the 365 Day Photo Challenge:


Day 8 - Writing
Day 8 – Writing

Day 9 - 8 o'clock
Day 9 – 8 o’clock

Day 10 - Fruit
Day 10 – Fruit

Day 11 - Faceless Portrait
Day 11 – Faceless Portrait

Day 12 - Ring
Day 12 – Ring

Day 13 - Purple
Day 13 – Purple

Day 14 - Spoon
Day 14 – Spoon

A special thanks to Willy for the assist on the ring picture. Also a special thanks to Jen and Derrick for loaning me the ring, 5 or 6 months ago.

The themes for the next 7 days:

Day 15 – Simple
Day 16 – Arrow
Day 17 – Crossed
Day 18 – Food
Day 19 – Faces
Day 20 – Shopping
Day 21 – Hole


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Personal Photo Project of the Week #130


Inferiority Complex - 2012
Inferiority Complex – 2012

This week’s Personal Photo Project was to photograph my Mom’s hibiscus.

The rest of the Inferiority Complex – 2012 Series:


Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012



Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

Inferiority Complex - 2012

My goal is for next week’s Personal Photo Project to be lilies, but realistically it will probably be sunflowers.


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