Personal Photo Project of the Week #137


I Often Dream of Trains
I Often Dream of Trains

This week’s Personal Photo Project was to photograph the train excursion that I went on with Jesse, Jay, Willy, Carla, Alexis, my Mom, and Grandma a couple weeks back.

It was a cool trip because it was the first time I had been over the new High Bridge and first time I’ve been over either High Bridge since they stopped bringing the 1385 to town almost 30 years ago.

The rest of the I Often Dream of Trains Series:


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I Often Dream of Trains

I Often Dream of Trains

I Often Dream of Trains

I Often Dream of Trains

I Often Dream of Trains

I hope the Union Pacific makes this trip an annual Pufferbilly Days tradition.

Next week’s Personal Photo Project of the Week will involve flowers from the Iowa State Fair.


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Train Ride

During Pufferbilly Days the Union Pacific brought some pretty cool stuff to town, including an excursion train across the High Bridge.

I got a group of people together and went. Here are a few photos from the experience:



The greatness of the event is getting to Jesse


That’s right. I’m pretty cool.


Lone Taco? Nay! Social Taco!


Carla and Alexis


Grandma and Mom


Look at Social Wolf go!






Social Wolf!


Mini Train!






Alexis’ thought: “I’m too cool for Mini Train…”




Reliving the greatness that was Mini Train!


Alexis’ thought: “Mini Train is awesome!”




Give us pennants and we will be happy campers!


I come from short people!

Next Wednesday’s randomness will be photos from the Block Party!


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365 Day Photo Project: 50-56

Another fairly successful week, I think…


Day 50 - In My Fridge
Day 50 – In My Fridge

Day 51 - Race
Day 51 – Race

Day 52 - Light Painting
Day 52 – Light Painting

Day 53 - Man Made
Day 53 – Man Made

Day 54 - Fast Shutter
Day 54 – Fast Shutter

Day 55 - On the Ground
Day 55 – On the Ground

Day 56 - Thinking
Day 56 – Thinking

The themes for the next 7 days:

Day 57 – 3 Things
Day 58 – Looking Down
Day 59 – Near
Day 60 – Love/Hate
Day 61 – Wide Angle
Day 62 – Errand
Day 63 – Furry Friends

Personal Photo Project of the Week #136 Beta

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Next week’s Personal Photo Project will involve a train ride over a really high bridge.


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Personal Photo Project of the Week #136 Alpha


Painted without Instruction
Painted without Instruction

This week’s Personal Photo Project was to photograph a volunteer sunflower that grew in my yard.

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More sunflowers on the morrow!


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Iowa State vs. Tulsa

A couple weeks back I took the camera to Iowa State’s season opener. Derrick did an excellent job holding the secondary lens.

Here are a few pictures from the game:







































Not sure how many games the rest of the season I’ll take the camera to, but wanted to do it at least once.

On an unrelated note, congratulations to Kim, who became the latest person to subscribe to Photography 139’s An Artist Notebook via an email subscription. Welcome aboard Kim!


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