Here are some pictures from a trip to Kansas to see Nate:
There is so, so, so, so much more in the backlog. But at least this was a start.
One of the things that sucks about the shift I work is that I leave for work while the sun is rising (at this time of year). One of the things that is awesome about when I leave for work is that I leave for work while the sun is rising (at this time of year).
Just a quick snapshot to capture its beauty.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 26mm
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
DATE: 09/29/2016 – 6:40
PHOTO ASSISTANT: A quiet urgency to go to work.
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “This is My Story, This is My Song” by Thelonious Monk
More Small World stuff. Working on blendingthe sky together.
I might give you a little break from this, might not though.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 75mm
DATE: 09-18-2016 – 16:20
NO GPS COORDINATES RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANT: A race against the clock.
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” by David Crowder Band
The week’s theme triggered an interesting and solid week of submissions.
Here are the submissions for OLD:
A good, healthy week of submissions!
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:
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this. Don’t do that. Can’t you read the sign? There are signs everywhere. Telling us what to do. Telling us what to buy. Telling us what to think. Telling us how to vote. Telling us what to wear. Telling us where to go. Telling us to wash our hands. Some are new. Some are old. Some are filled with buckshot. But signs with words on them are not the only kind of signs out there. Much communication is done through nonverbal signs. Some believe that God give us signs to help us along our life’s journey. As always, feel free to define signs any way you see fit.
Just get out there and find a sign that speaks to you.
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 email@example.com 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
We are pleased to announce that Linda Toot is the latest person to display, taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. Linda is my aunt on my Dad’s side of the family. While she was raised in Boone/Jordan her life adventure settled her into Easton, Kansas. This makes the 3rd or 4th subscriber (I need to check my records) residing in the Sunflower State. Making the Photography 139 empires presence strong there. If I were to check the heat map, I believe Kansas now ranks 3rd behind Iowa and Minnesota for Photography 139 subscribers. If you see Linda out and about walking the mean streets of Easton, feel free to give her a knowing glance and show her the Super Secret Photography 139 Handshake.
That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise (thinking of you eastern Iowa), we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a Monday filled with signs!
Here is a picture of a dirty daisy from my backyard.
I have a huge backlog of unedited images, so eventually there is going to be a huge photo dump. Ye. Be. Warned.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
DATE: 05/28/2016 – 8:39
PHOTO ASSISTANT: My green thumb and good fertile Iowa soil.
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “The Trooper Overture” – 2Cellos
I’m sure I mixed up that pro wrestling reference. I don’t watch pro wrestling. I went to college.
That being said, here are some pictures from Baby Got Rack’s day at the Pufferbilly Day Barbecue Contest:
Scottie D. and I (mostly Scottie D.) brokered a deal for a silver pig from Paradox. We partnered with them (Baby Got Rack is all about synergy) at first to borrow the pig for the day. But then we sweetened the deal with a gallon of Thick Soul Sweet Tea and a ton of barbecue and that pig came come with me. Part of the partnering process included our bull getting a picture taken with their bull. If you have never checked out Paradox, I would highly recommend it. It is a pretty sweet store with some pretty sweet stuff.
First, thanks to Carla for taking many of these pictures.
Second, 2 quick stories.
I told you we had two sauces: S + M and Anaconda Picosa. Anaconda Picosa is our spicier sauce. Scottie D.’s job while working the crowd was to explain the difference between the two sauces to the people. One guy approached the table and Scottie D. said, “Are you trying the Sweet + Mild?”
The guy stared Scottie D. down. There was 5 seconds of silence. Then he said, “Do I look Sweet + Mild?” He paused and then continued, “I’m an anaconda!”
He might’ve flexed after that, I’m not sure because I was laughing so hard.
This one is creepier.
One of the other barbecue combatants arrived at Baby Got Rack’s tent early in the morning. To deliver this message:
“I’m going to win the People’s Choice Award this year. My niece… well she’s smokin’ hot. When it is time to give out samples, I’m going to have her come up here and hand out the samples dressed all sexy.”
There was some manly banter that I definitely don’t want to bore any females in the audience with.
A few hours later, he came back. This time, he had his niece with him. Holding a pan of samples for us to try.
“See what I’m saying?” He blurted out.
All I’m going to say is he better get a sexier niece for next year, cause you know who went home with that People’s Choice Award!
Finally, if you want to see all the Baby Got Rack images from 2016 (there might even be a picture of that niece in there) click on the link below:
That concludes the competitive barbecue season for 2016, but I’m sure Baby Got Rack will be back with a vengeance in 2017! Winning all the hearts and minds and trophies!
Just a little bit more tinkering around with small world type stuff.
This small world was found on the very edge of Ledges. But you could figure that out by the latitude and longitude.
CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 30mm
DATE: 09-18-2016 – 16:04
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Just my trusty Camry. Maybe the Sony ActionCam a bitl.
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Let Them Knock” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings