Fayette & Winneshiek County Aux – Vol. 1

Time to reveal the February image for the 2023 Photography 139 Calendar:


2023 Calendar - February
February

I took this macro image of a hollyhock in my yard. It is a little known fact that I am one of the premiere hollyhock farmers in all of Boone, Iowa. People comes from miles around to walk down my alley to see the numerous hollyhocks that line my back fence. While that isn’t true, it should be. Hollyhocks are a Top 5 flower in my flower gardens. Maybe even Top 3. You can make dolls out of them. I don’t know how to do that, but my Aunt Linda assures me it can be done.

This picture doesn’t have a strong connection to February. February is the month that houses the one true holiday that hasn’t been commercialized at all…. Valentine’s Day. So I like to put a “romantic” image here. Flowers are romantic, right?

TECHNICAL DETAILS
CAMERA: Sony ILCE-7M4
DATE: July 19,2022 – 8:21 PM
LENS: Tamron 105mm f/2.8
FOCAL LENGTH: 105mm
APERTUFE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/13
ISO: 400
EXPOSURE BIAS: -.3
FIELD OF 19.5 degrees

Tomorrow I will reveal the March image.

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Several months back I tooled around Fayette and Winneshiek County harvesting their town signs. I would have spent more time in Winneshiek County, but I actually been to the stunning Decorah a few times, so I didn’t spend as much time there as I would like. I need to get back there and photograph it sometime soon though.

Here is the first collection of images. All from Fayette County:


Fayette County - Oelwein
Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Oelwein

Fayette County - Maynard
Maynard

Fayette County - Maynard

Fayette County - Maynard

Fayette County - Randalia
Randalia

Fayette County - Fayette
Fayette

Fayette County - West Union
West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - West Union

Fayette County - Saint Lucas
Saint Lucas

Fayette County - Saint Lucas

Fayette County - Saint Lucas

Fayette County - Saint Lucas

Fayette County - Waucoma
Waucoma

Still a ton more pictures to share from this road trip!

6 thoughts on “Fayette & Winneshiek County Aux – Vol. 1”

  1. I love flowers, I think flowers are beautiful.

    Cut flowers aren’t romantic. They are already dead when you receive them, and it’s just a slow march to fruit fly-ville from there. They wither and are so very sad, and you have to dispose of them. Which is just a terrible metaphor for romance. I also hate receiving them in condolences, as it’s just grieving again at the end.

    If someone wants to give someone a romantic flower, give them the seeds, or one that’s still in a pot.

  2. There is a quote out there that I am going to butcher, that goes something like. I children, but I don’t find it necessary to cut off their heads and place them in vases.

  3. Oh my gosh – I have never heard that, but it is the perfect summary! You don’t ruin something beautiful by destroying it.

  4. Isn’t it fascinating to read the origins of famous quotes? I have never read that nor the quote, but that is excellent.

  5. I’m honestly pretty leery to research them sometimes cause so many quotes are misattributions and that breaks my heart.

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