This is the final collection of photos of the Howards from 2017.
Of course, there are 2018 Howard photos out there, but those won’t be released for public consumption until after Christmas. Probably.
There are so many images in the folder called 07-20-08 that I’m going to split the next 2 folders into 3 posts, most likely.
The images in this post are from Ames on the Half Shell with Kountertop, the Iowa Games, some softball, and the Boone County Fair.
Kountertop was one of my favorite bands that played Ames on the Half Shell. To be honest, Ames on the Half Shell was a collection of nondescript classic rock cover bands. 1 band was just about indistinguishable from the next. Which worked for the target audience of Ames on the Half Shell. They just want to get a good buzz and listen to music that doesn’t challenge them.
There were a few exceptions, but they were pretty rare.
Kountertop did fit into the mold of classic rock cover band, but they at least had some style. Plus, they were skilled musicians.
The softball pictures are from a game between Boone and Madrid. It was a battle of some Bennett family friends. The Howards from Boone and the Madduxes from Madrid.
The Boone County Fair pictures were taken with Becky and some of her family. You should be warned that there are some bunny pictures in there. If you don’t like bunny pictures, turn back now!
By adding these photos to THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 PHOTO GALLERY, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve even more softball, pictures from my first mission trip, and possibly a trip to the Miller farm.
By the time this gets published, I’ll probably be making the trudge up Expo Hill towards the Cultural Building to pick up my photos from the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon.
If you didn’t get a chance to duck into the Cultural Building to check out my photos, that is fine. That is dandy. Here are the 4 pictures I entered. 2 were accepted for display. 2 were not.
2 pictures for display was a solid showing. You never know what the judges will like. I was surprised that Willy’s eye was selected for display. I thought of the 4, it had the worst chance to make it. I guess you never know.
A few statistics from the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon:
1018 Photographers Entered
3201 Photographs Entered
Photographers from 20 other states entered
863 Adults Entered
466 of adults who entered have at least one photograph on display
27% of the photos entered were exhibited
I should start planning for next year, but that hasn’t really been my style, yet.
Starting on the 3rd to last photo shoot from 2016 to have the 2016 backlog cleared up.
This collection is from the Howard Family Photo Shoot:
I told all the people that missed Saydie Sundays that she would be back. For at least one more week after this, even!