Full intellectual honest, I hate flippie floppies and don’t own a pair. The worst “shoes” ever designed by, I don’t know, the devil! I could write for hours about how they are terrible. They are so terrible, I don’t even like to see other people wearing them.
However, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the second half of the photo collection of me on a boat. Everybody look at me, cause I’m on a boat!
If you’re on the shore, then you’re sure not me, oh!
The next time we visit a county to look at auxiliary images from THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will visit Allamakee County.
Happy Friday the 13th to those who celebrate! I celebrate by going to Jimmy’s for their free sandwich Friday the 13th special. I’ll see you there.
This is a good time to share more pictures from my camping trip with Carla and Jason. I actually had to cut the camping trip shorter than I wanted because I had to drive from Spirit Lake to Johnston for a little kid’s birthday party. So I didn’t get to stay through until Sunday. Hopefully I get a chance to go camping with Carla and Jason again this year and won’t have to leave early.
We still had a pretty cool day with the time I was there. We visited the site of the Spirit Lake “Massacre” and then we tooled around I think 3 of the Great Lakes of Iowa. On a boat!
Still more pictures from this trip to share!
This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is REFLECTION:
REFLECTION! What a great theme to kick of Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what in tarnation is a REFLECTION picture. It is simply enough a picture where a major compositional element of the picture is a REFLECTION. Mirrors obviously make great REFLECTIONs. But there are other things that REFLECT(ION) as well. For example water. I nicely waxed floor. Eyes. The list just goes on and on. Also, don’t forget that there is more than one definition of REFLECTION.
Happy photo harvesting!
Today is Lowell’s birthday… so… happy birthday Lowell!
Ironic that this picture was taken on my birthday? Either way, I hope your birthday has adequate amounts of happiness!
I count this trip a bit as auxiliary images for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT. In fact I went camping with Carla and Jason at the Marble Beach State Recreation Area. While I was there I harvested one town sign. It was a town sign that I had harvested before, but I wanted to get a picture of it at night. So I revisited the town sign of Terril, Iowa.
Terril, Iowa – The only town sign in Iowa that is neon.
The swinging bridge is located in Estherville. Made a special trip just to walk across it. It is hard to put into words how incredibly dark it was on that bridge on that night. The pictures make it look much brighter than it actually was. In fact, crossing a swinging bridge, suspended over a swift Des Moines River, in pitch black conditions was a bit of a rush.
I still have more pictures from this camping trip to share.
The grand majority of the pictures in the folders 2011-06-13, 2011-06-14, and 2011-06-17 are from a trip to Kalona to eat an authentic Amish meal with Funk, Sara, and Cousin Amy. This was before Funk became a total badass and started spending her free time climbing mountains in Peru. There are also a couple pictures here from a camping trip to Ledges and a pictures I took and poorly photoshopped for the United Way of Story County.
I miss Kalona. I will need to go there at some point this year, and not just for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT.
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
KALONA ROAD TRIP
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve a trip to a baseball game.
Rather than naming the folders that include images from the Backbone State Park Road Trip I took with Jay, Derrick, Jen, Sara, and Shannon, I’m just going to call this post Backbone Road Trip.
Here are a look at a few of my favorite images from the road trip:
It truly was a great trip and one of my favorite road trips of all time. We did have to pack up and leave Backbone State Park really early on Sunday morning to beat a storm, but it was still a weekend filled with treasured memories.
By adding these images to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve potatoes, probably a whole bunch more, but definitely potatoes.
The images below came from the following folder:
Next week’s folder will be:
Not really sure why I entitled this journal entry Guy’s Night because it isn’t as if this group of friends has a shortage of Guys’ Nights. However, it has been awhile since Jesse, Willy, Jay (unpictured party pooper), and I have spent a night in the woods communing with nature, fire, and the dirty raccoons that try to sneak up on us and steal from our picnic baskets.
I didn’t take many pictures of what was an epic night. We got to listen to the antics of the date rapists (frat guys, so I just assume) one campsite to the south of us and the hippie flower children beating on their drums one campsite to our north. However, despite the fact that we are rapidly becoming old men, our 3 man party (the best type of party, right?) lasted at least a good hour or two longer than their weak sauce parties.
Here are a few pictures from Guys’ Night Campathon 2011:
The last 2 pictures are of a hot dog that Jesse claimed had “mystic” powers.
Next week’s Wednesday random collection is of some work I did for the United Way.