Category Archives: Automobiles

2009-04-11 & 2009-04-20

There aren’t many pictures in the folder 2009-04-11, so I’m publishing photos from the folder 2009-04-20.

The pictures from the folder 2009-04-11 are from when Derrick and Jen moved into their new house. They moved about a month after I moved. They have since moved again. I have not. They have added 4 people to their living circumstances. I have added Naima. I’m not moving anytime soon. Naima seems to like it here.

The pictures from the folder 2009-04-20 are from the Iowa State Spring Game. I miss the Spring Game. I hope Iowa State brings it back someday. Not for the game itself, but it is just nice to get outside and watch some football in April.

Here are some pictures:


2009-04-11

2009-04-11

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

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:

Prayer, Reflection, Horseradish & Jumpshot

Spring Game

Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve Tom Harkin, ice cream, and probably flowers.

2009-04-07/Electric_Car

The pictures in the folder 2009-04-07/Electric_Car are from a trip I took out to the Junck Farm with Sara.

We went out there shortly after her parentals had purchased an electric car from 1925. I had no clue that they made electric cars in the 1920s. It seems weird that the technology existed back then and then abandoned it for about 80 years. It is almost as if big oil companies have way too much power. But I’m sure that isn’t the case. Can’t be…


04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car
I almost died in this car years later…

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” post to its original glory:

Junck Family Adventure

Next week’s walk down will definitely involve the Cadillac of breakfast pastries.

Rajon Rando

WARNING: THERE ARE BOTH LEGITIMATELY DISTURBING IMAGES AND DEPICTIONS OF THE FEMALE BODY IN THE NUDE. IF THAT ISN’T YOUR CUP OF TEA, FEEL FREE TO SKIP STRAIGHT PAST TODAY’S BLOG

NO SERIOUSLY. NORMALLY WHEN I PUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS UP, THE DISTURBING IMAGE IS A PICTURE OF AN IOWA HAWKEYE FAN OR NEBRASKA BUGEATER FAN OR A KANSAS JAYHAWK FAN. THAT ISN’T THE CASE THIS TIME. USUALLY WHEN I WARN THAT THERE IS A DEPICTION OF NUDITY, IT A PICTURE OF A FLOWER CALL “THE NAKED LADY” OR A TASTEFUL DEPICTION OF THE FEMALE FORM IN ART. THIS ISN’T EITHER OF THOSE THINGS.

SO WHY AM I POSTED SUCH THINGS? WELL, I SAW THEM, SO I’M SHARING THE PAIN.

On Saturday I turned in my pictures for the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. Which means that the Boone County Fair is right around the corner. When I get back from the mission trip you can bet dollars to donuts that I will be putting out a poll where you guts get to select the pictures I enter into the Boone County Fair photography “contest”.

Since I got the Boone County Fair is on my mind, it is as good a time as any to publish some random Boone County Fair images from 2018. I think I took most of these pictures for different pages in THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT and then decided not to use them.


Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

NOW IS YOUR TIME TO STOP IF DISTURBING IMAGES DISTURB YOU…


Boone County Fair - 2018

Boone County Fair - 2018

Although I don’t watch many any longer, many a high school night was spent with a bunch of friends in a now condemned house watching horror movies. To this day I can quote you chapter and verse from the books of Jason Voorhees to Michael Meyers. But I don’t think I would have ever desired a vehicle decorated in such a manner.

That being said, the artist is very skilled.

12December2008

Sometime in late 2008 my organizational process of my photos went all FUBAR. The result is that it appears that I have actually lost several images from late 2008 and early 2009.

None of the lost pictures are of much consequence, but it is annoying nonetheless.

Part of this breakdown in the system was that it seems that rather than breaking images into folders by date, I just dumped a ton of pictures into the December folder.

Fortunately for you, I don’t usually take a ton of pictures in December. However, this still potentially might be one long journal entry.

There are pictures from Iowa State at night, Toys for Tots, an American Legion event in Roland, Iowa State basketball, Shannon dressed nice for once, a night with the Daniels, and crayfish that took home from a Chinese buffet.

Here we go:


Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

Iowa State at Night

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

Thelma & Louise

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Toys for Tots - 2008

Panther Candy

UNI Hat

The Great Wager

Iowa State vs. Oregon State - 2008

Iowa State vs. Oregon State - 2008

Iowa State vs. Oregon State - 2008

Iowa State vs. Oregon State - 2008

Looking at those pictures something that struck me is that I had forgotten how badly Greg McDermott had destroyed Iowa State’s basketball program. Thank you Creighton for taking him off of our hands! It is a debt that can never be repaid!

All those pictures added to the Photography 139 Gallery enabled me to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” journal entries to their original glory:

Thelma and Louise

Boone Taxi Driver

Saturday Night

Toys for Tots

Burying the Lead

Muskrat Carcass

Beavers

Plus Five

Roland, Iowa

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve hanging around the ACTORS Studio.

10-13-08

There is quite the collection of images in the folder called 10-13-08. I can’t possibly include all of them in this here entry, so I’ll just have to pick out a few that I like the most.

The pictures range from Gyro Day at the Computer Mine to the Ames Party Bus in action to a road trip to Kalona with Mom, Teresa, and Jay.

Have a looksie:


Gyro Day - 2008

Gyro Day - 2008

FNSC

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

Kalona Road Trip - 2008

While I’m not 100% sure, I believe that is the last of my Ames Party Bus pictures. Which means I should explain why you haven’t seen Becky driving around the Ames Party Bus in 10 years.

I might not be getting the details 100% correct, but the spirit of what I’m writing is dead on.

Shortly after Becky finished restored the Ames Party Bus and began putting out an APB on fun, Big Party Bus felt threatened. In fact they were scared. Petrified.

Big Party Bus checked their address book to look up which state representatives they had in their back pockets. Then they went to these bought politicians and pulled their chains.

The bought politicians reacted by passing a law that made party buses carry an exorbitant amount of insurance. Like an incredible amount of insurance. Insurance that was price-prohibitive.

This effectively shutdown the small-time party bus. Becky was out of business, shortly after the party had begun. Rich people win again.

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:

Spoiled

Euphonious

Kalona (Part 1)

Kalona (Part 2)

Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve an Iowa State football match with the Bugeaters of Nebraska.

Father’s Day Car Show

On Father’s Day the Methodist Men held their first car show. For a first time event, it was quite the success! There were 7 cars there and almost everybody in church came out and looked at and gawked and asked questions about the classic cars. Next year I anticipate getting quite a bit more cars. I have some plans for that.

Here are a few pictures from the event:


Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

Father's Day Car Show

There are more pictures from the event. You can see them by clicking on the link below:

FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW

The event made me wish that the Bennetts still had the old milk truck from… might have been before I was born.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 59 – ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP saw some of the regulars drop out, but the ones that did participate went all in. But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You just want to see the submissions.

Here they are:


WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 1
Becky Perkovich 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 2
Becky Perkovich 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 3
Becky Perkovich 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 4
Becky Perkovich 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 4
Carla Stensland 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 5
Carla Stensland 5

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 6
Carla Stensland 6

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 59 - TEAM AUGUSTIN - ROAD TRIP
Team Augustin

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 1
Teresa Kahler 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 2
Teresa Kahler 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 3
Teresa Kahler 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 4
Teresa Kahler 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

A healthy and diverse collection of submissions. Something to think about. This is the second time a picture of Pete Kostelnick (Boone native, Iowa State Graduate, and World Record Holder) has appeared in a WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE submission. Once when he was running through Boone. Now again when was finishing his world record trek across the United States in New York City. Do you think he will show up again? Yeah, I kind of doubt it too.

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:


WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE!

LANDSCAPE is something I personally sometimes struggle with in my photography. At least I feel that I do. Not to the level where I struggle in my faith that God loves murderers and child molesters and rapists just as much as me. But it is a struggle nonetheless. Did it just get dark in here? I feel like maybe it just got dark in here…

But what is LANDSCAPE?

all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.

That seems like a fair definition. However, for our sake. Feel free to consider cityscapes or waterscapes. I know a guy that LOVES cityscapes. He works in a booming metropolis. He gets infinite PTO and he doesn’t allow his underlings to listen to Bachman Turner Overdrive. Maybe he will finally throw his hat into the ring with a lovely cityscape taken on his lunch break. We’ll see.

As always… feel free to interpret the theme however, you see fit.

HOUSEKEEPING


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 bennett@photography139.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

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.

That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very open landscapey Monday.

Junck Family Farm Adventure

Last Wednesday night after I celebrated the arrival of spring, I went to with Sara to her parent’s house to take a ride in their new electric car. The thing about their electric car is that it isn’t some boring new electric car like the Volt. This electric car is from 1925.

Besides its age, another interesting aspect of the electric car is that all of the seats face each other. That includes the driver’s seat.

There is no steering wheel. There is a tiller that controls the speed and direction of the car.


04-07-09 - Electric Car
Me

04-07-09 - Electric Car
Mr. Junck

04-07-09 - Electric Car
Mrs. Junck

04-07-09 - Electric Car
Sara

04-07-09 - Electric Car
The Electric Car

04-07-09 - Electric Car
1955 International Harvester Truck

04-07-09 - Electric Car
Cruising Ogden in style.

04-07-09 - Electric Car
I’m not really sure what this thing was, but we cruised it around the farm a few times.

04-07-09 - Electric Car

Sara really wants a matching pink truck to go with her dad’s blue truck. Although he has yet to consent to this idea, Sara isn’t afraid to point out that she will be deciding what nursing home he will end up in.

Maybe she will get that truck when he becomes a bit more aged and more susceptible to blackmail.