Here is the balance of my flower pictures from my trips to the Iowa State Fair in 2018:
I have one last collection of 2018 Iowa State Fair backlog pictures coming your way.
You can still technically vote in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Poll right now, but it will shut down at some point today. So if you haven’t voted yet, then you need to get on it.
By the time this post publishes, Baby Got Rack will have been judged and should be finding out where we placed in this year’s State Fair Barbecue Contest sponsored by some insurance company that I can never remember because it isn’t my insurance company. I insure with American Family Insurance. I don’t necessarily endorse them because I’ve literally never had an interaction with them. I pay them. They take my money. I’ve never made a claim. Car or house. It is a good relationship. So far.
Unlike Bank of the West. It is a matter of time before I dump that awful bank. I just haven’t figured out where to go. I prefer to bank in Boone and I’ve been considering credit unions lately, but there isn’t a credit union in Boone. So I just sit and stew about Bank of the West and their terrible customer service. This is why I should have never went to direct deposit for day job’s paycheck. Even though I’m sure they would have just forced me to do it at some point by now. I wonder if they would direct deposit my paycheck in a rusty coffee can buried in my backyard. Don’t laugh. That rusty coffee can gives me the same customer service as Bank of the West. Probably more.
Any way, go vote in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest poll if you haven’t. I’m not providing you a link. You should have figured it out by now.
Here are some pictures of animals from last year’s Iowa State Fair:
There are about 3 collections of Iowa State Fair pictures left to share. By my calculations at least.
There are just a couple of day s left to vote in my polls that will determine what pictures I enter in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
If voting in 6 polls at once in too much for you, you can vote in one of the Hidden Treasures of Bone County polls below:
If you are ready to vote in all the polls, you can do that by clicking on the link below:
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As I try to clear out my 2018 Iowa State Fair backlog before the end of the 2019 Iowa State Fair concludes, here is a collection of animal pictures from the petting zoo and the baby animals exhibits!
Still at least a couple posts worth of State Fair pictures in the hopper.
There are only 3 days left to vote for what pictures I enter in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
If you don’t think you have the time or energy to vote in all 6 polls right now, you can vote for one of the Nature polls right now!
If you are ready to vote in all 6 polls, click on the link below:
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The pictures in the folders 2009-05-01 & 2009-04-28 are from my backyard when I was still trying to figure out what I had in my backyard.
Except one picture is of a text message I got from James on the day he was given one of the most basic human rights. Hard to believe that it was only 10 years ago. It is hard to believe that such a basic human right was “given” 10 years ago.
It is a reminder that we have come some ways in the civil rights in this country. Even though we have had a major regression in the last couple of years.
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:
Next week’s walk down memory lane will feature Shannon, very well dressed.
There are now 5 days left to vote for what pictures I will enter in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
If it is too much for you to take on all 6 polls at once, you can vote in the Photojournalism poll below. At this point, there is a clear cut Photojournalism front-runner.
If you want to vote in all 6 polls, click on the link below:
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Since today is the opening day of the Iowa State Fair, you should remember that I do have one picture on display at the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. You should go check it out!
I also figured that today would be a good day to publish pictures from last year’s trip to the Iowa State Fair with Jesse and Nader. This is collection is from the DNR Building. The DNR Building is probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite building to visit at the Iowa State Fair.
Plenty more from last year’s Iowa State Fair in the backlog!
Reminder, there are 6 days left to vote for the pictures I enter in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.
If voting for 6 photos at one time is too much for you, you can vote for my Photoshop entry below:
If you are ready to vote in all 6 polls, click on the link below:
Here is another collection of pictures from the 2018 Indianola Balloon Thingie:
There is one more collection of pictures from the day.
Before we get into pictures from the Indianola Balloon Festival I want to point out that I have been tinkering with the way that the blog comes to the inbox of Photography 139 email subscribers. If you have a gmail email account, you should have noticed the change starting on Tuesday. Rather than getting provided with a link to see the blog post, it should be arriving in your inbox in their entirety. People with other types of email accounts should be seeing this change in the near future as well.
Last year I went to the Indianola Balloon Festival with Carla and my Mom. It was the first time had actually been there and it was pretty cool. It doesn’t look like I’m going to make it there this year, but hopefully make it again in the future. I still have a goal of actually going on a hot air balloon ride at some point.
Plenty more hot air balloon pictures in the hopper!
It is well established that my favorite theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is BLACK & WHITE. Therefore I took several BLACK & WHITE pictures in the last week and not just the picture of Taylan that I used as my submission for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
Here are a few more of those BLACK & WHITE pictures:
My favorite theme was a very popular theme. BLACK & WHITE had a plethora of submissions from such exotic places as New York City to Indianola to Mount Pleasant to Roland to Woodward to near Adel. I was expecting a submission from Canada, but I’m guessing that that person just couldn’t get a signal up there in the rugged north.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the 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:
LETTERS OR NUMBERS! What a great theme! But what is a LETTERS OR NUMBERS photo. Simply enough, it is any picture that involves LETTERS OR NUMBERS. They don’t have to spell out a word or make up an equation. Random LETTERS OR NUMBERS work just fine.
I look forward to seeing your interpretations!
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION
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.
Your submission needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge due date.
I now allow people to text me their submissions. In the past, I had made exceptions for a couple people that aren’t real computer savvy, even though it was an inconvenience for me and required at least 3 extra steps for me. I am now lifting that embargo because I have a streamline way of uploading photos. I’m not giving out my phone number, but if you have it, you can text me.
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
Nobody showed class, taste, and sophistication this week by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. I’ll try and 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 numbered Monday!
A week or so ago the largest steam engine in the world pulled into Boone and spent the night. I wasn’t able to get a lot of great pictures of it because of its location and my work schedule at the computer mine. However, I was able to get a picture for Page 73 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.
The idea of this photo page is to take a picture concentrating on the shapes that make up an object, rather than the object itself.
I can only physically adhere one picture into the physical THE PHOTO JOURNAL, but I did take a few other pictures:
These are the pages I still need to photograph:
Page 18 – Shoot the other half of this picture by Jason by Jason Evans. – This is a profoundly stupid page, but I guess I’ll have to bite the bullet and do it at some point.
PAGE 27- Create drama around the edge of your frame.
Page 28 – Recreate a famous photograph without looking it up.
PAGE 31 – Tell a joke with two pictures.
Page 64 – Head out with a fellow photographer and play a game of photography dare.
PAGE 66-67 – Make a sequence of four pictures inspired by the rise and fall of Britney Spears (or another celebrity).
PAGE 101 – Find an object, close your eyes and compose your shot using touch rather than vision.
Page 106-107 – Email one of your pictures to your photography hero and ask them what they hate about it.
PAGE 116 – Shoot an advert where the image says it all without need for any additional copy.
Page 117 – Freeze the frame exactly 57 minutes and 32 seconds in to your favourite film. Take a picture inspired by what you see.
PAGE 121 – Show us that photography is a form of magic.
Page 123 – Don’t take any more photographs -none- until you see something that emotionally moves you. Only then pick up your camera.
Here is your reminder that this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is BLACK & WHITE:
A BLACK & WHITE picture can be of any subject, as long as it is a BLACK & WHITE picture.
Happy photo harvesting!