Category Archives: Candid Portrait

Stupid John Greenleaf Whittier

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to move my website to a different server. That is going to be a goal of mine in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I’m going to have to post all of the Kansas game pictures in the journal.

I’m going to start with a collection of pictures from before the game. It was another disappointing Iowa State loss, but I don’t wish to dwell on it. After all, John Greenleaf Whittier said it best in his poem Maud Muller:

A manly form at her side she saw,
And joy was duty and love was law.

Then she took up her burden of life again,
Saying only, `It might have been.`

Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,
For rich repiner and household drudge!

God pity them both! and pity us all,
Who vainly the dreams of youth recall.

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: `It might have been!`

Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies
Deeply buried from human eyes;

And, in the hereafter, angels may
Roll the stone from its grave away!


Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cy crossing the street

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Paul

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Nicole

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Faust

Iowa State vs. Kansas
I didn’t know they still made this beer.

Iowa State vs. Kansas
The Jack

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Kansas player

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Kansas players

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cyclone warmups

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cyclone warmups

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Leaving the field.

Iowa State vs. Kansas
ISUCFVMB

Iowa State vs. Kansas
ISUCFVMB

Iowa State vs. Kansas
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Iowa State vs. Kansas
ISUCFVMB

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cheerleaders

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cheerleaders

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Flags

Iowa State vs. Kansas
ISUCFVMB

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Sideline “Reporter”

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Color Guard

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Student Section

Iowa State vs. Kansas
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Iowa State vs. Kansas
S

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Cy

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Flags

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Dance Team

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Entrance

Iowa State vs. Kansas
ISUCFVMB

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Prayer

Iowa State vs. Kansas
Kansas entrance

It was time for kickoff and it had been a pretty good Saturday thus far.

Volt-face

Last Sunday I had some unexpected free time when I got fired from a friend’s photo project.

That is right I got:

  • A career change opportunity
  • Discharged
  • The Pink Slip
  • Dehired
  • Canned
  • Downsized
  • Let Go
  • Outsourced
  • Made Redundant
  • Skill-mix Adjustment
  • Released
  • Walking Papers
  • Shown the Door
  • The Ax
  • Terminated
  • Sacked

On the positive side, this freed up my Sunday afternoon.

I made the use of my time by taking some flower pictures.


Mums

Flower

Flower

Mums

Mums

Asters

Asters

Asters

Asters

Asters

Asters

Asters

Miums

Miums

Moonflower

I also was able to witness some Ames Party Bus painting. I have more pictures of this, but even posting the one picture that I’m posting is kind of violating an agreement I made.


Ames Party Bus

I made use of my unexpected freed up future.

Happy Birthday Sara!

Today is Sara’s birthday.



Rather than post a bunch of pictures of Sara for Sara’s birthday, I’m going to take a slightly different tact.

Yesterday I wrote about Sara auditioning to become a Photography 139 Photo Assistant. She got high marks for having a big purse. One of her few problems was that she doesn’t know the difference between a film camera and a digital camera.

I left her with 1 digital camera and 1 film camera while I moved up the river looking for a better spot to photograph Jen’s team. I told her that she could take pictures with the digital camera if she wanted.

About 10 minutes elapsed and I returned to her position and asked for the film camera.

She looked at Derrick awkwardly. He looked back equally awkwardly.

The she said, “There is a little problem with that camera. I didn’t know it was film, so I used up all the film.”

So as a tribute to Sara, I’m going to post all the pictures from that roll of film. The first few are from before I handed her the camera.



More convertible


More convertible


Dock


Derrick and Jay


Derrick


Jay and Derrick


The River

It was at this point that I left my camera in Sara’s hand.



All in all, I think she did some pretty solid work. But I was still counting on having that film for later in the day!

So one final Happy Birthday Sara! I look forward to the party on Saturday.

The Long Road Back (Part 3)

Perhaps you were hoping to see pictures of the Cyclones schizophrenic performance last night, but I haven’t gotten that far yet. The pictures below conclude the pictures from Iowa State’s dismantling of South Dakota State.

There aren’t many pictures because a night game isn’t a great environment for photo taking.


Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Iowa State vs. South Dakota State

Maybe it is a bit early, but I think I’m smelling an Independence Bowl Road Trip coming up at the end of this year.

Selected Pictures

This year I took a different route selecting pictures for the Photo Contest. I put together 20 pictures and then had certain people select and name 1 picture from that list. I then entered those pictures.

I liked the way this process worked out. I will do it again in the future, with only a slight tweak here and there.

These are the pictures that were entered:


07-07-08
15 Minutes

This picture was selected by Shannon. The picture was part of my experimentation with light painting. This is an experiment that I need to start back up again. The name comes from the flower being in the spotlight.


Iowa State Fair - 2008
Soaking up the Rays

This picture was selected by Teresa. This picture was taken at the State Fair.


Kentucky Vacation - 2008
Grains and Creases

This picture was selected by Jay. This picture was taken of wooden praying hands outside of a Baptist church in Paducah, Kentucky.


06-10-08
Deity Saturation

This picture was selected by my Mom. This picture was taken north of Boone. I actually named this picture. It comes from the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Nature is saturated with deity.”


Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2008
“The Last Dragon”

I picked this picture because one person I asked to pick a picture never made a choice. I really can’t remember what I named this picture, but it might have been named after the classic 80s kung fu flick Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon. It is also possible that I named it “Jay LeRoy”. This picture was taken while I was sitting on my back on the sidewalk in front of the basilica in Dyersville. There has been a glow effect thrown onto this picture.


Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2008
The Last Refuge

I also picked this picture because I needed to switch out another picture that didn’t print very well. This picture was originally in color, but I switched it to black and white because I wanted to enter more than 1 black and white picture. The name of this picture comes from the Samuel Johnson quote: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” This picture was taken at ground zero of the Ames fireworks show. This picture did get 3rd Place in the Black and White division. One more ribbon for the trunk.

I am currently taking application for photo selectors for next year.