Category Archives: Ruins

2013 Christmas Calendar

This is a look back at the photos from the calendar I gave as Christmas gifts in 2012. You’ll see many of the same images from the flower calendar. I have no doubts.



Front Cover


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I’ve never done what one would call market research, but I did make a change to the 2015 calendar and then made a change back in the 2016 calendar. That is this. The 2015 calendar has big numbers for the dates. I found this to be aesthetically pleasing. However, some feedback I got was that this made it more difficult to write on the calendar. Therefore, I changed back to small numbers for the 2016 calendar.

I’ve also been asked why I don’t include birthdays or “different holidays” any longer. The reason for that is because of the diverse audience that the Photography 139 Calendar now reaches, I don’t know how many of those people need to know the date my nephew Brandon’s birthday (December 4). However, I could probably add International Talk Like A Pirate Day back to the calendar.

I’ve already stated that I’m going to go back to diversifying the subject matter of the 2017 calendar. I have this glorious plan of taking each photo for the 2017 calendar during the corresponding month of 2016. This means that my plan of going back to my plan of lining up certain subjects with certain months will probably go to the wayside. Sorry anybody that was getting jacked up for a frog in February of 2017. I’ll try to get a frog somewhere else… like April.

Any way, please leave any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas in the comments section. I might not act on them, but you don’t know until you try.

Caustic

Time to share another image from my Aunt Linda’s farm:




I do need to return there and photograph the place when I have much more time.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm (35mm equivalency – 90mm)
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 11/20/15 – 14:43
NO GPS DATA

But Even a Fool Will Tell You

On my recent trip to Manhattan I spent some time at my Aunt Linda’s farm. There are many fascinating things deteriorating in her yard. Of course, this is the kind of thing I love to photograph.

Below is one such thing.


Abandoned Welder

There are at least a few more images from this trip coming your way.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 10mm (35mm equivalency – 15mm)
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/80
DATE: 11/20/2016 – 14:53
NO GPS DATA

PHOTOSHOP

I did some stuff.

Saturday Night

On Saturday Night I met Jeff and Yin in Des Moines for Supper. Although I was horribly sleepy when I got home on Saturday night two things reinvigorated me.

I took a brief 30 minute nap.
I watched the Paul Rhoads press conference. It was very refreshing to see a coach that actually showed passion and a desire to be at Iowa State. Time will only tell if he will be successful, but I already feel that he is the right man for the job.

When I got down to Jeff and Yin’s place I was introduced to a couple of pretty fascinating things.

The first was Baxter.


The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

The second was the 1935 Chevy that Jeff is going to restore.


The Daniel Household

The Daniel Household

We had a good dinner at Raccoon River Brewery. I tried their root beer. It wasn’t bad, but it was no Red Monkey.

Cedar Rapids Trip Day 1

I went over to Cedar Rapids with a group from my church to do a little flood relief. All I can really say is that it was 100 times worse than I imagined. 5,038 houses were effected by the flooding in Cedar Rapids. It will take 4 years of continuous volunteer work to get Cedar Rapids looking anything like it did before the flood.

Below are some pictures from the first day of work.


Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

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Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip - 2008

>We worked on two houses on Thursday. Unfortunately the second house we worked on could not be saved.

Mystery Barn

I spent Saturday morning hanging out in an old barn on my Aunt Linda’s acreage. She had suggested it as a place to find interesting photo subjects. I scouted it out on Thursday night after work and came back on Saturday morning when there was better light so I could shoot everything with available light. All of the pictures on the inside of the barn were shot with only the light that was filtering into the barn through the one door I propped open and holes in the roof. I’m nice and filled up with dust now.


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