Category Archives: WPC – Alternate

The Big Easy – Day 1 Phone Pictures – Alpha

No time like the present to start sharing pictures from my work trip to New Orleans for the Computer Mine. Going to split up cell phone pictures and pictures from the real camera again. This first collection is from Day 1 of the trip. Which was mostly a travel day.

The trip started out terrible. I hit, what I think was a sign, or something that was on the middle of the interstate. It shredded my front passenger side tire. I was stranded on the side of the road at 4 in the morning. Roughly. It sucked. Fortunately for me, Tony was able to pick me up on the side of the road and we got to the airport on time for our flight to New Orleans via Saint Louis.

Here I have to give a big shoutout to Andy. He was able to get to my car, change the flat tire (with the help of a sledgehammer) and get it back to Boone. Then Jesse was able to get the tire fixed. Fortunately it was mostly covered under roadside hazard. So that part of the bill wasn’t too expensive. Although there is still more to come. Thanks guys!

Here are the pictuers:


New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
On the plane before sunrise. Yeah.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Flying.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Saint Louis Airport.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I took a lot of these type of pictures for potential THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE LETTERS OR NUMBERS submission.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Saint Louis swag.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
This guy looks like he knows frozen custard.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
That would suck if you were still in the airport the next day.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Airport art.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
The most annoying fans in all of baseball.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Toasted ravioli?

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
You know I picked up some St. Louis stickers!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I thought about it.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Coffee is gross.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
By far, my favorite piece of art in the Saint Louis Airport.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
So many stickers.

Still another collection of images to share from Day 1. We eventually even get to New Orleans!

From All the Sunlight of Our Past

Today is my Aunt Linda’s birthday, so I have to wish her a happy birthday.


June 6
Happy birthday!

I hope you have an amazing birthday!

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Seems like a good time to share the alternate images I took for the THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme ROAD TRIP. Most of these were taken in Ledges.


ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

ROAD TRIP ALTERNATE

Yeah, I didn’t make it very far from my home that week. It has been a busy time. But I’ll be getting back on the road more again in the future.

And I Thought My Heart was Detached

Seems like a good time to share some alternate images I took for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme LEADING LINES. I took all of these pictures on a hike through the backside of McHose Park.


Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

Leading Lines - Alternate

These pictures are almost 3 weeks old, but looking at them, it dawns on me that I should get some pants that fit better. No promises though. I’m still not finished with my cleaning out my closets project. I’m close though. Pretty dang close!

Your Friends are Mine, You Know, I Know

I took a few pictures for the THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES. In fact, I even took a road trip along the old Lincoln Way backroads to Marshalltown to take a few photos.

Here is the collection of images that didn’t make the cut:


Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, &  Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

Trains, Planes, & Automobiles Alternate

It was decent little road trip. With only one weird experience. But we’ll tackle that at another time.

We Broke Up a Month Ago

I took a few pictures for the THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE theme CIRCLE a week or so back. Thought I would share with you all the ones that were good enough to make the cut. Most of these were taken in McHose Park, but a few were taken in other locations. But all in Boone.

Here are the alternates:


Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

Week 438 - Circle - Alternate Image

I do love a good shape theme! It is a theme that makes you look at the world in a slightly different way (SPOILER: that is what all the themes should do) as you see how shapes fit together to make the entire picture you see. It is a great exercise to help you improve your compositional skills. Maybe next year I should do some combined shape themes. Like SQUARE AND TRIANGLE. A submission would have to include both of them. I’m starting to fall in love with my own idea. I’m sure that is the first time that has ever happened.

For You

I took a few pictures for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme RULE OF THIRDS. Mostly around Memorial Park, but a couple at Franklin and a couple in downtown Boone. Here are some that I liked, but not enough to submit for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:


Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

Rule of Thirds Alternate

We did so well with the rule of thirds, I think next year I will have to make the golden ratio or the golden spiral a theme. What do you think?

But I Don’t Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

I really only did one setup when I took my BREAKFAST image for Week 436 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE so the alternate images aren’t that diverse and are few, to say the least.

But I’m gonna share them anyways:


But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

But I Don't Think Anything Could Ever Be Enough

The day I took these picture was one of those -15 days with a wind chill of a negative million. I’m saying it was a good time and those eggs didn’t exactly cook. Unless there is a way things get so cold that they somehow cook. I don’t know. I’m not a regular Julia Child. As anybody that is friends with me on Snapchat can tell you, my omelet making skills are suspect at best. But I can make a scrambler like a boss!