Category Archives: Street Photography

The Straw Poll

A few weeks back I went to the Republican Straw Poll with Russell, even though I will be voting for Obama in 2012. Here are a few pictures:



Bachmann definitely had the best organization at this event.


McCotter’s way creepy van.


Members of the “Lamestream Media”, no doubt.


The line to get in to Hilton was substantial.


Ron Paul’s Inflatable Uncle Sam.


Some chick from FoxNews that made a terrible joke about Barney Frank being there.


Although I endorse Rick Santorum’s homemade peach jelly, I do not endorse Rick Santorum presidential candidate.


My 2nd favorite people at the Straw Poll. My favorite people were a young couple wearing homemade t-shirts. On the front it said: “Moderate Conservatives” and on the back it said: “Please Don’t Hate Us”.


McCotter’s Creepy Van


A McCotter supporter handing out bomb pops.


Although it looks like I’m enjoying this bomb pop, I am not. At least it was marginally better than the sno-cones the wind energy people were handing out.


Pictures with the an Abraham Lincoln look-a-like. At least I assume it wasn’t the real Abraham Lincoln because he wasn’t wandering around muttering: “How did my party go from the abolition of slavery to tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% as its core value?”


McCotter! Despite his creepy van, McCotter was my favorite candidate there!


Even though this is clearly the Iowa State Center, I heard more than one speaker try to goose the crowd with a “Go Hawks!” thrown into their speech. Yea! Screw those guys!


I took a picture of this thing to remind me how inclusive the Republican Party has become. Room for people at diverging opinions at the table. Oh there isn’t?


Russell signing the turbine blade. Not the only minority there, but if you take out Herman Cain…


The Bachmann camp did play hardball with their petting zoo. You had to vote for her to get in to it.


Ron Paul’s classy dunk tank with a guy wearing a Bernanke mask.

It was an interesting event and I can’t wait to go again in four more years.

Next week’s Random Wednesday involves pictures from my trips to the State Fair.

The End of Random NYC

This is the end of the random NYC images. Please shed no tears.

Some of the pictures are from the Brooklyn Bridge:


Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty


Lovers put a lock on the Brooklyn Bridge to seal their love and then throw the key over the side.


Steph and I


Steph and I


Sarah, Tim and I


Sarah and Jesse


Sarah and I


Manhattan Bridge


Jesse and I


Jesse and I

Some were taken at Grand Central Station…

The rest are from the exotic Roosevelt Island Tram…



Next week’s random Wednesday will be pictures from Iowa State’s Spring Game.

More Random NYC – Liberty Island and Day 3

Here are some more random images from Day 3 and Liberty Island:



Sarah at Benny’s Burritos


We didn’t eat here, but this restaurant is famous for being in When Harry Met Sally.


The Staten Island Ferry


The girl who took this picture was overly impressed with my camera.

Next Wednesday will feature even more random New York City images.

More Random New York City – Near Ground Zero

Here are some random New York City images from the Second Day of the trip. These were taken at and around Ground Zero and at St. Paul’s Chapel, which is across the street from Ground Zero.

Regrettably, some of these pictures were taken through a window, leading to a regrettable reflection.


Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel

More random New York City images will be coming your way next Wednesday.

Random New York City Images

Even though I only recently started the tradition of posting movie reviews on Wednesdays, I’m already walking away from that tradition. I want to keep this website about photography as much as possible, so I’m going to start posting my movie reviews on my collective blog:

Robot Monster Bros.

If you were to follow that link, you would not find any movie reviews. You will find an explanation of why I do my movie reviews the way I do. You will also find a posting the 10 Things I Learned in NYC. In the near future, I should have a review of Cedar Rapids up.

Wednesdays now will be more of a random photography day. This way I get more photography on the photography website and more writing on the writing website.

Here are some random pictures from my trip to New York City:


Random New York City Images
The Carnegie Deli, our first stop after the hotel.

Random New York City Images
The Melo – That is what I am talking about!

Random New York City Images
Maybe the best cheesecake of my life.

Random New York City Images
Central Park

Random New York City Images
Central Park

Random New York City Images
Central Park Horse

Random New York City Images
Manhattan Skyline from Central Park

Random New York City Images
Broadway

Random New York City Images
David Letterman does not amuse me, but this was still kind of cool.

Random New York City Images
“Don’t want to be an American Idiot. Don’t want a nation under the new media. And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind (fudge) America….”

Random New York City Images
Want to know what 72 dollars worth of alcohol looks like in NYC? Sarah and Tim are showing it off.

Random New York City Images
Steph and I after American Idiot

Random New York City Images
Jesse and I after American Idiot

Random New York City Images
Amy’s Bread’s Red Velvet Cake. Tim said this would be the best red velvet cake of my life. Shhh…. My Mom’s is better!

Random New York City Images
Sarah and I outside of Amy’s Bread

More random New York City images will be coming your way next Wednesday and don’t forget to check out the other website for my list of 10 things I learned in NYC.

State Fair Olla Podrida

A random selection of pictures from my trip to the State Fair with my Mom, Jay and Teresa.


Iowa State Fair - 2008
Ran into Jeff and Yin on the shuttle to the Fair.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
My new favorite hat.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
My favorite State Fair Food. (I firmly believe that “food on a stick” is for tourists.)

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Pioneer Hall

Iowa State Fair - 2008
My favorite State Fair dessert.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
You get to put on your own syrup! As much as you want!

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Super Bull

Iowa State Fair - 2008
2nd Largest Boar

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Goat

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Cow nose.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Mom in Family Center

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Mom in the Family Center

Iowa State Fair - 2008
This is a cake.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Also a cake.

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Family Photo

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Bridge

Iowa State Fair - 2008
Elvis Impersonator

I didn’t take as many pictures as usual, but I did take more flower pictures than normal.