A couple weeks back I went to Kansas City to see the Foo Fighters with Nate.
On the way back to Iowa I meandered up 169 mostly and took a few more pictures for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT.
Here are some photos:
Shannon City, Iowa
Shannon City, Iowa didn’t have a town sign. Shannon City, Iowa is one of the scariest towns I’ve ever visited. It gives Beaver a run for its money for being scary.
I was a little disappointed in Tingley, Iowa’s sign. I thought with an awesome town name like Tingley, they would come out with something better than they did.
I already have a Winterset sign, but I like this one much better than the one from a previous collection.
The Lorimor sign is my favorite from this collection.
I’ll get out and take some pictures for this project again in the near future!
Pictures from the folder 08-02-08 are from my second day of a Kentucky vacation to visit Ernie with Teresa.
On Day 2 we visit a tobacco farm, a gravity pull hill, Newsom’s, and Lambert’s. Plus we also visited a PostSecret display in Paducah. I think everybody knows how much I love PostSecret.
If you ever have a chance to eat at Lambert’s, I highly recommend it. Might be the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. If you every get to eat a ham from Newsom’s, I highly recommend that as well.
If you don’t know what a gravity pull hill is, it is a hill where if you put your car in neutral, ghosts will push your car uphill. I can’t remember why there are ghosts on this particular gravity pull hill, but I think a woman murdered her children here. Similar to the haunted Bannwell Bridge near Fort Dodge.
If you watch Ghost Adventures, they visit a gravity pull hill in one of their episodes.
Here are some of the pictures from the folder 08-02-08:
I should point out that a gravity pull hill is actually an optical illusion. Ghosts don’t really push you up a hill. I have no commentary on whether or Bannwell Bridge is haunted. I have never been there. Maybe I’ll visit before Halloween to see.
By adding these photos to The Photography 139 Photo Gallery I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” journal entry to its original glory:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve a trip to a Southern Baptist church and a trip to a lake and a trip to a pond. Plus, some pictures where I might have accidentally desecrated the memory of Abraham Lincoln, not as thoroughly as the modern Republican Party, but still not good.
As Pufferbilly Days wound to a close, I would like to share the photos that were selected by popular vote and how they did in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest:
3rd Place – Hidden Treasures of Boone County.
1st Place – Photojournalism.
1st Place – Photoshop.
As far as I know, there wasn’t anybody else in the contest that I know. Once again, they didn’t put any names on any of the photos. In years past they had at least put a sheet of paper at the bottom of the display with a list of who finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. It is what it is.
I started entering the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest again 2 years ago because I was worried that the amount of entries had gotten really small. the last couple of years the numbers had ballooned. This year, the amount of entries atrophied again.
Hopefully it bounces back again next year.
We are so close to the end of the 2016 backlog that you can probably feel it. After this post, there is only one photo shoot left to publish.
But before we get to that, we need to finish up with the pictures of Austin and Porter at a McHose Park playground.
Next Sunday, when hit the 2016 backlog, we look at a commercial photo shoot I did for a Minnesota leather company.