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Jayton – Volume 1

As I indicated last Sunday, Sundays are going to be about formal portraits I took in 2021 for the foreseeable future. For a little bit anyways.

Today I’m going to share the first collection of images from a photo shoot I had with Jayton Poole. Jayton is a senior at Boone High School. I got together with his family to take some senior pictures of Jayton a few months back now.


Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Jayton Poole

Next Formal Portrait will involve a kid named Kyle.

2011-04-12 & 2011-04-16

The pictures in the folders 2011-04-12 & 2011-04-16 are of two varieties. One set will no doubt be very confusing to you. 98% (probably higher) will think that those picture are rubbish. They are more pinhole camera pictures. It has been months since I published pinhole camera pictures. What sets these apart is that they are taken with filters.

The second set of pictures are more straight forward. Simply pictures of Iowa State’s 2011 Spring Game.


The Better

The Better

The Better

The Better

The Better

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

Iowa State Spring Game - 2011

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #68
IOWA STATE SPRING GAME

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve tulips.

Boone at Indianola

Last Friday night the Boone Toreadors travelled to Indianola for their final game of the season. Andy asked me to attend the game to take some pictures of the final game of Kyle’s career. We supped and then I went to the game through the first half and then called it a night as my Saturday was calling for an early wake-up and a long day with Olivia’s family and my Cyclone family.

Here are some pictures from the Boone/Indianola game:


Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Kyle will graduate and I imagine that might be the last Boone High football game I ever attend, but I guess you never know.

Indianola has a really nice stadium. I thought Nevada had a nice stadium, but Indianola’s buries it and then some.

Boone 58 Perry 0

Last Friday Andy asked me to come to the Boone football game to get a few pictures of Senior Night. Andy’s son Kyle is the QB on the team. Fellow email subscriber Aaron’s son Jayton is a WR on the team. At one point in the game Kyle threw a touchdown pass to Jayton and I sadly didn’t not get a picture of this epic Photography 139 connection.

Boone entered the game winless. So did Perry. But I had a good feeling that Boone would come out the victor on this night. It wasn’t even close. Boone turned a fumble recovery and a pick-six into a 13-0 lead a couple minutes into the game. Boone would go on to win 58-0. I feel bad for Perry. Coming into the game they have only scored 16 points the entire season. But I’m happy for the kids on the Boone team. After the rough season they’ve had it must feel really good to have a game where everything seems to go right.

Here are some pictures from the night:


Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

I also got some pictures in there of some former Youth Group members like Hector and Tyler and Leah and Devin.

I don’t know if there is anything more Americana that a football Friday night in a small rural town. If there is, I don’t know what it is.

Boone finishes its season with Indianola tonight. Indianola is ranked and only has one loss this season. Sounds like they are due for another one!

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is GREEN:


WEEK 319 - GREEN
GREEN

GREEN! What a great theme! But what is a GREEN image? Simply enough, a GREEN image is any image where the color GREEN is an important part of the compositional elements. It can be the main subject, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. The word GREEN also has multiple meanings, if you want to explore that as well.

Happy photo harvesting!

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

On Tuesday when I opened up the Twitters looking for any new Iowa State or Big 12 expansion news, I saw this post from Nick Bassett that made me smile so big:



For those of you that don’t follow sports, College GameDay is a pregame show on ESPN on Saturday mornings for college football. It is a huge deal when they come to your town and they are in Ames for Iowa State’s game this Saturday. It is awesome that they are interviewing Nick.

If you don’t know Nick, you are missing out. He did Speech stuff with Logan in high school and Elainie used to go out to his place for their bonfires. He is a great guy that sits a section from me at the Iowa State games. The Des Moines Register recently ran a story on him. You can read it by clicking on the link below:

Inspired by Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, Cyclones fan to return to Jack Trice Stadium after having legs amputated

I will share just a small chunk of the story:

Bassett was given about an hour to mull over the biggest decision of his life: Whether to amputate his legs or keep them and risk further infections. Both of Bassett’s legs had sores caused by poor circulation. If Bassett opted against amputation, he’d have to go through skin grafts and operations. After discussing the options, his doctor left the room and told him he’d be back in an hour.

Bassett didn’t need that long.

Bassett called his parents and told them to come to the hospital. He was going to have his legs amputated. His doctor scheduled an operation to remove them just above the knee for later in the week.

After making the decision, Bassett logged on his Twitter account and announced it, along with a plan for the future to followers.

He wrote that there was “no clear line on recovery but my goal is to be healthy enough to watch” Campbell and the Iowa State football team at Jack Trice Stadium this fall.

He ended it with this: “Two words keep racing through my mind…”I Will.”

Once again, here is the picture I took of Nick at the game on Saturday:


Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

College GameDay is on ESPN from 8 AM to 11 AM, in case you want to watch.

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This Saturday from 8-12 we are going to have the final sale at my Mom’s house. There is still lots of glassware and collectibles for sale. A few tools. Many decorations. Maybe some furniture. Some other stuff will be added this week as well I’m sure. The address is 111 South Benton Street. The sale is in the garage and in the garage only. The garage is on the alley. The alley is a dead end, so don’t come down the alley and try to park. I’ll let you know if any of the details change.

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Here is another collection of pictures of flowers from my Mom’s yard. These pictures were taken on May 16, 2021.


The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

The Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2021

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town

Many more flower pictures to share. Many more!

Boone at Nevada

This Saturday from 8-12 we are going to have the final sale at my Mom’s house. There is still lots of glassware and collectibles for sale. A few tools. Many decorations. Maybe some furniture. Some other stuff will be added this week as well I’m sure. The address is 111 South Benton Street. The sale is in the garage and in the garage only. The garage is on the alley. The alley is a dead end, so don’t come down the alley and try to park. I’ll let you know if any of the details change.

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A couple of Fridays back Andy asked me to come over to Nevada to take some pictures of Kyle playing football against the Nevada footballers. The match was a bit one-sided, but we don’t need to get into the talks of score or anything like that. I will say that I was impressed with Nevada’s facilities. They have a very nice stadium and concession stands. On the other hand, the food that comes out of that concession stand is trash, well at least the pork sandwich was trash, but other than that, it was an interesting experience.

Here are some of the pictures from the night:


Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

Boone at Nevada - 2021

The one thing that didn’t go well for me on this night was that I was going to hit Starbuck’s for supper and by the time I got there, it was closed. That was disappointing!

#7 Iowa State Cyclones 16 Northern Iowa Panthers 10

I did take my camera in for Iowa State’s embarrassing, pathetic performance/victory against UNI yesterday. There is a limit of 6 inches on the length of lenses that you are allowed to bring in, so the lens I brought in was definitely a wide angle lens, sorta. You don’t want to here the technical details on all of that. Therefore the pictures aren’t exactly in the action. But thought I would share them anyways.

Here are some of my favorites from yesterday:


Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021
If you haven’t read the Des Moines Register article on Nick Bassett, you really should.

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Iowa State vs Northern Iowa - 2021

Next Saturday Iowa State hosts Iowa. It is the biggest (maybe second biggest) game of the week in all of college football. ESPN is broadcasting College GameDay from Ames. It is only the second that GameDay has come to Ames, so it should be pretty exciting!

If you want to peruse the rest of the pictures from the game, click on the link below:

Iowa State Football – 2021

It is mostly band/cheerleader type pictures. It is hard for me to take pictures of the game when it is close and we are playing poorly. Both of those things happened on Saturday.