Now I know what writer's cramp is all about. I'm sitting here, late Sunday night, surrounded by thousands of pictures I've taken, and can't think of a thing to write about. My self-imposed blog deadline is Monday morning at 8:00 AM and I don't have anything blog-worthy. I see another all-nighter coming.For a place-holder, just … Continue reading Baseball Collage
Farm life on the midwestern prairie was rough in the thirties. This single picture conveys a lot about the hardships of Nebraska farm life. Take a look at that massive pile of chopped wood, but also notice the background. See any trees? Hmmm, is this cause-and-affect or another mystery? I wonder how long … Continue reading Farm Life
The person who said, "There is no such thing as a dumb question" is one of three things: 1) naive, 2) over-the-top politically correct, or 3) a bachelor. "Are you asleep?" has to be one of the dumbest questions EV ver. Let me set the stage for you. I'm an early-to-bed-early-to-rise person, so I'm always … Continue reading Dumb Questions
When its over 100 degrees it takes more than a dip in the lake to cool off. Nothing works better than a water balloon filled with ice cold tap water. Thought for the Day: A penny saved is a government oversight.
There was a lot of things to see and do at the Science Center last week end. This water rocket made from a 2-liter plastic bottle was a big hit with the kids on the sidewalk. My shutter speed was 1/2500 and I was shooting at the maximum frame rate of 8.5 frames per second. … Continue reading Blast Off!
Voo Doo HexA game of 11 year olds provided this chance meeting of distant cousins at second base. It looks like the second baseman is trying to put some kind of hex on the base runner, who happens to be his 3rd or 4th cousin, whatever that is. Does anyone really understand what a 3rd cousin … Continue reading Play of the Week
This photo was taken at a friend's family farm in Northwest Iowa, but it reminds me so much of one of the many sheds my grandfather had on his farm. My memories of Grandpa's tool shed are reignited by items in this photo. My grandparents never used an "Eggs for Sale" sign on their farm, but I remember seeing these signs along the … Continue reading Eggs for Sale
This weekend I had the privilege of shooting the Cub Scout's annual Pinewood Derby. The very first Pinewood Derby was started in 1953 by Cubmaster Don Murphy of California. His son was too young to qualify for the popular Soap Box Derby, where the boys actually sat in their home-built racer, so he came up with the … Continue reading Pinewood Derby
Moral Support Photojournalism is supposed to tell a story, which I attempted to do here when I entered this photo into the photojournalism category of my camera club's monthly photo contest. I was excited about the possibilities of this photo, thinking it captured a touching moment between a father and son--a role reversal where the … Continue reading Moral Support