Shadows Shadows was the theme for the Iowa State Fair's 2020 Photography Salon, which was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has impacted the entire world; it has reached every nook and cranny of each person's "normal routine". Nothing is as it should be. Not that I would have entered this photo … Continue reading Shadows
The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal, and their Photography Salon (contest) has grown to be quite competitive in its 77-year history. This year's contest attracted 1,143 photographers from 23 states, with 3,642 entries. On average, only 24% of the entered photos were selected for display during the Salon. I had 3 of my … Continue reading Blue Ribbon
One of the best exhibits at the Iowa State fair is the Children's Farm. Kids plant the seeds, harvest the crop, take it to the market, sell it, and receive payment that they cash in for an ice cream bar on the way out. They also drive a tractor, gather eggs and milk cows; quite a … Continue reading Squirt!
What is it about tractors that attracts little boys? Little boys also like big trucks, bulldozers, back hoes, bobcats, and school buses, but nothing compares to their love for tractors. Both city boys and country boys. Adam must have loved the smell of diesel fuel in the Garden of Eden, and that gene has passed on to … Continue reading Unbridled Joy
I submitted four photos to the Iowa State Fair and two were selected to be displayed at the Fair's 75th Annual Photographic Salon. About 4,000 entries were made from over 1,000 photographers from 20 states, but only 22% were selected to be displayed at the salon.. This is the photo I submitted in the People category, … Continue reading Iowa State Fair