Blue Ribbon

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

Thanksgiving, 2015

I took this picture on Thanksgiving at the farm in Niobrara, 1972, where Verna's cousin and all her aunts and uncles were gathered.  Not lot of happy folks here, only two people smiling.  Looks like only one pumpkin pie to go around. The great thing about the Thanksgiving holiday is it makes me think about what I'm … Continue reading Thanksgiving, 2015

Fuddy Duddies

My camera club has a monthly photo contest and one of the categories is "Creative", where no limits are imposed on digital manipulation.  As the club rules state, "...for those who dare to explore the experimental and creative forms of photographic expression ... anything goes ...creative art ... no rules to follow." I submitted the … Continue reading Fuddy Duddies