My friend Terri texted me this morning informing me that the Supreme Court had finally decided in favor of marriage equality, and that there was going to be a rally at the courthouse downtown, and that I should come and take pictures. It was also her 1 year anniversary, so I couldn’t have possibly said no. 🙂
We had a great weekend helping South Bend celebrate its 150th birthday. Took my mom with us on Saturday for helicopter and hot air balloon rides. She was here 50 years before at the centennial, being honored by the then-mayor for having won a contest to design the new city flag.
Ran into our friends (and fellow photographers) Carrie and Branden and got a nice shot of them taking a selfie in a hot air balloon.
Since I have a few unsold prints sitting around and I think it’s a neat idea, I’ll be participating in the Abandon Art project this week. Not sure where I’ll abandon my stuff yet, but I think there will be some music related prints and maybe a landscape and a near-abstract (actually a closeup of an old Millennium Falcon toy I found in my mother-in-law’s old barn).
Update: Here are some clues, not that anyone will see this. A couple of them have been found already (I’m updating this at 9:45PM on May 1st), so those have the more obvious clues included in case anyone wondered where they were. 🙂
The Near Northwest Neighborhood asked me to photograph their yearly cleanup event. Wow, was there a lot of random trash in just the few spots I visited (I forget the exact number of blocks in the whole neighborhood. 72 or something?) There was a *lot* of trash collected, mostly from alleys.= But in the end, it was a lot prettier (and I had to photograph some blossoms to make up for all the trash photos)
Looks like all of my donated photos sold. No one has told me how much they brought in yet, but I’m glad to have helped all the good causes the Monologues supports. 🙂
Since my wife wasn’t involved with the monologues this year, I donated a few photos for their silent auction. Not sure what they’ll go for, but it’s for a good cause, so I hope they bid high. 🙂
Well, another dear friend (and now family member), another somewhat last minute wedding (adoption success rate is apparently higher for married couples, even vs unmarried ones who’ve been together for years). I didn’t realize SB’s courthouse was so pretty inside. 🙂
They had time between the wedding and dinner, so we braved the freezing weather and visited the East Race for some additional photos.
Every 2 years, the neighborhood asks residents to invite neighbors and guests into their yards to show off their landscaping. I’ve photographed it since I moved to the neighborhood in 2009. This was my first since switching to Pentax. I’m so much happier with the way Pentax renders foliage and flowers. (it does tend to wash detail out of magenta and red, though, if it’s too bright).