Outside of Kansas, the other state of my life seems to be all about Iowa. With a new KU men’s golf coach and no home matches this year, chasing after the little white golf ball called me back to Iowa again, this time to Burlington for the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
As soon as I saw all of the 12 and 16-passenger vans in the parking lot Monday morning, I knew I was in the right place. Most in simple white, but many were decked out in school colors. The giant Mercedes van tricked out in Iowa Hawkeye black and gold topped them all as it flaunted its great length – its booty sticking out illegally anywhere but at a golf course. Boosters donated one of these monsters to the KU women’s golf team. Seating is beyond plush. For the rest? If they thought about it, many an athlete surely could trace…
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Took a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon. Too much sedentary exercise! I needed to move the rest of my body. It had been a mostly cloudy and muggy day. Knowing at some point I’d see something I could make an image of I brought my camera. The sky contained mostly indistinct clouds but for a short period these clouds formed just above a nearby ridge. Quickly I composed several shots for a panorama. I saw this as a Black and White to bring out the different structures in the clouds. After stitching them together in Photoshop, I ran thru some presets in Lightroom and used on called Dynamic Silver III created by Gavin Seim. A little more tweaking and here you are.
I used to think that I had an interesting sort of mind. One that saw the world in a different light to the unwashed masses. A unique perspective that set me apart. I used to think that this made me a special little star.
Then I arrived home from work to find my driveway full of opened umbrellas. Lots of them. Just lying there unattended, like an unanswered question.
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