I have five images for you today. Jeanne and I attended the last of our bank holiday parties Saturday evening and had a wonderful time filled with great company, good food and funny entertainment.
The group above is called “It’s A Mystery” and they presented an interactive play during the course of the evening entitled “Rock Into Murder.”
We arrived around 40 minutes after the start of the social hour and people were already interacting with members of the cast. We could hear laughter before we even entered the room and the cast was deeply involved with the guests.
I won’t give away any of the plot details other than to say I was about as wrong on my guess as I could be. The acoustics of the room were not very good so you couldn’t hear all the conversations of the cast but their actions made up for that. I don’t remember laughing so hard in a long time.
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The cast includes Disco Dick Manero, Shanin Twain, Buck Fifty, Izzy Richards, Metal Queen, Vinyl Richie, and my favorite Tiffney Spares. 🙂
Stayed out way past my bedtime.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I love to photograph people. It is without a doubt my favorite thing shoot. My first love is formal portrait photography (head shots) a close second would be candid shots and then environmental images. Problem is that most people (myself included) do not particularly enjoy having their picture taken. I have several images in my mind that I want to create but trying to find people who would be willing to dress up in costume and pose on location is a challenge.
So yesterday there was a grand opening / ribbon cutting at the new Kwik Star Convenience store that opened in Maquoketa. Since I’m a member of the Chamber and on the Chamber Board I get to go to all those types of events. There are always lots of people at these events and so if I’m stealthy I can sometimes capture some nice candid shots, like the first one. Lenae serves on the board of directors with me and in fact she will be the President of the Chamber next year. Tom is the Executive Director of the Chamber and he gave a welcoming talk at the opening.
Finally a posed shot (and they hesitated for a moment) is Nichole (left) and Joni (right) who also serve on the Chamber Board.
It was a nice event and it’s always gratifying to see progress and new businesses come to Maquoketa. Kwik Star has made a huge investment in Maquoketa opening two new stores in six months. They also donated $2,000 to various community groups including the Fire Department and The School. They are a great corporate neighbor and they have a solid value system for their employees.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your mid-week hump day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.