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EMC Insurance Photography

EMC Insurance Photography

Here are some recent photos from events at the EMC Insurance Corporate Office in Des Moines, Iowa.

2015 Iowa State Fair

2015 Iowa State Fair

2015 Iowa State Fair Photography Awards

2015 Iowa State Fair Photography Awards

I entered three photos in the Iowa State Fair photography competition and two got awards and will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center. Last year I entered three photos and got two displayed and one Honorable Mention. So I think will probably enter 4 photos for sure next year to guarantee my 1st place ribbon.

Open the Door

This Just Goat Serious

 

A little hike...

A little hike...

 

Flag Design

Flag Design

I just listened to an episode of 99 PERCENT INVISIBLE about flag design and I wanted to take a stab at it. I took a few minutes and made this flag for my city, Altoona, Iowa.

Altoona, Iowa flag design

North American Vexillological Association principles of flag design

1. Keep it simple

2. Use meaningful symbolism

3. Use two to three basic colors

4. No lettering or seals of any kind.

5. Be distinctive

I tried to follow these principles however I don't have time to research so I am not sure how distinctive it is. Blue and green have already been used in Altoona's branding, but I chose some more exciting hues. The blue in mine somewhat represents the river to the west of us that runs through Des Moines. The green can also represent the farmland in the area. The middle triangle can be a capital A for Altoona and an arrow pointing positively to the future.

We're in the Altoona Herald!

We're in the Altoona Herald!

Riley Briggs and his wife, Alyssa, took their 1-year-old son, Ryker, for a walk at Thomas Mitchell Park on Saturday during Thomas Mitchell Days in Mitchellville.

Iowa Capitol Flag

Iowa Capitol Flag

Iowa Capitol Flag

This is my new Iowa flag creation that I made with one of my Iowa capitol photos. I think it would be great as a 3 piece canvas print.

Inspired by this project

Inspired by this project

Enabling Garden

These are some highlights from another photo walk to the garden down the street from me in Altoona.