Friday, September 2, 2016

Road Trip: Western Wedding


Went to a family wedding in Hastings, Minnesota (you know you're out west when you have to cross both the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers.)  Thought we'd make a weekend of it and stopped to see Laura and Gene.

We met at the Joynt for happy hour. Between 1972 and 1975, on the majority of evenings, for at least a little while, you'd find us at the Joynt on Water Street. Gene at least had the excuse that he worked there. If you've been following along, this is where I had the episode with the lens earlier this summer.




I'm surprised how dark this one is. The exposure was as long as the others. It's halfway to the back from the windows. They're not kidding about that inverse square law. Overexposed the part I really wanted to capture.  The neon sign says "No Light Beer."


Having coffee with Laura and Gene in the morning.


Gene's garden.  If this looks familiar, Sarah gave him a phlox from our yard about 25 years ago.


Stopped at the farm to make sure everything was OK, and got tarted up.


The event took place outside on the groom's family farm. It had been raining all day and was threatening during the wedding, but it broke just long enough for the ceremony and hugging the bride in the receiving line.


The reception was in a giant tent and it rained pretty constantly for rest of the evening. Made for a nice cool break after the recent heat.


On the way back we visited John, another one who would have been with us at the Joynt in the '70s. I was up first and took the opportunity to take pictures of John's nicely decorated (he has one of my photographs displayed on the wall) and extremely orderly home.






All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole, 24mm from 24x36mm frame.

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