Monthly Archives: July 2010

2010 Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk

Last Saturday (24 July) was the 2010 Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk.?? This was the third annual walk.? I walked with about 40 others in Jonesborough, TN.? It was a hot Saturday morning but I had a blast.? Last year I walked in Abingdon, VA.

The Lolipop Shop

This year there were over 1100 walks with more than 33,000 people walking.? A real day of documenting what was happening around the world.

Desks in a One Room School

I really enjoy photo walks.? It’s as much about meeting new people as it is about the photography.? I had some great conversations including one with a girl who is getting married in about a month.? We discussed her experience hiring a wedding photographer.? How knowing about photography made the experience different.? This may be the subject of a future post.

Keep the room warm

Did I come away with any great images, probably not.? Did I come away with images that I like, certainly.? BTW, let me know if you want to buy any.

Lighting the Scene

After looking at my images, and thinking about Jonesborough, I processed several images with an old style.

The Old School

The above image makes me thing of the long walk to school.

Bird Nest

What a way to make a nest for birds.

Been Here a While

Hang Around

Lighten Up

I hear the Train

In the Window

I would really like to encourage everyone to go on a photo walk.? It’s lots of fun and you can learn something from your fellow photographers.? Thanks to Scott Kelby for organizing the walk and to Richard Siggins for organizing the local walk.? Below is the group photo taken by Richard.

I’m ready for next year.

What will fall bring at school?

It looks like we will have good enrollment this fall at school. My second year classes are still lower than I would expect. Maybe we lost more last year than in the past.

I spent part of today recording lectures for Internet classes. Two of my classes have new books.

Because or the STEP initiative at school, we are trying to make students more responsible for their learning. Dr. Sanderson will like that. I am going to introduce the engineering notebook to my networking classes. I would use it when I taught Engineering Technology but have gotten away from the notebooks for Computer Science majors. Hopefully, I can get them to write down what they do.

I am also thinking about making my students turn off the computer for the first part of lab. Especially in Web Programming and Network Infrastructures classes. They want to start building without planning. That usually gets them into trouble.

The Cisco classes do not worry me. Those that make it through the first semester usually don’t have a problem finishing. I had a good group finish.

The school has ordered new computers for one of the network labs. I will need to come in and install them. We don’t let computer services in the lab except for warranty repairs and they like it that way.

Well, I’ve rambled on for a while as my CSCI 1100 student are taking their final. I only lost one student this time. She only came the first night. It looks like everyone will pass. It’s the best concepts class I’ve had in a long time. Much more motivated than most. Night students usually are. Summer students taking a half term class are also more motivated so combining the two makes a good class.