Sporting the Auburn Gear in 1972 :: Throwback Thursday

As a follow up to my previous post, 2011 Auburn Football Starts My 40th Season, today’s Throwback Thursday is from April of 1972. I’m sure I have an earlier shot with some Auburn gear but this was close enough, me at about 18 months. It’s just about time to get started for the 2011 year and finally there are some consequential games right from the start with Oregon vs LSU and Boise State vs Georgia. Looking forward to Auburn vs Utah State this Saturday, just hope it isn’t 4 hours of full 100* sun. War Eagle.

The Valedictorian Graduation Speech of 1963 :: Throwback Thursday

In honor of what would have been Georgia Christal’s 65th birthday on March 29th (Deborah’s mom), today’s Throwback Thursday post is a photo of what was her graduation speech, the valedictorian speech of the class of 1963 (even though she is standing at a podium that says class of 1955, is that weird?).

I love these old photos, no computer, no cell phones, almost surprised they had a microphone for her to use. It was certainly a paper world back then.

Deb on Fox Photo from March 1979 :: Throwback Thursday

My Throwback Thursday pic for today was a shot taken of Deborah and her parents in 1979. I love these old photos (cleaned up a bit color wise in the scan from the original though). They were all developed using some common film processor at the time and this was has on the back “Fox Photo Mar 1979”. I would like to add that at the date the photo was taken I was 8 years old and Deborah was 13. Sounds weird but we were in totally different worlds in 1979 for sure.

Although you can look back at hair and cloths and stuff from the 1970’s and laugh, but it was all the rage back then. At some point I am going to actually take all my old printed photos and send them to a scanning lab to get back DVD’s. I am still investigating the best company to scan photos to files, most the price is way to high, around $.39 a pic. Still working on moving from that paper era into the digital era.

Picnic in Parc Nautique France Summer of 1993 :: Throwback Thursday

In an attempt to keep trying to make my blog well rounded in the four categories, along with keeping a mix of light and heavy posts, I decided this morning to bring back my Throwback Thursday posts (at least for this week).

When my son was younger (he is late 20’s now) he use to spend his summers in France and Germany with his grandmother, and in this photo his two cousins were also there with him. I love looking at the items on the picnic blanket, they seem so old school now, but really, that was just 1993, it wasn’t that long ago, right?

Auburn’s Cam Newton in Tiger Walk for the Georgia Game

This was one of the shots I took from the last home game of the year for Auburn. The season just flew by, really can’t believe it’s over at least from here in Auburn. It’s been one of those unforgettable years for Auburn football, War Eagle!

A Little Mixed Up or Dazed and Confused

My mother-in-law used to keep this notebook (which I now have) of clippings and tear-outs of poems and cliché sayings. She used to find from all over the place, almost all of them have no names associated with them, only a few have a way to actually find their original source, but most of them are quite uplifting and humorous. This is the poem I found in her stash this morning from an unknown author. A title that first came to mind was Dazed and Confused but I think Led Zeppelin has that one covered. The author titled this poem “A Little Mixed Up”.

A Little Mixed Up

Just a line to say I’m living
That I’m not among the dead,
Tho’ I’m getting more forgetful
And more mixed up in the head.

For sometimes I can’t remember,
Where I stand at the foot of the stair
If I must go up for something
Or – if I’ve just come down from there

And, before the frig’ – so often
My poor mind is filled with doubt.
Have I just put the food away, or
Have I come to take some out?

And, then there’s times when it is dark out,
With my night cap on my head
I don’t know if I’m retiring —
Or – just getting out of bed.

So, if it’s my turn to write you
There’s no need in getting sore,
I may think that I have already written
And don’t want to be a bore.

So – remember that I do love you,
And – I wish that you were here.
And – now it’s nearly mail-time
So – I must say, “Good-bye m’dear”.

There I stood beside the mail-box
With a face so very red.
Instead of mailing you my letter
I had opened it – instead!!

—author unknown

Maximum Impact Photos with Liz Murry to Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll

Mark Sanborn

John Maxwell

Liz Murray

It has been a while since my last post but I still wanted to post a few of my favorites from Maximum Impact.  It was a great event and I am glad I was able to be in Atlanta for the live simulcast location.  One of my favorite photo shoots of the afternoon ended up being several different shots I got of Kevin Carroll.  He was great to put up with two different photographers hounding him and it made for some great images.  Some others posted below are Liz Murry from Homeless to Harvard and Mark Sanborn with his new book the Fred Factor.

If you get a chance to see any of these folks in person it is well worth your time, they were great inspirational speakers and have amazing stories to tell.

Maximum Impact Photoshoot in Atlanta :: Friday Feet

Downtown Atlanta from the Hotel

Downtown Atlanta from the Hotel

I missed my Friday Feet post last week but today I am in the glorious city of Atlanta to do the photo shoot for the Maximum Impact Simulcast.  It has been a fast few weeks and in another two weeks Deb and I will make a trek out to Dallas for an annual Czech heritage festival.  I spent most of the day doing a walk through for the shoot at the Georgia World Congress Center and then made it over to the CNN Center to catch up on some reading.  I feel like I was just here (see posts from the Georgia Aquarium photos here and video here) but for totally different reasons.

I thought about doing a nice serious group of photos down at Centennial Park but opted for the shots below from the top of my hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Some day I will get back over here and take my camera to the park and get some of the fountains and all the many different people that are always walking around down here.  Have a nice weekend everyone.

Catalyst One Day in Atlanta and No Film or CF Card?

I am in Atlanta right now getting ready to shoot the Catalyst One Day event at Northpoint Church and later the Off the Blogs at Buckhead Church.  This was one of the most last minute shoots I was ever asked to do, but being that it was Catalyst (and the Off the Blogs) I was pretty excited about accepting the last minute offer.  Step one as a photographer is always always pack your film (or in this case digital compact flash cards).  Without a medium to record any images on, it makes your equipment and time pretty useless, and up until this month, over the last 10-12 years, I have never forgotten those precious cards (or film), but I did today.

I did the same thing a few weeks ago when we went to the Butterfly Day Center at Callaway and wanted to make sure I never did that again (same reason as today, I switched camera bags at the last minute) so I guess this makes number two.  Thank goodness there is a Best Buy in the same parking lot as my hotel and I can go pick up something I already have tons of, but can’t do the shoot without.

I am really looking forward to the day today and can’t wait to hear and worship with everyone at Northpoint.  I doubt I will be able to post any pictures throughout the day here but you might look for some over on Twitter, but I should have some shots of Andy Stanley, Fee Band, Carlos Whittaker, Anne Jackson, and several more posted here over the next few days.  Now off to our favorite neighborhood Best Buy.

Michelangelo Creation of Adam Condom Flyer at UGA?

Creation of Adam Condom

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painted on the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo some time around 1511 that depicts the story in Genesis of God breathing life into Adam.  This painting in Vatican City is probably one of the most famous paintings in the world and was restored in the late 80’s early 90’s, and is now being used by the University of Georgia in the form of a flyer tacked up in the students dorms to educate and promote the use of condoms.  All other issues aside, are we to think that university level students are unaware of a condom and its use?

Apparently UGA finished up Sexual Responsibility Week this past week (this is something we are now doing in higher education?) and this poster was created to promote… sexual health and created this STD(?) poster/flyer.  It reads:

Condom Tip #5, Carefully open condom wrappers with your fingers – don’t use a sharp object.

I guess people will use anything now in the promotion of a product, but do we care any more, but this was an ad put out by the University of Georgia, not some marketing group.  There will be no outrage for this because it is not making fun of the Koran, Islam, or the Muslim faith of any kind.  If that were the case, people would be sued, fired, and apologies issued (although I do see that the University of Georgia has since apologized in some manner).  There is just nothing that is out of bounds in the worldly view when ridiculing or making fun of the Christian faith, so this shouldn’t be much of a surprise to Believers.


Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

The Catholic League is none to happy about it and apparently released this statement.

“I hasten to add that the University of Georgia would never choose a depiction of Muhammad to hawk condoms. Indeed, only a few years ago an inoffensive depiction of this Islamic figure in a Danish cartoon led to murder and churches being burned to the ground. One can only imagine what would have happened had he been portrayed pushing condoms to youth.”

Question is I guess, do we really care anyway?  After all, I did find a similar likeness used by the Simpson’s, although they weren’t being portrayed promoting a form of birth control. We know this will never change until the new heaven and new earth are upon us?  A quick scour of the left wing blogs give quite a flippant view, but I haven’t really found to much outcry against such use of the historical painting.  Should we care?

I would hope that our hometown school of Auburn University would restrain from such use but they did feel it was necessary last year to have a gay pride day and parade for Auburn last year, so I guess I would take the flyer over promoting a lifestyle (being that there was no heterosexual pride parade but that’s a whole other set of topics all together).

Being somewhat interested in design and marketing in today’s web 2.0 world, I would love to know what department created this flyer in the first place.  It looks and reads like a 1960’s ad… is this all we can come up with on a University level these days?

I would think at this point the University of Georgia has taken the flyers down from their dorms but if not, I would love to hear from a UGA dorm student or anyone that can email over a higher quality image of the flyer.  If so, send it on to my email address scott.fillmer [at] gmail and I will post it here instead of the one above.