Today’s column on the front page of the Sunday Register recounts Jack Whalen’s epic journey on his Harley-Davidson: The retired, 61-year-old stockbroker didn’t set out to do so, but he ended up visiting all 1,191 Iowa cities listed on the state road map.
Whalen drove several motorcycles but used the same modest digital camera throughout his entire journey. He didn’t even load his images onto a home computer and edit them in Photoshop. He simply slid his Canon PowerShot SD 600 across the counter at a Walgreens in West Des Moines and took home the batch of prints to sort manually. Three-fourths of his more than 5,000 photos ended up in the trash or were given away to his mother-in-law.
• Throughout the process, Whalen climbed back on his motorcycle or hopped in a car for reshoots and still intends to return to 80 or so cities. He got fussier about his photos the more he shot. Read On: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/02/26/one-harley-davidson-rider-rolls-to-all-1191-iowa-towns/