While I have been recovering at home from my recent accident, I’ve done a good bit of surfing on this internet thing and finding many things to keep my mind occupied. I came across a post about artist Ivan Cash and his project of visiting cities and asking total strangers to show him the most recent photo on their phones and the story behind the photo.
With that in mind, I asked several of my #Eventprofs friends to share the last photo they had recently taken with their cell phones. I found it fascinating to see what pictures my friends have taken and hope you find it interesting as well!
Sam Smith of SocialPoint for Events recently visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York with his family and snapped this panoramic photo of this dinosaur to remember his family’s adventure that day. Double click on the photograph to really understand the true size of this creature.
The Green Meetings Industry Council held its 2014 Sustainable Meetings Conference last week in San Francisco and Adrian Segar facilitated a few sessions there. Adrian took this picture in the Open Spaces area where ideas and revelations from earlier presenters were recapped. I hear the 200+ folks in attendance found the conference beneficial and useful.
Gerrit Heijkoop of How Can I Be Social is looking to unload this sleeping couch that he recently bought from a second-hand stuff website. Unfortunately, it’s too big and not that comfortable, so he snapped a few photographs so he can now resell it. I am actually in the need for a new sofa, but……
Dana Freker Doody of The Expo Group snapped this photograph in their warehouse as the the trucks had just returned from a show they did in Tampa. Dana took the picture to include in a note to thank Teresea McCarthy for being a TEG team member and for working the show in a sling, as a result of Teresea’s broken collarbone. As I write this post, I am laid up with a broken ankle and Teresa is making me look bad…..
Our next picture comes from the Editor of Trade Show News Network, Rachel Wimberly, and features her adorable daughter, Hannah, on her first Easter egg hunt. That’s Hannah’s Grandma in the background leading the way to the eggs.
Miguel Neves shared a photo of some delicious Rocky Road prepared by one of his colleagues, Katie, at the IMEX offices. Miguel commented that “we are well known to enjoy our cakes here at IMEX and a good coffee too. In fact you could say that we are powered by cake, especially at the busier times leading up to our shows.”
Our next picture was sent in by Sue Pelletier of MeetingsNet. Sue commented “this picture is one of the swans who just returned to nest at the wildlife refuge where I often walk my dog. Not very nice, but they sure are pretty!”
It was a very “moo-ving” photograph that Traci Browne snapped and sent to me. Traci commented, “This is a picture of a cow I can only assume is named Lexi. There is a beautiful park right near my house where I love to go to think. The park borders a farm and this day I was lucky to find the cows grazing with their calves right along the fence.”
AVforPlanners‘ Jon Trask is a big fan of the Anaheim Ducks and snaps a picture of the ice before every home game he attends. This particular picture was taken before Game 2 of the first round of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. The Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 that night.
It is only fair that I share my most recent picture as well. Against my better judgement, I worked a trade show in Atlanta in March (I was getting stir crazy being trapped at home due to my injury and desperately wanted to try and have a “normal” lifestyle for a few days). I am holding in my hand a 1913 Liberty Head nickel, which was on display at the show. The photo is blurred due to the fact that my hand was shaking uncontrollably as I was trying to take the picture. Why was I shaking – this nickel is one of five known and is valued at around $3 million. We’ll have more about that nickel in a future blog post.
Many thanks to my friends for sharing their photographs with us. I have to be honest – I was a little nervous about one or two of these folks were going to send in!