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Southern Iowa’s Amish outpost

It may not appear so to the casual observer, but Davis County, Iowa is booming.

An Amish farmer rides a disc plow drawn by six horses west of Drakesville in southeast Iowa's Davis County.   It is among only a handful of rural Iowa counties in the 2010 Census to gain population (2.4 percent).  Much of that population growth is due to a steadily growing Amish population.  (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register) (Christopher Gannon/The Register)An Amish store, lower left, playground and schoolhouse fill the horizon along a country road south of Drakesville in southeast Iowa's Davis County.   It is among only a handful of rural Iowa counties in the 2010 Census to gain population (2.4 percent).  Much of that population growth is due to a steadily growing Amish population.  (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register) (Christopher Gannon/The Register)An Amish worker gathers leather to be sewn into a horse collar inside Brodhead Collar Shop near  Drakesville in southeast Iowa's Davis County.   It is among only a handful of rural Iowa counties in the 2010 Census to gain population (2.4 percent).  Much of that population growth is due to a steadily growing Amish population.  (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register) (Christopher Gannon/The Register) read more>>>



Zombies invade Des Moines

A horde of zombies converged on the newly-opened Zombie Burger + Drink Lab Friday evening in Des Moines' East Village. (Christopher Gannon)

The zombie sub-culture has new chomping grounds taking root in Des Moines’ East Village.  Friday night, hordes of folks dressed as the undead staggered their way to Grand Avenue and East Fourth Street to christen the pre-opening of Chef George Formaro’s Zombie Burger + Drink lab.  A creepy good time was had by all.  See more of the shuffling ghouls here.

A horde of zombies converged on the newly-opened Zombie Burger + Drink Lab Friday evening in Des Moines' East Village. (Christopher Gannon)



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A fishing boat stands beside a pair of sunbathers on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Christopher Gannon)Fishing boat and sunbathers • Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tail lights streak as cars cruise the Art Deco district of Miami's South Beach. (Christopher Gannon)Traffic rolls past Art Deco hotels • South Beach, Miami

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Welcome to the new, improved GannonVisuals.com

USA's Lindsey Vonn holds up an American flag after winning the bronze medal in the ladies' Super-G at the XXI Olympic Winter Games Saturday, February 20, 2010 in Whistler, British Columbia. (Christopher Gannon/USA TODAY)

Jonathan Wilson, 52, takes daily walks on the campus of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Knoxville.  Wilson came to the VA in Knoxville in 1988 for treatment of his mental illness and has been an outpatient there for the last 14 years.  The VA will be closing its inpatient care at the Knoxville campus in November. Wilson says he is sad that veterans will no longer be able to benefit from inpatient care at Knoxville, which years ago enabled him to get the treatment he needed to live independently today. (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register)

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Born Digital Web Design: Making photographers smile, and their work shine

 

Add me to the growing list of photographers worldwide delighted by the deft web design skills of Steve Fox of Born Digital Web Design.

When I decided to rebuild my website, I had a design in mind, but I quickly realized that making that design a reality was not going to happen on my own.  Like many photographers, my time planning and making photographs has kept me from staying on top of the constantly changing inner workings of our beloved world wide web.  Enter Steve Fox, a Photoshelter Certified Consultant, based in London.  He is the architect that took the design in my head and made it come to life on this site.  Hallelujah!

Steve helped me take a basic WordPress blog theme and seamlessly integrate it with my Photoshelter archive.   All the things that today’s working photographers have to neatly streamline on the web- still portfolios, multimedia, blogs, e-commerce, marketing, image archives, social media, widgets, SEO- he took them all into account with me and built a wonderful visual platform that showcases my work.

 

 

 

Steve and Born Digital Web Design specialize in web design for photographers.  Though we were separated by some 4,200 miles, it made no difference.  His attention to detail and keen communication made it seem like we might as well have been in the same building.  If you are considering a redesign of your web presence, do yourself a favor and get a hold of him.  It’s money and time well spent.

Cheers, Steve.  Your work is going to help my work.  For years to come.

If I’m lucky, I’ll see you at the London Games next summer!

-CG