Category Archives: Art

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 73 – ABSTRACT

A decent rebound from last week as several people were able to get all ABSTRACT.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates, you want to see the submissions. Here are the submissions for ABSTRACT:


WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

A solid week of submissions!

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE
BLACK & WHITE!


I can’t deny it. This is my favorite theme. My first passion has always been BLACK & WHITE Photography. People that don’t like BLACK & WHITE photography are bad people. Plus, this is such an easy theme. Go out and take a BLACK & WHITE photo of literally anything. I probably should give a dissertation on how textures and light can be emphasized in BLACK & WHITE, but I won’t. Just go out and take some BLACK & WHITE photos!

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.

That is it, them’s the rules.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.

Want your own Photography 139 email subscription? Call, email, or text me and I’ll get you the hook up.

That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very monochromatic Monday!

The Canvas Wall

The 9 Emotions Project Wall is no more. The 9 16×20 photos are gone. Technically they are stacked in the guest bedroom until I figure out what I’m going to do them.

I’ve replaced them with 9 16×20 canvases to diversify the pictures on my wall and I have this theory that they will be easier to dust. Or at least easier to put out the lie that I dust.

These are the 9 new photos you will see the next time you come visit the Photography 139 Studio:


Canvas No. 1

Canvas No. 2

Canvas No. 3

Canvas No. 4

Canvas No. 5

Canvas No. 6

Canvas No. 7

Canvas No. 8

Canvas No. 9

Right now the 20×30 9 Emotion picture is still up, but that is going to come down sometime soon. I just need to figure out if I’m going to use that space for a giant canvas, or if I’m going to break that spot up with a few more 16x20s. I guess we’ll see what the future holds.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 70 – ART

A slight post holiday uptick this week. Rumor has it next week we will get the New York Voice back in the fold. Woot! Woot! As the kids say.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You want to see the submissions. Here are the submissions for ART:


WEEK 70 - ART - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 70 - ART - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 70 - ART - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 70 - ART - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 70 - ART - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 70 - ART - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 70 - ART - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 70 - ART - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 70 - ART - MICHAEL AUGUSTIN
Michael Augustin

WEEK 70 - ART - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

I believe this to be the first ever submission by Suzie. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:



HAPPY!

I’m going to hope that you don’t need a definition of HAPPY. But in case you do, this photo should be either of somebody or something that is HAPPY or of something that makes you HAPPY. But as always, feel free to interpret the theme in any way you see fit.

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.

That is it, them’s the rules.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.

Want your own Photography 139 email subscription? Call, email, or text me and I’ll get you the hook up.

That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very happy Monday.

Instagram Year in Review

It has been awhile since I did an Instagram post. This isn’t exactly one of those. This is just a look back at my most popular Instagram posts from 2016. Here they are:




Just for fun, these were the 9 most popular in 2015:




I don’t get what you would call a lot of likes on Instagram (I’m not in high school), even though it is by far my favorite social media medium. However, I got 2,000 more likes in 2016 than I did in 2015. Or put another way, the same amount of likes that my niece gets for 1 selfie.

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can follow me at @christopherdbennett.

I also run the Instagram account (with plenty of assistance from Amber and Sarah G.) for my church’s Youth Group. Here are the 9 most popular pictures from that account:




If you want to see what I do with my Wednesday nights or the occasional Mission Trip, you should follow that account at @boonefumcyg