Hitting the backlog for pictures from the Bennett Family Mother’s Day Barbecue:
I hope when you celebrated Mother’s Day 6 months ago, it was as awesome as our Mother’s Day celebration!
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Rather than my standard picture of an inflatable turkey, thought (with apologies to Lecrae, I’d give thanks for some of the many blessings in my life.
Count it up, count it up, count it up.
Line ’em up, line ’em up, line ’em up.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of my blessings. But I don’t want it to start to sound like I’m bragging.
Here is a collection of photos from 3 Methodist events. The Event Formerly Known as the Methodist Men Steak Fry, Safe Trick-or-Treat Night at the Eastern Star Home, and Consecration Sunday Brunch.
One of the bizarre things about the world of social media is that bizarre things happen. I posted a picture of Johnathan and Logan grilling for the Event Formerly Known as the Methodist Men Steak Fry on our church’s Facebook page thanking everybody that made the event such a smashing success.
A lady from the church left a comment on the photo tagging her husband with the comment, “See (husband name) they are cool.”
I don’t know what she meant by this comment, but here is my theory:
This lady has tried to get her husband to be active in the Methodist Men. He has openly dismissed her because the Methodist Men are “lame” and “uncool”. However, when she saw a picture of two dudes participating in Methodist Men activities like Logan and Johnathan that are undeniably cool and comport themselves with a little bit of their uncle’s well-documented badassness, she felt that this would be the example that would make her husband see that the Methodist Men aren’t “lame”. In fact, we are “cool”.
In fact, we are pretty lame. But their is coolness in lameness when you own it.
Here is a look back at my favorite September photos from THE SELFIE PROJECT:
And if you can’t wait for these monthly updates, you can follow THE SELFIE PROJECT’S daily updates by following me on Instagram:
I think I had a pretty decent September. Hopefully October treats me well.
On Labor Day I was able to take a picture for Page 59 of the Photo Journal:
Logan assisted with the production by moving the camera here and there. Johnathan watched in a distance.
While most people will disagree, I think that I don’t take enough pictures of rubber dinosaurs. Probably should get on that.
The pictures in the folder 11-03-07 are from the Iowa State-Kansas State game. Including a couple pictures of a guy whose family owns a restaurant near Manhattan. I think he might have played professionally for a team with a really ugly color scheme.
There are many more pictures from that folder. If you want to see them, click on the link below:
I will add that this post allowed me to “restore” the post below:
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve some pictures of one of the world’s worst humans and some experimental photography.
A pretty decent amount of submissions to ring in Year 3 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (REDUX). Including a submission from first time submitter Katelyn Augustin. She also might be the youngest to ever submit as well.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came here to see the submissions. Here they are:
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:
NATURE! What a great theme!! I don’t think I need to define NATURE for you. It is basically the great outdoors. So get out there!
As always, I look forward to seeing all the interpretations!
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 email@example.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.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY DIVISION
Sometimes people send me descriptions of their photos. I’ve never done anything with that information in the past. However, if you send me a description in the future, I will add it to your image in the Weekly Photo Challenge Gallery that houses all the submissions.
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 natural Monday!
I am most likely standing in a field or a park in Kansas or Missouri doing this right now:
Therefore, I won’t post this week’s submissions for HUMANIZE until I return to the Cyclone State on Tuesday.
However, you can still get started on this week’s theme:
HATE! What an awful theme! Especially in light of the events of the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville by a white supremacist. I actually gave some small consideration to swapping out this theme, but that would be allowing the terrorists to win.
So go out there and either photography something you HATE. Somebody or something exhibiting HATE.
As usual, I will be anxious to see all the interpretations!
PostScript: If things break right, I’ll release the next 52 themes on Sunday.
One of the many benefits of having Johnathan living with me is that I have a photo assistant hanging around the house that is more useful than Naima.
So thanks to him for helping out by taking a couple of these pictures and posing for the other two.
I’m actually writing this blog to talk about a new toy I recently picked up. I bought a Sigma 120-400mm lens.
I’m pretty pleased with this purchase so far. Hopefully she will earn her keep.
Truth is that this lens wasn’t much “longer” than my current “longest” lens, but it is buy far the highest quality telephoto I’ve ever owned. At least if weight is sign of quality, it is the best.
To show its reach I’m going to show you two pictures that will actually exaggerate its length.
For the purposes of this example, we will pretend that there isn’t a magnification factor on lens created by cameras with APS-C sensors. In that honor, a true example of showing the “length” of this lens would be to compare it to a 50mm lens. A 50mm lens has the same “length” as the human eye.
Instead, I’m going to show a comparison with one of (but not THE) widest (shortest) lenses I own. A Sigma 10-20mm lens set at 10mm.
I guess I should point out I technically have a “longer” lens than this, but it is a mirror 500mm lens. It really is nothing to write home about.
I’ll finally add that I should wish my sister Teresa a “happy birthday”, but then I’d have to wish all my subscribers a “happy birthday” and that just isn’t going to happen.
My nephew Johnathan was the last victim… ahem… participant in the 9 Emotions Project:
In case you have forgotten, these are the 9 emotions:
So who will be the next victicant of the 9 Emotions Project? We will see!