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Here is another tulip photo from my brief trip to the Pella Tulip Festival:


Pella Tulip Festival - 2017

No Kio, no pictures of What Cheer yet. But they are in the pipe.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/5
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 05/06/2017 – 16:24
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: MOM, TERESA, AND LOGAN
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Oh Lord” by NF from THERAPY SESSION
FAVORITE LYRICS: “Leave me alone God, I’ll call you when I need you again; Which is funny, everyone will sleep in the pews; Then blame God for our problems, like He sleeping on you.”

The Great What Cheer Road Trip Photo No. 1

A couple Saturdays back I loaded up into an automobile with Mom, Teresa, and Logan and we headed to the What Cheer Flea Market. This photo has nothing to do with What Cheer, Iowa. On the way back we went through Pella to check out their world famous tulips. Here is a photo from that part of the road trip:


Pella Tulip Festival - 2017

This portion of the road trip was slightly damaged by an overzealous, drunk-with-power, Johnny Law. However, my mood recovered enough from that interaction to enjoy the rest of the trip.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/2.8
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 05/16/2017 – 16:11
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Mom, Teresa, and Logan
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “All I Have” by NF from MANSION
FAVORITE LYRIC: You sniff lines, I write lines, you’ve now entered my mind.

Quiclops

Here is a photo I took at my family’s Mother’s Day Barbecue of Logan.


Quiclops

I need to play with some of these old timey filters more often!

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY ILCA-77M2
ISO: 1000
FOCAL LENGTH: 135mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/250
DATE: 05/14/2017 – 15:44
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Logan
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Everything is Spiritual” by Rob Bell

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 86 – WEATHER

For the most part, the WEATHER in the Midwest (where most of the participants hail from) was pretty nondescript this week. I was a little worried that this would hurt submissions. But instead, the beautiful weather caused a virtual deluge of submissions!

But you didn’t come here to talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came here to see the submissions for WEATHER:


WEEK 86 - WEATHER - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CARLA STENSLAND 4
Carla Stensland 4

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - SARAH KARBER 1
Sarah Karber 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - SARAH KARBER 2
Sarah Karber 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - MICKY AUGUSTIN 1
Micky Augustin 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - MICKY AUGUSTIN 2
Micky Augustin 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - MICKY AUGUSTIN 3
Micky Augustin 3

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 86 - WEATHER - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

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 87 - GLITTERY
GLITTERY!

GLITTERY! What a great theme! It was originally suggested by Sarah Karber. Which reminds me that if you want to submit a theme for the next 52 weeks, you should do that in the comments section of this here blog. The door on making suggestions is closing rapidly.

But GLITTERY. What is GLITTERY?

GLITTERY is to shine with a bright, shimmering, reflected light. Glitter is GLITTERY. Sequins are GLITTERY. Water is GLITTERY. Should be easy to find on bright sunshiny days.

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.

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.

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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 glittering Monday!

Confirmed!

A couple of Sundays ago was Confirmation Sunday in my church. It was a big day for the Youth Group as 5 members became full members of the church AND for the Methodist Men as we served a brunch in between services to celebrate their accomplishments.

Here are a few pictures from the day:




































All 5 of these kids bring such wonderful, unique, and amazing dimensions to our church. I’m excited to see where their faith journeys take them.

March

Now would be a good time to check in on the Selfie Project. I’ve attempted and failed at this project 3 times now. The farthest I’ve ever made it is 116 days. I feel like this just might be the year.

Here are some of my favorites from March:


Selfie Project - March 1
March 1

Selfie Project - March 4
March 4

Selfie Project - March 5
March 5

Selfie Project - March 7
March 7

Selfie Project - March 8
March 8

Selfie Project - March 9
March 9

Selfie Project - March 11
March 11

Selfie Project - March 12
March 12

Selfie Project - March 13
March 13

Selfie Project - March 15
March 15

Selfie Project - March 21
March 21

Selfie Project - March 22
March 22

Selfie Project - March 24
March 24

Selfie Project - March 27
March 27

Selfie Project - March 28
March 28

I do post these daily on Instagram. You can follow me here: @christopherdbennett

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 80 – RURAL

A pretty solid week of submissions. Even the “New York Voice” was able to find some RURAL.

But you didn’t come here to hear me talk all tommyrot about the quality of submissions. You cam here to see the submissions:


WEEK 80 - RURAL - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 80 - RURAL - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 80 - RURAL - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 80 - RURAL - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 80 - RURAL - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 80 - RURAL - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 80 - RURAL - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 80 - RURAL - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

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 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT
FACELESS PORTRAIT!

FACELESS PORTRAIT is another one of my favorite themes. Perhaps it is because regular portrait photography is so stale and boring. Perhaps it is because I can never find a face to photograph that is as pretty as mine. I don’t know the reason. The point is, I love this theme!

All this theme is, is a portrait of somebody where there is no face. That doesn’t mean that the face is obscured in the photo. The head could be completely cropped out of your composition. It could be a picture of hands or feet (if you’re a creeper) or any body part, just no face.

So get out there and find a volunteer or do some candid photography. Just no faces!

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.

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 faceless Monday!