Category Archives: Becky

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 83 – SMOKE

This week’s participants are small in number, but mighty in spirit. But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates, you just want to see the submissions for SMOKE:


WEEK 83 - SMOKE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 83 - SMOKE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 83 - SMOKE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 83 - SMOKE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 83 - SMOKE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 83 - CARLA STENSLAND - SMOKE
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 84 - TREE
TREE!


TREE should be easy enough. Even people that have been tricked into living in big cities have access to a TREE or two. Even if they have to visit them in a museum.

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 arbory Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 72 – RELIGION

I was told this week’s challenge theme was really hard. That guarantees it will be back next year. Also, this week’s theme is even harder. So let’s get after it!

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about how hard things are, you want to see this week’s submissions. Here they be:


WEEK 72 - RELIGION - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

A solid, albeit small collection 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 73 - ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT!

But what is ABSTRACT?

Here is one definition:

existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

Therefore, this is an image that doesn’t necessarily look like anything. My suggestion is to play with lights, a dark room, and long exposure times. If you aren’t so daring, find a modern art masterpiece to photograph. If you are boring, go to an abstract office. Actually, I’ll laugh (but probably not out loud) if somebody sends me a picture of a property ABSTRACT.


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

Kio Dettman has become the latest person to show class, taste, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. This is a big deal because after years of my trying to get him to get an email, he has one! Kio is on about 30 committees at my church. He was last year’s Methodist Men President and is currently serving as the current President’s (that is me) Secretary/Treasure. He is also very active with the Humane Society and has on more than one occasion tried to get me to wear a dog costume and be in a parade. So if you see Kio out walking the mean streets of Boone, feel free to give him a knowing glance and to teach him the super secret Photography 139 Handshake!

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 abstract Monday!

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.

To a Great 2017!

Pretend like I published this on January 1, just like I meant to do.

It is that day at Photography 139 Headquarters where we take down our old Photography 139 Calendar and put it in the trunk with many of the other remnants of our past.




We like to think that 2016 was a successful year for Photography 139 and I’d like to thank everybody that was responsible for making it appear so.

So to my list of email blog subscribers…

Jay Janson
Jason Baier
Shannon Bardole
Scott Degeneffe
Corey Faust
Susanna Funk
Jill Gorshe
Jesse Howard
Sara Lockner
Teresa Kahler
Nader Parsaei
Becky Perkovich
Bernice Verhoorn
Suzie Brannen
Eric Hiatt
Kim Barker
Cousin Amy
Russell Kennerly
Tim Tuck
Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
Michelle Haupt
Geri Derner
Micky Augustin
Angie DeWaard
Mike Vest
DaeHee Yoon
Monica Henning
Sarah Karber
Carla Stensland
Laura Miller
Joseph Lynch
Jorge Rios
Anders Runestad
Laura Miller
Michael Houlihan
Dawn Krause
Joe Duff
Derrick Gorshe
Dustin Jackson
Bethany Miller
Logan Kahler
Elizabeth Nordeen
Nicole Nickens
Corinna
Jeff Daniel
Stephanie Kim
Bob Person
Melissa Degeneffe
Willy MacAlpine
Janice Peterson
Jessica Potts
Steve Junck
Shawn Lockner
Brooke Milligan
Cathie Raley
Paul Golden
Linda Toot
Jodie Bennett
Dan Pottratz
Alisa Baker
Cassandra Chadwick

Thanks for a great 2016! Of course, I’ll try to do better in 2017. Hopefully our little family will continue to grow in the new year!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 66 – MACRO

Pretty good participation rates for MACRO. One of my personal favorites.

But you don’t want to hear me talk all tommyrot about participation rates, you want to see the submissions:


WEEK 66 - MACRO - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 66 - MACRO - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 66 - MACRO - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 66 - MACRO - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 66 - MACRO - JEFF KEWER 1
Jeff Kewer 1

WEEK 66 - MACRO - JEFF KEWER 2
Jeff Kewer 2

WEEK 66 - MACRO - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 66 - MACRO - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 66 - MACRO - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 66 - MACRO - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 66 - MACRO - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 66 - MACRO - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 66 - MACRO - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

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 67 - TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION!


Maybe not the sexiest theme for a week that includes the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but it is what the Post-It Note gods spit out. But if you think about it, maybe it is appropriate. If you are one of those families that actively lies to your children about Santa Claus, that guy does lots of transporting. Of course, there are many different types of TRANSPORTATION. Not all of them are physical. Many are emotional, spiritual, or psychological. Be creative. As always, feel free to define the theme 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 transportive Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 64 – TOWN

This was definitely a tough week for participation rates. It was even a little tough for me. The early sunset. The national depression. The busy holidays. It has been tough the last few weeks. I get it. Hopefully there will be a bounce back next week.

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


WEEK 64 - TOWN - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 64 - TOWN - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 64 - TOWN - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 64 - TOWN - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 64 - TOWN - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 64 - TOWN - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

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 65 - FAMILY
FAMILY!

FAMILY! What a great theme. But remember, don’t necessarily define family as a group of people that share genetic material. Families are defined by love. I bet everybody reading these words is a member of multiple families.

Just off the top of my head I consider myself to be a member of the following families:

The Bennetts
The Millers
The Petersons
The other Petersons
The Paris(es)
The Majors
Cyclone Nation
FNSC
Baby Got Rack
The Rats
Boone County Sea Dogs
The Methodist Youth Group
The Methodist Men
The Methodist General Congregation
The Boone Outpost of the Evil Clown Empire Alumni
The Campus Outpost of the Evil Clown Empire Alumni
The West Ames Outpost of the Evil Clown Empire Alumni
The Engineering Team of The Computer Mine
The Brother/Sisterhood of The Cup

That is just scratching the surface. I know of way more families than just the ones I belong to as well.

For example. There is an extremely popular show on AMC called THE WALKING DEAD. The show takes place after the zombie apocalypse and current definitions of society and family has broken down. Now people huddle together into new families. One family is lead by a bumbling moron that does nothing but get people killed through his poor decision making. This family is lead by a “man” named Rick. While this family is highly dysfunctional and borderline evil, they are still a family. There is another family that has a smart and charismatic leader. A leader that makes good decisions. Keeps his people alive and makes his fair and just decisions based on the rule of law. This family is lead by a MAN named Negan.

While Negan’s family is way more successful than Rick’s family. They are both families. Both would be eligible for the FAMILY theme. Don’t judge the quality of the family when determining what fits the theme.

Or do whatever you want. Our little family here has limited rules. But what are those rules…

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 familial Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 63 – LOVE

There wasn’t as much LOVE in the world this week as one would have hoped. I’ll just hope that when we get to HATE, it isn’t a more popular option. But it is the world that we live in.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about LOVE and HATE. You want to see the LOVE submissions:


WEEK 63 - LOVE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 63 - LOVE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 63 - LOVE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 63 - LOVE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 63 - LOVE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 63 - LOVE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 63 - LOVE - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 63 - LOVE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 63 - LOVE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

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 64 - TOWN
TOWN!

But what is a TOWN? Here is one definition:

an urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and local government, and that is generally larger than a village and smaller than a city.

But for our purposes here, a village or a city work perfectly fine. This theme is a slight derivation of last year’s theme of HOMETOWN. This theme is a little more expansive because it doesn’t suggest a picture of a HOMETOWN, but of any town. What is it about that town or city or village that is unique to that town. A picture of any old downtown would do. A cityscape would work. A Christmas parade would work. A town sign would work. Let your imagination go wild! Define the theme 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 townie Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 60 – LANDSCAPE

Some of the stalwarts didn’t make it for LANDSCAPE. That’s okay. When one person falls, another person can pick up the torch and carry on.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about torches. You want to see the submissions for LANDSCAPE:


WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CATHIE RALEY 4
Cathie Raley 4

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - TERESA KAHLER 1
Teresa Kahler 1

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - TERESA KAHLER 2
Teresa Kahler 2

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - TERESA KAHLER 3
Teresa Kahler 3

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - TERESA KAHLER 4
Teresa Kahler 4

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - DAWN KRAUSE 3
Dawn Krause 3

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 60 - LANDSCAPE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT.
Christopher D. Bennett

A healthy and diverse collection 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 61 - STILL LIFE
STILL LIFE!


Yes! STILL LIFE! He heard a cry across the landscape. But what is STILL LIFE? Try this definition for size!

Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography.

So find a group of inanimate objects. Group them together. Take their photo. Bam! STILL LIFE!

As always… feel free to interpret the theme however 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

Great news! Dan Pottratz is the latest person to show taste, class, AND sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. Dan is also a Toreador (Class of ’93 WOOT! WOOT!) and a huge Cyclone fan. That is all you need to know… to know that Dan is good people. If you see him out and about and walking the mean streets, feel free to give him a knowing glance and show him the Super-Secret Photogrpahy 139 Handshake.

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 inanimate Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 59 – ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP saw some of the regulars drop out, but the ones that did participate went all in. But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You just want to see the submissions.

Here they are:


WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 1
Becky Perkovich 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 2
Becky Perkovich 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 3
Becky Perkovich 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PERKOVICH 4
Becky Perkovich 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 4
Carla Stensland 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 5
Carla Stensland 5

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CARLA STENSLAND 6
Carla Stensland 6

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 59 - TEAM AUGUSTIN - ROAD TRIP
Team Augustin

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 1
Teresa Kahler 1


WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 2
Teresa Kahler 2

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 3
Teresa Kahler 3

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER 4
Teresa Kahler 4

WEEK 59 - ROAD TRIP - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

A healthy and diverse collection of submissions. Something to think about. This is the second time a picture of Pete Kostelnick (Boone native, Iowa State Graduate, and World Record Holder) has appeared in a WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE submission. Once when he was running through Boone. Now again when was finishing his world record trek across the United States in New York City. Do you think he will show up again? Yeah, I kind of doubt it too.

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 60 - LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE!

LANDSCAPE is something I personally sometimes struggle with in my photography. At least I feel that I do. Not to the level where I struggle in my faith that God loves murderers and child molesters and rapists just as much as me. But it is a struggle nonetheless. Did it just get dark in here? I feel like maybe it just got dark in here…

But what is LANDSCAPE?

all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.

That seems like a fair definition. However, for our sake. Feel free to consider cityscapes or waterscapes. I know a guy that LOVES cityscapes. He works in a booming metropolis. He gets infinite PTO and he doesn’t allow his underlings to listen to Bachman Turner Overdrive. Maybe he will finally throw his hat into the ring with a lovely cityscape taken on his lunch break. We’ll see.

As always… feel free to interpret the theme however, 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.

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 open landscapey Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 56 – CHILDREN

Maybe there was a slight dip this week, but that was to be expected, since CHILDREN are so very, very creepy. I mean, we’ve all seen the groundbreaking documentary CHILDREN OF THE CORN. We know what they’re capable of doing. Don’t get me started on the companion documentary VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED!

But I could stand here and talk all tommyrot about CHILDREN. You just want to see the images:


WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 56 -CHILDREN - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1


WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - ROBYN AUGUSTIN
Robyn Augustin

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

Still a very healthy number of submissions though! Including a submission for first time from Robyn Augustin! Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the cold months. That is when participation really starts to take a hit. Prepare yourself, winter is coming.

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 57 - HANDMADE
HANDMADE!

I’m not sure HANDMADE needs much explanation. It was something that was made by hands. So if a robot made it, it is out. Unless that robot has hands. Then it is in! Things that might qualify would be paintings, things that are cooked, things that are knitted, things that are crocheted, things that are crafted… I mean the list is almost limitless.

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.

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 handy Monday!