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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!

For Russell

I actually have been pretty lax about photographing flowers this year. That is partially because the 2017 Photography 139 Calendar will go in a new direction. Partially because I haven’t even planted flowers in my yard this year. Partially because my daffodils didn’t bloom this year. Partially because I missed my window of opportunity to go to Pella this year to photograph tulips. Regardless, my daisies were the first of my flowers to bloom this year.

So I dedicate the first flower picture of 2016 to Russell, because he hates my flower photography. He will be in mourning since flowers will start to become a bigger part of this here blog in the coming months. Probably. Sorry Russell, that is how the cookie crumbles.






PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/20
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 05/22/2016 – 13:18
LATITUDE: 42.05511°
LONGITUDE: -93.87082°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: None

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWER SHEET

QUESTION 5

When Olivia and I got married, who were my 5 groomsmen?

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Anders Runestad, Jay Janson, William McAlpine, and Eric Hiatt

BONUS

I’ve been a groomsman or bridesman 7 times. Name the 7 grooms/brides I’ve served:

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Jay Janson, Anders Runestad, Scott Degeneffe, Derrick Gorshe, Sara Lockner, and Nate Miller

2015

So the walk down memory lane now concludes. With a look at the images that were in the calendar that early this morning will be taken down from kitchen walls (most common place I’ve seen the calendar hung up), office walls, cubicle walls, and placed gently in the trash with yesterday’s coffee grounds. 2015 Photography 139 Calendar I bid you a fond adieu.


2015 Calendar Cover
Front Cover

January - 2015 Calendar
January

February - 2015 Calendar
February

March - 2015 Calendar
March

April - 2015 Calendar
April

May - 2015 Calendar
May

June - 2015 Calendar
June

July - 2015 Calendar
July

August - Flower Calendar
August

September - 2015 Calendar
September

October - 2015 Calendar
October

November - 2015 Calendar
November

December - 2015 Calendar
December

If you ever get bored and want to take this walk down memory lane again, you can visit the Calendar and Postcards Gallery in the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY. Link below:



CALENDAR & POSTCARD GALLERY


Since yesterday was the end of year and a holiday that many people celebrate (not me though, I don’t need the calendar gestapo telling me when to start a new year) I would like to take a quick moment to thank everybody that has continued to be an email subscriber to this here blog.

Off the top of my head and I apologize if I miss anybody:

These people are all original subscribers or at least haven’t changed their email since August 22, 2011. Which is how far back the records from off the top of my head go.

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
Janice Peterson

Suzie Brannen – Since June 22, 2012
Eric Hiatt – Since August 20, 2012
Kim Barker – Since September 18, 2012
Amy Junck-Wallendal – December 18, 2012
Russell Kennerly – Since May 13, 2013
Tim Tucker (Not the one most of you are thinking about) – Since June 27, 2013
Michelle Haupt – Since July 12, 2013
Tim Tucker’s Woman (Sorry, never caught her name) – Since August 22, 2013
Geri Derner – Since September 30, 2013
Micky Augustin – Since October 10, 2013
Angie DeWaard – Since August 24, 2015
Mike Vest – Since September 9, 2015
Melissa Degeneffe – Since September 14, 2015
DaeHee Yoon – Since September 29, 2015
Monica Kewer – Since October 2, 2015 (Current email)
Carla Stensland – Since October 5, 2015
Joe Lynch – Since October 9, 2015
Jorge Rios – Since October 9, 2015
Anders Runestad – Since October 11, 2015
Elizabeth Nordeen – Since November 2, 2015
Laura Miller – Since November 9, 2015
Michael Houlihan – Since November 16, 2015
Dawn Krause – Since December 21, 2015
Joe Duff – Since December 21, 2015

Thanks for all the support and for making 2015 a successful year, by some sense of the word. I hope our little family here continues to grow. I’ll try and do better in 2016!

The Archives: Edition #144

Today’s images come from the following folder:

Backup/My Scans/2006-02 (Feb):

I actually considered editing these images so that they were more of a finished product, but that would run contrary to the spirit of this project. So I left them abandoned, as abandoned as the project for which they were taken originally.












































Next week’s folder will be:

Backup/My Scans/2006-03 (Mar)

Post No. 1718

Now that I am officially caught back up with my blogging, I’d like to do a little bit of general house cleaning and look at some completely meaningless statistics.

First of all and most importantly, the Gallery/Store has experienced a complete redesign. It could still be classified as a work in progress, but you should go check it out anyway:

Photography 139 Gallery/Store

I’m not completely in love with the way you navigate around the store/gallery, but it looks a million times better. Any feedback is appreciated.

On these periodic check ins, I like to look at and acknowledge the people that have appeared in this blog AKA An Artist’s Notebook the most since its inception all those years ago.

Top Ten People to Appear in these Pages:

1. Jesse Howard – 224
2. Jay Janson – 199
3. Teresa Kahler – 185
4. Derrick Gorshe – 184
5. Shannon Bardole – 173
6. Jen Gorshe – 170
7. Dad – 163
8. Carla Stensland – 148
9. Mom – 147
10. Willy – 144

At these times, I also like to look at the most popular pictures in the store. I can’t claim to know 100% how these are determined, but I think it has something to do with pictures that get the “Thumbs Up”.


25 Most Popular Photos of Photography 139

25. Open Mic Night


24. Young Heroes Banquet

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23. The Girl in the Blue Skirt Beta


22. Katelyn Augustin


21. Evie Gorshe – 18 Months


20. Maddux Davis – 6 Months


19. Huxley Father-Daughter Dance


18. Young Heroes Banquet


17. Barn Between Boone and Ames


16. Evie Gorshe – 18 Months


15. Me and my Mom in Colorado


14. Jeff and his Best Man


13. Alice DeWaard – 9 Months


12. Alice DeWaard – 9 Months


11. Evie Gorshe


10. 2011 Kansas City Youth Group Mission Trip Group Photo


9. Becky Perkovich – 2011


8. Maddux Davis – 6 Months


7. The Living Legend – Instagram


6. Me and Joe’s Coupe


5. Jill Gorshe – Must Be Truth


4. Frog


3. Evie Gorshe

Day 21 - Hole
2. 365 Day Project Day 21 – Hole


1. McHose Park Frog

Hopefully will check back in on these numbers around Post 1800.

Personal Photo Project of the Week #135


Shine Beta
Shine Beta

I went out with Eric a couple weeks back and took a few more full moon pictures.

The rest of the Shine Beta Series:


Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Shine Beta

Next week’s Personal Photo project will involve sunflowers.


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Day 15 – Simple – Redux

Eric agreed to write the “simple equations” that come from Lorentz’s Transformations of Relativity. Eric wrote out the equations and then we wandered around Iowa State’s campus briefly before going to get some grub.

Sometime after lunch, Eric realized that he had written one of the equations incorrectly. This tortured him.

So he went into Photoshop and corrected the error and sent me this email:

Would you allow the alteration I applied to this photo? Chances are you can’t find the change quickly (or perhaps at all). There’s an integrity to undoctored photos, but there’s also an integrity of mathematical truth, which I violated and have thus remedied.

Here is the image with the equation corrected:


Day 15 - Simple Redux

I have no doubt that the initial error might have been caused by the interruption of the security guard that came up to ask us what we were doing. When we explained, he noted that “this” was the “best part of his day”.


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365 Day Photo Challenge: 15-21

I have to confess that I did flop a couple (nearly all) of these days around for convenience and to work around special events. This is a practice I don’t condone, but one that I won’t shy away from in the future.

The 3rd 7 days of the 365 Day Photo Challenge:


.Day 15 - Simple
Day 15 – Simple

Day 16 - Arrow
Day 16 – Arrow

Day 17 - Crossed
Day 17 – Crossed

Day 18 - Food
Day 18 – Food

Day 19 - Faces
Day 19 – Faces

Day 20 - Shopping
Day 20 – Shopping

Day 21 - Hole
Day 21 – Hole

These are the themes for the next 7 days:

Day 22 – Fowl
Day 23 – At the Frame’s Edge
Day 24 – From Your Car Window
Day 25 – Pair
Day 26 – Path
Day 27 – A Group
Day 28 – Dream

I’m sure you are already speculating as to what I will do with these themes!


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