Category Archives: Sara

2-10-08

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The tin was made by Sara. It was product from her Etsy store. You may have noticed some of her tins around my house as decorations.

The painted fish bowl was a Christmas present from Becca. It was one of my favorite Christmas Presents I’ve ever received. Her design was based off of my 4 FLOWERS image.

The tragic part of this story is that I used the bowl as my loose change jar. When it was full I took it to the bank and it got broke. I don’t know that I’ve ever fully recovered. Hopefully some day I will get a replacement for it. Perhaps it will come the same day I get my replacement for my Monica Henning painting that was also tragically destroyed in a freak dog toy accident.

The last image is something I won at a Christmas Work Party. I sold it to a co-worker for $20.

I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that I did put my car in the ditch on Wednesday. It was the first time in my life I’ve put my car in the ditch… well during winter. (I’m sure many of you remember the skunk family story that lead to my relenting and agreeing to get cell phones.)

I need to point out (because of people like Amber of Youth Group fame) that I was not taking pictures (like I was in 2 of the pictures above) while I was driving. It just happened. Not by best moment.

One of my best moments was being able to restore 3 old timey blogs by adding these old timey photos to the Photograpy 139 Gallery:

EVEN WHEN YOU WIN
PRETTIEST PRESENT
ANGRY BRAD’S DESIGNS

On next Saturday’s walk down memory lane, we will have another look at some Little White Lye Soap pictures.

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These images were in the folder 02-10-08/lwlenhanced:


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There are some examples of really bad Photoshop work in this collection.

If you have forgotten, Little White Lye Soap is a company ran by Shannon. It is high quality soap that I highly endorse. I’d recommend you go out and buy about 20-30 bars!

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve some artwork by Becca and Sara Junckner. Or it will involve more Little White Lye Soap. You never know.

Won’t Take that Credit; I know Where We Get It; Them Blessings Be Comin’ from God Above

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.


Bennett 2017 Family Photo
Blessed with a tremendous biological family. Blessed to share DNA and a life with these people.


Blessed to be a part of Olivia’s family. Blessed to learn a new definition of the word “family” from Shorty and Doris.

Mission Trip  - Day 0
Blessed to be a part of an incredible church family. From Youth Group to Methodist Men to the people I see in the pews on Sundays.

Thanksgiving - 2017
Blessed to have a job and double blessed to have a great work family. 7 AM comes pretty early, but so many of the people I work with make the struggle worth the effort.


Blessed to share a life with this band of brothers. Not one of us has any fashion sense, but I’d still take a bullet for any of them.


Blessed to fit in with this band of sisters as well.

Movie Club
Blessed to be able to share my love of weird cinema with like minded individuals once a month.

October 28, 2017
Blessed to be a Cyclone and double blessed to have somebody to share so many trips to Jack Trice (a spiritual place for me) with.


Blessed to have a roof over my head that belongs to me. Blessed that I can extend that roof over friends and family when their life needs it. Blessed that when I say, “Want to help paint by house?” 20+ people show up.


Blessed that friends from past jobs are still important pillars of my current life.

The Howard Children
Blessed that people that aren’t related to me consider me an uncle to them.

August 15, 2017
Blessed to have a car that I can drive out of town and not worry about the tire falling off.


Blessed to have so many people in my life that when I say, “I’m coming to your city”, they say, “You’re staying with us right?”

Tenderloining at Nick's
Blessed to have so many people in my life that fill gaps.

Selfie Project - March 5
Blessed that even though I’m aged, I still healthy enough to still ball. Although pretty poorly these days.

Selfie Project - January 27
Blessed that even though I’m aged, I still have people in my life that keep me young.

Selfie Project - January 21
Blessed to have people in my life that want to change the world for the better, when I get cynical.

Selfie Project -January 14
Blessed to have art in my life.

May 25, 2017
Blessed to have a beautiful beard. Even if the old guys at my church hate it.


Blessed to have people who will help with projects like this, no questions asked.

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Blessed to share a life and a domicile with this crazy beast. Teaches me about selfless love every single day.

June 28, 2017
Blessed to have a chance to spread my blessings to others, sometimes, with some of my favorite people.

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.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 114 – TRANSPORTATION

A pretty decent week of submissions. TRANSPORTATION really motivated a few people to get out there with there camera!

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


WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

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 115 - WEATHER
WEATHER!


WEATHER! What a great theme! I don’t think that WEATHER needs an explanation, but I have noticed in recent months the surprising amount of people who don’t know the difference between climate and WEATHER. Therefore, here is a definition of WEATHER:

the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.

What is a WEATHER picture? A picture that shows the temperature. Or precipitation. Is is sunny or is it cloudy? What about wind? Convey those things into a photographic image and that my friends will be gold.

I would remiss if I didn’t point out that thee are other definitions of WEATHER. Therefore, feel free to interpret the theme in any way you see fit.

As always, I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

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.

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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 weathered Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 113 – PARTY

I’m going to cut this short this week because I’m short on time. My department at day job is down to about 3 good hips, 1 good set of lungs, and 1 good neck.

Therefore, insert GONE WITH THE WIND reference here.

PARTY:


WEEK 113 - PARTY - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 113 - PARTY - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 113 - PARTY - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner

WEEK 113 - PARTY - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 113 - PARTY - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 113 - PARTY - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 113 - PARTY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

Insert reference to PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE here.

New theme is:


WEEK 114 - TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION!


TRANSPORTATION! Insert a definition of TRANSPORTATION here. Pretty sure everybody knows what TRANSPORTATION is. If not, rent PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES.

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.

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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 transported Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 112 – FRAMED

A bit of a rebound in submissions this week for FRAMED. Let’s keep the positive momentum going!

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


WEEK 112 - FRAMED - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 112 - FRAMED - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

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 113 - PARTY
PARTY! (Submitted by Sara Lockner)


PARTY! What a great theme! You don’t need to be going to a PARTY to take a picture of the PARTY theme. PARTY supplies. PARTY invitations. PARTY preparations. PARTY aftermath. They all count. Or you can hang out with me. Cause wherever I’m at, there is a party going down.

Interpret the theme however you see fit and I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

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.

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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 partied out Monday!

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest – 2017

It is the time where I reveal what photos I entered into the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest, but first the good news and the “bad” news.

The good news is that my sister Carla cleaned up at the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. She got 1st Place in Hidden Treasures of Boone County and Second Place for Photojournalism.

The “bad” news is that the 6 photos I entered got no love from the judge or judges. I really have no clue how they pick the awards. But I put “bad” in quotes because if I could choose to get no awards, that is exactly what I would choose. Plus, I’m super excited about Carla’s awards! Pretty sweet!

If I can get Carla to email me her submissions, I’ll post those at a later date. Like the day that she emails them to me.

Hopefully Teresa will enter some photos next year too!

Any way, you may recall that I had 6 people choose my 6 submission based on who left comments on an Instagram post. Here are those 6 submissions and the people that selected them:


Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Dawn Krause

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Laura Miller

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Amber Moore

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Michelle Haupt

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Micky Augustin

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2017
Jim Robbins

If you would like to see the pool of photos that they had to choose from, click on the link below:

2017 Pufferbilly Days Submission Pool

If you are wondering what was selected to the submission pool here are the requirements:

1. Have never been entered into another photo contest (i.e. Iowa State Fair, Boone County Fair)
2. They had to fit into 1 of the 4 categories: Nature, Photojournalism, Photoshop, or Hidden Treasures of Boone County)
3. I had to like them, sorta.

I’ll add that this is the photo that wasn’t entered, but was chosen by Selector-Alternate Sara Lockner:


#40

I believe that is probably it for photo contests for 2017. As things now, I will probably remain unretired from Photo Contests in 2018. See you then.

The Next 52

As we near the end of the most recent 52 themes, it is time that I reveal the next 52. If there is a name in parentheses next to the theme, that is the person that suggest the theme:

  1. Party (Sara Lockner)
  2. Black and White
  3. Portrait
  4. Faceless Portrait
  5. Old or Elderly
  6. Signs
  7. Road Trip
  8. Landscape
  9. Still Life
  10. Night
  11. Small Town
  12. Family
  13. Macro
  14. Self-Portrait
  15. Art
  16. Religion
  17. Abstract
  18. Music
  19. Animal
  20. Shadow
  21. Joy
  22. Fear
  23. Jealousy
  24. Tree
  25. High Perspective
  26. Weather
  27. Nature
  28. Water
  29. Flower
  30. Ruins
  31. Low Perspective
  32. Food
  33. Store
  34. Transportation
  35. Architecture
  36. Reflection
  37. Candid Portrait
  38. Black
  39. White
  40. City
  41. Agriculture
  42. Competition
  43. Framed
  44. Work
  45. Toy
  46. Government
  47. Feet
  48. Hands
  49. Colorful
  50. Scary
  51. Hobbies (Dae Hee Yoon)
  52. Humor

 

Remember that this list isn’t in order. Only the random generator gods know what order these challenges will present themselves.

Iowa State Fair Photography Salon – 2017

Now that the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon is officially over, I can reveal what picture was accepted for display and what 3 pictures were given the shaft.


Iowa State Fair - 2017
Displayed

In case you didn’t know, the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon is one of the hardest photo competitions in the world. They only accept about 20% of the photos entered. Now you know.

The following pictures did not fare so well. The judges looked them square in the eye and said, “Get out of here kid. You have no future!”


Iowa State Fair - 2017

Iowa State Fair - 2017

Iowa State Fair - 2017

The next photo contest on the docket is the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. Those pictures have been selected by my hearty crew of volunteers and their order has been placed. You can check out those entries on the corner of 8th and Story in downtown Boone starting Thursday, September 7.

Here is a bonus picture:


Sara and Cousin Amy

Sara sent me a picture of she and Cousin Amy finding my picture at the Photography Salon!