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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 92 – NATURE

NATURE really sparked something in a lot of people. I think this is the largest group of submissions we’ve had in weeks! Brooke even rejoined us! Welcome back Brooke!

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You want to see the submission for NATURE:


WEEK 92- NATURE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 92- NATURE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 92- NATURE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 92- NATURE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 92- NATURE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 92- NATURE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 92- NATURE - BROOKE MILLIGAN
Brooke Milligan 1

WEEK 92- NATURE - BROOKE MILLIGAN
Brooke Milligan 2

WEEK 92- NATURE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 92- NATURE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 92 - NATURE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 92- NATURE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 92- NATURE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 92- NATURE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 92- NATURE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 92- NATURE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

What a great week of submission!

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 93 - TIME
TIME!


As it so happens, I’m actually short of TIME to write a description of TIME right now. So the short, short version is that the idea of TIME is to capture a moment or moments in TIME. This should be done with either an extremely short or a long exposure. However, there are obviously other ways to define TIME. Some people think that TIME doesn’t even exist. Feel free to use any definition of TIME that works for you.

Good luck and I can’t wait to see your interpretations of TIME!


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.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 MISSION DIVISION

For those of you that are observant of my schedule, I will be in Saint Paul on a mission trip next Monday. That doesn’t change the schedule of events. The deadline for inclusion of your submission will still be 11 AM on Monday. At 12:01, next week’s theme will be revealed. I won’t have much access to my email until I return to the Cyclone State on Friday, therefore I won’t reveal the submission until I return or until I feel that I have adequately recovered physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

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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 timely Monday or whenever I release the submissions!

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll

My new Wednesday Photo Project is to work my way through the book “Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs. A photo journal” by Henry Carroll. I’m not sure how much I’ll do on each night, but I made my first foray into the book with Shannon’s assistance last Wednesday.

The way the book works is that is mostly a collection of pages to paste pictures into with photo directives like:

Take an ugly picture of something beautiful.
Create drama around the edge of your frame.
Use aperture to capture melancholy.
Make light the subject of your photography.

And so on and so forth.

Here are four images I started with:


Photograph a park bench.
Photograph a park bench.

Show us that photography is a form of magic.
Show us that photography is a form of magic.

Photograph your earliest memory.
Photography your earliest memory.

Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast
Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast shutter speed.

Since I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to attack this project, I might redo a couple of these photos because I think I’m going to add on a rule that nobody can be in more

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 90 – PURPLE

This week I had a technology snafu, so if you emailed in a picture before the 11 AM deadline and don’t see it posted, just email it to me again and I’ll get it up. Late, but I’ll get it up.

But you didn’t come here to talk all tommyrot about technology and snafus. You just want to see the submission for PURPLE:


WEEK 90 - PURPLE - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 3

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett 1

WEEK 90 - PURPLE - LINDA BENNETT 2
Linda Bennett 2

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 91 - PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT!

PORTRAIT! What a great theme! I think everybody knows what a PORTRAIT is, but don’t think that you have to make this a formal portrait. A group of people awkwardly posed in front of some scene from nature. You CAN do that, but you don’t have to do that. Candids work great as well! Don’t think that a PORTRAIT has to be of a human subject. Animals make great portraits. So do inanimate objects. Don’t think that a PORTRAIT has to be of a face. Think creatively and 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.

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 portraity Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 89 – HOT

The one thing about a Monday being a holiday is that you can really get a sense of who the diehards are for the WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about brand loyalty. You want to see the submissions for HOT:


WEEK 89 - WEEK 89 - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 89 - HOT - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 89 - HOT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 89 - HOT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 89 - HOT - 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 90 - PURPLE
PURPLE!


PURPLE! What a great theme! I don’t think I need to define PURPLE. Just like pornography.. I mean art… you know PURPLE when you see it. Unless you are color blind. Then you don’t. And may God have mercy on your soul.

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 purple Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 87 – GLITTERY

It was a pretty solid week of submission for GLITTERY. Can’t complain. Wouldn’t even if I knew how.

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


WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 87 - GLITTERY - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 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 88 - AMERICANA
AMERICANA

AMERICANA! What a great theme! But what is AMERICANA. Basically, AMERICANA is/be/are things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States. Many things can fall under AMERICANA. Paintings, prints and drawings, license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapsons, flags, plaques and statues.. Nostalgia often plays into AMERICANA.

Basically anything that screams AMERICA to you. From small town festivals to the local VFW. Have at it. Remember, you can define the theme anyway that you see fit. Just get out there and take some photos!

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 American Monday!

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!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 85 – HIGH PERSPECTIVE

It was cold and rainy in central Iowa this week. It was a tough week to get out there and get this challenge done. However, several people were able to pull it off. Kudos to them for getting a HIGH PERSPECTIVE!

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates, you want to see the submission for HIGH PERSPECTIVE:


WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 3

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

Although no dudes participated this week. Where are all my dudes at? Bill? Micky? Vest? Dustin? Jesse? Dude who has yet to participate but secretly wants to participate?

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 86 - WEATHER
WEATHER!

WEATHER! What a great theme! A WEATHER picture could be anything weather related. The wind blowing on a tree. A cloud in the sky. A water puddle. A thermometer. A rain gauge. A weather vane. You’ll figure it out!

As always! Feel free to define the theme any way you want!

It also be noted that if you have suggestions for the next 52 themes, you’re best to start leaving your suggestions in the comments section of this here blog.

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

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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 weathered Monday!