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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 84 – TREE

People love TREE! Lots of submissions for TREE!

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


WEEK 84 - TREE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 84 - TREE - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 84 - TREE - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 84 - TREE - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 84 - TREE - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 84 - TREE - KIM BARKER 3
Kim Barker 3

WEEK 84 - TREE - KIM BARKER 4
Kim Barker 4

WEEK 84 - TREE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 84 - TREE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 84 - TREE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 84 - TREE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 84 - TREE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 84 - TREE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 84 - TREE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

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 85 - HIGH PERSPECTIVE
HIGH PERSPECTIVE

On a personal note, there are many people that think that I have all the themes planned out. I don’t. All the themes are on slips of paper in a blank DVD-R lid on my work desk. Every Monday morning I pull out a new slip and that is how the themes are decided. I do not try to align any theme up with a certain time of year. TREE just happened to coincide with Earth Day. Believe me. If I was lining themes up with holidays or times of year, HIGH PERSPECTIVE would’ve been last week.

What is HIGH PERSPECTIVE? In photographic terms, it is getting high above a subject and photographing it. It doesn’t have to be super high. You don’t have to go to tall building and look down. A few feet above your subject would work. If you want to phone it in. I would urge you to go out and find a cliff or a bridge or a parking ramp or a tall building or a roof top and get a different perspective on the world. Then share it with us.

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

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 high Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 82 – ANGRY

I can’t be ANGRY about this week’s participation rates. After all, there was a first time participant in Linda Bennett! Welcome aboard Aunt Linda. I’m expecting big things!

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


WEEK 82 - ANGER - Mike Vest
Mike Vest

WEEK 82 - ANGER - MICKY AUGUSTIN 1
Micky Augustin 1

WEEK 82 - ANGER - MICKY AUGUSTIN 2
Micky Augstin 1

WEEK 82 - ANGER - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 82 - ANGER - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 82 - ANGER - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 82 - ANGER - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 82 - ANGER - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 82 - ANGRY - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 82 - ANGRY - CATHIE RALEY
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 83 - SMOKE
SMOKE!


This should be an easy enough theme. I don’t know that there are people out there that still SMOKE. At least I don’t think that I know anybody that still SMOKEs. Vaping seems to be the order of the day now. However, cigarettes is the worst way to create smoke any way. Fire that is the best way to create smoke. So, go out there and start a fire and get a quality SMOKE picture.

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 smoky Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 81 – FACELESS PORTRAIT

FACELESS PORTRAIT is challenging, but still, a handful of hearty photographers gave it a whirl. But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about heart. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - SUZANNE BRANNEN
Suzanne Brannen

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - 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 82 - ANGRY
ANGRY!

ANGRY seems like a pretty straight forward easy theme. It should be easy to find somebody you know that is ANGRY. Or something that makes you ANGRY.

Personally, I’m somebody that people rarely see ANGRY, but I’m told I have a “look” when I’m ANGRY. I assume that this look is what I captured in the reveal photo above.

So get out there and get in touch with your inner Hulk. Incredible, or otherwise.

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE ROUNDBALL ORACLES DIVISION

Tonight is the national title game and there are two people still alive in the pursuit to have their name put on the List of Immortals, next to other basketball greats like Running Wolf and that missionary guy from Taiwan.

Here is what you need to know to base your rooting interests tonight:

IF North Carolina (a fine academic institution COUGH! COUGH!) wins, Paul Golden is this year’s Roundball Oracles Champ!
IF Gonzaga (a school that nearly closed in the 90s) wins, Andree Jauhari is this year’s Roundball Oracles Champ!

I know who I’m rooting to win. (Hint: It involves which one it will cost me the least amount of money to ship the trophy to…)

Good luck gentlemen!

On the other side of the coin. Congratulations (I think) go out to Shannon Bardole (for the moment) for winning this year’s The Sara! The trophy awarded to last place adult that tried really, really hard. She edged out Jill Gorshe, Corey Faust (all that hockey must be going to his brain), and Laura Miller. Laura was close to clinching a repeat. However, South Carolina’s Final Four run gave her just enough points to best Shannon, Jill, and Faust in the final standings. Well played Laura!

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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 angry Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 79 – ORANGE

A pretty good week of submissions. But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about that. You just want to see the submissions for ORANGE:


WEEK 79 - ORANGE - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 79 - ORANGE - MICHAEL AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

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 80 - RURAL
RURAL

RURAL! This is a variation of last year’s theme of COUNTRY. So what is RURAL?

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic:

So get out of the city or find a little bit of RURAL in the city. Good luck! Happy photo harvesting!

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 rural Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 75 – MUSIC

Most people seem to have adjusted to the new way of things. As participation rates didn’t spike, but they also didn’t fall… too far.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see this week’s submissions. Here are the submissions for MUSIC:


WEEK 75 - MUSIC - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 3
Dawn Krause 3

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 4
Dawn Krause 4

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

A solid week of submissions! I’m glad so many people have MUSIC and a love of MUSIC in their lives! I weep openly for those of you that don’t.

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 76 - GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT!

“Oooh… GOVERNMENT. That sounds hard.” He heard a murmuring across the plains.

But it isn’t. Not at all. If you think about it, the GOVERNMENT is everywhere. I don’t mean that in a Big Brother-the NSA is wiretapping your phones and paying attention to whatever inane meme* you are posting on Facebook this week sort of a way. I mean that it is everywhere. That road you drove to work on today. That is the GOVERNMENT. That public park you went to this weekend. That is the GOVERNMENT. In the military? The United States military is the largest socialist organization in world. It is the GOVERNMENT. Police. GOVERNMENT. Firefighters. GOVERNMENT. Public schools. GOVERNMENT. Public universities. GOVERNMENT. Did you flush your toilet this morning? That stuff went into your city’s water treatment center. GOVERNMENT.

But GOVERNMENT doesn’t just mean your federal, state, county, or local government. That civic organization that you belong to. They have a GOVERNMENT. The youth sports organization altar that you sacrifice coin, happiness, and weekends upon. They have a GOVERNMENT. I’m even the President of a church organization. GOVERNMENT.

Of course, there are the obvious symbols of GOVERNMENT, like courthouses and capitol buildings. But 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 governed Monday!

*All memes are inane.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 74 – BLACK & WHITE

A great week of participation, which has me all amped up, since BLACK & WHITE is my favorite theme.

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


WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - MICHAEL AUGUSTIN
Michael Augustin

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 74 - BLACK & WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

One of the best weeks of submissions to date!

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 75 - MUSIC
MUSIC!

I don’t feel like I need to define MUSIC. If you don’t have any MUSIC in your life, I feel bad for you. Really, really, really, really bad for you. You should get out there and get some music in you. Whether it is seeing a local band at a local dive, visiting a local music store, cracking out your old instrument from your high school days, cracking out your old vinyls, screen capturing a playlist on your phone, photographing that musician friend, or even just cracking out some sheet music. The possibilities are endless!

As always, feel liberated to define the theme as 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 verymusical Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 73 – ABSTRACT

A decent rebound from last week as several people were able to get all ABSTRACT.

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 ABSTRACT:


WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 73 - ABSTRACT - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

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 74 - BLACK & WHITE
BLACK & WHITE!


I can’t deny it. This is my favorite theme. My first passion has always been BLACK & WHITE Photography. People that don’t like BLACK & WHITE photography are bad people. Plus, this is such an easy theme. Go out and take a BLACK & WHITE photo of literally anything. I probably should give a dissertation on how textures and light can be emphasized in BLACK & WHITE, but I won’t. Just go out and take some BLACK & WHITE 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.

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 monochromatic 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 71 – HAPPY

Not a ton of submissions for HAPPY this week. This makes me sad, how little happiness was out there this week.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about happiness. You want to see the submissions for HAPPY!


WEEK 71 - HAPPY - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

Sorry it was late this week. This morning was like getting kicked in the face. Helped up. Then kicked in the balls. But I digress.

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 72 - RELIGION
RELIGION!

This should be an easy one. Everybody has one, whether they want to admit it or not. I know a guy who’s RELIGION is conspiracy theories. I know a guy who’s RELIGION is the Green Bay Packers. I think I know lots of people who worship at the idol of Facebook “Likes”. If you’re thinking of a more traditional RELIGION, there is one pastor that subscribes to this blog and another that is a youth pastor. Maybe you are going to Winter Jam on Friday. Maybe you live a few blocks from a church, synagogue, temple, or mosque. Get out there and have a religious experience of some kind.

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.

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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 religious 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
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Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
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Laura Miller
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Corinna
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Shawn Lockner
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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!