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Season ‘Em, Put ‘Em on a Beat with Me, Then I’m Eating ‘Em

The world wasn’t ready for these MACRO pictures for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE on Monday. I’m not sure that the world is ready for them now, but I can’t hold them back any longer:


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The grand majority of these pictures were taken in my back yard. The first seven were taken at Herman Park. The closed eye is Kim Barker. It was taken behind the building at the Day Job.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 58 Alpha

A few week’s back I went ahead and knocked out the first of 2 pictures for Page 58 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT:


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha
Page 58 – Alpha – Take a picture of yourself pretending to be somebody else.

Maybe this concept is a little arrogant, but at least now all the people that keep asking me why I have a piece of duct tape on my dashboard with the word “Expectations” written on it will stop asking me about it.

Here are some other photos from the photo shoot that I like, but won’t be adhered into the physical THE PHOTO JOURNAL:


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


Photo Journal - Page 58 Alpha Reject


I’m not sure what page of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT we’ll tackle next.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 108 – ART

ART is one of my favorite themes. I love seeing what kind of ART that people have in their lives. This was a solid week of submissions.

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


WEEK 108 -  ART - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 108 -  ART - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 108 -  ART - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 108 -  ART - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 108 -  ART - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 108 -  ART - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 108 -  ART - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 108 -  ART - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 108 -  ART - SHERI FARKHOURI
Sheri Farkhouri

WEEK 108 -  ART - SHERI FARKHOURI
Sheri Farkhouri

WEEK 108 -  ART - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 108 -  ART - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 108 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 108 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

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 109 - MACRO
MACRO!


MACRO! What a great theme! MACRO is legit one of my favorite themes, but what is MACRO. MACRO is just some east coast elite’s way of sayin’ close-up photography. With all their fancy book learnin’.

Okay, as somebody that has been falsely accused of being an elitist, I will say that there is a lot more accurate definition of MACRO that deals with the relationship of the size of the actual object to the size of that object when recorded on to a 135mm negative. That being said, to do that type of true MACRO photography, you need to drop a certain amount of coin on equipment.

As a man of the people, we can just say that MACRO means getting up in somebody or something’s grill and getting a shot.

As always, I look forward to seeing everybody’s interpretations. That includes you Bill, Dawn, and Micky. If Becky can make a comeback, you can make a comeback. We ALL can make a comeback!

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 close and personal Monday!

Yo, Ya Just Get in That, You Get in that Head Space, Ya Know

The general public wasn’t ready for these pictures to be unleashed on Monday for the WHITE theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Not sure they’re ready now, but I can’t hold them back any longer. Here are the alternates for WHTIE:


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


WHITE - ALTERNATE


Once again, there weren’t many alternates this week. I spent most of my WHITE week doing vacation type stuff. If you’re lucky, I might get into my vacation stuff on Sunday.

All of these pictures were taken in th ebackyard of the Photography 139 Studio.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 107 – WHITE

Another week of good submissions for this week’s theme of WHITE.

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


WEEK 107 - WHITE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 107 - WHITE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 107 - WHITE - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri

WEEK 107 - WHITE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 107 - WHITE - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri

WEEK 107 - WHITE - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri

WEEK 107 - WHITE - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 107 - WHITE - TAMARA PETERSON 1
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 107 - WHITE - TAMARA PETERSON 2
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 107 - WHITE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 107 - WHITE - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley

WEEK 107 - WHITE - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley

WEEK 107 - WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

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 108 - ART
ART!


ART! What a great theme! I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it! Get out there and make some ART!

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 artistic Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 106 – NATURE

I’m back from South Dakota, so it is time to reveal last week’s submissions for NATURE:


WEEK 106 - NATURE - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
ANGIE DEWAARD 1


WEEK 106 - NATURE - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
ANGIE DEWAARD 2


WEEK 106 - NATURE - CATHIE RALEY 1
CATHIE RALEY 1


WEEK 106 - NATURE - JOE DUFF
JOE DUFF


WEEK 106 - NATURE - CATHIE RALEY 2
CATHIE RALEY 2


WEEK 106 - NATURE - MICKY AUGUSTIN 1
MICKY AUGUSTIN 1


WEEK 106 - NATURE - MICHELLE HAUPT
MICHELLE HAUPT


WEEK 106 - NATURE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
MICKY AUGUSTIN 2


WEEK 106 - NATURE - SARAH KARBER
SARAH KARBER


WEEK 106 - NATURE - SHANNON BARDOLE
SHANNON BARDOLE


WEEK 106 - NATURE - TAMARA PETERSON
TAMARA PETERSON


WEEK 106 - NATURE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT


WEEK 106 - NATURE - KIM BARKER
KIM BARKER


WEEK 106 - NATURE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
ELIZABETH NORDEEN


NATURE is always one of my favorite week’s of SUBMISSIONS. Hoping WHITE is just as good!

I’m Just a Sucker with No Self-Esteem

These are the pictures that didn’t make the cut for the FAMILY theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


WEEK 105 - FAMILY ALTERNATE


The posts that are about the pictures I don’t use for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE will take a different flavor starting next week. Some people have expressed concern that I seem to be badmouthing these photos. Next week I will take the flavor in a totally opposite direction. I bet people will miss the extreme humility of these posts in a matter of days.

For those people who like to prowl around in the Smugmug Gallery, for this run of 52 themes, I’m separating the alternates into their own album rather than dumping everything into one album. That album can be seen via the link below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE ALTERNATES


I hope you won’t drown in the suspense of where the new blog titles for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE ALTERNATES will come from. I have a feeling that not many of you will get the reference immediately. That is why the Good Lord invented the Google.

A PHOTO JOURNAL – HENRY CARROLL – PAGE 19

A few weeks back I took what I thought might be one of the more intriguing pages in THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. Page 19.


Photo Journal - Page 19
Page 19 – Take the best picture you can right now.

How do you determine when is the “right now” from the page? What I did was randomly pick a day and a time and set a timer on my phone. On that day I took off driving. Then when my timer went off I gave myself a few minutes to pull over. Then I used the lens that was on the camera. A medium length and range zoom lens. Then I gave myself a few minutes to take a photo. That was how I defined right now.

Here are a few other pictures I took, but won’t end up taped into the physical manifestation of THE PHOTO JOURNAL:


Page 19 - Reject


Page 19 - Reject


Page 19 - Reject


Page 19 - Reject


Page 19 - Reject


Page 19 - Reject


Interestingly enough, during this little photo subject, due to the limitations I placed upon myself, a picture for Page 50-51 was taken. A picture of one of our slithery friends.

9 Emotions Project – Brandon Kahler

Brandon was the latest to tap into his inner silent film star and pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. Here is his collection:


9 Emotions Project - Brandon Kahler
9 Emotions Project – Brandon Kahler

In case you forgot the emotions, here they are again:


Joy - Brandon Kahler
Joy

Sadness - Brandon Kahler
Sadness

Anger  - Brandon Kahler
Anger

Amusement - Brandon Kahler
Amusement

Fear - Brandon Kahler
Fear

Jealousy - Brandon Kahler
Jealousy

Surprise - Brandon Kahler
Surprise

Sympathy - Brandon Kahler
Sympathy

Boredom - Brandon Kahler
Boredom

So who will be the next to pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT? I don’t know. But I have a few ideas.