This set of NATURE losers was taken in Jester Park.
I’ll be returning to Jester Park soon and spending much more time there at some point in the near future.
This collection of NATURE losers was taken at Ledges.
I got off work early on a Friday and headed to Ledges. I thought that I had insect repellent in my trunk, but I was wrong. I forged on anyways. I got absolutely lit up by mosquitoes. It was not a fun experience. Then when I came out of the remote woods (I was off trail hiking) I was greeted by 3 kids from the Youth Group. Their picture was to show me their excitement for the mission trip. It is getting really close now!
I’m going to do this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE losers a little bit differently. I actually went out 3 or 4 times to take NATURE photos. I’m going to break them down into those trips. These are the pictures from the first trip that didn’t have what it takes:
These pictures were taken at McFarland Park, north of Ames.
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:
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:
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.
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!
This is your weekly reminder that this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is PURPLE!
I’m not going to tell you how to take this photo, but I’m to remind you of Alice Walker’s quote on PURPLE in nature:
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color PURPLE in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
It is in THE BIBLE. Wait. I’ve just been told that quote isn’t in THE BIBLE. Well, it should be. I’m calling for a new Council of Nicea!
Happy photo harvesting!
Here is another tulip photo from my brief trip to the Pella Tulip Festival:
No Kio, no pictures of What Cheer yet. But they are in the pipe.
CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
DATE: 05/06/2017 – 16:24
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: MOM, TERESA, AND LOGAN
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Oh Lord” by NF from THERAPY SESSION
FAVORITE LYRICS: “Leave me alone God, I’ll call you when I need you again; Which is funny, everyone will sleep in the pews; Then blame God for our problems, like He sleeping on you.”