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!
The goal of my birthday road trip was Dunning Springs in Decorah. The photo below proves I made it:
I actually want to go back to Decorah and spend a little more time up there this summer. I guess we’ll see what happens.
CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
DATE: 05/20/2017 – 16:11
NO GPS DATA RECORDED
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Wet socks
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Take the Coltrane” by Duke Ellington from DUKE ELLINGTON & JOHN COLTRANE
My birthday present to myself was hitting the open road with just my thoughts, a killer playlist, and my camera. Union Grove Park was one of my first stops. Took this photo there.
Often people tell me that they want to go on one of my photo road trips, but I think it is rare, the person that could survive, let alone thrive under the conditions of my pilgrimages. But applicants are welcome, but you know, they aren’t often accepted.
CAMERA: Sony ILCA-77M2
FOCAL LENGTH: 18mm
DATE: 05/20/2017 – 12:04
PHOTO ASSISTANT: A good towel would’ve helped. Wish I would’ve had one of them.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “One Day” by Matisyahu from LIGHT
FAVORITE LYRIC: “Sometimes in my tears I drown; But I never let it get me down; So when negativity surrounds, I know some day it’ll all turn around.”