WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 11 – RELIGION

I knew this week’s submissions would be a little light with the combination of the theme and the holiday. However, participation didn’t take too much of a hit. Hopefully it will rebound next week. That theme is pretty easy, but does require a bit of effort.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 11 - RELIGION - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 11 - RELIGION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 11 - TRINITY BARKER - RELIGION
Trinity Barker

WEEK 11 - RELIGION - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 11 - RELIGION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 11 - RELIGION - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

Time to reveal next week’s theme:


WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE
Still Life!

Don’t know what STILL LIFE is? That’s okay, I have a definition:

STILL LIFE – noun – a representation chiefly of inanimate objects.

No housekeeping notes today. As always, I look forward to seeing all the submissions.

But Even a Fool Will Tell You

On my recent trip to Manhattan I spent some time at my Aunt Linda’s farm. There are many fascinating things deteriorating in her yard. Of course, this is the kind of thing I love to photograph.

Below is one such thing.


Abandoned Welder

There are at least a few more images from this trip coming your way.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 10mm (35mm equivalency – 15mm)
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/80
DATE: 11/20/2016 – 14:53
NO GPS DATA

PHOTOSHOP

I did some stuff.

Highway 177

Just south of Manhattan a few miles is a scenic view. On my recent trip to visit Nate and Laura, I stopped at this scenic view and snapped a few photos. Below is one of my favorites.




I took this photo on my Saturday in Manhattan. I wish I would have visited this place on my Friday in Manhattan.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 250
FOCAL LENGTH: 12mm (35mm equivalency – 18mm)
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/60
DATE: 11/21/2015 – 17:10
LATITUDE: 39° 7′ 57″
LONGITUDE: 96° 32′ 22″
ALTITUDE: 405.48 meters

PHOTOSHOP

1. Adjusted BRIGHTNESS to 24. CONTRAST to 70.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 10 – WORK

There was a bit of a falloff in participation this week, but that was to be expected. I fear this week’s theme will really scare people. That is okay, everybody needs to get out of the comfort zones once in a while.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 10 - WORK - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 10 - WORK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 10 - WORK - LAURA MILLER
Laura Miller

WEEK 10 - WORK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 10 - WORK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 10 - WORK - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 10 - WORK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett


Angie DeWaard

WEEK 10 - WORK - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

This brings us to the time where we reveal this week’s theme…


WEEK 11 - RELIGION
RELIGION!

I told you it would be something that isn’t in everybody’s comfort zone. However, I hope there is still a good amount of submissions.

Time for a definition:

religion – noun – a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

And of course… time for a couple of housekeeping notes from PHOTOGRAPHY 139’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION.

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Other sidenote, only 1 person responded positively to the return of the Proust Questionnaire, therefore it will not be making a December return. Take that Proust!

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With the Plastic Eyeballs

Not everybody can be a winner. Like people who get really angry about Participant ribbons. Those people aren’t winners.

These pictures are the people-who-get-mad-about-Participant-ribbons of the FOOD theme for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Submitted with bits of commentary.


FOOD - LOSER
What I eat for breakfast about every Saturday. Because I like to eat healthy.

FOOD - LOSER
I’ve only been to corporate whore Starbucks once in my life, (Kim Barker made me go.) but this is what how I think about the cup “controversy”.

FOOD - LOSER
This picture was to suggest the size of the “Pile” Biscuits and Gravy. You’d be surprised to know how much Photoshop went into this image.

FOOD - LOSER
If loving chocolate milk is wrong, then I’m dropping this course and auditing a different one where my opinions are considered right.

FOOD - LOSER
I love sweet tea so much I should live in a place with a more moderate climate and have less of a work ethic.

FOOD - LOSER
Thanks Taco Bell! I was looking for a sign. Unfortunately she said “In what world?” and now I’m depression eating your disgusting tacos to feel… anything. You win twice.

FOOD - LOSER
The Condiment Basket.

I somehow doubt there will be so many losers next week.

Home is Where the House Is

There will be more photos from this event, but I wanted to set this photo of Layla off on its own because I like it so much.


Deep Thoughts of a 3 Year Old

I’m not a mentalist, a psychic, or even a psycho, but this is what I think Layla is thinking:

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate.
And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY-SLT-A65V
ISO: 1000
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm (90mm – 35mm equivalency)
APERTURE: f/4
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 11/15/2015 – 14:55
PHOTOSHOP: Converted to Black & White.
NO GPS DATA

You’re Underneath My Skin

Decided to keep a vow (that I made to myself) to go even harder on the Dream Effect. Might have to do this effect with a person soon. Hmmmmm…


Iowa State Fair Flower - Dream Effect - HDR Toning

You can also see what this image looked like before the effect was applied, by clicking on the image and closing the “Buy this Photo” noise put up by Photography 139’s Shameless Commerce Division.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 1600
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm (90mm -35mm equivalency)
APERTURE: f/3.5
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 08/22/2015 – 18:28
LATITUDE: 41° 35′ 41.3″
LONGITUDE: 93° 33, 4.4″
ALTITUDE: 243.15 meters

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 9 – FOOD

A pretty fair amount of submissions this week. I hope the momentum continues next week with a subject matter many people are less familiar with than FOOD. There is also, not one, but TWO first time contributors in this week’s submissions! Hopefully they feel inspired to keep submitting, even though this week’s theme will be harder. Hooray!

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 9 - FOOD - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 9 - FOOD - LAURA MILLER
Laura Miller

WEEK 9 - FOOD - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 9 - FOOD - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 9 - FOOD - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard One

WEEK 9 - FOOD - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard Two

WEEK 9 - FOOD - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 9  - FOOD - MONICA HENNING
Monica Kewer

WEEK 9 - FOOD - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 9 - FOOD - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 9 - FOOD - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 9 - FOOD - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 9 - TERESA KAHLER - FOOD
Teresa Kahler

Time to reveal next week’s theme. My clue earlier was that it was something that many people aren’t as familiar with as they are food. Of course, that doesn’t include anybody with in the sound of these words.

Next week’s theme!



WORK!

WORK – /werk/ noun – Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.

Hopefully the enthusiasm for this project carries over!

Time for a quick housekeeping note from Photography 139’s Shameless Self-Promotion Division. We are pleased to announce that a new email subscriber has been added: Laura Miller of Manhattan, Kansas. I believe her to be the third person that resides in Kansas to subscribe to this here blog. If you see her out and about, give her the knowing glance AND feel free to teacher her the super-secret Photography 139 handshake. Welcome aboard Laura!

Alice Walker

Always a good time to post a flower picture from my trip to the Iowa State Fair.




Happy Friday the 13th, opening day of Cyclones’ basketball, and the release date of the MR. SHOW reboot. Today is a great day!

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONLY SLT-A65V
ISO: 800
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm (90mm – 35mm equivalency)
APERTURE: f/4
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 08/22/15 – 18:28
LATITUDE: 41° 35′ 41’6″
LONGITUDE: 93° 33′ 4.4″
ALTITUDE: 241.71 meters