Facade

Part of the front of the Boone County Museum recently fell off.

Took a few pictures just to document what could have been a tragedy.














I recently attend a funeral of a church friend. One of the people that spoke about him at the funeral said that on the day of their wedding he had drove around town to document what the town looked like on their wedding day. In the future they would be able to look back at what their world was like and how it changed. I think this is an excellent idea.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 37 – EMOTIONS

EMOTIONS was a profoundly unpopular theme. I’m sure destined to hit the cutting room floor if this challenge extends into a second year. Maybe it was the holiday weekend. Maybe people were like feelings? Actually feeling something? No thanks! Back to my mass consumerism, thank you very much*. Either way, Angie was the only person that kept this theme from being a shutout and being the first strike against this challenge.

Here are the submissions for EMOTIONS:


WEEK 37 - EMOTIONS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 37 - EMOTIONS - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 37 - EMOTIONS - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

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 is…


WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE
PERSPECTIVE

Back when I was compiling the list of 52 themes, I thought about breaking PERSPECTIVE into LOW PERSPECTIVE and HIGH PERSPECTIVE, but I thought it would be interesting, given the choice where people would go. The level of a rat or the level of an eagle. Both animals forage through trash for food, but their perspective on the world is totally different.

However, being high or low isn’t the only definition of perspective. As always, feel free to define perspective any way that you want.

HOUSEKEEPING

RULES

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 noon 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.

That’s all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune again next Monday. Hopefully with a lot of new perspectives on the world.

*Just wanted to make sure everybody knows that I’m a minimalist and that I’m super excited about the new movie coming out about my people.

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ

QUESTION 7

Quentin Tarantino famously was once quoted as saying: “When I’m getting serious about a girl I show her RIO BRAVO and she better (expletive deleted) like it.” What one of my 3 favorite movies do I use as a test of the quality of the people in my life? They better (expletive deleted) like it!

ANSWER: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

BONUS

What are my other 2 favorite movies? To earn the point, you must include the year of release.

KING KONG (1933) & PSYCHO (1960)

03-28-07

These archive images are from the folder 03-28-07.

It includes a couple pictures of Carla and Teresa putting in the tile in Mom’s back entry way.






















Next Saturday’s folder will include one of my all-time favorite images.

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ

QUESTION 6

I rose to a certain amount of prominence in the 5th Grade based on a series of creative writing stories that featured a rabbit with super powers that lived in Carrot Castle deep in the heart of Raspberry Forest. Name both the rabbit’s super hero name and alter ego:

ANSWER: Superfluff & Fluffy

BONUS

The character was based on a rabbit that was a present from my cousin Becky. When I attained ownership of the rabbit, what was its unfortunate name?

ANSWER: Hawkeye

Hath a Charm for Pain and Woe

My Mom’s neighbor has a patch of poppies next to the electric pole in her yard. I took a few photos of them the other day. Here is one of them:




Poppies are another flower that comes and goes too soon.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/4.5
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 05/22/2016 – 17:04
LATITUDE: 42.05607°
LONGITUDE: -93.87495°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: None

For Russell

I actually have been pretty lax about photographing flowers this year. That is partially because the 2017 Photography 139 Calendar will go in a new direction. Partially because I haven’t even planted flowers in my yard this year. Partially because my daffodils didn’t bloom this year. Partially because I missed my window of opportunity to go to Pella this year to photograph tulips. Regardless, my daisies were the first of my flowers to bloom this year.

So I dedicate the first flower picture of 2016 to Russell, because he hates my flower photography. He will be in mourning since flowers will start to become a bigger part of this here blog in the coming months. Probably. Sorry Russell, that is how the cookie crumbles.






PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/20
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 05/22/2016 – 13:18
LATITUDE: 42.05511°
LONGITUDE: -93.87082°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: None

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWER SHEET

QUESTION 5

When Olivia and I got married, who were my 5 groomsmen?

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Anders Runestad, Jay Janson, William McAlpine, and Eric Hiatt

BONUS

I’ve been a groomsman or bridesman 7 times. Name the 7 grooms/brides I’ve served:

ANSWER: Jesse Howard, Jay Janson, Anders Runestad, Scott Degeneffe, Derrick Gorshe, Sara Lockner, and Nate Miller

Gannon and Duarte

Here is another photo from the work afternoon I spent with a group of people turning the old grain elevator in west Ames into an “art place”.




This was painted onto a window on the third or fourth floor.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: Unrecorded
APERTURE: Unrecorded
EXPOSURE: 1/80
DATE: 04/13/2016 13:38
LATITUDE: 42.03700°
LONGITUDE: -93.68144
ASSISTANT: Micky Augustin

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 36 – LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS

It looks like LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS also wasn’t an extremely popular theme. Might have to put it on the chopping block if this little project continues into a second year. I guess we’ll see.

On the positive though, it was extremely popular with first time submitter Sara Lockner. Hopefully this won’t be the last time a theme rings the creative bell for Sara.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 35 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 1
Sara Lockner 1

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 2
Sara Lockner 2

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 3
Sara Lockner 3

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 4
Sara Lockner 4

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

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 is…


WEEK 37 - EMOTIONS
EMOTIONS!

But what are EMOTIONS! Google defines EMOTION as a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationship with others. So capture somebody displaying an emotion. Even a second hand emotion like love. Or capture a scene that is the result of a emotion. Capture an image that is supposed to incite an emotion. (Although, quite frankly I hope that is what you’re trying to do with every image.) Or as always, define the theme any way that you want.

HOUSEKEEPING

RULES

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 noon 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 REMINDER DIVISION

A reminder that you can check out all the submission thus far by visiting the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE TAKE 3 Gallery on this here website. Click the below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE TAKE 3 GALLERY

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

I’m pleased to announce that the Persons are the latest people to show their taste, class, and sophistication by grabbing a Photography 139 email subscription. The short scoop on them is that they are the most talented photographers I know and have been family friends for as long as I have memories. If you see them out and about walking the mean streets of Boone, give them a knowing glance and show them the Super Secret Photography 139 handshake.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, we will commune again next Monday. Hopefully with a plethora of EMOTIONS pictures!

03-14-07, 03-26-07, 03-26-07 B

This dip into the archives covers folders 03-14-07, 03-26-07, & 03-26-07 B.

As promised, there is a picture of a Gra Lab Timer. Control your enthusiasm.




























Next Saturday’s images will probably include a few week attempts at Still Life.

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWER

QUESTION 4

When I was finally invited to play Saturday Morning Basketball, Bill Wentworth pulled me aside and told me that they just let two players do all the scoring. There was a standing rule that those two players could not be on the same team. Name those two ballers:

ANSWER: Dan Dill & Willy McAlpine

BONUS

One year later, the rule had changed so what two ballers were not allowed to be on the same team:

ANSWER: Christopher D. Bennett & Jesse Howard

The Final Manos

I realize I never posted the MANOS pictures that were used in the Birthday Party FAQ or in the actual invitation.

I also forgot to thank Derrick earlier for being the fire starter during the party.

The MANOS images:














































I’ll be retiring the THE MASTER costume to a wall in my house very soon. I will not mention MANOS again, but interested parties may still book a viewing in The Union Street Theater.

But what about the answer to the Christopher D. Bennett Trivia Quiz? Look below:

QUESTION 3

My dog is named after a song by what transcendent musician?

ANSWER: John Coltrane

BONUS

What friend came up with the idea for that name?

ANSWER: Dawn Krause