WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 72 – RELIGION

I was told this week’s challenge theme was really hard. That guarantees it will be back next year. Also, this week’s theme is even harder. So let’s get after it!

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about how hard things are, you want to see this week’s submissions. Here they be:


WEEK 72 - RELIGION - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 72 - RELIGION - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

A solid, albeit small collection 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 73 - ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT!

But what is ABSTRACT?

Here is one definition:

existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

Therefore, this is an image that doesn’t necessarily look like anything. My suggestion is to play with lights, a dark room, and long exposure times. If you aren’t so daring, find a modern art masterpiece to photograph. If you are boring, go to an abstract office. Actually, I’ll laugh (but probably not out loud) if somebody sends me a picture of a property ABSTRACT.

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

Kio Dettman has become the latest person to show class, taste, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. This is a big deal because after years of my trying to get him to get an email, he has one! Kio is on about 30 committees at my church. He was last year’s Methodist Men President and is currently serving as the current President’s (that is me) Secretary/Treasure. He is also very active with the Humane Society and has on more than one occasion tried to get me to wear a dog costume and be in a parade. So if you see Kio out walking the mean streets of Boone, feel free to give him a knowing glance and to teach him the super secret Photography 139 Handshake!

Want your own Photography 139 email subscription? Call, email, or text me and I’ll get you the hook up.

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 abstract Monday!

Frosted

Found this leaf on a hike around Lost Lake.




It has been a very bizarre winter, weatherly speaking.


PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/4
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 12/24/2016 – 10:16
LATITUDE: 41.98226°
LONGITUDE: -93.89235°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Fog
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Fear” by Lecrae

The Canvas Wall

The 9 Emotions Project Wall is no more. The 9 16×20 photos are gone. Technically they are stacked in the guest bedroom until I figure out what I’m going to do them.

I’ve replaced them with 9 16×20 canvases to diversify the pictures on my wall and I have this theory that they will be easier to dust. Or at least easier to put out the lie that I dust.

These are the 9 new photos you will see the next time you come visit the Photography 139 Studio:


Canvas No. 1

Canvas No. 2

Canvas No. 3

Canvas No. 4

Canvas No. 5

Canvas No. 6

Canvas No. 7

Canvas No. 8

Canvas No. 9

Right now the 20×30 9 Emotion picture is still up, but that is going to come down sometime soon. I just need to figure out if I’m going to use that space for a giant canvas, or if I’m going to break that spot up with a few more 16x20s. I guess we’ll see what the future holds.

You Might as Well Question Why We Breathe

Last Saturday it was my great pleasure to attend the Women’s March in Des Moines with Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, Gretchen and 27,000 other people.

I believe this to my favorite picture from the day. But I’m only getting the editing process going.




I don’t get very political on this blog, but there will be lots of pictures from this March in the future. So I don’t know that things won’t get political from time to time in the future.

Freedom of the Press, right? As long as you own the press.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 01/21/2017 12:54
LATITUDE: 41.59000°
LONGITUDE: -93.60516°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: The sweet pussy hat that Jen made me.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “The Struggle” by Tenth Avenue North

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 71 – HAPPY

Not a ton of submissions for HAPPY this week. This makes me sad, how little happiness was out there this week.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about happiness. You want to see the submissions for HAPPY!


WEEK 71 - HAPPY - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 71 - HAPPY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

Sorry it was late this week. This morning was like getting kicked in the face. Helped up. Then kicked in the balls. But I digress.

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 72 - RELIGION
RELIGION!

This should be an easy one. Everybody has one, whether they want to admit it or not. I know a guy who’s RELIGION is conspiracy theories. I know a guy who’s RELIGION is the Green Bay Packers. I think I know lots of people who worship at the idol of Facebook “Likes”. If you’re thinking of a more traditional RELIGION, there is one pastor that subscribes to this blog and another that is a youth pastor. Maybe you are going to Winter Jam on Friday. Maybe you live a few blocks from a church, synagogue, temple, or mosque. Get out there and have a religious experience of some kind.

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.

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 religious Monday!

Canvas No. 9

Another photo from a foggy Christmas Eve morning.


High Trestle Trail Bridge

This image will probably pop up in a post again in the future.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 15mm
APERTURE: f/9
EXPOSURE: 1/250
DATE: 12-24-2016 11:30
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Peace
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Oh Lord” by NF