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:
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:
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.
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
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!