WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 76 – GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT didn’t really ring a lot of people’s bells, which means it will definitely be back on the menu for the next set of themes. Why? I’m not a quitter. However, we are nearing the halfway point of the second set of themes since we rebooted the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT and rebranded it the THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Therefore, over the next few weeks, in the COMMENTS section of this here blog, leave your ideas for themes for the next 52 weeks.

But you didn’t come here to talk all tommyrot about theme selections. You came here to see the submissions…


WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stehanie Kim

WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

What there lacks for quantity, it makes up for in quality! A solid week 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 77 - ANIMAL
ANIMAL!

I don’t think I need to define ANIMAL. Many of you have one of two or ten or fifty living with you. Many of you are raising a few. Some of you go out on Friday nights with one. Everybody knows where a park is or even has access to a window. Should be a good easy week, filled with submissions.

For those of you that wish to book Naima for you photo, her sitting fee is $150/hr.

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 animalistic Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE REMINDER – GOVERNMENT

Here is your weekly reminder for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

This week’s theme is:


WEEK 76 - GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT!

REMEMBER THE 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 11 AM on the MondaY. 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.

Drone Fantasy

I like this picture because it helps me pretend like I have that drone that I want to get:


View from the High Trestle Trail Bridge

But alas, I’m only standing on a bridge and looking down.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: Sony SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 15mm
APERTURE: f/8
EXPOSURE: 1/160
DATE: 12-24-2016 – 11:32
LATITUDE: 41.86653°
LONGITUDE: -93.86984°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Peace.
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “When Tomorrow Comes” by Pillar from THE RECKONING

Red, White, and Blue and Pink

Now is as good of a time as any to share another one of my favorite pictures from the Woman’s March down in Des Moines in January.


Star Spangled Banner

I still haven’t had a chance to sit down and power through these pictures. Hoping I have time for that sometime soon.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 12:14
LATITUDE: 41.59098°
LONGITUDE: -93.60609°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Evie, Layla, Sara, Shawn, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Suburban War” by The Arcade Fire from THE SUBURBS

Get Your Ash On!

A quick break for an advertisement!

Hey if you are free on Wednesday nights and generally hungry on Wednesday nights, do I have a deal for you!

Come down to the Boone First United Methodist Church at 6 PM for a Spaghetti Dinner. The cost is an at-will offering! Can’t beat that price. And all the money goes to pay for the Youth Group’s Mission Trip this June in Saint Paul.

To repeat:

WHAT: Spaghetti Dinner
WHERE: Boone First United Methodist Church
WHEN: Wednesday, March 1 – 6 PM
WHAT: Fundraiser for Youth Group Mission Trip to Saint Paul
COST: At-Will Donation

You can come. Knock down some tasty vittles and then go upstairs and join us for Ash Wednesday Service.
You can come. Knock down some tasty vittles and then go to your church for Ash Wednesday Service.
You can come. Knock down some tasty vittles and then go to you neighborhood bar and tie one on.

Just come eat with us.

Support these kids:


Youth Group Activities

Do things like this:


Milwaukee Mission Trip

Or this:


Milwaukee Mission Trip

Or this:


Milwaukee Mission Trip

Or this:


Martin, South Dakota Mission Trip

Or this:


Kansas City Mission Trip #2

Or any of these things in this video:



You will have to be on the website to see the video.

Hope to see many of you there next Wednesday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 75 – MUSIC

Most people seem to have adjusted to the new way of things. As participation rates didn’t spike, but they also didn’t fall… too far.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see this week’s submissions. Here are the submissions for MUSIC:


WEEK 75 - MUSIC - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 3
Dawn Krause 3

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - DAWN KRAUSE 4
Dawn Krause 4

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 75 - MUSIC - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

A solid week of submissions! I’m glad so many people have MUSIC and a love of MUSIC in their lives! I weep openly for those of you that don’t.

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 76 - GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT!

“Oooh… GOVERNMENT. That sounds hard.” He heard a murmuring across the plains.

But it isn’t. Not at all. If you think about it, the GOVERNMENT is everywhere. I don’t mean that in a Big Brother-the NSA is wiretapping your phones and paying attention to whatever inane meme* you are posting on Facebook this week sort of a way. I mean that it is everywhere. That road you drove to work on today. That is the GOVERNMENT. That public park you went to this weekend. That is the GOVERNMENT. In the military? The United States military is the largest socialist organization in world. It is the GOVERNMENT. Police. GOVERNMENT. Firefighters. GOVERNMENT. Public schools. GOVERNMENT. Public universities. GOVERNMENT. Did you flush your toilet this morning? That stuff went into your city’s water treatment center. GOVERNMENT.

But GOVERNMENT doesn’t just mean your federal, state, county, or local government. That civic organization that you belong to. They have a GOVERNMENT. The youth sports organization altar that you sacrifice coin, happiness, and weekends upon. They have a GOVERNMENT. I’m even the President of a church organization. GOVERNMENT.

Of course, there are the obvious symbols of GOVERNMENT, like courthouses and capitol buildings. But as always, feel free to define the theme any way you see fit.

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 governed Monday!

*All memes are inane.