PEOPLE was probably a popular theme. I even found some PEOPLE I like to photograph. Well one PEOPLE, but if the rest of the PEOPLE are good with Fran, they are probably okay PEOPLE. But to find out, you’ll have to keep scrolling. But I bet there were a ton of pictures taken at Pufferbilly Days submitted.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, August 1, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
+ Linda Bennett – 1 week (2)
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
+ Mike Vest – 1 week
+ Brandon Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Sarah Toot – 2 weeks (2)
+ Suzie Brannen – 4 weeks
+ Sabas Hernandez – 4 weeks
+ Monica Jennings – 4 weeks
+ Mary Green – 6 weeks (3)
+ Angie DeWaard – 8 weeks (2)
+ Dawn Krause – 11 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 17 weeks (2)
+ Joe Duff – 18 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 20 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 28 weeks (2)
+ Tamara Peterson – 28 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 28 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 29 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 30 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 31 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 32 weeks
+ Cathie Morton – 35 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 37 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 39 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 42 weeks (4)
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:
Andy Sharp – 32 weeks
26 participants! That is a great week! The Photography 139 Empire stretched from North Carolina to Michigan to Texas to Kansas to California and back to Iowa this week. Possibly other places that I don’t even realize.
Only 3 streaks were broken this week. Jen and Vest couldn’t build there streak up to 2. Brandon’s 2 week streak is also history.
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:
FAMILY! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what exactly is a FAMILY photo? It is simply a picture of a FAMILY or something that comes from a FAMILY. An example might be a keepsake from a relative that has passed on. But don’t be hampered by the strict DNA definition of FAMILY. In the theme reveal image, none of the 3 people share any DNA. They were the judges for the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. They are a photography FAMILY. They are in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest FAMILY. The people that come here and submit pictures are a FAMILY of sorts as well. Even though I am the only one that has met every single one of you.
I should note that I am on vacation next Monday. I don’t necessarily have plans for that day yet, but it is quite possible that there will be no reminders going out that day. Also possible the submission post might be later in the day than usual.
When thinking of possible subjects for FAMILY, meditate on the following quote:
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect in each other’s life.
– Richard Bach
I look forward to seeing your interpretation.
The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.
You can send your images to either email@example.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.
That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing your idea of FAMILY in this place that is made is definitely a branch of my FAMILY next Monday.