MACRO. Close-up photography. One of my favorite types of photography, but was it popular on the aggregate level? You will have to keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, October 10, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
1-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
2-Evie Gorshe – 1 week
3-Jesse Howard – 1 week (2)
4-Sarah Karber – 1 week
5-Sara Lockner – 3 weeks
6-Suzie Brannen – 7 weeks
7-Brandon Kahler – 8 weeks
8-Linda Bennett – 11 weeks (3)
9-Sarah Toot – 12 weeks (2)
10-Monica Jennings – 14 weeks
11-Angie DeWaard – 16 weeks
12-Mary Green – 16 weeks (2)
13-Dawn Krause – 20 weeks (2)
14-Kim Barker – 26 weeks
15-Joe Duff – 28 weeks
16-Logan Kahler – 29 weeks
17-Teresa Kahler – 38 weeks (2)
18-Tamara Peterson – 38 weeks
19-Carla Stensland – 38 weeks
20-Michelle Haupt – 39 weeks
21-Micky Augustin – 40 weeks
22-Andy Sharp – 41 weeks (3)
23-Bill Wentworth – 42 weeks
24-Cathie Morton – 46 weeks (2)
25-Elizabeth Nordeen – 47 weeks
26-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 49 weeks
27-Kio Dettman – 52 weeks (2)
As of that same time and same morning, this is a look at states I’ve received submissions from (this calendar year):
I have not created a world map, but I did get a submission for the Bahamas last week and I bet there is a submission from a European country this year. Sorry for the spoiler.
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 – 42 weeks
28 participants! That is a good week.
Had submissions from (assumptions mostly) Pennsylvania, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, and California. And… Spain.
Which picture was from Spain? Joe’s hot dog picture.
Last week I forgot to point out that Kio I had a year straight of submissions! Very impressive.
But it isn’t all good news and Spanish hot dogs…
4 streaks were snapped. Jen and Evie and Sarah Karber couldn’t add a second week to their streak. Most tragically, Mary’s 16 week streak has gone down in flames!
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:
LINES! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE?
But what is LINES photo? Lines are a very powerful compositional element. The eye will naturally follow lines through the image. This is why they use of leading LINES is a very popular tool. That would be placing your subject at the end of a line in the picture. But you don’t have to just use leading LINES. Just any picture of a LINE(S) would work. Whether they lead somewhere or nowhere. Of course there are all sorts of different types of LINES. There are LINES to the bathroom (or so I’m told, I’m a man, I’ve never experienced such a thing) or LINES at a cash register. Traffic LINES. Some of us that are a little more aged even have LINES on our face. In some ways, it is practically impossible to take an in-focus picture that doesn’t include LINES.
While considering possible subjects for your submission, meditate on the following quote:
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
– Paul Klee
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 LINES in this place that is nothing more than a few million lines of code next Monday.