WPC – WEEK 372 – ART

It is Halloween! So happy Halloween everybody. On Halloween, I like to release my Candy Power Rankings. It is a definitive list of the 10 best candy bars on the market.

So without furth adieu…

CANDY BAR POWER RANKINGS
10. Caramel M&M’s
9. Baby Ruth
8. Payday
7. Heath
6. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
5. Twix Caramel
4. Snickers
3. Peanut M&M’s
2. Take 5
1. Whatchamacallit

Please respect my decision. There will be no interviews at this time.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

Is there a limit to the number of submissions I can have each week?

The short answer is, “no”. Some people think that there is a limit of one submission per person because I only present one submission a week, personally. I have the other 6 days to post my photography. So one is more than enough image from me.

However, the longer answer is, 3 would be a good guide to limit yourself to submit. Some people refer to this as The Kio Dettman Rule. Even though it isn’t a rule, but much over 3 begins to start to overwhelm the submissions of the others in the community. Also, if you are submitting multiple submissions, think about your submissions. Are they unique? Are they of wholly different subjects? Is each submission saying something unique? The goal is NOT to take as many picture for the theme as possible. The goal is to take the best picture for the theme you can, during the week.

The three photo suggestion would better be referred to as The Kio Dettman Suggestion or The Kio Dettman Best Practice.

The long answer is, there isn’t a limit, but 3 is a good rule of thumb. If I start to average about 30 participants a week, I will consider putting a limit of 1 per participant, to help manage my workload, but we are a long ways from averaging 30 participants a week. Although we did hit 30 participants last week, so maybe a hard limit of 1 per person is on the horizon.

Can I send you several pictures and have you pick the best one?

No! No! NO! If those words come out of your mouth or your keyboard, I consider that to be a non-submission.

Do you ever question whether somebody’s submission fits the theme?

Meh. Only if I think somebody is clearly confusing this week’s theme with last week or next week’s theme. Otherwise, if the submission makes sense in your head, that is good enough to me. However, I would urge you to not try to fit your favorite subject into the theme. This isn’t a challenge to share a picture every week of your kid or your business or your pet. It is a challenge to take pictures of different things every week. Which isn’t to say subjects can’t be repeated, but you shouldn’t become reliant on the same ones.

Why can’t I submit after 11 AM on Mondays if the post doesn’t publish until 12:01 PM?

I go to lunch at 11 AM. I leave my office. I’m not near a computer. At 11 AM I hit “Schedule” and then I go throw food down my throat. 167 hours is more than enough time to send a submission. Okay, 166 hours and 59 minutes. You got me.

Are there resolution requirements for submissions?

I won’t turn down submissions that are too small. I will probably ask you for a picture of greater resolution if it is really small. The typical 4 x 6 image posted to my website has a resolution of 1280 pixels x 853 pixels. While a 400 x 300 image might look okay on your phone, it looks like trash on a computer monitor. I prefer images that are at least 1000 pixels at their largest point, but don’t ban smaller pictures at this point.

What format should my submission be?

.JPG but .PNG also works.

If I write a description of my image will you include that in your post?

No. Photography is art that should stand on its own. Only exception is the SLICE OF LIFE theme.

When will you start accepting suggestions for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE themes?

I accept suggestions this Monday and next Monday, BUT only in the comments section of this post and next Monday’s post. Don’t email your suggestions to me. Don’t text them to me. Don’t Snapchat them to me. Don’t send them to me via United States Postal Service. Don’t call me with them. Don’t stop me in the grocery store with them. They can ONLY be submitted in the Comments section.

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REMINDER: This is repetitive since you just read the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE FAQ, but this is one of two weeks you can suggest themes for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. The one and only way to do that is to leave your suggestions in the COMMENTS section of this post. Do not email them to me or text them to me. The suggestions have to be left in the COMMENTS section of this post!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, October 24, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
2-Mary Green – 1 week (6)
3-Becky Parmelee – 1 week
4-Sabas Hernandez – 2 weeks
5-Willy McAlpine – 2 weeks
6-Mike Vest – 2 weeks
7-Jesse Howard – 3 weeks
8-Sara Lockner – 5 weeks
9-Suzie Brannen – 9 weeks
10-Brandon Kahler – 10 weeks
11-Linda Bennett – 13 weeks (2)
12-Sarah Toot – 14 weeks
13-Monica Jennings – 15 weeks
14-Angie DeWaard – 18 weeks
15-Dawn Krause – 22 weeks (2)
16-Kim Barker – 28 weeks
17-Joe Duff – 30 weeks (2)
18-Logan Kahler – 31 weeks (4)
19-Teresa Kahler – 40 weeks (2)
20-Tamara Peterson – 40 weeks
21-Carla Stensland – 40 weeks (3)
22-Michelle Haupt – 41 weeks
23-Micky Augustin – 42 weeks
24-Andy Sharp – 43 weeks
25-Bill Wentworth – 44 weeks
26-Cathie Morton – 48 weeks (2)
27-Elizabeth Nordeen – 49 weeks
28-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 51 weeks
29-Kio Dettman – 54 weeks (3)

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:


WEEK 372 - ART - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 31 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 55 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 372 - ART - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 372 - ART - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 372 - ART - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 14 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 372 - ART - MARY GREEN
Mary Green – 2 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 372 - ART - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 372 - ART - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 52 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot – 15 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot

WEEK 372 - ART - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot

WEEK 372 - ART - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard – 19 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART -BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 45 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 44 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 43 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 50 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART -
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 372 - ART - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 32 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 372 - ART - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 4 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 29 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 41 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 372 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 41 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 372 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 372 - ART - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez – 3 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 10 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 23 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 372 - ART - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton – 49 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton

WEEK 372 - ART - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler – 11 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 42 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings – 16 weeks

WEEK 372 - ART - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings

WEEK 372 - ART - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner – 6 weeks

26 participants! A good week, but a pretty big fall from last week. I guess not everybody has ART in their life and that makes me sad.

There were submissions this week from (mostly assumptions here) Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

I took my picture about 1 mile from my house.

There were a couple big accomplishments this week. Suzie joined the double digit streak club! Shannon reached a year straight of submissions. Only the second person to ever do that! WooHoo!

But it wasn’t all good news. Jen couldn’t extend her streak to 2 weeks. Willy and Vest’s 2 week streaks are gone. But most tragically… Tamara’s 40 week streak is over. By far the longest streak to be snapped. But I won’t be sad that it is over. I choose to be happy that it happened.

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 373 - DECORATION
DECORATION

DECORATION! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what exactly is a DECORATION photo? A DECORATION image is simply a picture of a DECORATION or a picture where a DECORATION plays a heavy element in the composition. Seeing how today is Halloween, there are a ton of DECORATION(s) out there for you to photograph. Just for an example.

While considering possible subjects for your DECORATION picture, mediate on the following quote:

Like a rhyme with no reason
In an unfinished song
There was no harmony, life meant nothin’ to me until you came along
And you brought out the colors
What a gentle surprise
Now I’m able to see all the things life can be, shinin’ soft in your eyes

And you decorated my life
Created a world
Where dreams are a part
And you decorated my life
By paintin’ your love
All over my heart
You decorated my life
-Kenny Rogers

I look forward to seeing your interpretation.

RULES

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 bennett@photography139.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 DECORATION in this place that is filled with everything that has decorated my life next Monday.

2 thoughts on “WPC – WEEK 372 – ART”

  1. Suggestions for themes
    1st one should be required best candy, if your going to make a top 10 list on here it should be from top candys pictures on here, you can list yours as suggestions but that might make have people not photo those, cause who ever eats a whatchamacallit, they couldn’t even come up w a real name, it’s like a thingamabob or a dohickey, and you left out The Godfather of candy basic m&ms that is only way I can watch a movie w popcorn, not to mention Kit Kats, what an animal you are
    More sudjestions
    Favorite sports team from the Hawkeye /cyclone state maybe pre cy/hawk week

    Hometown Town sign (cause I’m always curious where peeps on here live)

    Caffeine or how else are we all alive
    Deserts(Kio is a master brownie maker if you’ve ever had the pleasure, if I had a last meal it would start and end w one of his brownies(corners/edges please)

    How about a theme that helps the earth/epa?/solarish? I need help w that

    Volunteering pics to encourage it, maybe light a golf mulligan, where it can be used any week you participate in it as a bonus pic or Kio plus 1 pic, a great way to encourage volunteering Thru this site but it’s tough to do on a schedule, let’s make a difference together w pictures

    in tiny print at bottom cat theme lol/not

  2. The Candy Bar Power Rankings are the product of years of painstaking scientific research and because of that, they are beyond contestation. You need to respect the process and the list. It is definitive and keep your KitKat nonsense to yourself. The word Kat is right there, telling you that it doesn’t even want to be taken seriously.

    If you were steeped in candy bar lore, you would know that the Whatchamacllit once had a companion bar known as the Thingamajig and you can get the Whozeewhatzit to this day.

    However, I’ll take your photo theme suggestions under advisement.

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