SUNRISE, SUNSET! Everybody loves watching a good SUNRISE or SUNSET. But was it a popular theme? Was it the SUNRISE of many new streaks? Was it the SUNSET on many existing streaks? You will have to keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, March 6, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
1-Becky Parmelee – 1 week
2-Sara Lockner – 2 weeks
3-Mindi Terrell – 3 weeks (3)
4-Suzie Brannen – 7 weeks
5-Jesse Howard – 7 weeks
6-Monica Jennings – 7 weeks (3)
7-Nathanial Brown – 8 weeks (3)
8-Mike Vest – 8 weeks
9-Tamara Peterson – 18 weeks
10-Brandon Kahler – 28 weeks
11-Linda Bennett – 32 weeks
12-Sarah Toot – 33 weeks (3)
13-Angie DeWaard – 37 weeks
14-Dawn Krause – 41 weeks (2)
15-Kim Barker – 46 weeks
16-Joe Duff – 48 weeks
17-Logan Kahler – 49 weeks
18-Teresa Kahler – 59 weeks
19-Carla Stensland – 59 weeks
20-Micky Augustin – 61 weeks
21-Andy Sharp – 62 weeks
22-Bill Wentworth – 63 weeks
23-Cathie Morton – 67 weeks
24-Elizabeth Nordeen – 68 weeks (2)
25-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 70 weeks
26-Kio Dettman – 72 weeks (2)
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:
Kio Dettman (Iowa) – 73 weeks
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 33 weeks
Sarah Toot (Pennsylvania) – 34 weeks
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 19 weeks
Bill Wentworth (Nebraska) – 64 weeks
Mindi Terrell (Iowa) – 3 weeks
Andy Sharp (Oklahoma) – 63 weeks
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 8 weeks
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 69 weeks
Angie DeWaard (Iowa) – 38 weeks
Monica Jennings (Iowa) – 8 weeks
Teresa Kahler (Iowa) – 60 weeks
Carla Stensland (Iowa) – 60 weeks
Brandon Kahler (Iowa) – 29 weeks
Cathie Morton (Somewhere over the Southeastern United States at 30,000 feet) – 68 weeks
Jesse Howard (Wisconsin) – 8 weeks
Nathanial Brown (Iowa) – 9 weeks
Logan Kahler (Iowa) – 50 weeks
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Iowa) – 71 weeks
25 participants this week. 2 straight weeks participation rates have declined. I hate to say, but participation rates might be in a freefall!
The good news is that 25 participants is still a healthy number. AND we added a new state to the map this week via Micky!
There were submissions this week taken in the following locations:
Here is the current calendar year list for states:
+ New Jersey
+ New York
17 states! That is pretty impressive!
The Outside of the United States map is now:
+ British Virgin Islands
+ Nassau Bahamas
I took my picture about 20 miles from my front door.
This week is spring break for a ton of people. There is potential the map could grow, but I don’t know that it will for certain. We’ll see.
There were no big time milestones this week. The bad news is that Becky couldn’t turn last week’s submission into a streak and Sara’s streak ends at 2.
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:
PURPLE! What a great them for Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what is a PURPLE image? Simply put, it is an image where the subject OR a major compositional element of the image is PURPLE. That is it! Couldn’t be simpler than falling off a log.
While considering your possible subjects for your PURPLE image meditate on the following quote and I have no doubt you will come up with a great image:
Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
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. There is a limit of 3 submissions per participant. To be considered the photographer, you have to be the one that takes the picture. Don’t be stealing the work of other artists. You can submit pictures for other photographers that took pictures with your camera or phone, but give credit where credit is due.
You can send your images to either email@example.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.
That is it. Thems the rules!
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 PURPLE in this place that is drenched in it next Monday.