RETAIL! We are all addicted to the consumerism that will surely destroy our planet, well maybe not destroy it but make in uninhabitable for humans. Except for minimalists like myself. But did RETAIL inspire many people’s artistic ambitions? Did many people submit today despite being sorta in the middle of a holiday weekend? You will have to keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, June 26, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
1-Scott Degeneffe – 1 week
2-Amy Peterson – 1 week
3-Sheri Fakhouri – 2 weeks
4-Mary Green – 2 weeks (3)
5-Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks
6-Johnathan Stensland – 2 weeks
7-Monica Jennings – 3 weeks (2)
8-Logan Kahler – 3 weeks (2)
9-Nathanial Brown – 4 weeks (2)
10-Jesse Howard – 4 weeks (2)
11-Sara Lockner – 6 weeks
12-Willy McAlpine – 5 weeks
13-Tamara Peterson – 7 weeks
14-Mike Vest – 9 weeks
15-Alexis Baugher – 12 weeks (2)
16-Mindi Terrell – 19 weeks (3)
17-Brandon Kahler – 44 weeks
18-Linda Bennett – 48 weeks (2)
19-Sarah Toot – 49 weeks (2)
20-Angie DeWaard – 53 weeks
21-Dawn Krause – 57 weeks (2)
22-Kim Barker – 63 weeks
23-Joe Duff – 64 weeks (2)
24-Teresa Kahler – 75 weeks (2)
25-Carla Stensland – 75 weeks (3)
26-Micky Augustin – 77 weeks
27-Andy Sharp – 78 weeks (3)
28-Bill Wentworth – 79 weeks
29-Cathie Morton – 83 weeks
30-Elizabeth Nordeen – 84 weeks
31-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 86 weeks
32-Kio Dettman – 88 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:
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 1 week
29 participants! That is a pretty great week! Unfortunately it is the first time in several weeks that we fell below 30 participants, but these things happen.
There were submissions from all over the place this week. Including, thanks to Jen, the first ever submission from Tennessee! WooHoo!
There were submissions this week taken in the following places:
+ South Dakota
Here is the current calendar year list for states:
+ New Jersey
+ New York
+ North Dakota
+ South Dakota
+ Washington D.C.
30 states and 1 district! That is pretty impressive! Over 60% of the way there!
The Outside of the United States map is currently:
+ British Virgin Islands
+ Mexico (General)
+ Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+ Riviera Maya, Mexico
+ Nassau Bahamas
+ Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
An astute observer with a crazy good memory might have noticed that Brandon’s streak is still intact. Despite my making a big deal last week about it being shattered. Turned out he did have a submission that he sent well within time, but his email server jacked it up.
Micky joined the Year and a Half Club! WooHoo!
But it wasn’t all good news. There was a veritable bloodbath of streaks snapped. Scott and Amy could build on their submission last week. Mary and Johnathan’s streaks ended at 2. Willy’s streak is over at 5. Sara’s streak is over at 6. And worst of all, Vest’s streak is over at 9.
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:
TIME! What a great theme for Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what is a TIME photo? In theory, the idea of this theme is to convey TIME in on of two ways. First, you can freeze a moment in TIME by using a fast shutter speed. I would say a shutter speed that is faster than 1/1000th of a second. OR you can make time more fluid by using a slow shutter speed. I would say a shutter speed slower than 1/30th of a second.
Now I realize that most people use a cell phone camera so they don’t have the power to adjust shutter speeds in a meaningful way. You will have to find a creative way to figure out a way to take a TIME picture. Possibly just taking a picture of a clock like the theme reveal image. Or taking a picture of a distinctive TIME of day. You’ll figure out.
While considering possible subjects for your TIME submission, meditate on the following quote:
The two most power warriors are patience and time.
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 TIME in this place that hopefully has passed all of its test thus far next Monday.