Feels like a good time to announce that I did get a picture in the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. I also got an Award of some kind:
I assume the Award isn’t as good as the award I got last year when I got 1st Place in the Iowa Places class. An award can range from an Honorable Mention to winning the whole darn shooting match.
I’ll be interested to see which picture got in. The only other person that has seen my entries said that 2 of them were so bad that not only should I be ashamed of entering them, I should be ashamed of even taking the pictures.
That might not be what they said, it is what I heard. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what matters?
So to say that I’m hoping one of those two unloved pictures made it, just so I can say “Ha!” wouldn’t be accurate. Cause that wouldn’t sound like me.
But in the end, I don’t know what picture got accepted. But I’ll share that after the Iowa State Fair is over. As is my way. Or you can go to the Iowa State Fair and find out for yourself.
But I’m not the only regular contributor to THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE to get pictures accepted to the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. Angie, Logan, and Nathanial all also got pictures accepted. I believe all of them got multiple pictures accepted and I think there were multiple awards in their as well. So congratulations to them! WooHoo!
TIME! A great theme. But did many people make TIME to take a TIME photo and submit it? You will have to keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, July 3, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
1-Suzie Brannen – 1 week (3)
2-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
3-Sabas Hernandez – 1 week
4-Sheri Fakhouri – 3 weeks (3)
5-Becky Parmelee – 3 weeks
6-Monica Jennings – 4 weeks
7-Logan Kahler – 4 weeks
8-Nathanial Brown – 5 weeks (3)
9-Jesse Howard – 5 weeks (2)
10-Tamara Peterson – 8 weeks
11-Alexis Baugher – 13 weeks (3)
12-Mindi Terrell – 20 weeks (3)
13-Brandon Kahler – 45 weeks
14-Linda Bennett – 49 weeks (2)
15-Sarah Toot – 50 weeks (3)
16-Angie DeWaard – 54 weeks
17-Dawn Krause – 58 weeks (2)
18-Kim Barker – 64 weeks
19-Joe Duff – 65 weeks
20-Teresa Kahler – 76 weeks (2)
21-Carla Stensland – 76 weeks
22-Micky Augustin – 78 weeks
23-Andy Sharp – 79 weeks (2)
24-Bill Wentworth – 80 weeks
25-Cathie Morton – 84 weeks
26-Elizabeth Nordeen – 85 weeks (2)
27-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 87 weeks
28-Kio Dettman – 89 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:
Alexis Baugher (Iowa) – 14 weeks
32 participants! A pretty great week! Back over 30 participants. Where we belong! And thanks to Derrick’s trip to North Carolina, there is another state added to the map! WooHoo!
There were submissions this week taken in the following places:
+ New Jersey
+ North Carolina
Here is the current calendar year list for states:
+ New Jersey
+ New York
+ North Carolina
+ North Dakota
+ South Dakota
+ Washington D.C.
31 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
I took my picture standing in my backyard. I continue to not help expand the map.
The big milestone this week was that it was Derrick’s first submission this calendar year! Hopefully it will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Derrick and THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE! He joins Jen and Layla as the members of the Gorshe family to contribute this year.
But it wasn’t all fun, games, and Gorshes this week. Jen couldn’t build on last week and her “streak” ended.
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:
A SHAPE! What a great theme for Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what is a A SHAPE picture? Simply put, it a picture where A SHAPE plays a heavy part of the composition. It doesn’t matter what SHAPE. Pick your favorite. A circle. A triangle. A square. A rectangle. A pentagon. A rhombus. A dodecahedron. Doesn’t matter. As long as it is A SHAPE.
While considering a possible subject for your A SHAPE picture, meditate on the following quote I have no doubt you will come up with a fascinating submission:
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 A SHAPE in this place that holds some kind of shape next Monday.
*This image is not to imply that I condone the playing of golf. This picture was taken at a miniature golf course. The only acceptable form of golf.