WPC – WEEK 457 – SLICE OF LIFE

SLICE OF LIFE! A great theme, but did enough people dabble in the theme that is an homage to my Dad to make it a popular theme? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, June 3, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore everything in parentheses):

1-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN, VA, IL, FL)
2-Beckham Gorshe – 1 week (IA)
3-Mary Green – 1 week (MI, IA, IN, IL, PR) <2>
4-Eliainie Hernandez – 1 week (IA)
5-Sara Lockner – 1 week (IA, BHS, MN)
6-Nader Parsaei – 1 week (IA) <2>
7-Kyle Sharp – 1 week (IA)
8-Monica Jennings – 2 weeks (IA)
9-Willy McAlpine – 3 weeks (IA)
10-Johnathan Stensland – 4 weeks (IA)
11-Suzie Brannen – 5 weeks (IA, MD) <2>
12-Mike Vest – 5 weeks (IA, MO)
13-Alexis Stensland – 7 weeks (IA) <2>
14-Sabas Hernandez – 9 weeks (IA, OH) <2>
15-Adam Gordon – 15 weeks (IA, MS, MO) <2>
16-Becky Parmelee – 16 weeks (AR, IA, OK)
17-Lowell Davis – 23 weeks (IA) <2>
18-Michelle Haupt – 23 weeks (IA, MO, KS, LA)
19-Brandon Kahler – 24 weeks (IA, MN)
20-Scott Degeneffe – 42 weeks (IA, FL, UT, CO, KY, IN, IL52)
21-Sheri Fakhouri – 52 weeks (IA, NE)
22-Logan Kahler – 52 weeks (IA, MN) <2>
23-Nathanial Brown – 54 weeks (IA, SD, GA, TN, IRL) <2>
24-Jesse Howard – 54 weeks (IA, MO, NE, FL, ABW, CUW)
25-Tamara Peterson – 66 weeks (IA, MN)
26-Mindi Terrell – 69 weeks (IA) <2>
27-Linda Bennett – 98 weeks (KS) <2>
28-Sarah Toot – 99 weeks (PA, NY, VT, NV) <2>
29-Angie DeWaard – 103 weeks (IA, IL) <2>
30-Dawn Krause – 107 weeks (IA)
31-Kim Barker – 113 weeks (IA, CO, LA)
32-Joe Duff – 114 weeks (TX) <2>
33-Teresa Kahler – 125 weeks (IA, NE) <2>
34-Carla Stensland – 125 weeks (IA, MO)
35-Micky Augustin – 127weeks (IA, IL)
36-Andy Sharp – 128 weeks (IA, NE, AR, MS, MO, TN, LA) <2>
37-Bill Wentworth – 129 weeks (NE, MO)
38-Cathie Morton – 132 weeks (IA, FL, BHS, MO, LA)
39-Elizabeth Nordeen – 134 weeks (IA, OH) <2>
40-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 136 weeks (IA, CA, NV)
41-Kio Dettman – 138 weeks (IA)

It is the third week of the month and on the third week of the month I like to share a map of all the states where people have submitted from heading into today. Here is that map:



29 States. 1 U.S. Territory. 4 foreign countries.

Here is the list of rules for Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:

1. The picture must 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 and take pictures challenge!
2. There is a limit of 2 submissions per person per theme. If you send me more than 2, I will use the first 2 that you submit.
3. Deadline to submit your submission is 11 AM next Monday.
4. To be considered the photographer of an image, you have to be the one that clicks the shutter. If you hand your camera over to somebody else to take a picture of you, you are NOT the photographer of that image.
5. No screen captures. This is a photography challenge. Not a “look at what I found on the internet” challenge.

There are still 2 ways to submit:
1. Email your submission to bennett@photography139.com.
2. Text your submission to my Google Pixel 8 Pro.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks or the rules of the challenge or how to submit. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:


WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 128 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Wild black raspberries picked at Honey Hollow, rural Warren County, IA) – 137 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa) – 114 weeks


Christopher D. Bennett (Boone County, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Linwood Cemetery – Boone, Iowa) – 99 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Linwood Cemetery – Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Named after a 200 year old secret society, The Muddlers Club serves meticulously prepared dishes. The restaurant has held a Micehlin Star since 2020.) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (This narrow road weaving through sharp cliff faces is one of the highest mountain pass roads in Ireland.)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Iowa) – 24 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 43 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone County, Iowa) – 139 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Monigona, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Iowa) – 104 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (Seabrook’s hidden gem for live music, hot food, and cold drinks. Barge 295 on Clear Lake.) – 115 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe (Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (North Ankeny, Iowa) – 53 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Kansas City, Missouri) – 16 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Kansas City Missouri)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Iglesias Methodista, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Gate to the city, Old San Juan Puerto Rico)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Wellsburg, Iowa) – 24 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ELAINIE HERNANDEZ
Elainie Hernandez (Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (McHose Park – Boone, Iowa) – 10 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (McHose Park – Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (We will do all we can to not only help you leave this life in peace, but also help you live until you die.) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Iowa) – 25 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 53 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 126 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Ogden Bulldog #33 hists a pop fly.) – 108 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Ledges State Park – Boone County, Iowa)- 4 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Norwalk, Iowa) – 133 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 135 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (Bentonville AR – Corn on a table) – 17 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 67 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Council Bluffs, Iowa) – 129 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Ames, Iowa) – 8 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Iowa) – 126 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa) – 70 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (New Jersey) – 100 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (New York City, New York)

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 457 - SLICE OF LIFE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 130 weeks

There were 39 participants this week! That is a great number for what is a somewhat abstract theme! It is always interesting to see what people think would be on a postcard.

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Iowa (40)
+ Ireland (1)
+ Missouri (2)
+ Nebraska (1)
+ New Jersey (1)
+ New York (1)
+ Puerto Rico (2)
+ Texas (1)
+ North Ireland (1)

Thanks to Sarah’s travels, we’ve added New Jersey to the map WooHoo! Thanks to Nathanial’s travels we’ve added North Ireland to the map WooHoo!

Here is the Year 11 list of places where submissions have been taken (submissions taken in each places):

+ Arkansas (15.5)
+ Aruba (1)
+ Bahamas (2)
+ California (3)
+ Curacao (1)
+ Colorado (5)
+ Florida (85)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Illinois (7)
+ Indiana (4)
+ Iowa (870)
+ Ireland (3)
+ Kansas (34)
+ Kentucky (1)
+ Louisiana (8)
+ Maryland (1)
+ Michigan (5)
+ Minnesota (8)
+ Mississippi (1.5)
+ Missouri (15.5)
+ Nebraska (31)
+ Nevada (4)
+ New Jersey (1)
+ New York (14)
+ North Ireland (1)
+ Ohio (2)
+ Oklahoma (1)
+ Pennsylvania (16)
+ Puerto Rico (4)
+ South Dakota (3)
+ Tennessee (2.5)
+ Texas (36)
+ Utah (1)
+ Vermont (1)
+ Virginia (1)
+ Wisconsin (1)

30 states so far! 1 U.S. Terriorty! 5 foreign countries! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple places:

+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN, VA, IL, FL) – 8
+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE, MO, AR, TN, MS, LA) – 7
+ Scott Degeneffe (IA, FL, UT, CO, IN, KY, IL) – 7
+ Jesse Howard (IA, MO, NE, FL, ABW, CUW) – 6
+ Christopher D. Bennett (IA, MO, NE, IL, IN, LA) – 6
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD, TN, GA, IRL, NIR) – 6
+ Cathie Morton (IA, FL, BHS, MO, LA) – 5
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN, IL, RP) – 5
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT, NV, NJ) – 5
+ Michelle Haupt (IA, MO, KS, LA) – 4
+ Kim Barker (IA, CO, LA) – 3
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley (IA, CA, NV) – 3
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS, MO) – 3
+ Becky Parmelee (AR, IA, OK) – 3
+ Sara Lockner (IA, BHS, MN) – 3
+ Micky Augustin (IA, IL) – 2
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO) – 2
+ Brandon Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Logan Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN) – 2
+ Carla Stensland (IA, MO) -2
+ Mike Vest (IA, MO) – 2
+ Teresa Kahler (IA, NE) – 2
+ Sheri Fakhouri (IA, NE) – 2
+ Angie DeWaard (IA, IL) – 2
+ Sabas Hernandez (IA, OH) – 2
+ Suzie Brannen (IA, MD) – 2
+ Elizabeth Nordeen (IA, OH) – 2
+ Linda Bennett (KS, IA) – 2
+ Bill Wentworth (NE, MO) – 2
+ Deanna McClain (IA, MN) – 2

Jen is currently in the lead to be crowned “The Most Travelled THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE Photographer!” Jesse and Andy and Scott and Nathanial are in striking distance though!

There were several big milestones this week! Sabas joined the Double Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! WooHoo! Sarah joined the Triple Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! WooHoo! WooHoo! Angie joined the 2 Year Streak Club! WooHoo! WooHoo! Bill joined the 2.5 Year Streak Club! WooHoo! WooHoo! Woo! All of them amazing accomplishments!

But it wasn’t all unicorns and rainbows! Beckham, Nader, and Kyle couldn’t build on their submissions from last week. Their streaks are over before they even began! Johnathan’s streak is over at 4!

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:



CAMERA

CAMERA! What a great theme for Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

I look forward to seeing your interpretation!

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will see your idea of CAMERA in this place that relies on one heavily next Monday.

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