Sorry that this is several minutes late today. I went to cast my ballot for the 2020 election during my lunch break from the mine:
A reminder that if you live in Iowa, early voting starts today! It might be easier and safer than voting on November 3. But you have to make the choice that is best for you.
I need to start today by wishing Johnathan a happy birthday. Happy birthday Johnathan!
I hope your birthday is as amazing as you want it to be!
WooHoo! 53 straight weeks of double digit submissions!! Once again, I didn’t even have to send out any reminder texts.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates! You came to see the submissions!
Christopher D. Bennett
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:
SELF-PORTAIT! What a great theme! But what is a SELF-PORTRAIT? This is simply a portrait where the subject and the photographer are one and the same. If you don’t like taking your own picture, you can always take a picture of somebody else taking a SELF-PORTRAIT. That is a pro tip for ya!
Here is a look back at the previous 7 times SELF-PORTRAIT was a theme:
RWPE Y2 #52 – SELF-PORTRAIT
WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 25 – SELF-PORTRAIT
WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 68 – SELF-PORTRAIT
WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 144 & WEEK 145
WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 179 – SELF-PORTRAIT
WPC – WEEK 245 – SELF-PORTRAIT
HOUSEKEEPINGA MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION
The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.
Your submission needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge due date.
I now allow people to text me their submissions. In the past, I had made exceptions for a couple people that aren’t real computer savvy, even though it was an inconvenience for me and required at least 3 extra steps for me. I am now lifting that embargo because I have a streamline way of uploading photos. I’m not giving out my phone number, but if you have it, you can text me.
It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.
That is it, them’s the rules.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION
Nobody showed class, taste, and sophistication this week by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. I’ll try and do better next week.
That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very selfish Monday!