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WPC – WEEK 446 – #INSTAGOOD

#INSTAGOOD! A great theme! A theme so easy that you could participate if you took one picture this week. But did many people take at least one picture to be able to send us the best picture that they took this week to make #INSTAGOOD a popular theme? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, March 25, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Evie Gorshe – 1 week (IA)
2-Willy McAlpine – 1 week (IA)
3-Tim Panages – 1 week (IA)
4-Elainie Hernandez – 2 weeks (IA)
5-Deanna McClain – 2 weeks (IA)
6-Johnathan Stensland – 2 weeks (IA)
7-Adam Gordon – 4 weeks (2) (IA, MS, MO)
8-Stehanie Kim – 6 weeks (NY)
9-Becky Parmelee – 6 weeks (AR, IA)
10-Sara Lockner – 10 weeks (IA)
11-Lowell Davis – 12 weeks (IA)
12-Michelle Haupt – 12 weeks (IA, MO)
13-Alexis Stensland – 12 weeks (IA)
14-Brandon Kahler – 13 weeks (IA, MN)
15-Scott Degeneffe – 31 weeks (IA, FL)
16-Sabas Hernandez – 32 weeks (2) (IA)
17-Mike Vest – 36 weeks (IA, MO)
18-Sheri Fakhouri – 41 weeks (2) (IA)
19-Logan Kahler – 42 weeks (IA, MN)
20-Nathanial Brown – 43 weeks(IA, SD, GA, TN)
21-Jesse Howard – 43 weeks (IA, MO, NE)
22-Tamara Peterson – 55 weeks (IA, MN)
23-Mindi Terrell – 58 weeks (2) (IA)
24-Linda Bennett – 87 weeks (KS)
25-Sarah Toot – 88 weeks (2) (PA, NY, VT, NV)
26-Angie DeWaard – 92 weeks (IA)
27-Dawn Krause – 96 weeks (2) (IA)
28-Kim Barker – 102 weeks (2) (IA, CO)
29-Joe Duff – 103 weeks (TX)
30-Teresa Kahler – 114 weeks (2) (IA)
31-Carla Stensland – 114 weeks (IA, MO)
32-Micky Augustin – 116 weeks (IA, IL)
33-Andy Sharp – 117 weeks (IA, NE, AR, MS, MO, TN, LA)
34-Bill Wentworth – 118 weeks (NE)
35-Cathie Morton – 121 weeks (IA, FL, BHS)
36-Elizabeth Nordeen – 123 weeks (IA)
37-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 125 weeks (IA)
38-Kio Dettman – 127 weeks (2) (IA)

An observant observer might be wondering why Carla’s streak is intact. She did get a submission in at the horn, but not soon enough for it to be included in the email blast. But is up on the website. You can go look at last Monday’s post and verify.

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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe (Hampton, Virginia) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Michigan) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings (Ankeny, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson (Ledges State Park – Boone County, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - WILLIAM MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Boone, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - TIM PANAGES
Tim Panages (Ankeny, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Perry, Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – 7 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Ogden, Iowa) – 11 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Boone, Iowa) – 13 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Overland Park, Kansas) – 13 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 13 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Story City, Iowa) – 14 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 32 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Ogden, Iowa) – 33 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 37 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa) – 42 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 43 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Des Moines, Iowa) – 44 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Iowa) – 44 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Perry, Iowa) – 56 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa) – 59 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 88 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – 89 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Iowa) – 93 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Boone, Iowa) – 97 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa) – 103 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (League City, Texas) – 104 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 115 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 115 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 117 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Red Oak, Iowa) – 118 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 119 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Norwalk, Iowa) – 122 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 124 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (West Des Moines, Iowa) – 126 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 128 weeks

WPC - WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Mines of Spain State Recreation Area – Dubuque County, Iowa) – 550 weeks

42 participants! That is a great week! Breaking the previous high for this year held by DECORATION at 40. I believe 42 ties the all-time high. Held by the #INSTAGOOD theme from last year. But I’d have to check my records to confirm that.

Thanks to Becky’s trip we added Oklahoma to the Photography 139 Submissions Map!

Thanks to Jen’s trip we added Virginia to the Photography 139 Submissions Map! Virginia was one of the states we didn’t get a submission from in 2023! So that makes it extra exciting!

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Iowa (34)
+ Kansas (2)
+ Michigan (1)
+ Nebraska (1)
+ Oklahoma (1)
+ Pennsylvania (1)
+ Texas (1)
+ Virginia (1)

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

+ Arkansas (6.5)
+ Bahamas (1)
+ California (1)
+ Colorado (4)
+ Florida (3)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Illinois (1)
+ Indiana (2)
+ Iowa (444)
+ Kansas (19)
+ Louisiana (2)
+ Michigan (5)
+ Minnesota (6)
+ Mississippi (1.5)
+ Missouri (8.5)
+ Nebraska (18)
+ Nevada (1)
+ New York (9)
+ Oklahoma (1)
+ Pennsylvania (12)
+ South Dakota (3)
+ Tennessee (2.5)
+ Texas (20)
+ Vermont (1)
+ Virginia (1)

25 states so far! 1 foreign country! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple places:

+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE, MO, AR, TN, MS, LA) – 7
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN, VA) – 6
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD, TN, GA) – 4
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT, NV) – 4
+ Christopher D. Bennett (IA, MO, NE) – 3
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS, MO) – 3
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN) – 3
+ Michelle Haupt (IA, MO, KS) – 3
+ Jesse Howard (IA, MO, NE) – 3
+ Cathie Morton (IA, FL, BS) – 3
+ Becky Parmelee (AR, IA, OK) – 3
+ Micky Augustin (IA, IL) – 2
+ Scott Degeneffe (IA, FL) – 2
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO) – 2
+ Brandon Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Logan Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Sara Lockner (IA, MN) – 2
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN) – 2
+ Carla Stensland (IA, MO) -2
+ Mike Vest (IA, MO) – 2

Andy holds a 1 state lead over Jen to be crowned “The Most Travelled THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE Photographer!”

There were no big milestones reached this week. However, Layla submitted for the first time this year! WooHoo! There was some sadness. Evie couldn’t build on her submission from last week and her streak is over before it began. Elainie’s streak is over after 2 weeks. But worst of all, Steph’s streak goes down after 6 weeks!

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:


WEEK 447 - PASSION
PASSION – SUGGESTED BY SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY

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

I’m not describing the themes this year unless I think they need a little explanation. One thing to remember that PASSION is not just something you like bunches and bunches. PASSION is something you are willing to suffer for. When you take your pictures, would you be willing to take a punch to the face for this thing? Would you be willing to take something worse for this thing? If the answer is “yes”, then you have a PASSION subject.

I look forward to 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 PASSION in this place that is a bit of passion project next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 445 – HOBBIES

NOTES: 1. THIS IS ONE OF 2 THEMES THAT HAVE A SPECIAL, EXTRA RULE. MAKE SURE YOU READ THAT RULE BEFORE YOU SUBMIT. 2. I’VE BEEN GETTING SOME SMALL IMAGES SUBMITTED. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FAQ ANSWER ON IMAGE SIZE. YOU MAY NEED TO ADJUST YOUR CAMERA SETTINGS OR YOUR EMAIL ATTACHMENT SETTINGS OR YOUR IMAGE TEXT MESSAGE SETTINGS OR MAYBE YOU ARE AN OVER-CROPPER. DON’T BE AN OVER-CROPPER. CROP WTH YOUR FEET. 3. AS ALWAYS, I APPRECIATE ANYBODY THAT GETS THEIR SUBMISSION IN BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

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It is the last Monday of the month and on the last Monday of the month I like to revisit our Frequently Asked Questions. Who asks these questions? I mostly ask them of myself. But that isn’t a Frequently Asked Question. These are:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

What skill level photographer can participate?

THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is open to photographers of all skill levels. From award winning photographers to professionals to the highly ranked amateurs to those that are just beginning to those who don’t even know how to focus a camera. All skill levels are encouraged and welcome. You can’t be too bad and you can’t be too good! Everyone has room to learn and be challenged!

Award winning photographers? Really?

Yes. I can think of at least 10 photographers that participate regularly that have won a photography award of some kind.

Is this a competition?
NO. It is a challenge. There are no winners and losers. Well the people that don’t participate are losers.

Is there a limit to the number of submissions I can have each week?

Yes. That limit is 2. If you send me more than 2, I will post the first 2 that you send. I’m not trying to harsh your photography buzz, but any more than that starts to overwhelm the other submissions and it takes me about 5 minutes to take a picture from my inbox to code it on the website. So I have to manage my workload.

If you are going to submit more than one picture, I strongly urge you to choose completely different subjects for each submission. If you are submitting multiple pictures of the same subject, make sure that each picture is saying something unique.

If I start to average like 45 participants a week, I will lower the limit to 1.

Can I send you several pictures and have you pick the best one?

No! No! NO! If those words come out of your mouth or your keyboard, I consider that to be a non-submission.

Do you ever question whether somebody’s submission fits the theme?

Meh. Only if I think somebody is clearly confusing this week’s theme with last week or next week’s theme. Otherwise, if the submission makes sense in your head, that is good enough for me. However, I would urge you to not try to fit your favorite subject into the theme every week. This isn’t a challenge to share a picture every week of your kid or your business or your pet. It is a challenge to take pictures of different things every week. Which isn’t to say subjects can’t be repeated, but you shouldn’t become reliant on the same ones.

Why can’t I submit after 11 AM on Mondays if the post doesn’t publish until 12:01 PM?

I go to lunch at 11 AM. I leave my office. I’m not near a computer. At 11 AM I hit “Schedule” and then I go throw food down my throat. 167 hours is more than enough time to send a submission. Okay, 166 hours and 59 minutes. You got me.

Do I have to wait until Monday morning to submit?

Absolutely not! In fact (AND CAN’T EMPATHIZE THIS ENOUGH) I appreciate the submissions that make it to me by Sunday evening. Makes the job of putting this together on Monday morning much easier!

Are there resolution requirements for submissions?

I won’t turn down submissions that are too small. I will probably ask you for a picture of greater resolution if it is really small. The typical 4 x 6 image posted to my website has a resolution of 1280 pixels x 853 pixels. While a 400 x 300 image might look okay on your phone, it looks like trash on a computer monitor. I prefer images that are at least 1000 pixels at their widest point, but don’t ban smaller pictures at this point. But don’t tempt me!

What format should my submission be?

.JPG but .PNG also works.

If I write a description of my image will you include that in your post?

No. Photography is art that should stand on its own. Only exception is the SLICE OF LIFE theme. But if you let me know where the picture was taken, I will include that. In fact, I appreciate you letting me know where a picture was taken. If you don’t let me know, I will assume the picture was taken in the state you live in.

When will you start accepting suggestions for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE themes?

I will take suggestions only and ONLY in the comments sections of the THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE posts the last week of October and the 1st week of November.

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HOBBIES! A great theme! Everybody has a HOBBY or 2. From making kolaches to eating kolaches, HOBBIES can really run the gamut! But did enough people have photography as a HOBBY to make it a popular theme? You’ll have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, March 18, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
2-Elainie Hernandez – 1 week
3-Deanna McClain – 1 week
4-Johnathan Stensland – 1 week
5-Suzie Brannen – 2 weeks
6-Monica Jennings – 2 weeks
7-Adam Gordon – 3 weeks (2)
8-Mary Green – 5 weeks (2)
9-Stehanie Kim – 5 weeks
10-Becky Parmelee – 5 weeks
11-Sara Lockner – 9 weeks
12-Lowell Davis – 11 weeks (2)
13-Michelle Haupt – 11 weeks
14-Alexis Stensland – 11 weeks
15-Brandon Kahler – 12 weeks
16-Scott Degeneffe – 30 weeks
17-Sabas Hernandez – 31 weeks
18-Mike Vest – 36 weeks
19-Sheri Fakhouri – 40 weeks (2)
20-Logan Kahler – 41 weeks (2)
21-Nathanial Brown – 42 weeks (2)
22-Jesse Howard – 42 weeks
23-Tamara Peterson – 54 weeks
24-Mindi Terrell – 57 weeks (2)
25-Linda Bennett – 86 weeks (2)
26-Sarah Toot – 87 weeks
27-Angie DeWaard – 91 weeks
28-Dawn Krause – 95 weeks
29-Kim Barker – 101 weeks
30-Joe Duff – 102 weeks
31-Teresa Kahler – 113 weeks (2)
32-Carla Stensland – 113 weeks
33-Micky Augustin – 115 weeks
34-Andy Sharp – 116 (2) weeks
35-Bill Wentworth – 117 weeks
36-Cathie Morton – 121 weeks (2)
37-Elizabeth Nordeen – 122 weeks
38-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 124 weeks
39-Kio Dettman – 126 weeks (2)

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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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 445 - HOBBIES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 127 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Honey Hollow – Summerset, Iowa) – 125 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 123 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Nassau, Bahamas) – 122 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, NE) – 118 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Boone, Iowa) – 117 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 116 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 114 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 114 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (League City, Texas) – 103 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa) – 102 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Boone, Iowa) – 96 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Story County Administration Building – Nevada, Iowa) – 92 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (Nobu – Las Vegas, Nevada) – 88 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 87 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa) – 58 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES -NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Des Moines, Iowa) – 43 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Hilton West – Omaha, Nebraska) – 43 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 42 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa) – 41 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 37 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 32 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Bettendorf, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 31 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Story City, Iowa) – 13 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Boone, Iowa) – 12 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Iowa) – 12 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa) – 12 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Johnston, Iowa) – 10 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim (Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (Boone, Iowa)- 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ADAM GORDEON
Adam Gordon (Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ADAM GORDEON
Adam Gordon (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - ELAINIE HERNANDEZ
Elainie Hernandez (Ogden, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Boone, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - TIM PANAGES
Tim Panages (West Des Moines, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 445 - HOBBIES - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Hilton West – Omaha, Nebraska)

39 participants this week! A pretty good week! But that is a 1 participant drop from DECORATION.

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Bahamas – 1
+ Iowa – 39
+ Kansas – 1
+ Nebraska – 3
+ Nevada – 1
+ New York – 1
+ Pennsylvania – 1
+ Texas – 1

Thanks to Sarah’s trip we added Nevada! Thanks to Cathie’s trip, we added the Bahamas!

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

+ Arkansas (6.5)
+ Bahamas (1)
+ California (1)
+ Colorado (4)
+ Florida (3)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Illinois (1)
+ Indiana (2)
+ Iowa (444)
+ Kansas (17)
+ Louisiana (2)
+ Michigan (4)
+ Minnesota (6)
+ Mississippi (1.5)
+ Missouri (8.5)
+ Nebraska (17)
+ Nevada (1)
+ New York (9)
+ Pennsylvania (11)
+ South Dakota (3)
+ Tennessee (2.5)
+ Texas (19)
+ Vermont (1)

23 states so far! 1 foreign country! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple places:

+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE, MO, AR, TN, MS, LA) – 7
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN) – 5
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD, TN, GA) – 4
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT, NV) – 4
+ Christopher D. Bennett (IA, MO, NE) – 3
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS, MO) – 3
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN) – 3
+ Jesse Howard (IA, MO, NE) – 3
+ Cathie Morton (IA, FL, BHS) – 3
+ Micky Augustin (IA, IL) – 2
+ Scott Degeneffe (IA, FL) – 2
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO) – 2
+ Michelle Haupt (IA, MO) – 2
+ Brandon Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Logan Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Sara Lockner (IA, MN) – 2
+ Becky Parmelee (AR, IA) – 2
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN) – 2
+ Carla Stensland (IA, MO) -2
+ Mike Vest (IA, MO) – 2

Andy maintains a 2 state lead over Jen to be crowned the most travelled THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE photographer!

Becky joined the list of people that have submitted from multiple states! WooHoo!

The big milestone this week was Sara joining the Double Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! Also the first ever submission from Tim! That’s pretty sweet too!

But it wasn’t all good news. In fact it was mostly bad news. There was a veritable bloodbath of streaks. Jen couldn’t build on last week’s submission. Her streak is over before it began. Suzie and Monica had two week streaks go poof! Mary’s 5 week streak is over!

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:


WEEK 446 - #INSTAGOOD
#INSTAGOOD

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

But what exactly is an #INSTAGOOD image? Here is where that special rule for this theme is revealed. An #INSTAGOOD image is simply the best image you take this week. Period. And because it is the best image you take this week (HERE IS THAT SPECIAL RULE) you can only submit ONE picture for this theme. Only one picture is your best picture.

I will add, do NOT send me multiple images and ask me to pick the best one. Remember that one rule for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is that the picture has to be taken the week of the theme because this is not a curate your pictures challenge, this is a get off your butt and go take pictures challenge! However, this week, you will have to curate all the pictures you take this week down to one, best picture.

I look forward to 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 INSTAGOOD in this place in this place that is sometimes gets my best next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 444 – DECORATION

DECORATION! A great theme! Everybody loves to decorate. But did enough people like to decorate enough to make DECORATE a popular theme? You will have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, March 11, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Suzie Brannen – 1 week
2-Monica Jennings – 1 week
3-Adam Gordon – 2 weeks (2)
4-Mary Green – 4 weeks (2)
5-Stehanie Kim – 4 weeks
6-Becky Parmelee – 4 weeks
7-Willy McAlpine – 6 weeks
8-Sara Lockner – 8 weeks
9-Lowell Davis – 10 weeks
10-Michelle Haupt – 10 weeks
11-Alexis Stensland – 10 weeks (2)
12-Brandon Kahler – 11 weeks
13-Scott Degeneffe – 29 weeks
14-Sabas Hernandez – 29 weeks
15-Mike Vest – 35 weeks
16-Sheri Fakhouri – 39 weeks (2)
17-Logan Kahler – 40 weeks (2)
18-Nathanial Brown – 41 weeks
19-Jesse Howard – 41 weeks
20-Tamara Peterson – 44 weeks
21-Mindi Terrell – 56 weeks (2)
22-Linda Bennett – 85 weeks
23-Sarah Toot – 86 weeks
24-Angie DeWaard – 90 weeks
25-Dawn Krause – 94 weeks
26-Kim Barker – 100 weeks
27-Joe Duff – 101 weeks
28-Teresa Kahler – 112 weeks (2)
29-Carla Stensland – 112 weeks
30-Micky Augustin – 114 weeks
31-Andy Sharp – 115 weeks
32-Bill Wentworth – 116 weeks
33-Cathie Morton – 120 weeks
34-Elizabeth Nordeen – 121 weeks
35-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 123 weeks
36-Kio Dettman – 125 weeks (2)

Reminder. 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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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:


Week 444 Map

We’ve put a good dent into the United States already.

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 444 - DECORATION - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Ames, Iowa) – 115 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Honey Hollow – Summerset, Iowa) – 124 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa) – 101 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION -
Christopher D. Bennett (Hilton South – Kansas City, Missouri)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 86 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Clive, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Monteagle, Tennessee) – 42 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Fort Valley, Georgia)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Iowa)- 11 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone, Iowa) – 30 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (State Historical Building – Des Moines, Iowa) – 91 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe (Nashville, Tennessee) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 126 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (Texas) – 102 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (The Breakfast Club – Ankeny, Iowa) – 40 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (The Breakfast Club – Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Saint Louis, Missouri) – 11 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ELAINIE HERNANDEZ
Elainie Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 30 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Hilton South – Kansas City, Missouri) – 42 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings (Boone, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Ames, Iowa) – 12 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Bloomington, Minnesota) – 41 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Bloomington, Minnesota)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Ankeny, Iowa) – 113 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim (Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Brass Armadillo – Des Moines, Iowa) – 95 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Johnston, Iowa) – 9 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Between Fort Lauderdale and Nassau Bahamas) – 121 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Between Fort Lauderdale and Nassau Bahamas)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 122 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - BECKY PAREMELEE
Becky Parmelee (Bentonsville, Arkansas) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Perry, Iowa) – 45 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Grand Isle, Louisiana) – 116 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Gulf of Mexico – Off Louisiana)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Ames, Iowa) – 11 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Power & Light District – Kansas City, Missouri) – 113 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Ogden, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa) – 57 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (Pennsylvania) – 87 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 36 weeks

WPC - WEEK 444 - DECORATION - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 117 weeks

40 participants! That is a great week! Tops ORANGE for the most popular theme of Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Arkansas (1)
+ Florida (2)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Iowa (34)
+ Kansas (2)
+ Louisiana (2)
+ Minnesota (2)
+ Missouri (4)
+ New York (1)
+ Pennsylvania (1)
+ Tennessee (2)
+ Texas (1)

Thanks to the travels of Nathanial, we added Georgia to the list! And thanks to Andy’s travels we added Louisiana to the list.

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

+ Arkansas (6.5)
+ California (1)
+ Colorado (4)
+ Florida (3)
+ Georgia (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Illinois (1)
+ Indiana (2)
+ Iowa (405)
+ Kansas (16)
+ Louisiana (2)
+ Michigan (4)
+ Minnesota (6)
+ Mississippi (1.5)
+ Missouri (8.5)
+ Nebraska (14)
+ New York (8)
+ Pennsylvania (10)
+ South Dakota (3)
+ Tennessee (2.5)
+ Texas (18)
+ Vermont (1)

22 states so far! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple states:

+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE, MO, AR, TN, MS, LA) – 7
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX, TN) – 5
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD, TN, GA) – 4
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS, MO) – 3
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN) – 3
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT) – 3
+ Micky Augustin (IA, IL) – 2
+ Christopher D. Bennett (IA, MO)
+ Scott Degeneffe (IA, FL) – 2
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO) – 2
+ Michelle Haupt (IA, MO) – 2
+ Jesse Howard (IA, MO) – 2
+ Brandon Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Logan Kahler (IA, MN) – 2
+ Sara Lockner (IA, MN) – 2
+ Cathie Morton (IA, FL) – 2
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN) – 2
+ Carla Stensland (IA, MO) -2
+ Mike Vest (IA, MO) – 2

Andy maintains a 2 state lead over Jen to be crowned the Emperor of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE Travel! I’ll keep workshopping that name. But I might buy a crown for the winner. Just another idea I’m spitballing.

Logan, Jesse, Carla, Cathie, and your humble narrator all joined the group of people that have taken submissions in multiple states.

There were no major milestones reached this week. The only bad news was that Willy’s streak went POOF after 6 weeks. The humanity!

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:


WEEK 445 - HOBBIES
HOBBIES

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

I look forward to your interpretation!

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 HOBBIES in this place in this place that is something more of one next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 442 – ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP! One of my favorite ways to spend a day. Also one of my favorite themes! But did it inspire enough people to leave their house to make it a popular theme? You will have to keep scrolling to find out?

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, February 26, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Mary Green – 2 weeks (2)
2-Stehanie Kim – 2 weeks
3-Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks
4-Willy McAlpine – 4 weeks
5-Sara Lockner – 6 weeks
6-Monica Jennings – 6 weeks
7-Suzie Brannen – 8 weeks (2)
8-Lowell Davis – 8 weeks
9-Michelle Haupt – 8 weeks
10-Alexis Stensland – 8 weeks (2)
11-Brandon Kahler – 9 weeks
12-Scott Degeneffe – 27 weeks (2)
13-Sabas Hernandez – 28 weeks
14-Mike Vest – 33 weeks
15-Sheri Fakhouri – 37 weeks (2)
16-Logan Kahler – 38 weeks (2)
17-Nathanial Brown – 39 weeks
18-Jesse Howard – 39 weeks
19-Tamara Peterson – 42 weeks
20-Mindi Terrell – 54 weeks (2)
21-Linda Bennett – 83 weeks
22-Sarah Toot – 84 weeks
23-Angie DeWaard – 88 weeks
24-Dawn Krause – 92 weeks (2)
25-Kim Barker – 98 weeks
26-Joe Duff – 99 weeks
27-Teresa Kahler – 110 weeks
28-Carla Stensland – 110 weeks (2)
29-Micky Augustin – 112 weeks
30-Andy Sharp – 113 weeks
31-Bill Wentworth – 114 weeks
32-Cathie Morton – 118 weeks
33-Elizabeth Nordeen – 119 weeks
34-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 121 weeks
35-Kio Dettman – 123 weeks

Reminder. 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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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 442 - ROAD TRIP - ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon (Central BBQ – Southaven, Mississippi) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Iowa) – 1 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Boone, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Indiana) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Indiana)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim (Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (Arkansas) – 3 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Woodward, Iowa)- 7 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Boone County, Iowa) – 9 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Des Moines, Iowa) – 9 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa) – 9 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Saint Paul, Minnesota) – 10 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 28 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (35 South Near Ames, Iowa) – 29 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP -
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 34 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SHERI FKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Red Lobster – West Des Moines, Iowa) – 38 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Ames, Iowa) – 39 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Ames, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Des Moines, Iowa) – 40 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Boone, Iowa) – 40 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 43 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa) – 55 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Johnston, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 84 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (Pennsylvania) – 85 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (Pennsylvania)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Ames, Iowa) – 89 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Boone, Iowa) – 93 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Estes Park, Colorado) – 99 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Dacono, Colorado)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (Texas) – 100 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 111 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP -
Carla Stensland (Polk City, Iowa) – 111 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP -
Carla Stensland (Polk City, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Huxley, Iowa) – 113 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Alleman, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Omaha, Nebraska) – 114 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 115 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Norwalk, Iowa) – 119 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 120 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Norwalk, Iowa) – 122 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 124 weeks

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 442 - ROAD TRIP - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Ames, Iowa) – 546 weeks

37 participants! That is a great week! Up one from last week!

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Arkansas (1)
+ Colorado (2)
+ Indiana (2)
+ Iowa (32)
+ Kansas (1)
+ Minnesota (1)
+ Mississippi (1)
+ Nebraska (2)
+ New York (1)
+ Pennsylvania (2)
+ Texas (1)

Thanks to the travels of Mary, we added Indiana to the list! Thanks to Adam’s travels, we’ve added Mississippi!

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

+ Arkansas (4)
+ California (1)
+ Colorado (4)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Indiana (2)
+ Iowa (339)
+ Kansas (13)
+ Michigan (4)
+ Minnesota (3)
+ Mississippi (1)
+ Missouri (1)
+ Nebraska (12)
+ New York (6)
+ Pennsylvania (8)
+ South Dakota (3)
+ Texas (16)
+ Vermont (1)

17 states so far! Not bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple states:

+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO, MO, TX)
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY, VT)
+ Mary Green (MI, IA, IN)
+ Susanna Funk (IA, CO)
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN)
+ Nathanial Brown (IA, SD)
+ Andy Sharp (IA, NE)
+ Adam Gordon (IA, MS)

Mary has joined the list of people that have submitted from 3 states. Jen maintains her 1 state lead to be crowned the Queen of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE Travel! I’ll keep workshopping that name. But I might buy a crown for the winner. Just another idea I’m spitballing.

There were a couple of big milestones reached this week. Brandon hit the Double Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! But Joe Duff 10 upped him and reached the Triple Digit Streak Club! WooHoo! WooHoo!

It wasn’t all fun and games though. Not all rainbows and unicorns. Monica’s streak ended at 6 weeks. Suzie’s is no more after 8 weeks!

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:


WEEK 443 - SENTIMENTAL
SENTIMENTAL (SUGGESTED BY JOE DUFF)

SENTIMENTAL! What a great theme for Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE! It will be interesting to see what people find gets them all filled up with sentiment!

I look forward to your interpretation!

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 SENTIMENTAL in this place in this place that is mostly purple because I am sentimental next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 439 – TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES

TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES! A potential Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest class! But was that enough to make it a popular theme? You will have to keep scrolling to find out:

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, February 5, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Adam Gordon – 1 week (2)
2-Evie Gorshe – 1 week
3-Willy McAlpine – 1 week
4-Jason Stensland – 1 week (2)
5-Elainie Hernandez – 3 weeks
6-Sara Lockner – 3 weeks
7-Monica Jennings – 4 weeks
8-Suzie Brannen – 5 weeks
9-Lowell Davis – 5 weeks
10-Michelle Haupt – 5 weeks
11-Alexis Stensland – 5 weeks (2)
12-Brandon Kahler – 6 weeks
13-Mary Green – 6 weeks (2)
14-Scott Degeneffe – 24 weeks
15-Sabas Hernandez – 25 weeks
16-Mike Vest – 30 weeks
17-Sheri Fakhouri – 34 weeks
18-Logan Kahler – 35 weeks (2)
19-Nathanial Brown – 36 weeks
20-Jesse Howard – 36 weeks
21-Tamara Peterson – 39 weeks
22-Mindi Terrell – 51 weeks (2)
23-Linda Bennett – 80 weeks
24-Sarah Toot – 81 weeks
25-Angie DeWaard – 85 weeks (2)
26-Dawn Krause – 89 weeks (2)
27-Kim Barker – 95 weeks
28-Joe Duff – 96 weeks (2)
29-Teresa Kahler – 107 weeks (2)
30-Carla Stensland – 107 weeks (2)
31-Micky Augustin – 109 weeks
32-Andy Sharp – 110 weeks
33-Bill Wentworth – 111 weeks
34-Cathie Morton – 115 weeks
35-Elizabeth Nordeen – 116 weeks
36-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 118 weeks
37-Kio Dettman – 120 weeks (2)

Reminder. 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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Ames, Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson (Uptown Garage Brewing – Ankeny, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson (Uptown Garage Brewing – Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Kate Mitchell Elementary School – Ames, Iowa) – 86 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Ely, Iowa) – 111 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 112 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (I-35 – Story City, Iowa) – 7 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Boone, Iowa) – 108 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Norwalk, Iowa) – 116 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Marshalltown, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Les’s Auto – Boone, Iowa) – 90 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Les’s Auto – Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - DEANNA MCCLAIN
Deanna McClain (Ames, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 117 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Enlsey-Gorshe (Colorado Airspace) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - JENNIE GREEN
Jennie Green (California) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Boone, Iowa) – 37 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES -  JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (League City, Texas) – 97 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES -  JOE DUFF
Joe Duff

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Nevada, Iowa) – 96 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 121 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 81 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 36 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Bliss Cancer Center – Ames, Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 110 weeks


Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 31 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa) – 52 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa)

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings (Ames, Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Jefferson, Iowa) – 37 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 26 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES -  SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Johnston, Iowa) – 4 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES -  SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – 82 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 25 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Iowa) – 119 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa) – 35 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Clive, Iowa) – 6 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Rochester, Minnesota) – 40 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 108 weeks

WPC - WEEK 439 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Ledges State Park – Boone County, Iowa) – 2 weeks

38 participants! That is a great week! Ties CIRCLE for the most participants in a week this year!

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ California
+ Colorado
+ Iowa
+ Kansas
+ Nebraska
+ Minnesota
+ Pennsylvania
+ Texas

Thanks to Tamara’s trip to Minnesota, Minnesota was added to this year’s map! Thanks to Jen’s work trip, we also added Colorado AND California as well!!

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

+ California (1)
+ Colorado (1)
+ Hawaii (2)
+ Iowa (231)
+ Kansas (9)
+ Michigan (2)
+ Minnesota (1)
+ Nebraska (8)
+ New York (1)
+ Pennsylvania (6)
+ South Dakota (2)
+ Texas (11)

12 states so far! No bad! So far, the following people have submitted from multiple states:

+ Mary Green (MI, IA)
+ Sarah Toot (PA, NY)
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe (IA, CO)
+ Tamara Peterson (IA, MN)

There were a couple of major milestones this week. Sabas joined the Half-Year Club! WooHoo! Then Mindi joined the 1 Year Club! That is a double WooHoo!

Another awesome development. The first ever submission from Deanna McClain. Hopefully the beginning of big things in the future! It was also the first ever submission from Jennie Green! I expect that to be more of a one-off, but you never know. You never know.

But it wasn’t all good news. Quite a few streaks bit the dust! Adam, Evie, and Jason couldn’t build on last week’s submission and their streaks were over before they started. Elainie’s streak is over at 3. Worst of all, Mary’s streak is no more after 6 solid weeks.

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:


WEEK 440 - ORANGE
ORANGE

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

I look forward to your interpretation!

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 ORANGE in this place in this place that loves all colors next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 436 – BREAKFAST

Toda is Sheri’s birthday so I need to wish her a happy birthday!


June 5
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope it is as good of a birthday as is possible!

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BREAKFAST! Some say that is it the most important meal of the day! I don’t know that it is, but was it important enough to enough people to make it a popular theme? You will have to keep scrolling to find out!

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, January 8, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

1-Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
2-Monica Jennings – 1 week
3-Suzie Brannen – 2 weeks
4-Lowell Davis – 2 weeks
5-Susanna Funk – 2 weeks
6-Michelle Haupt – 2 weeks
7-Alexis Stensland – 2 weeks
8-Brandon Kahler – 3 weeks
9-Mary Green – 4 weeks (2)
10-Scott Degeneffe – 21 weeks
11-Sabas Hernandez – 22 weeks
12-Mike Vest – 27 weeks
13-Sheri Fakhouri – 31 weeks (2)
14-Logan Kahler – 32 weeks
15-Nathanial Brown – 33 weeks (2)
16-Jesse Howard – 33 weeks
17-Tamara Peterson – 36 weeks
18-Mindi Terrell – 48 weeks (2)
19-Linda Bennett – 77 weeks (2)
20-Sarah Toot – 78 weeks
21-Angie DeWaard – 82 weeks (2)
22-Dawn Krause – 86 weeks
23-Kim Barker – 92 weeks
24-Joe Duff – 93 weeks (2)
25-Teresa Kahler – 104 weeks (2)
26-Carla Stensland – 104 weeks (2)
27-Micky Augustin – 106 weeks
28-Andy Sharp – 107 weeks
29-Bill Wentworth – 108 weeks
30-Cathie Morton – 112 weeks
31-Elizabeth Nordeen – 113 weeks
32-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 115 weeks
33-Kio Dettman – 117 weeks (2)

Reminder. Here is the updated 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.
3. Sometimes, for special people, for special circumstances, we can negotiate something.

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 436 - BREAKFAST - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Manchester, Iowa) – 5 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MARY GREEN
Mary Green (Manchester, Iowa)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (Iowa) – 108 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard (Iowa) – 83 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MICKY
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 107 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 33 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (Iowa) – 87 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe (Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings (Boone, Iowa) – 2 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (Iowa) – 34 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (Boone, Iowa)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa) – 49 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell (Iowa)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ELAINIE HERNANDEZ
Elainie Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 1 week

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe (Boone County, Iowa) – 22 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez (Ankeny, Iowa) – 23 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland (Iowa) – 1 week

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa) – 32 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri (Ankeny, Iowa)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler (Boone, Iowa) – 105 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown (Iowa) – 34 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (Iowa) – 93 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - LOWELL DAVIS
Lowell Davis (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (Boone, Iowa) – 118 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton (Norwalk, Iowa) – 113 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 78 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler (Iowa) – 4 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (Ogden, Iowa) – 105 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Iowa) – 116 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (Madrid, Iowa) – 28 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – 79 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot (E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (League City, Texas) – 94 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff (League City, Texas)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 37 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (Iowa) – 3 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska) – 109 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (Omaha, Nebraska)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 114 weeks

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa)

WPC 436 - BREAKFAST - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett (Boone, Iowa)

37 participants this week! That is definitely the high for this year! WooHoo!

There were submissions this week taken in the following places:

+ Kansas
+ Iowa
+ Nebraska
+ Pennsylvania
+ Texas

No new states added this week.

Here is the Year 11 list of states where submissions have been taken:

+ Kansas
+ Iowa
+ Michigan
+ Nebraska
+ Pennsylvania
+ Texas

The big milestone this week is Linda hitting the Year and a Half Club! WooHoo!!

But it wasn’t all rainbows and puppies. Funk’s streak came to a screeching halt at 2 weeks. Hopefully she gets back on the mountain this week!

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:


WEEK 437 - RULE OF THIRDS
RULE OF THIRDS (SUGGESTED BY SARAH TOOT)

RULE OF THIRDS! What a great theme for Year 11 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

I’m not explaining the themes this year, unless it is something technical.

Here is the definition of the RULE OF THIRDS from the SLR Lounge:

“In photography, the rule of thirds is a type of composition in which an image is divided evenly into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, and the subject of the image is placed at the intersection of those dividing lines, or along one of the lines itself.”

You will notice on the theme reveal image I have left the RULE OF THIRDS lines there so you can get an idea of where they are. Every camera gives you the ability to put these lines on the display screen before you take the picture.

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 all be sharing your idea of RULE OF THIRDS in this place that doesn’t follow many rules next Monday.

Calendar Favorites

Today is Lowell’s birthday so I need to wish him a happy birthday!


Day 138 - May 18, 2022
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOWELL!

If you don’t know, Lowell is not Kim and is not the tall guy.

It is one of my most profoundest birthday wishes that today is a good day.

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This is one of my favorite posts of the year. To share what people said was their favorite calendar image from the 2024 Photography 139 Calendar. There is still 1 calendar left to distribute, but I don’t know when that will happen. I got a response back from most people I gave a calendar to. Some people must have just immediately thrown it in the garbage and never given it a second thought. But that’s okay. Maybe opens up new calendar recipients for 2025…*

Some of these picture below are of different people in the same family that got one calendar, in case you are wondering if I gave, say 6 calendars to the Baiers.

Here we go:

FRONT COVER
2024 Calendar Favorites
Brandon Kahler

2024 Calendar Favorites
Nora Yoon

JANUARY
2024 Calendar Favorites
Jay Janson

2024 Calendar Favorites
Jen Ensley-Gorshe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Sabas Hernandez

2024 Calendar Favorites
Sara Lockner

FEBRUARY
2024 Calendar Favorites
Jesse Howard

2024 Calendar Favorites
Kevin Krause

2024 Calendar Favorites
Layla Gorshe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Olivia Baier

MARCH
2024 Calendar Favorites
Andree Jauhari

2024 Calendar Favorites
Andy Sharp

2024 Calendar Favorites
Bill Wentworth

2024 Calendar Favorites
J.J. Baier

2024 Calendar Favorites
Kim Barker

2024 Calendar Favorites
Russ Kahler

2024 Calendar Favorites
Scott Degeneffe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Will Baier

2024 Calendar Favorites
Willy McAlpine

APRIL
2024 Calendar Favorites
Colleen Hobe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Joe Duff

2024 Calendar Favorites
Michelle Haupt

2024 Calendar Favorites
Monica Jennings

2024 Calendar Favorites
Teresa Kahler

MAY

2024 Calendar Favorites
Ben Baier

2024 Calendar Favorites
Fran Duncan

2024 Calendar Favorites
Beck Gorshe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Jason Carpenter

JUNE

2024 Calendar Favorites
Carrie Baier

2024 Calendar Favorites
Logan Kahler

2024 Calendar Favorites
Mike Vest

JULY

2024 Calendar Favorites
Jason Baier

2024 Calendar Favorites
Russell Kennerly

AUGUST WAS UNIVERSALLY UNLOVED

SEPTEMBER

2024 Calendar Favorites
Becky Parmelee

2024 Calendar Favorites
Elizabeth Nordeen

OCTOBER

2024 Calendar Favorites
Alexis Stensland

2024 Calendar Favorites
Derrick Gorshe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Jorge Rios

NOVEMBER

2024 Calendar Favorites
Carla Stensland

2024 Calendar Favorites
Elainie Hernandez

2024 Calendar Favorites
Jeanette Duff

2024 Calendar Favorites
Johnathan Stensland

2024 Calendar Favorites
Kio Dettman

2024 Calendar Favorites
Melissa Degeneffe

2024 Calendar Favorites
Nader Parsaei

DECEMBER

2024 Calendar Favorites
Anders Runestad

2024 Calendar Favorites
Dawn Krause

That is it. I’m done writing about the calendar until the next one comes out!

*This is facetious.

The Weekly Photo Challenge Year in Review

As yesterday closed the book on Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, now seems like a good time to review all that happened.

There were 59 different people that submitted photos. Ranging from submitting 1 picture to 124 pictures.

There were 2,311 photos submitted.

The average week was 31.1 participants.

The average week had 44.4 submissions.

The most popular week was Week 422. The theme was #INSTAGOOD. There were 41 participants.

The most popular week by submissions was Week 405. The theme was FLOWER. There were 62 submissions.

3 themes tied for least popular theme by participants. TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES; REFLECTION; and SUNRISE, SUNSET each has only 25 participants.

TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES was the least popular theme by submissions. It received only 30 submissions.

Here is my favorite submission from all 59 different people that submitted and some statistics about each participant.


WEEK 397 - FRIENDS - HEATHER COURTNEY
Heather Courtney
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - PEPPER DUNCAN
Pepper Duncan
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - COREY FAUST
Corey Faust
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 423 - VINTAGE -  ADAM GORDON
Adam Gordon
1 week – 2%
3 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 423 - VINTAGE - HARRISON GORSHE
Harrison Gorshe
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 382 - TRAINS, PLANES, & AUTOMOBILES - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 400 - HAPPY - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WPC 433 - HUMANS - CARRIE MOELLERS
Carrie Moellers
1 week – 2%
1 submission
Current Streak: 1 week

WEEK 398 - ROAD TRIP - MIKE PARMELEE
Mike Parmelee
1 week – 2%
1 submission
Current Streak: 1 week

WEEK 418 - SKY - ERNIE REDD
Ernie Redd
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 426 - FOOD - DIANE SHARP
Diane Sharp
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 425 - SIGNS - JULIE SHARP
Julie Sharp
1 week – 2%
1 submission
No current streak

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - LORI BACKOUS
Lori Backous
2 weeks – 4%
3 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 401 - HAPPY - MELISSA DEGENEFFE
Melissa Degeneffe
2 weeks – 4%
3 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - DERRICK GORSHE
Derrick Gorshe
2 weeks – 4%
2 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 403 - TEXTURE - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe
2 weeks – 4%
2 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 388 - FRAME - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber
2 weeks – 4%
2 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 405 - FLOWER - JOHNATHAN STENSLAND
Johnathan Stensland
2 weeks – 4%
2 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 401 - HAPPY - NADER PARSAEI
Nader Parsaei
3 weeks – 6%
3 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 421 - RELIGION - MYRIAH SHARP
Myriah Sharp
3 weeks – 6%
5 submissions
No current streaks

WEEK 394 - BLUE - PORTER DEGENEFFE
Porter Degeneffe
4 weeks – 8%
4 submissions
No current streaks

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe
6 weeks – 12%
6 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 406 - 'SCAPE -AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson
10 weeks – 19%
14 submissions
Current Streak: 1 week

WEEK 429 - HOMETOWN -ELAINIE STENSLAND
Elainie Stensland
12 weeks – 23%
15 submissions
No current streak

WPC 430 - LINES - SUSANNA FUNK
Susanna Funk
14 weeks – 27%
19 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe
19 weeks – 37%
22 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 387 - PLAY - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee
23 weeks – 44.2%
26 submissions
No current streak

WPC 430 - LINES - SHERI FAKHOURI
Sheri Fakhouri
29 weeks – 56%
53 submissions
Current streak: 29 weeks

WPC 430 - LINES - SCOTT DEGENEFFE
Scott Degeneffe
32 weeks – 62%
46 submissions
Current streak: 19 weeks

WEEK 409 - A SHAPE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green
32 weeks – 62%
68 submissions
Current streak: 2 weeks

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner
33 weeks – 63%
39 submissions
Current streak: 1 week

WEEK 416 - NATURE - WILLY MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine
34 weeks – 65%
37 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 395 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen
35 weeks – 67%
50 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 410 - GUILTY PLEASURE - ALEXIS STENSLAND
Alexis Stensland
35 weeks – 67%
72 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 408 - TIME - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez
43 weeks – 83%
43 submissions
Current streak: 20 weeks

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings
43 weeks – 83%
60 submissions
No current streak

WEEK 399 - SCHOOL - MINDI TERRELL
Mindi Terrell
46 weeks – 88%
124 submissions
Current streak: 46 weeks

WEEK 423 - VINTAGE - NATHANIAL BROWN
Nathanial Brown
47 weeks – 90%
77 submissions
Current streak: 31 weeks

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard
49 weeks – 94%
62 submissions
Current streaks: 31 weeks

WEEK 396 - SCENES FROM YOUR COUCH - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest
50 weeks – 96%
50 submissions
Current streaks: 25 weeks

WEEK 402 - PARK - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler
51 weeks – 98%
55 submissions
Current streak: 1 week

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler
51 weeks – 98%
81 submissions
Current streak: 30 weeks

WEEK 416 - NATURE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson
51 weeks – 98%
56 submissions
Current streak: 34 weeks

WEEK 395 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin
52 weeks – 100%
55 submissions
Current streak: 104 weeks

WEEK 418 - SKY - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley
52 weeks – 100%
55 submissions
Current streak: 113 weeks

WEEK 420 - ARCHITECTURE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker
52 weeks – 100%
60 submissions
Current streak: 90 weeks

WEEK 396 - SCENES FROM YOUR COUCH - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett
52 weeks – 100%
52 submissions
Current streak: 537 weeks

WEEK 408 - TIME - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett
52 weeks – 100%
91 submissions
Current streak: 75 weeks

WEEK 427 - PORTRAIT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman
52 weeks – 100%
107 submissions
Current streak: 115 weeks

WEEK 404 - TEXTURE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard
52 weeks – 100%
59 submissions
Current streak: 80 weeks

WEEK 423 - VINTAGE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff
52 weeks – 100%
71 submissions
Current streak: 91 weeks

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler
52 weeks – 100%
111 submissions
Current streak: 102 weeks

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause
52 weeks – 100%
89 submissions
Current streak: 84 weeks

WEEK 395 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton
52 weeks – 100%
58 submissions
Current streak: 110 weeks

WEEK 422 - INSTAGOOD - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen
52 weeks – 100%
72 submissions
Current streak: 111 weeks

WEEK 416 - NATURE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp
52 weeks – 100%
72 submissions
Current streak: 105 weeks

WEEK 419 - BLACK & WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland
52 weeks – 100%
90 submissions
Current streak: 102 weeks

WEEK 406 - 'SCAPE - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot
52 weeks – 100%
96 submissions
Current streak: 76 weeks

WEEK 385 - SILENCE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth
52 weeks – 100%
54 submissions
Current streak: 106 weeks

Here are a few quick stats from last year:

+ 44 different participants
+ 1811 photos submitted
+ Least popular theme for participation was ROCK with 16 participants
+ Most popular theme for participation was SELF-PORTRAIT with 31 participants
+ Least popular theme for submissions was ROCK with 20 submissions
+ Most popular theme for submission was LINES with 51 submissions
+ The average week had 24.6 participants
+ The average week had 34.8 submissions

To put in perspective compared to last year:

+ 15 more different participants.
+ 500 more submissions.
+ The most popular theme had 10 more participants.
+ The most popular theme by submissions has 11 more submissions.
+ The average participation was up almost 7 participants per week.
+ The average submissions was up nearly 10 per week.

Hopefully Year 11 has a similar amount of growth!

Right on Time

Today is Johnathan’s birthday, so I need to wish him a happy birthday!


June 21

Happy birthday!! I hope your day is filled with all the joy you can handle and I hope you win your battle with the robot vacuum cleaner!

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Come back now, even if you call me out
You might be angry now, of course you are
I’m scared too, didn’t mean to take it out on you
I know I always do, you’re the strongest person in the room

Don’t look down, I can feel it when your heart starts pounding
It’s beyond your control, you know it is
It’s getting to the point where I can’t carry on
I never held my breath for quite this long
And I don’t take it back, I did what I had to do

It’s not too late
Either way, I lose you in these silent days
It wasn’t right
But it was right on time
-Brandi Carlile

“Right on Time” is the first song I’m using as a journal title from Brandi’s most recent studio album “In These Silent Days”.

Thursdays are for flowers! This collection of flowertography consists of peonies and irises:


Whispering Beauty - 2023

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Whispering Beauty - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

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Mad with Joy - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

Mad with Joy - 2023

As a general rule, I don’t like irises, so it is rare that I photograph them. But I do understand why people plant them. It isn’t because they are pretty, it is because they are so ugly that deer won’t eat them and if you plant them around pretty flowers, it will protect them from get chomped down by deer.

Everything does have a purpose in nature!

Next Flowertography Thursday, I will share more pictures from this day.