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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 58 – POP ART

I wasn’t sure how POP ART would go over as a WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme as it is a little bit harder to wrap one’s mind around than the typical theme. However, there was still good participation. I love it!

Although I good stand here and talk all tommyrot about participation, you just want to see the submissions. Here they are:


WEEK 58 - POP ART - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 58 - POP ART - JEFF KEWER
Jeff Kewer

WEEK 58 - POP ART - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 58 - POP ART - KIM BARKER
Kim Baldus

WEEK 58 - POP ART - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 58 - POP ART - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 58 - POP ART - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CATHIE RALEY 4
Cathie Raley 4

WEEK 58 - POP ART - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 58 - POP ART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

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 59 - ROAD TRIP
ROAD TRIP!

We did this theme not that long ago, so it should be fairly fresh in the old memory banks. A picture of anything that might be a part of a road trip. My personal favorite road trip pictures are the super kitschy ones where your posse takes their picture in front of some landmark. That’s just what I enjoy. It isn’t like the photography I enjoy had me recently compared to a serial killer or something… By people who I’m sure are experts in the field… But I digress. All sorts of things would qualify. Pictures of an open road. Pictures of a car. Of a map. Of some place you went on a road trip. A ROAD TRIP could be solo. It could be with 5 friends. It could be a trip across the country. It could be a trip to the store. You’ll figure it out. BUT I WILL REMIND ME YOU OF RULE #1! Just because you took a great ROAD TRIP last weekend… doesn’t help you at all this week.

As always, feel free to define the theme how you see fit.


A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to 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 open roadsy Monday

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 56 – CHILDREN

Maybe there was a slight dip this week, but that was to be expected, since CHILDREN are so very, very creepy. I mean, we’ve all seen the groundbreaking documentary CHILDREN OF THE CORN. We know what they’re capable of doing. Don’t get me started on the companion documentary VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED!

But I could stand here and talk all tommyrot about CHILDREN. You just want to see the images:


WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 56 -CHILDREN - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1


WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - ROBYN AUGUSTIN
Robyn Augustin

WEEK 56 - CHILDREN - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

Still a very healthy number of submissions though! Including a submission for first time from Robyn Augustin! Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the cold months. That is when participation really starts to take a hit. Prepare yourself, winter is coming.

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 57 - HANDMADE
HANDMADE!

I’m not sure HANDMADE needs much explanation. It was something that was made by hands. So if a robot made it, it is out. Unless that robot has hands. Then it is in! Things that might qualify would be paintings, things that are cooked, things that are knitted, things that are crocheted, things that are crafted… I mean the list is almost limitless.

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to 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 handy Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 55 – SIGNS

SIGNS is actually one of my favorite themes for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. I am pleased to see that it lit the creative fires of several other people as well.

But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about SIGNS. You want to see the submissions. Here they are:


WEEK 55 - SIGNS - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - TERESA KAHLER 1
Teresa Kahler 1

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - TERESA KAHLER 2
Teresa Kahler 2

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - TERESA KAHLER 3
Teresa Kahler 3

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - TERESA KAHLER 4
Teresa Kahler 4

WEEK 55 - CORINNA KEEN - SIGNS
Corinna Keen

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 55 - SIGNS - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

I should add that I’m 99% sure that this was the first submission from Corinna! I’m expecting big, big things from her in the future!

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 56 - CHILDREN
CHILDREN!

I don’t know that I need to get into a fancy definition of CHILDREN. You know one when you see them. They are little humans. They are here to replace us. Many of you have one or two or more. Nearly everybody has access to a child or two or more. However, don’t feel constrained to hold yourself to think of this as having to take a picture of CHILDREN. There are a million things that show the existence of CHILDREN in our world. From playgrounds to toys to car seats to schools. There are also CHILDREN of all ages. So be creative with the theme and as always, feel free to define it how you see fit.

HOUSEKEEPING


A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY DIVISION

If you want to see all the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE images for the new cycle, they are located in a new gallery. View them by clicking on the link below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE YEAR 4



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 childish Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 54 – OLD

The week’s theme triggered an interesting and solid week of submissions.

Here are the submissions for OLD:


WEEK 54 - OLD - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 54 - OLD - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 54 - OLD - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 54 - OLD - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 54 - OLD - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 54 - OLD -KIM BARKER 3
Kim Barker 3

WEEK 54 - OLD - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 54 - OLD - MICHAEL AUGUSTIN
Michael Augustin

WEEK 54 - OLD - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 54 - OLD - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2


Cathie Raley 3


Cathie Raley 4

WEEK 54 - OLD - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 54 - OLD - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 54 - OLD - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 54 - OLD - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 54 - OLD - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 54 - OLD - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

A good, healthy week of submissions!

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 55 - SIGNS
SIGNS!

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this. Don’t do that. Can’t you read the sign? There are signs everywhere. Telling us what to do. Telling us what to buy. Telling us what to think. Telling us how to vote. Telling us what to wear. Telling us where to go. Telling us to wash our hands. Some are new. Some are old. Some are filled with buckshot. But signs with words on them are not the only kind of signs out there. Much communication is done through nonverbal signs. Some believe that God give us signs to help us along our life’s journey. As always, feel free to define signs any way you see fit.

Just get out there and find a sign that speaks to you.

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

We are pleased to announce that Linda Toot is the latest person to display, taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. Linda is my aunt on my Dad’s side of the family. While she was raised in Boone/Jordan her life adventure settled her into Easton, Kansas. This makes the 3rd or 4th subscriber (I need to check my records) residing in the Sunflower State. Making the Photography 139 empires presence strong there. If I were to check the heat map, I believe Kansas now ranks 3rd behind Iowa and Minnesota for Photography 139 subscribers. If you see Linda out and about walking the mean streets of Easton, feel free to give her a knowing glance and show her the Super Secret Photography 139 Handshake.

That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise (thinking of you eastern Iowa), we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a Monday filled with signs!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 53 – BODY PART

A new year. Well, a new 52 weeks. I’m excited for what this new year will bring. But you don’t want to listen to me talk all tommyrot about my aspirations for the next 52 weeks. You just want to see the submissions.

Here are the submissions for BODY PART:


WEEK 53 - BODY PART - BILL WENTWORTH 1
Bill Wentworth 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - BILL WENTWORTH 2
Bill Wentworth 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - BILL WENTWORTH 3
Bill Wentworth 3

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - DAWN KRAUSE 3
Dawn Krause 3

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - KIM BALDUS 1
Kim Baldus 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - KIM BALDUS 2
Kim Baldus 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 53 - BODY PART - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

A good, healthy week of submissions!

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 54 - OLD
OLD!

I’m running behind, so I don’t have a tremendous amount of time to be witty about OLD. You know OLD when you see it.

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

We are pleased to announce Paul Golden is the latest person to display taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. Paul plays a mean baritone and sings with one as well. By virtue of being in Connecticut, he is the farthest east of any Photography 139 email subscriber. The empire has grown! So if you see Paul out walking the mean streets of Connecticut, feel free to give him a knowing glance and if you have the inclination, show him the Super Secret Photography 139 Handshake.

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 olden times Monday!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 52 – WILD CARD

As we close the books on the first year of the rebirth of the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, we have not ONE but TWO first time submitees! Welcome aboard Brooke Milligan and Cathie Raley!!!

You know I could talk tommyrot about first time submitees all day, but you want to get to the submissions. So let’s get to it!

Here are the submissions for WILD CARD:


WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - BROOKE MILLIGAN
Brooke Milligan 1

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - BROOKE MILLIGAN
Brooke Milligan 2

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CATHIE RALEY 1
Cathie Raley 1

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CATHIE RALEY 2
Cathie Raley 2

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CATHIE RALEY 3
Cathie Raley 3

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CATHIE RALEY 4
Cathie Raley 4

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - CATHIE RALEY 5
Cathie Raley 5

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 52 - WILD CARD - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

A good, healthy week of submissions!

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 53 - BODY PART
BODY PART!

BODY PART? Yep. BODY PART! This should be easy enough. Just about everybody you know has a body part or two or three or four hundred. Heck! Did you know that more than just humans have body parts? All sorts of animals have body parts! But as always, feel free to define the theme however you see fit!


HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. 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.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. 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

We are pleased to announce that Cathie Raley is the latest person to show her taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. The only real thing to tell you about Cathie is that she is a witch. Not a wiccan, but an actual witch. She also helps secure the Photography 139 Footprint in Nevada, Iowa. So if you see Cathie out and about walking the mean streets of Nevada, feel free to give her a knowing glance and if you have time, show her the Super Secret Photography 139 Handshake.

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 an anatomical Monday!