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To a Great 2017!

Pretend like I published this on January 1, just like I meant to do.

It is that day at Photography 139 Headquarters where we take down our old Photography 139 Calendar and put it in the trunk with many of the other remnants of our past.




We like to think that 2016 was a successful year for Photography 139 and I’d like to thank everybody that was responsible for making it appear so.

So to my list of email blog subscribers…

Jay Janson
Jason Baier
Shannon Bardole
Scott Degeneffe
Corey Faust
Susanna Funk
Jill Gorshe
Jesse Howard
Sara Lockner
Teresa Kahler
Nader Parsaei
Becky Perkovich
Bernice Verhoorn
Suzie Brannen
Eric Hiatt
Kim Barker
Cousin Amy
Russell Kennerly
Tim Tuck
Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
Michelle Haupt
Geri Derner
Micky Augustin
Angie DeWaard
Mike Vest
DaeHee Yoon
Monica Henning
Sarah Karber
Carla Stensland
Laura Miller
Joseph Lynch
Jorge Rios
Anders Runestad
Laura Miller
Michael Houlihan
Dawn Krause
Joe Duff
Derrick Gorshe
Dustin Jackson
Bethany Miller
Logan Kahler
Elizabeth Nordeen
Nicole Nickens
Corinna
Jeff Daniel
Stephanie Kim
Bob Person
Melissa Degeneffe
Willy MacAlpine
Janice Peterson
Jessica Potts
Steve Junck
Shawn Lockner
Brooke Milligan
Cathie Raley
Paul Golden
Linda Toot
Jodie Bennett
Dan Pottratz
Alisa Baker
Cassandra Chadwick

Thanks for a great 2016! Of course, I’ll try to do better in 2017. Hopefully our little family will continue to grow in the new year!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 26 – PET

Quick post today:

Lots of submissions for PET! Here they are:


WEEK 26 - PET - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT


WEEK 26 - PET - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD


WEEK 26 - PET - CARLA STENSLAND
CARLA STENSLAND


WEEK 26 - PET - DUSTIN JACKSON 1
DUSTIN JACKSON 1


WEEK 26  - PET - DUSTIN JACKSON 2
DUSTIN JACKSON 2


WEEK 26 - PET - DUSTIN JACKSON 3
DUSTIN JACKSON 3


WEEK 26 - PET - KIM BARKER
KIM BARKER 1


WEEK 26 - PET - KIM BARKER 2
KIM BARKER 2


WEEK 26 - PET - SARAH KARBER
SARAH KARBER


WEEK 26 - PET - TERESA KAHLER
TERESA KAHLER


WEEK 26 - PET - SHANNON BARDOLE
SHANNON BARDOLE


WEEK 26 - PET - MICHELLE HAUPT
MICHELLE HAUPT


Great submissions! Keep the momentum rolling with this week’s theme:


WEEK 27 - TREE
TREE!


Should be an easy one! Everybody has access to a tree or even trees!

No HOUSEKEEPING this week.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 24 – ABSTRACT

Even though this week’s theme was a bit obtuse, there were a healthy amount of submissions for ABSTRACT.

Let’s get to them!


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - BILL WENTWORTH
BILL WENTWORTH


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - DUSTIN JACKSON 1
DUSTIN JACKSON 1


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - DUSTIN JACKSON 2
DUSTIN JACKSON 2


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - DUSTIN JACKSON 3
DUSTIN JACKSON 3


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - KIM BARKER
KIM BARKER


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - MIKE VEST
MIKE VEST


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT - DUSTIN JACKSON 4
DUSTIN JACKSON 4


ALL great photos with what I assume great photo assistants! Especially the ones having eye problems.

But enough about the past…

How about this week’s theme:


WEEK 25 - SELF-PORTRAIT
SELF-PORTRAIT!


Self-Portrait! Or as Russell calls them “selfies”. This is an easy theme. After all, almost everybody I know owns a camera. And almost everybody I know owns a self. My inbox should be jam packed with submissions this week. I can’t wait!

HOUSEKEEPING

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

I’m pleased to announce that Bethany Yoon has become the latest person to show her keen intellect and sophisticated tastes by becoming a Photography 139 email subscriber. I wish I had more time to write about Bethany’s many winning attributes, but time is a fickle taskmaster. I have the time to say that she is married to long-time Photography 139 supporter and elementary school punching bag DaeHee Yoon. She lives in the Minneapolis area growing the Photography 139 Minnesota Footprint to 4 Subscribers! I think it is sufficient to say that she is one of my most favoritest people in the world. Even if she doesn’t enjoy good “Racks” style humor. DaeHee knows what I’m talking about. #TeamKnockers So if you see her out and about walking the mean streets of Minneapolis or Burnsville with her selfless canine Tempe or a stroller (soon), feel free to give her a knowing glance and teach her the super-secret Photography 139 handshake.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 23 – TECHNOLOGY

The improved weather and the theme of TECHNOLOGY must have gotten the creative juices flowing for many. We had the highest participation rate in weeks! That includes first time submitter Bill Wentworth!

Here are the submissions for TECHNOLOGY:


WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - DUSTIN JACKSON
Dustin Jackson

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

I love the fact that there was a wide variety of old and new technology. Both black and white and color submissions. This was one of my favorite weeks ever!

But why live in the past. Let’s look at this week’s theme…


WEEK 24 - ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT!!

But what is ABSTRACT?

Well here is a pretty good definition of abstract art from the interwebs:

“Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.”

Here is an example from my own photography:



or



A couple things to try would be to find an abstract piece of art to photograph, photograph something or somebody completely out of focus, use a long exposure (probably best at night) and move the camera around, move the zoom on your lens while the photographing something or somebody, or define abstract any way that you feel fits you.

As always, I look forward to seeing your guys’ creative efforts!

HOUSEKEEPING

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

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 19 – GRAFFITI

It is exciting times around the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 WORLDWIDE HEADQUARTERS. There is a first time submitter in Dustin Jackson this week.

Dustin is a very talented photographer and I would encourage you to follow him on his Facebook page, if you haven’t. I would post a link, but then I’d have to go on Facebook and this has been a pretty great week so far. My disdain for humanity is at a low and I don’t want that to go away right now.

Maybe later.

Either way, I’m super excited to have Dustin as a fairly regular contributor. I’m expecting great things from him!

Here are this week’s submissions for GRAFFITI:


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD 1


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD 2


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - DUSTIN JACKSON
DUSTIN JACKSON


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - SHANNON BARDOLE
SHANNON BARDOLE


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - SARAH KARBER
SARAH KARBER


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - CARLA STENSLAND
CARLA STENSLAND*


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI - KIM BARKER
KIM BARKER


But what is this week’s theme? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer!


WEEK 20 - MUSIC
MUSIC!


As always, you can define MUSIC any way you want. For example, I know people that define Five Finger Death Punch as music, whereas I do not. Good luck to everybody participating.

A quick review of the rules.

RULES

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.
2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by noon 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.

HOUSEKEEPING

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

I told you this is a great week! I get to proudly announce that there have been not ONE, but TWO people that have exercised their keen intellect by displaying both their taste and sophistication by becoming Photography 139 email subscribers. Please welcome aboard Dustin Jackson and Derrick Gorshe. If you see them out and about walking the mean streets of Ogden or Ames, feel free to give them a knowing glance.

I’ve known both Dustin and Derrick for what feels like forever. All of us used to toil in the mines of the Evil Clown Empire in another life. Back then Dustin used to go by the moniker Action Jackson and Derrick used to go by the name D-Rock. They are also both amazing cooks and are both married to smart, beautiful, strong, amazing women. I’m going to guess this is the result of their keen intellects and their sophisticated tastes.

Dustin and I were founding members in an underground beverage society that supported and encouraged the drinking of Jones Soda. We once fought the good fight against Jones Soda suppression that the local Hy-Vee was engaged in. Although we lost the battle, Hy-Vee definitely knew they were in a fight.

Derrick and I were once in the faux jam band Bratwurst Explosion. We definitely rocked many a faux stage in our day. Derrick, to his credit, also rocked many a real stage in his youth.

Derrick is also the twin brother of longtime Photography 139 supporter Jill Gorshe.

Dustin does not have a twin, but I don’t hold that against him. As long as he keeps feeding me homemade pretzel buns!

Welcome aboard Dustin and Derrick. I know you shall fare well.

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS COMMENTARY DIVISION

In the last couple of weeks, both Russell Kennerly and Jason Baier have earned their own avatars for use in the COMMENTS section of this here blog. Hopefully, they won’t be the last and hopefully, they will put these to good use in the future.

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SECRET HANDSHAKE DIVISION

It is with some sadness and a certain degree of remorse, that I’ve had to fold the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SECRET HANDSHAKE DIVISION. They just weren’t making satisfactory progress. While I never like to see people put out of their jobs, sometimes, it just has to be done. I have given them the requisite pretzels, to let them know that they are being closed down.

So now and on into the future, we will go back to pretending that there is a super-secret Photography 139 secret handshake. Isn’t pretending more fun anyways?

*Technically I took this photo, but Carla told me to take it because she couldn’t.