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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 47 – ARCHITECTURE

Quite a large selection of submissions this week. It is almost as if THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE has hit its stride. I hope that there is this much passion in the middle of winter!

Dawn has made her first submission(s). I expect big things from her in the future!

Here are the submissions for ARCHITECTURE:


WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - DAWN KRAUSE 1
Dawn Krause 1

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - DAWN KRAUSE 2
Dawn Krause 2

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - DAWN KRAUSE 3
Dawn Krause 3

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - MONICA KEWER 1
Monica Kewer 1

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - MONICA KEWER 2
Monica Kewer 2

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE, MONICA KEWER 3
Monica Kewer 3

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - MONICA KEWER 4
Monica Kewer 4

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - MONICA KEWER 5
Monica Kewer 5

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - STEPHANIE KIM 3
Stephanie Kim 3

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 47 - ARCHITECTURE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

While I know most people will appreciate my throw away ARCHITECTURE pictures to my submission, but that is okay. I’m dedicating it to somebody, with whom, I have a special relationship.

That being said, a very solid week of submissions. I’m proud of all of us, everyone.

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 48 - SPORTS
SPORTS!

But what are SPORTS?

Well, one definition would be:

“an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.”

But of course another would be:

“a person who behaves in a good or specified way in response to teasing, defeat, or a similarly trying situation.”

So go out an do some physical exertion, or bully somebody. Do whatever it takes? Or define the theme in any way 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

Nobody this week showed class, taste or sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 Email Subscription. I’ll try to do better next week.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS REMINDER DIVISION

Just a reminder, that if you ever want to look back at previous submissions for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, visit the Gallery by clicking on the link below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE TAKE 3

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 sporty Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 46 – ART

A few of the regulars were missing this week, but there were still plenty of submissions for ART!

The submissions for ART:


WEEK 46 - ART - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 46 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 46 - ART - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 46 -ART - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 46 - ART - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 46 - ART - STEPHANIE KIM 3
Stephanie Kim 3

WEEK 46 - ART - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 46 - ART - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 46 - ART - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner

WEEK 46 - ART - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 46 - ART - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 46 - ART - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 46 - ART - KIM BARKER 3
Kim Barker 3

Another solid week of submissions! I feel like this little project is starting to gain some steam. I know that there somebody out there that badly wanted this to return should start submitting soon, now that she is done with school. Hint-hint!

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 47 - ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURE!

But what is this ARCHITECTURE you speak of? According to Wikipedia:

“Architecture” can mean:

+ A general term to describe buildings and other physical structures.[3]
+ The art and science of designing buildings and (some) nonbuilding structures.[3]
+ The style of design and method of construction of buildings and other physical structures.[3]
+ Knowledge of art, science, technology and humanity.[3]
+ The practice of the architect, where architecture means offering or rendering professional services in connection with the design and construction of buildings, or built environments.[4]
+ The design activity of the architect,[3] from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture).

For our purposes, I’d say that you should go out and find a building, a staircase, a bridge, a road, or something that was built by humans (or ancient aliens) that is interesting. Or at least take an interesting photograph of such a structure. However. As always. Define the theme any way that you want.

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

This was a big week for the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION. Thanks to Sara Lockner*, (PHOTOGRAPHY 139 STAR OF THE WEEK) not one, not two, but three people showed their class, taste, and sophistication by becoming Photography 139 email subscribers. So if you see Shawn walking the mean streets of Johnston or Steve and Jessica walking the mean streets of Burnsville, Minnesota feel free to give them a knowing glance and feel free to show them the super-secret Photography 139 handshake.

Because my day job lunch hour is growing short, I won’t going into much details about these great, grand, and wonderful people. It is enough to say that Shawn is married to Sara, so he is a winner at life. Steve is a Cyclone and I hope he joins us for a tailgate this Fall. Jessica is a leather artist of some note as well. Maybe she is a future submitter to the WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE!?!?

This means that I believe there are now 5 married couples that are Photography 139 email subscribers. This also makes 4 Photography 139 email subscribers in Burnsville, Minnesota and 3 Photography 139 email subscribers in Johnston, Iowa. For those of you checking your Photography 139 Heat Maps. Those towns are on fire!

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 architectural Monday.

*First trip to that taco bar is on me!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 45 – FLOWER

There was a tremendous reaction to FLOWER. Lots of participation! How exciting!

The submissions for FLOWER:


WEEK 45 - FLOWER - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND 4
Carla Stensland 4

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND 5
Carla Stensland 5

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 45 - BECKY PERKOVICH - FLOWER
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 45 - FLOWER - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

Another solid 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 46 - ART
ART!

What is ART? I can’t define it but I know it when I see it.

Get out there and get a picture of your favorite sculpture or mural or stained glass window. Take a picture of somebody creating art. Somebody doing art. Something that is used to make art. Make you are arrogant enough to think any time you click the shutter release you make ART. I’m not here to judge. As always, though define the theme any way that you want. Maybe you know a guy named Art, I wish I did.

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. Nobody new has displayed their class, taste, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. I’ll try to do better next week.

That’s all I got, 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 artistic Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 44 – SMOKE

I was worried that this wouldn’t be a very popular theme, but it actually has garnered quite the response. How exciting! Looks like this theme will make the cut for next year’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

If you want to have your voice heard about next year’s themes, I’d advise you to start commenting in the COMMENTS section below. It wouldn’t hurt to read the COMMENTS section from last week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Ignore the stuff about what Shannon should change her last name to after she gets married. It is Fauxdole. Debate over.

Here are the submissions for SMOKE:


WEEK 44 - SMOKE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - MONICA KEWER
Monica Kewer

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - MIKE VEST 1
Mike Vest 1

WEEK 44 - SMOKE - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest 2

For the last submission, the photographer wished to add a disclaimer. Normally I say that art should just stand on its own. However, because of the nature of the image, I’m allowing it.

Quick note: I happened to be visiting a friend in a state with legal recreational marijuana laws when the smoke theme was announced. Attempts for an artsy picture failed but I am happy to share a little window into what this situation “looks” like — different, tested, regulated strains with varied intentions/side effects; medicine-like packaging; clear labels that includes warnings and information. It’s so far advanced from your average college-stoned-and-stupid experience and heavy taxes (25% in OR) can be applied to various important government funding. I recommend for folks to at least visit a dispensary to see what the future holds.


WEEK 43 - SMOKE - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

Stephanie did ask about what was considered inappropriate subject matter for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. There isn’t really anything. Just don’t send me anything illegal. If you catch what I’m saying. By illegal… I mean. Starts with a C and ends with a Y. Two words. You’ll figure it out. Other than that, almost anything is fair game.

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 45 - FLOWER
FLOWER!

I told you that this week’s theme would be easy. Hopefully it will be easy enough that a couple of dudes might contribute again. Mondays are beginning to feel like lady’s night here at Photography 139. Nothing wrong with that. I’m just disappointed in my gender.

EDITOR’S NOTE: At the buzzer Vest submitted a photo. Dudes didn’t get shut out.

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. Nobody new has displayed their class, taste, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. I’ll try to do better next week.

That’s all I got, 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 flowery Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 43 – SUNRISE/SUNSET

Participation took a little bit of hit this week. I’m sure it probably had to do a bit with the fact that there are only 2 times a day somebody could take a picture for this theme. If they were taking the theme literally. Or maybe something else caused a dip. I don’t know. I can’t read minds. I can barely read social media posts. I’m only human.

However, the submissions we did get were solid. The submissions for SUNRISE/SUNSET:


WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - CARLA STENSLAND 3
Carla Stensland 3

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - JOE LYNCH
Joe Lynch

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - JODIE BENNETT 1
Jodie Bennett 1

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - JODIE BENNETT 2
Jodie Bennett 2

WEEK 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET - JODIE BENNETT 3
Jodie Bennett 3

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 44 - SMOKE
SMOKE!

Also, perhaps not the most easily accessible subject. However, if you have to, go hang out with a smoker. Some of them don’t even smell that bad. Like the ones that smoke ribs on their decks. Those smokers smell delicious. Yes, I’m saying that Scottie D. smells delicious. I’m comfortable with it. Are you?

Personally, I’m hoping to get caught up in the middle of a protest this weekend. #BLACKLIVESMATTER If that doesn’t work out, I’m looking forward to having an excuse to start a fire. It really is a win-win! Social justice or pyromania!

If you think this is a difficult theme… 2 things:

1. Next week’s theme will be almost painfully easy.
2. It is probably a good time to leave suggestions for next year’s themes in the comments section of this here blog. To date, the only suggestion is GLITTERY.

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Nothing new to report. Nobody new has displayed their class, taste, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription. I’ll try to do better next week.

That’s all I got, 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 smoky Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 42 – TRANSPORTATION

Considering that today is a holiday of some note, I’m pleased with the number of submissions.

Since today is a holiday of some note, I’ll make this quick. Here are the submissions for TRANSPORTATION:


WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - ANGIE DEWAARD 3
Angie DeWaard 3

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - CHRISTOPHER D .BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 42 - TRANSPORTATION - MONICA KEWER
Monica Kewer

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 43 - SUNRISE/SUNSET
SUNRISE/SUNSET

Since Naima is waiting patiently to go on a walk, I’ll just point out that you don’t have to take this theme literally. Also, my quick advice is as follows. Think about what you put in front of the sunset or sunrise. That might make the picture. The other advice is don’t necessarily take a picture looking at the sunset. Turn around and look at what the light has done behind you. Finally. Wait at least 5 minutes until after the sun has gone down until you quit your scene. At least 5 minutes.

No Housekeeping today. Giving it the day off.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 41 – HOMETOWN

A nice collection of submissions this week for HOMETOWN:


WEEK 41 - HOMETOWN - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 41 - HOMETOWN - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 41 - HOMETOWN - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 41 - HOMETOWN - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

WEEK 41 - HOMETOWN - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

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 42 - TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION!

This is a pretty easy one. There are about a million sources of transportation. From helicopters to rivers to trains to planes to streets to feets. The list goes on and on and on. So find your voice and get out there and get a TRANSPORTATION photo!

Remember that next Monday is the 4th of July. While the government, your bank, and maybe where you work takes the day off… Photography 139 does not. Plan accordingly.

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

The latest person to show taste, class, and sophistication by signing up for a Photography 139 email subscription is Willy McAlpine. I’ve known Willy for over 20 years now. Willy is known around these parts for his crazy workouts. Sometimes he runs in excess of 100 miles in a week. Sometimes he will run 100 miles in 24 hours. For fun! So if you see Willy running around the mean streets of Boone, feel free to give him a knowing glance and don’t be shy about teaching him the super-secret Photography 139 handshake.

That’s all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 40 – BLUE

I though I would be Johnny-on-the-Spot and guess this out as soon as I got back from Milwaukee, but I spent my weekend being in parades, helping give sermons, raising money through pie auctions, supping with friends and family, going on walks with Naima, going to baby showers, watching about a thousand secondary characters I don’t care about get killed on GAME OF THRONES, and sleeping. Lots of sleeping. Laundry too.

This morning was the first time I’ve touched a computer in over 8 days.

So without further adieu, here are the submissions for BLUE:



Kim Barker 1

WEEK 40 - BLUE - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 40 - BLUE - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 40 - BLUE - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 40 - BLUE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 40 - BLUE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

In a couple of hours, I’ll be posting the images from HOMETOWN. Better get the emailed to bennett@photography139.com soon!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 38 – PERSPECTIVE

This week ended up being something of a rebound week. All the negative emotions that people felt towards EMOTIONS was left behind and they expressed positive emotions towards PERSPECTIVE. Particularly exciting this week is we have a submission from first time contributor Stephanie Kim. Stephanie lives the farthest east and by far the largest city of any other contributors, so I’ll be excited to see her perspective on things in the future!

The submissions for PERSPECTIVE:


WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - STEPHANIE KIM 1
Stephanie Kim 1

WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - STEPHANIE KIM 2
Stephanie Kim 2

WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - JODIE BENNETT
Jodie Bennett

WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 38 - PERSPECTIVE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 39 - PERSPECTIVE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

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!


WEEK 39 - SKY/CLOUDS
SKY/CLOUDS

SKY/CLOUDS! But what does that mean? While your submission probably should include the sky and/or some clouds, don’t feel that the sky or cloud has to be the focus of your composition. That being said, if the sky or cloud isn’t the main feature of your composition, it should add to the emotional impact of your image.

All that noise being said, feel free to interpret the theme in any way that you see fit.

HOUSEKEEPING

MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE RULES DIVISION

Don’t blow by this because you know the rules. There is a slight rule change in there for going forward as my lunch hour at the day job has changed.

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.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Nothing new to report on this front. However, if you are reading these words and don’t have a Photography 139 email subscription. Let a guy know. I’ll get you hooked up!

That’s all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune again next Monday. Hopefully with lots of looks at our flat earth’s sky.

THE CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT TRIVIA QUIZ

QUESTION 11

I was lucky to be accepted and graduate from the most beautiful and prestigious university in the land. What was my major?

ANSWER: Political Science

BONUS

What was my minor?

ANSWER: History

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 36 – LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS

It looks like LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS also wasn’t an extremely popular theme. Might have to put it on the chopping block if this little project continues into a second year. I guess we’ll see.

On the positive though, it was extremely popular with first time submitter Sara Lockner. Hopefully this won’t be the last time a theme rings the creative bell for Sara.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 35 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 1
Sara Lockner 1

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 2
Sara Lockner 2

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 3
Sara Lockner 3

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - SARA LOCKNER 4
Sara Lockner 4

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 36 - LETTERS AND/OR NUMBERS - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

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 is…


WEEK 37 - EMOTIONS
EMOTIONS!

But what are EMOTIONS! Google defines EMOTION as a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationship with others. So capture somebody displaying an emotion. Even a second hand emotion like love. Or capture a scene that is the result of a emotion. Capture an image that is supposed to incite an emotion. (Although, quite frankly I hope that is what you’re trying to do with every image.) Or as always, define the theme any way that you want.

HOUSEKEEPING

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. 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 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.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 REMINDER DIVISION

A reminder that you can check out all the submission thus far by visiting the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE TAKE 3 Gallery on this here website. Click the below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE TAKE 3 GALLERY

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

I’m pleased to announce that the Persons are the latest people to show their taste, class, and sophistication by grabbing a Photography 139 email subscription. The short scoop on them is that they are the most talented photographers I know and have been family friends for as long as I have memories. If you see them out and about walking the mean streets of Boone, give them a knowing glance and show them the Super Secret Photography 139 handshake.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, we will commune again next Monday. Hopefully with a plethora of EMOTIONS pictures!