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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 22 – JUNK

There was a bump in participation this week. Maybe we’ll get another bump next week.

I have to confess that I wasn’t able to get the image I wanted this week because the junkyard I was going photograph was snowed over. Which is too bad, even though it is a chore to get there. You have to cross a stream 3 times and go through a tunnel and then solve the riddle of a troll. I’ll have to photograph it at a later date. If I can solve the riddle.

The submissions for JUNK:


WEEK 22 - JUNK - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD

WEEK 22 - JUNK - KIM BARKER
KIM BARKER

WEEK 22 - JUNK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

WEEK 22 - JUNK - MIKE VEST
MIKE VEST

Time to look at this week’s theme:


WEEK 23 - TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY

As always… feel free to interpret TECHNOLOGY however you feel fit.

HOUSEKEEPING

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

We are pleased to announced that Bill Wentworth has become the latest person to display his keen intellect, taste, and sophistication by becoming a PHOTOGRAPHY 139 EMAIL SUBSCRIBER. The addition of Bill stretches the PHOTOGRAPHY 139 EMPIRE to the forsaken land of Nebraska. Replacing Arkansas as the worst state in the Photography 139 Union. I don’t know what I should tell you about Bill. I’ve known him since probably 9th Grade when he was a deacon in Lowell’s shortly lived church.

Bill was a founding member of Saturday Morning Basketball. I was not a founding member of Saturday Morning Basketball, so I assumed that Bill was quite the baller because every time I saw him in the hallways of dear old Boone High School, he was sporting some form of Chicago Bulls gear and talking about basketball.

One Saturday morning I was sleeping in the family den when the doorbell rang. At the door was Anders and Lowell. One of the members of Saturday Morning Basketball was not able to play because he was being forced to work his family garage sale. I was invited to take his place. I jumped at the opportunity because I love playing the greatest game ever invented.

When we arrived at the Health Center, Bill was warming up, his vast array of spin moves and shot fakes. He came over and formally introduced himself. Then he pulled me aside.

“Look” he said, “We aren’t really all that good. Mostly you’ll just want to get the ball to Willy (McAlpine) and Dan (Dill) and let them do most of the scoring.”

I took his sage advice to heart, but I didn’t come there to watch two other guys play basketball.

It was on that Saturday a new friendship with Bill was forged AND a one man basketball revolution came to Saturday Morning Basketball.

Out went the old rule that Dan and Willy couldn’t be on the same team. In came the tacit acceptance that if you weren’t on my team, you weren’t winning.

In the years since Bill has received his diploma from Boone High School, graduated from Iowa State University, moved to Chicago, Saint Louis, and Omaha. Bill is a talented artist and I hope that we will soon see many a submission from him for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

So if you find yourself in Omaha, feel free to give Bill a knowing glance and teach him the super-secret Photography 139 handshake.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE ARCHIVE

Reminder that if you want to look back at past submissions to the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, follow the link below:

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE GALLERY


As always, I look forward to seeing this week’s submissions.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 21 – LANDMARK

Oooh.

This week came dangerously close to the first strike against this project, but then Kim came in with a photo Monday morning. Maybe this was a theme that didn’t ring many bells or maybe it was all the “bad” weather last week. Regardless. Solid work Kim!

The submissions for LANDMARK:


WEEK 21 - LANDMARK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 21 - LAND MARK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

No reason to dwell on the past though. Time to look at the future.

This week’s theme:


WEEK 22 - JUNK
JUNK!

I might regret saying this, but as always, define JUNK however you see fit.

HOUSEKEEPING

At this time, nothing new to report from any Photography 139 Divisions.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 20 – MUSIC

This week’s theme was MUSIC. There must not many lovers of MUSIC out there as participation took a bit of a dip this week. That is okay, because the submissions were great. Hopefully next week’s theme trips more triggers.

The submissions for MUSIC:


WEEK 20 - MUSIC - KIMBERLY BARKER
KIMBERLY BARKER


WEEK 20 - MUSIC - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT


WEEK 20 - MUSIC - ANGIE DEWAARD
ANGIE DEWAARD


WEEK 20 - MUSIC - SARAH KARBER
SARAH KARBER


Time to reveal this week’s theme:


WEEK 21 - LANDMARK
LANDMARK!

While there aren’t many music lovers out there, maybe there are numerous LANDMARK lovers out there.

What is a LANDMARK?

Something that a town might be known for. A famous thing. Like the Campanile at Iowa State or the water tower in Ogden. Something that if you were giving directions, you would reference. At Milton Lott’s Grave, take a right. Right into the river.

Time for a reminder 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. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week.
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

Nothing new to report. Nobody showed their keen intellect and sophisticated tastes by becoming an email subscriber to this here blog.

Maybe you have a keen intellect and sophisticated tastes and would like to become an email subscriber to this here blog, but don’t know how.

It is easy, just send an email to this email: bennett@photography139.com indicating that you would like to become an email subscriber. The benefits are… well there are just too many to describe at this time.

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 ONGOING PHOTO PROJECT DIVISION

A reminder that the THE SELF-PORTRAIT PROJECT is ongoing and you can check it out by following the link below:

THE SELF-PORTRAIT PROJECT

That is it for today. I look forward to all the LANDMARKS that end up in my inbox.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 18 – STORE

Some of the regulars weren’t out and about this week, but that is okay, because there was a first time contributor in Sarah Karber! I’m expecting big things from her in the future!

Here are the submissions for STORE:


WEEK 18 - STORE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 18 - STORE - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland 1

WEEK 18 - STORE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 18 - STORE - CARLA STENSLAND 2
Carla Stensland 2

WEEK 18 - STORE - SARAH KARBER
Sarah Karber

But enough living in the past. Let’s look at this week’s theme:


WEEK 19 - GRAFFITI
GRAFFITI!

I know the weather is cold, but hopefully a few of us can get out there and find some GRAFFITI to photograph this week. Although I can think of lots of warm bathrooms that have graffiti. But maybe that is just a guy thing.

HOUSEKEEPING

Nothing new to report. No new email subscribers this week. No website changes. No movement by the Super Secret Handshake Team.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 17 – TEXTURE

Considering that this week’s theme was the most accessible, I feel like the amount of submissions isn’t too shabby.

Let’s have a look at the submissions for TEXTURE:


WEEK 17 - TEXTURE - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 17 - TEXTURE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 17 - TEXTURE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 17 - TEXTURE - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

WEEK 17 - TEXTURE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

But what is this week’s theme? Scroll down:


WEEK 18 - STORE
STORE!

There are multiple definitions of STORE. When this theme was written, Humble Narrator was thinking about a place you go and buy things, but you can define the word in any way that speaks to you.

Since we are several weeks in, we should have a rules refresher.

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

There is a new email subscriber to celebrate this week. Sarah Karber has shown her keen intellect and sophisticated tastes by becoming a Photography 139 email subscriber. Sarah once worked for the Smithsonian and she got her Divinity degree from Vanderbilt. In short, she is one of the most fascinating people I know. So if you see her out and about walking the mean streets of Boone, feel free to give her the knowing glance and show her the super-secret Photography 139 handshake.

PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SUPER-SECRET HANDSHAKE DIVISION

I haven’t heard any reports from this division for quite some time. I think they’ve given up.

BLOGGING NEWS

A reminder that while I’m not posting these in AN ARTIST’S NOTEBOOK AKA The Journal AKA this here blog, the 2016 SELF-PORTRAIT PROJECT (or as Russell calls it THE SELFIE PROJECT) is ongoing and you can check in on it over yonder:

2016 SELF-PORTRAIT PROJECT

On Saturdays, I’m going to start publishing lists. This won’t be shared on any social media. It will be kind of a perk for being an email subscriber. Well, maybe a perk. Maybe a torment. I don’t really have real strong plans for it, but I’m sure you’ll be able to look forward to my opinions on things I know about (the best tenderloin spots in Iowa) and things I don’t really know about (I’m not really sure what qualifies here) to things I don’t really care about, but other people do (ranking the best STAR WARS movie to the worst).

Well, stop reading this and get out and take a STORE picture!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 16 – RED

There were a surprising amount of submissions this week for it being a holiday season. Hopefully we build on that this week.

Submissions for RED:


WEEK 16 - RED - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 16 - RED - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 16 - RED - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 16 - RED - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 16 - RED - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard 1

WEEK 16- RED - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 16 - RED - ANGIE DEWAARD 2
Angie DeWaard 2

So what is this week’s theme?

Let’s have a look:


WEEK 17 - TEXTURE
TEXTURE

This should be an interesting one. It might be one of the more difficult themes, but I hope that doesn’t scare anybody away. As always, I’ll be excited to see all the submissions.

GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING NOTES

No new subscribers.
No movement on the secret handshake development front.

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 14 – BLACK AND WHITE

I don’t think that it is a secret to anybody that knows me at all that black and white photography is my true photographic love. And we all know that true love is the greatest thing in the world – except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe.

But I digress.

The point is I’ve been looking forward to this week for 13 weeks now! Let’s see the submissions.


WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE -  KIM BARKER 1
Kim Barker 1

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - KIM BARKER 2
Kim Barker 2

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - DEB KIBBY
Deb Kibby

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - MICKY AUGUSTIN 1
Micky Augustin 1

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - MICKY 2
Micky Augustin 2

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 14 - BLACK AND WHITE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

If it was up to me, I would’ve thrown in BLACK AND WHITE as a category 4 or 5 times. Unfortunately, it just dawned on me that it is up to me. Maybe next year.

But why dwell on the past, when we have the future to look forward to? Let us look at this week’s theme…


WEEK 15 - FRAMED
FRAMED

This category doesn’t necessarily mean an object inside of a literal frame. Think of this as an object that your view is framed by other objects. Or think of this any way that you like.

MESSAGE FROM PHOTOGRAPHY 139’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION.

Big time welcomes are due to not ONE, but TWO new email subscribers. So give BIG welcomes to new Photography 139 email subscribers Dawn Krause AND Joe Duff. I believe Joe to be our first subscriber from Texas! Going global… soon!

I would normally tell you that if you see them on the streets to give them a knowing glance AND don’t be shy about showing them the secret Photography 139 handshake. However, the Secret Handshake Division has yet to finalize the handshake. So at this time the knowing glance will have to suffice.

Welcome aboard Joe and Dawn. I know you shall fare well!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 12 – STILL LIFE

If I didn’t already have an established protocol for the naming of the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE journal entries, I might have named this here entry: WHERE HAVE ALL THE DUDES GONE?

Male participation has declined dramatically in the last couple of weeks. I’m not complaining for personal reasons. I’ll never complain about being surrounded by such lovely ladies. I’m just saying its weak. Get on it men!

Here are this week’s submissions for STILL LIFE:


WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 12 - STILL LIFE - LAURA MILLER
Laura Miller

Time to look to the future and reveal this week’s theme:


WEEK 13 - GAMES
GAMES!

But how does one define GAMES? I would define it like this:

GAMES – noun – a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decide by skill, strength, or luck.

Nothing new from Photography 139’s Shameless Self-Promotion Divison to report.

As always, I look forward to seeing this week’s submissions!