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WPC – 354 – SELF-PORTRAIT

I though SELF-PORTAIT would be a popular theme. Do you think I was right? Well, you’ll have to scroll down to find out.

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, June 20, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

+ Becky Parmelee – 1 week
+ Mike Vest – 1 week
+ Angie DeWaard – 2 weeks
+ Dawn Krause – 5 weeks
+ Linda Bennett – 7 weeks (4
+ Jesse Howard – 9 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 11 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 12 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 14 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 22 weeks (2)
+ Tamara Peterson – 22 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 22 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 23 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 24 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 25 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 26 weeks
+ Cathie Morton – 30 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 31 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 33 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 36 weeks (4)

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:


WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 8 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MARY GREEN
Mary Green – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 24 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - TAMARA PTERSON
Tamara Peterson – 23 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - TAMARA PTERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - TAMARA PTERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 27 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 23 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 37 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 12 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard – 3 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 32 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 23 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LORI BACKOUS
Lori Backous – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 13 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 15 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 6 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - WILLIAM MCALPINE
Willy McAlpine – 1 week

WEEK 355 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 25 weeks

WEEK 355 - SELF-PORTRAIT - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton – 31 weeks

WEEK 355 - SELF-PORTRAIT - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 10 weeks

WEEK 355 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 33 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 26 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - DERRICK GORSHE
Derrick Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 2 weeks

WEEK 354 - SELF-PORTRAIT - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks


31 participants! A new record. Smashing the old record of 26 participants for FLOWER. That is a great week!

There were a few milestones achieved. Jesse reached double figures. Andy joined the Half Year Club.

Derrick submitted for the first time this year. True Jen was heavily involved in that, but I would consider that a good thing.

There was a time when I was sure Andy and Shannon’s epic streaks were going to be history, but they came in with submissions with a few minutes to spare!

Here are the current top streaks:

9. Teresa Kahler – 23 weeks
9. Tamara Peterson – 23 weeks
9. Carla Stensland – 23 weeks
8. Michelle Haupt – 24 weeks
7. Micky Augustin – 25 weeks
6. Andy Sharp – 26 weeks
5. Bill Wentworth – 27 weeks
4. Cathie Morton – 31 weeks
3. Elizabeth Nordeen – 32 weeks
2. Shannon Bardole-Foley – 34 weeks
1. Kio Dettman – 37 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 355 - ENTERTAINMENT
ENTERTAINMENT

WARNING: NEXT MONDAY IS THE 4TH OF JULY. SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS INDEPENDENCE DAY (EVEN THOUGH NOTHING HAPPENED ON THE 4TH OF JULY). I DON’T KNOW WHAT MY PLANS INCLUDE YET, BUT IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT I WON’T BE IN A POSITION TO SEND OUT ANY REMINDERS. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT YOU WILL GET SUPER BUSY NEXT MONDAY AND FORGET TO SUBMIT. PLAN ACCORDINGLY. CAUSE WHILE THE BANKS AND THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT BE TAKING NEXT MONDAY OFF. THERE ARE NO DAYS OFF AT PHOTOGRAPHY 139. NO REST FOR THE WICKED(LY AWESOME!).

ENTERTAINMENT! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is an ENTERTAINMENT image? It is simply a picture of something that is used for ENTERAINMENT or something that ENTERTAINMENTs you. Examples would include things like theaters (like in the theme reveal) or concerts or plays or anything you would do to pass the time in an enjoyable way.

While considering possible subjects for your ENTERTAINMENT image, meditate on the following quote:

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
-Rita Mae Brown

I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

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 ENTERTAINMENT in this place that at least entertains me next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 351 – FLOWER

FLOWER has proven to be a pretty popular theme. I’m always not sure how these things will go because I know more than a few people that just absolutely HATE flower photography or as my forthcoming book will be called, flowertography. Not only do they HATE flower pictures, they in particular HATE my flower photography. I don’t know why they don’t have any joy in their lives, but I continue to pray for them.

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, May 30, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week
+ Sara Lockner – 1 week (9)
+ Dawn Krause – 2 weeks
+ Linda Bennett – 4 weeks
+ Angie DeWaard – 6 weeks
+ Jesse Howard – 6 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 8 weeks (2)
+ Becky Parmelee – 8 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 9 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 11 weeks (3)
+ Teresa Kahler – 19 weeks (2)
+ Tamara Peterson – 19 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 19 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 20 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 21 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 22 weeks (2)
+ Bill Wentworth – 23 weeks
+ Cathie Morton – 27 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 28 weeks (2)
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 30 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 33 weeks (2)

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LORI BACKOUS
Lori Backous – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - MARY GREEN
Mary Green – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings – 1 week

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 2 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner – 2 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 3 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 5 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 7 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 9 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 10 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 12 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 20 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 20 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 20 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 21 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 22 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 23 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 24 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton – 28 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 29 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 31 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 34 weeks

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 351 - FLOWER - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 351 - FLOWER -
Christopher D. Bennett – 453 weeks

41 submissions. Which I think is a record. But what actually gets me excited is 26 participants! Which I think is also a record. I’ll have to check the log book.

It is indeed a new record. Eclipsing the previous record of 25 participants set a month back by #INSTAGOOD.

A major milestone this week was reached by Joe Duff, who reached the double digit club.

Also, for the first time, at least I’m pretty sure, I received submissions from a hospital bed. I mean that isn’t all great news, but it certainly shows a level of commitment.

However, it wasn’t all good news. 2 streaks did snap. Becky’s 8 week streak is a goner. Angie’s 6 week streak did not super spread all the way to Los Angeles.

Here are the current top streaks:

9. Teresa Kahler – 20 weeks
9. Tamara Peterson – 20 weeks
9. Carla Stensland – 20 weeks
8. Michelle Haupt – 21 weeks
7. Micky Augustin – 22 weeks
6. Andy Sharp – 23 weeks
5. Bill Wentworth – 24 weeks
4. Cathie Morton – 28 weeks
3. Elizabeth Nordeen – 29 weeks
2. Shannon Bardole-Foley – 31 weeks
1. Kio Dettman – 34 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 352 - CHILDREN
CHILDREN

CHILDREN! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a CHILDREN picture? Simply put, a CHILDREN picture is any picture that includes a CHILDren or CHILDREN or anything that deals with CHILDREN. This could be a very easy theme for some people. Some people can’t throw a rock in their house with out hitting a CHILD(REN). Which isn’t to say that I endorse throwing rocks at CHILDREN. It is just a saying. Some people might not have such easy access to a CHILD(REN) or even know a CHILD(REN). No worries! That is where the “anything that deals with CHILDREN comes into play. Notice how the theme reveal image doesn’t have any CHILDREN in it, but instead is a picture of a playground, which CHILD(REN) of all ages use.

While considering possible subjects for you submission, meditate on the following quote:

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
-Stacie Tauscher

I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

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 CHILDREN in this place that some definitely reveals my hidden child next Monday.

SELFIE PROJECT – MAY 2022

After what was a fairly inactive April, I seemed to be constantly on the move in May. That possibly resulted in an interesting collection of images for THE SELFIE PROJECT.

Here are some of my favorites from May:


Day 121 - May 1, 2022
May 1

Day 123 - May 3, 2022
May 3

Day 124 - May 4, 2022
May 4

Day 125 - May 5, 2022
May 5

Day 126 - May 6, 2022
May 6

Day 127 - May 7, 2022
May 7

Day 128 - May 8, 2022
May 8

Day 129 - May 9, 2022
May 9

Day 130 - May 10, 2022
May 10

Day 131 - May 11, 2022
May 11

Day 132 - May 12, 2022
May 12

Day 133 - May 13, 2022
May 13

Day 134 - May 14, 2022
May 14

Day 135 - May 15, 2022
May 15

Day 136 - May 16, 2022
May 16

Day 137 - May 17, 2022
May 17

Day 138 - May 18, 2022
May 18

Day 139 - May 19, 2022
May 19

Day 141 - May 21, 2022
May 21

Day 143 - May 23, 2022
May 23

Day 144 - May 24, 2022
May 24

Day 145 - May 25, 2022
May 25

Day 147 - May 27, 2022
May 27

Day 148 - May 28, 2022
May 28

Day 150 - May 30, 2022
May 30

Day 151 - May 31, 2022
May 31

Now there can only be one selfie per day, but I took a ton of other selfies in May. Here are some of my favorite alternates:


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I’m pretty sure June won’t be as active as May. For one thing, the Computer Mine won’t be sending me out of state for 7 days. However, I hope June is in the ballpark of good times that I had in May.

WPC – WEEK 341 – SHADOW

SHADOW seems to be a pretty popular theme.

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, March 28, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Harrison Gorshe – 1 week
+ Monica Henning – 1 week
+ Logan Kahler – 1 week
+ Stephanie Kim – 1 week
+ Becky Parmelee – 1 week
+ Mike Vest – 1 week
+ Dawn Krause – 5 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 9 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 9 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 9 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 9 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 10 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 11 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 12 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 13 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 17 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 18 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 20 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 23 weeks

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:


WEEK 341 - SHADOW - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 12 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 10 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 11 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 24 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 10 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 21 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 14 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 19 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 10 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 342 - SHADOW - SARA LOCKNER
Sara Lockner – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 18 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 13 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 2 weeks

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 1 week

WEEK 341 - SHADOW - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 2 weeks

28 submissions from 22 participants. That is a great week.

Congratulations to Teresa, Tamara, and Carla for being the latest people to join the double digit club!

Unfortunately a few streaks were snapped. Harrison, Stephanie, and Vest could not build on their submission from last week. Dawn had a 5 week streak snapped. And Joe… a 9 week streak gone! Hopefully they can start building that streak back up starting next week!

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 24 weeks
2. Shannon – 21 weeks
3. Elizabeth – 19 weeks
4. Cathie – 18 weeks
5. Bill – 14 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 342 - FRAMED
FRAMED

FRAMED! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what exactly is a FRAMED picture? It is simply a picture where the subject is FRAMED in by something else. In the theme reveal, the edge of the garbage can makes a frame for the subject of the refuse. A doorway makes a good frame. So does a hall way. A window Any thing that creates negative space makes a great frame for your subject. Or you could even do something as easy as taking a picture of something that is in a literal picture frame.

While thinking on possible subjects for your FRAMED image, meditate on the following quote:

You can frame a moment. But you can’t frame life.
-Armin Houman

I look forward to seeing your interpretations.

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of FRAMED in this place that tries to put a frame around my existence next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 338 – HOBBIES

As many of you know, I was having difficulties with the email subscription service last week. In particular, it wasn’t working with Gmail email accounts. That should be fixed, but another question I get, is how do I prevent the emails from going to “Promotions” instead of my primary Inbox in Gmail. Here are the instructions for preventing that from happening:

One of the simplest ways to move an email is to left-click and hold on the email and drag it from the promotions tab over to the Primary tab. Releasing the mouse will drop the email into the primary tab. After it is dropped, Gmail will ask if you wish to make the change permanent.

Hope that helps some of you!

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HOBBIES has proven to be a very popular theme.

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, March 7, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Lori Backous – 1 week
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week
+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week
+ Jesse Howard – 1 week
+ Linda Bennett – 2 weeks
+ Suzie Brannen – 2 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Dawn Krause – 2 weeks
+ Mike Vest – 2 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 6 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 6 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 6 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 6 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 7 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 8 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 9 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 10 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 14 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 15 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 17 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 20 weeks

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 1 week

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 1 week

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 1 week

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 2 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LAYLA GORSHEa>
Layla Gorshe – 2 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 2 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 3 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 3 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 3 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 3 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 3 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 7 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 7 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 7 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 7 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 8 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES -  MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 9 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 10 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 11 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 15 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 16 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 18 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 21 weeks

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 338 - HOBBIES - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett – 440 weeks


38 submissions from 24 participants! The 38 is a new record for this year and 24 participants is also a new high for the year! Both are certainly all-time records as well.

Only 2 streaks were snapped. Lori and Jen both couldn’t extend their streaks to two. Maybe next week?

Congrats to Andy for extending his streak to double digits! WooHoo!

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 21 weeks
2. Shannon – 18 weeks
3. Elizabeth – 16 weeks
4. Cathie – 15 weeks
5. Bill – 11 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 339 - GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what exactly is a GOVERNMENT image? A GOVERNMENT image is anything that involves a GOVERNMENT. There are all types of GOVERNMENT. There is the federal GOVERNMENT. A state GOVERNMENT. A county GOVERNMENT. A local GOVERNMENT. Churches have GOVERNMENT bodies. Every business has some kind of GOVERNMENT. A GOVERNMENT image could be anything that deals with a GOVERNMENT. A public park. GOVERNMENT. The road you drove on to get to that public park. GOVERNMENT. Public school. GOVERNMENT. If you work for the GOVERNMENT, you are the GOVERNMENT. The military, the police, fire department. All GOVERNMENT. Public library. GOVERNMENT. There are so many possibilities!

When considering subjects for your GOVERNMENT image, meditate on the following quote:

“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
-Winston Churchill

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of GOVERNMENT in this place that is ruled with an iron fist by me next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 337 – HARMONY

For a somewhat abstract concept, quite a few people have found HARMONY in their lives somewhere. In fact, it was a record breaking week!

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, February 28, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Linda Bennett – 1 week
+ Suzie Brannen – 1 week
+ Logan Kahler – 1 week
+ Dawn Krause – 1 week
+ Mike Vest – 1 week
+ Joe Duff – 5 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 5 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 5 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 5 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 6 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 7 weeks
+ Monica Henning – 7 weeks
+ Becky Parmelee – 8 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 8 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 9 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 13 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 14 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 16 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 16 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 19 weeks

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:


WEEK 337 - HARMONY - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 6 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 20 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 2 weeks

WEEK 3337 - HARMONY - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 7 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - LORI BACKOUS
Lori Backous – 1 week

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 6 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 17 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 10 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 6 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 8 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 9 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Logan Kahler – 2 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Logan Kahler

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE
Logan Kahler

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 6 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - DAWNK KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 2 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - JEESE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 1 week

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - JEESE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 2 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 14 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 15 weeks

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 337 - HARMONY - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 2 weeks

33 submissions from 22 participants. I do believe both of those are records! WooHoo!

Only 3 streaks were snapped. But they were significant steaks. Kim’s 16 week streak went kaput. So did Becky’s 8 week streak and Monica’s 7 week streaks.

But it wasn’t all bad new on the streak front. Bill extended his streak into double digits! Congratulations to him!

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 20 weeks
2. Shannon – 17 weeks
3. Elizabeth – 15 weeks
4. Cathie – 14 weeks
5. Bill – 10 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 338 - HOBBIES
HOBBIES

HOBBIES! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a HOBBIES image? A HOBBY image is simply a picture of anything related to a HOBBY. There are all sorts of HOBBIES out there. People collect things. People make things. People sew. They make art. They make music. They play games. You picture doesn’t have to be of your HOBBIES. But can be of somebody else’s HOBBIES. It can be of something they have finished. Or it can be of the tools used in their HOBBIES. Or it can be a picture of somebody in mid-HOBBIES. There are just so many possibilities!

While considering your possible subjects for HOBBIES, meditate on the following quote:

I don’t have hobbies; hobbies cost money. Interests are quite free.
-George Carlin

I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of HOBBIES in this place that is little more than where my various interests merge next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 333 – #LOVE

#LOVE has proven to be a popular theme. Which is good, I’m glad so many people have #LOVE in their lives.

Heading into the 4th week of Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, these were the current streaks:

+ Logan Kahler – 1 week
+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week
+ Carla Stensland – 1 week
+ Tamara Peterson – 1 week
+ Robyn Augustin – 1 week
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week
+ Joe Duff – 1 week
+ Teresa Kahler – 1 week
+ Michelle Haupt – 2 weeks
+ Jesse Howard – 3 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 3 weeks
+ Monica Henning – 3 weeks
+ Evie Gorshe – 4 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 4 weeks
+ Becky Parmelee – 4 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 5 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 9 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 10 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 12 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 12 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 15 weeks

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 333 - LOVE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 6 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 16 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 333 - LOVE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 3 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 333 - LOVE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 333 - LOVE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 333 - LOVE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Kim Barker – 13 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 5 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 5 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 333 - LOVE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 333 - LOVE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 4 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 2 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 11 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 4 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 1 week

WEEK 333 - LOVE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 13 weeks

WEEK 333 - #LOVE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 1 week

WEEK 333 - #LOVE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 5 weeks

WEEK 333 - LOVE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 10 weeks

WEEK 333 - #LOVE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 4 weeks

27 submissions from 22 participants! 22 participants ties last week’s record! WooHoo!

Only 2 streaks were broken. Jen and Robyn could not extend that streak out to two.

The four longest streaks remained intact and Cathie joined the world of double digit streaks.

Here are the top streaks:

#1. Kio – 16 weeks
#2. Kim – 13 weeks
#2. Shannon – 13 weeks
#4. Elizabeth – 11 weeks
#5. Cathie – 10 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 334 - JUNK
JUNK

JUNK! What a great theme for Week 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a JUNK image? Simply put, it is any picture that involves JUNK in the composition. It can be as simple as opening up your JUNK drawer and taking a picture. I have at least 5 JUNK drawers in my house and one more in the office. You could got to a local salvage yard. You could go to a local “antique” store. It could be simply a picture of something you don’t like. There are numerous definitions of JUNK and feel free to explore any of those definitions. I think you know the definition I’m talking about.

While considering your possible subjects for JUNK, consider the following quote from terrible human being Thomas Edison:

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
-Thomas Edison

I look forward to seeing your interpretations.

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of JUNK in this place that is little more than a collection of all my leftovers next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 332 – TRIANGLE

So far TRIANGLE has been a fairly popular theme. In fact, it was a record setting theme! More on that later.

Heading into the third week of Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, these were the current streaks:

* Mike Vest – 1 week
* Michelle Haupt – 1 week
* Monica Henning – 2 weeks
* Micky Augustin – 2 weeks
* Jesse Howard – 2 weeks
* Becky Parmelee – 3 weeks
* Andy Sharp – 3 weeks
* Evie Gorshe – 3 weeks
* Bill Wentworth – 4 weeks
* Dawn Krause – 5 weeks
* Cathie Raley – 8 weeks
* Elizabeth Nordeen – 9 weeks
* Kim Barker – 11 weeks
* Shannon Bardole-Foley – 11 weeks
* Kio Dettman – 14 weeks

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participations rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE- CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 3 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 10 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 15 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 5 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 4 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 12 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 2 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - ROBYN AUGUSTIN
Robyn Augustin – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 3 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 3 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 4 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 12 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 4 weeks

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 1 week

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 332 - TRIANGLE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 9 weeks

Very impressive! 28 submissions from 22 participants! I think the 22 participants might be a new THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE record! Only two streaks were snapped. Mike Vest’s “streak” of 1 week did not extend to 2 weeks. Dawn Krause’s streak of 5 weeks ends at 5.

The three longest streaks remained intact and Elizabeth joined the world of double digit streaks.

Here are the top streaks:

#1. Kio – 15 weeks
#2. Kim – 12 weeks
#2. Shannon – 12 weeks
#4. Elizabeth – 10 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 333 - LOVE
#LOVE

#LOVE! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a #LOVE image. What is #LOVE? #LOVE is the most popular hashtag on Instagram. Instagram has more than 1 billion users that use the app every month. It is the second most downloaded free app. The average Instagram user browses images 53 minutes a day. Instagram is used by 25% of smartphone users. The first ever photo posted to Instagram was of a dog (duh!) near a taco stand (double duh!), taken by a Instagram founder. As I write this, #LOVE has been used 2,147,483,647 times on Instagram. That is billion with a b.

Now if you read all that, and you were like, great, but what is a hashtag? Sigh.

A hashtag is a label used on social media sites that makes it easier to find information with a theme or specific content. Hashtags encourage social media users to explore content that catches their eye. Associations can use hashtags to reach their target audience and to help members filter information.

But for our purpose here, you don’t need to worry about a hashtag. The hashtag is merely the inspiration for this week’s theme. When you are considering your subjects, think, would it be something that somebody could hashtag it with LOVE? The subject could be something that you #LOVE, or it could be something that represents #LOVE to you. Whatever trips your heartstrings. I’m not here to judge. Love is love and #LOVE is #LOVE too.

While considering your possible subjects, think on the following quote and I know you will take a great #LOVE image:

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
-Zora Neale Hurston

I look forward to your interpretations!

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of #LOVE in this place that is little more than a where I put all my loves next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 330 – BLACK + WHITE

As we are about to kickoff the 9th Year of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (birthed into this world kicking and screaming as the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT) I thought we could look at what we accomplished as a community in Year 8.

+ There were 866 total submissions by 35 different participants. Averaging 16.65 submissions a week.
+ The most popular themes were HOBBIES and FRIENDS. Both had 30 submissions.
+ SYMMETRY + PATTERNS had the most participants with 19.

Here are the individual statistics for the 35 different participants:
+ Christopher D. Bennett – 52 weeks, 52 photos.
+ Kio Dettman – 50 weeks, 119 photos.
+ Micky Augustin – 44 weeks, 53 photos.
+ Tamara Peterson – 44 weeks, 44 photos.
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 42 weeks, 42 photos.
+ Kim Barker – 36 weeks, 43 photos.
+ Carla Stensland – 32 weeks, 73 photos.
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 32 weeks, 40 photos.
+ Michelle Haupt – 28 weeks, 28 photos.
+ Bill Wentworth – 28 weeks, 28 photos.
+ Cathie Raley – 26 weeks, 26 photos.
+ Andy Sharp – 26 weeks, 52 photos.
+ Teresa Kahler – 22 weeks, 42 photos.
+ Joe Duff – 19 weeks, 25 photos.
+ Mike Vest – 16 weeks, 16 photos.
+ Logan Kahler – 14 weeks, 32 photos.
+ Jesse Howard – 14 weeks, 17 photos.
+ Dawn Krause – 14 weeks, 17 photos.
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 12 weeks, 20 photos.
+ Angie DeWaard – 12 weeks, 14 photos.
+ Monica Henning – 11 weeks, 24 photos.
+ Becky Parmelee – 11 weeks, 11 photos.
+ Linda Bennett – 5 weeks, 8 photos.
+ Sara Lockner – 5 weeks, 6 photos.
+ Amy Peterson – 4 weeks, 6 photos.
+ Susanna Funk – 3 weeks, 3 photos.
+ Aaron Barnett – 3 weeks, 3 photos.
+ Lori Backous – 2 weeks, 4 photos.
+ Steve White – 2 weeks, 4 photos.
+ Jodie Cue – 1 week, 3 photos.
+ Sarah Karber – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Derrick Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week, 1 photo.
+ Mike Parmelee – 1 week, 1 photo.

Thanks to everybody that participated on any level!

I’ve gotten slightly into Snapchat streaks in the last few weeks and I’m going to carry the idea of streaks over to THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

Heading into this week, these are the people that have “streaks” of submitting photos for consecutive weeks:

+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Becky Parmelee – 1 week.
+ Mike Parmelee – 1 week.
+ Angie DeWaard – 1 week.
+ Andy Sharp – 1 week.
+ Teresa Kahler – 1 week.
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week.
+ Bill Wentworth – 2 weeks.
+ Joe Duff – 2 weeks.
+ Dawn Krause – 3 weeks.
+ Cathie Raley – 6 weeks.
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 7 weeks.
+ Kim Barker – 9 weeks.
+ Tamara Peterson – 12 weeks.
+ Kio Dettman – 12 weeks.
+ Christopher D. Bennett – 431 weeks.

Okay, in fairness, I run this show and it does bend around my schedule, slightly, so my streak doesn’t really count for much. It will be interesting to see who is able to build on their streak this week and who has their streak snapped.

As we start up Year 9, just a reminder that the picture has to be taken the week of the theme. The picture needs to be taken somewhere between 12:01 PM on the Monday the theme is revealed and 11:00 AM the following Monday, when I click Schedule on this post and head to lunch. This is a get off your butt and TAKE photos challenge. It is NOT a curate your photos challenge.

Photos are not evaluated for quality (at least not by me) to be posted. This challenge is about doing the work. You put in the work, the quality will come. What I am saying is, don’t hold back a submission because you don’t think it is good enough.

There are two ways to submit your photos to me. You can email me at bennett@photography139.com OR you can text them to my phone. Either one is perfectly acceptable.

These are not rules, but I’d say fairplay guidelines:

+ Don’t send me multiple pictures of the same subject in the same week. Send me multiple pictures, sure, but make them unique.
+ Don’t send me multiple pictures and ask me to choose the best one. I won’t do it. Even on a theme that is coming up in a few weeks where there will be for the first time ever a limitation of 1 submission per participant, I still won’t do it.
+ Watch the resolution of the images you submit. The size should be at least 800 pixels for it to look decent on the website.
+ YOU should be the one taking the picture. If a friend of yours takes a picture and you want to submit it for them, that is fine, but they should get the credit for the picture and they should be cool with it being posted.

Enough of that noise. You didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates and the best ways to participate, you came to see the submissions:


WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LAYLA GORSHE
Layla Gorshe (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (10 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (10 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (3 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Tamara Peterson (13 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley (7 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Teresa Kahler (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE
Elizabeth Nordeen (8 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (13 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (4 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (2 weeks)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning (1 week)

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 330 - BLACK + WHITE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee (2 weeks)

29 submissions from 20 participants. That 20 participants is more than any theme had last year! I’m pumped now! That is a great week! Lots of streaks continued. Only the streaks of Mike Parmelee, Angie DeWaard, and Jen Ensley-Gorshe came to an end.

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 331 - ROCK
ROCK

ROCK! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a ROCK photo? Well, there are several types of rocks. Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.  All you have to do is find a rock you like (I’m partial to igneous) and take a picture of it. And ROCKs have so many uses, they can hold historical markers, they are canvasses for artists, and people build things out of them.  Just to name a few.  Of course, ROCK can have multiple meanings. There is the type of ROCK that Twisted Sister wants to do. Which isn’t all that different from the kind of ROCK that AC/DC salutes those about to engage in or that Queen wants to do to you. Whatever definition of ROCK you use, it will be the right one for you.

I’d be remiss, if I didn’t point out that ROCK was a theme suggested by Angie.  Thanks for the suggestion Angie.

While thinking on your possible subjects for  your ROCK picture, think on this following quote from one of my old time favorite movies.  INHERIT THE WIND. It is a highly dramatized telling of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial. One of the lawyers that is prosecuting the teacher on trial for teaching evolution has taken the stand as an expert on The Bible. The lawyer defending the teacher is cross examining him.

Drummond:  It’s sad that we don’t all have your positive knowledge of what is right and wrong, Mr. Brady. How old do you think this rock is?

Brady: I am more interested in the “Rock of Ages” than I am in the age of rocks.

Drummond: Dr. Paige of Oberlin College tells me this rock is at least 10 million years old.

Brady: Well, well, Colonel Drummond, you managed to speak here some of that scientific testimony, after all.

Drummond: Look, Mr. Brady. These are the fossil remains of a marine prehistoric creature found in this very county, and which lived here millions of years ago when these very mountain ranges were submerged in water.

Brady: I know. The Bible gives a fine account of the flood. But your Professor’s a little mixed up in his dates. That rock is not more than six thousand years old.

Drummond: How do ya know?

Brady: A fine biblical scholar, Bishop Usher, has determined for us the exact date and hour of the Creation. It occurred in the year 4004 B.C.

Drummond: Well, that’s Bishop Usher’s opinion.

Brady: It’s not an opinion. It’s a literal fact — which the good Bishop arrived at through careful computation of the ages of the prophets, as set down in the Old Testament. In fact, he determined that the Lord began the Creation on the 23rd of October, 4004 B.C. at, uh, 9:00am.

Drummond: [Is] that Eastern Standard Time? Or Rocky Mountain Time? It wasn’t Daylight Saving Time, was it, because the Lord didn’t make the sun until the fourth day.

Brady: That is correct.

Drummond: That first day, what do you think, it was 24 hours long?

Brady: [The] Bible says it was a day.

Drummond: Well, there was no sun out. How do you know how long it was?

Brady: The Bible says it was a day!

Drummond: Well, was it a normal day, a literal day, 24 hour day?

Brady: I don’t know.

Drummond: What do you think?

Brady: I do not think about things that I do not think about.

Now maybe that scene doesn’t have much to do with rocks, but any chance I can even tangentially reference that movie I will.  I look forward to seeing your ROCK interpretations.

RULES

The picture has to 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 (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of ROCK in this place that records my metamorphic change next Monday.