Category Archives: Shannon

Warren County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

This is the final set of peripheral images I took on my road trip with Shannon harvesting the town signs of Warren County. The last couple of pictures are from Maxwell that I took on my way back home. I stopped there because I still needed to photograph their Freedom Rock. They have a tank next to their Freedom Rock. Story County don’t play.


Warren County - Martensdale
Martensdale

Warren County - Churchville
Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Churchville

Warren County - Cumming
Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Cumming

Warren County - Summerset
Summerset

Warren County - Summerset

Warren County - Summerset

Story County - Maxwell
Maxwell

Story County - Maxwell

Story County - Maxwell

It was a good trip and hopefully Shannon joins me for another town sign harvesting trip in the future.

WPC – WEEK 318 – PASSION

In the next few weeks I will be compiling a list of the next 52 themes. If you have ideas for me to consider, place it in the COMMMENTS section of this here journal entry. I might not use them, but I will definitely give them the consideration that they deserve. I like to swap out at least half the themes from year to year. For this year’s set of 52 themes, only Andy submitted submissions. Makes a guy kinda sad.

PASSION is a pretty abstract theme, so I wasn’t sure how good participation rates would be. However, there were several people that have a PASSION about their PASSION. And a couple people that texted me that they have no PASSION in their life and furthermore don’t even know anybody that has a PASSION in their life. I guess those people don’t know me and I’m not sure how they got my phone number. But don’t worry, they have been blocked and reported.

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


WEEK 318 - PASSION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 318 - PASSION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 318 - PASSION - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 318 - PASSION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 318 - PASSION - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEL 318 - PASSION - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 318 - PASSION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 318 - PASSION - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 318 - PASSION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 318 - PASSION - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 318 - PASSION - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 318 - PASSION - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 318 - PASSION - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 318 - PASSION - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

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 319 - GREEN
GREEN

GREEN! What a great theme! But what is a GREEN image? Simply enough, a GREEN image is any image where the color GREEN is an important part of the compositional elements. It can be the main subject, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. The word GREEN also has multiple meanings, if you want to explore that as well.

As you are considering your GREEN image, think on the following quote for inspiration:

Green in the prime color of the world, and that from which loveliness arises.
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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 GREEN in this place that tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible the next Monday.

Journal Entry #4,250

Can you believe that this is the 4,250th post in this crazy little thing called “An Artist’s Notebook’. 4,250 posts! It has been 5,549 days since I took keyboard in hand on August 9, 2006 and typed these words:

So here is the first journal entry.

The name of that first journal entry was “First Journal Entry”. I really started out with a bang!

What was that first journal entry?

A set of goals:

+ To write in this journal. Mission accomplished.
+ To be truthful. I’m sure there are some that would disagree, but I’m calling that mission accomplished.
+ To record my achievements and failures in the world of art. Mission accomplished.
+ To produce something that makes me “worthy” of having a pretentious sounding journal title like: “An Artist’s Notebook. Jury might still be out on that one.

In that first entry I also wrote about attending the Photography Salon Reception with Sara. I go on to complain about the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest and tell a tale about how Jay convinced me to enter the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest that year.

That was it. A simple beginning for a simple man. 5,549 days ago.

When I hit these milestones, I like to check in on a few statistics, to see how things are trending. I like statistics cause they seem to bring order to chaos. It is like the saying goes: “There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.”

Here are some damn lying statistics.

I use “Categories” to help organize this blog. There are 194 of them and the 100 most used Categories can be found on the sidebar of every page on this website. The 100th most used Category is a 3 way tie amongst “Jaycees”, “Vacation”, and “DaeHee”. I’ve use those 3 Categories 65 times each. The 2 Categories that have the greatest shot at breaking into the Top 100 are “Kelly” at 61 current uses and “Town Sign Project” at 59 current uses.

These are the 10 Most Used Categories (Post 4000 Rank and entries):

10. Art – 408 (NR)
9. WPC – Submissions – 417 (8 – 381)
8. Mom – 422 (10 – 363)
7. Carla – 435 (7 – 391)
6. Portrait – 450 (5 -472)
5. Shannon – 458 (6 – 421)
4. Jesse – 529 (4 – 495)
3. Animals – 665 (3 – 620)
2. Flowers – 754 (2 – 693)
1. Black and White – 819 (1 – 698)

These are the 10 Most Used Not a Person Categories:

10. Photoshop – 368 (8 – 327)
9. Nature – 379 (6 – 349)
8. Macro – 390 (7 – 332)
7. Road Trip – 394 (9 – 326)
6. Art – 408 (10 – 314)
5. WPC – Submissions – 417 (5 – 381)
4. Portrait – 450 – (4 – 472)
3. Animals – 665 – (3 – 620_
2. Flowers – 754 – (2 – 693)
1. Black and White – 819 (1 – 698)

There are the 10 Most Used Person Categories (Post 4000 Rank and entries):

10. Vest – 274 (9 – 258)
9. Jen – 277 (10 – 254)
8. Willy – 278 (8 – 268)
7. Derrick – 311 (7 – 295)
6. Jay – 329 (6 – 320)
5. Teresa – 405 (4 – 364)
4. Mom – 422 (5 – 363)
3. Carla – 435 (3 – 391)
2. Shannon – 458 (2 – 421)
1. Jesse – 529 (1 – 495)

The Non Person Categories most likely to break into the Top Ten are “Naima” at 323, “Formal Portrait” at 320, and “Candid Portrait” at 303.

The Person Categories that are most likely to break into the Top Ten are “Kim” at 263, “Logan” at 248, “Sara” and “Micky” both at 239.

After 750 posts, “Photography”, “Friends”, and “Life” were my three most used Categories. I’ve since tried to de-centralize those Categories and they have fallen. I’m trying to do the same with “Portrait”, so It should eventually fall out of the Top Ten as well.

After 1,000 posts, “Jay”, Jesse”, and “Shannon” were the most used Person Categories.

After 1,500 posts, “Jesse”, “Jay”, and “Shannon” were the most used Person Categories”.

After 2,500 posts, “Jesse, “Teresa”, and “Shannon” were the most used Person Categories. It was the same after 3000 posts.

After 4,000 posts, Top 3 had changed to “Jesse”, “Shannon”, and “Carla”. I’ll be curious to see where these number are in another 250 posts.

If you are wondering how to increase your Category usage, it is simple. Submit to THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Be a photo assistant. Show up in THE SELFIE PROJECT. Go on road trips with me. It doesn’t hurt to be related to me either.

But this is a photography online journal, so let’s look at what are the most popular images and galleries on my website?

Most Popular Photography 139 Galleries of the last 365 days:


#10 Weekly Photo Challenge – HOF – 25,192 Views

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2013
#9 Daisies 26,286 Views

Punch Myself in the Face
#8 Christopher D. Bennett 31,665 Views

9 Emotions - Bill
#7 9 Emotions Project 49,215 Views


#6 Iowa 59,724 Views

Soccer with Evie and Layla
#5 Gorshe Family 60,179 Views

Xenia, Iowa
#4 Town Sign Project 72,850 Views

WEEK 293 - HANDS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
#3 Weekly Photo Challenge – Year 8 82,681 Views

Day 162 - June 11, 2021
#2 Selfie Project – 2021 128,029 Views

Alexis Pregnant with Anela
#1 Alexis Pregnancy Photo Shoot – 2020 236,976 Views

At post 4,000 The most popular album was “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – YEAR 7”. #2. Was “Christopher D. Bennett”. #3. was “9 Emotions Project”. I’m impressed with the sustained popularity of THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. I haven’t taken a new picture for it in years. Although I do want to fire it up again.

Most Popular Photography 139 Images of the last 365 days:

Maven's 2021 Birthday Party
#10. Maven’s Gift Table – 2,013 Views

Moingona, Iowa
#9. Moingona Town Sign – 2,029 Views

Iowa State Fair - 2010
#8. Alexis Cheering at the 2010 Iowa State Fair – 2,177 Views

Mom's Retirement Party
#7. Mom’s Retirement Party – 2,669 Views

Day 73 - March 13, 2021
#6. Mom and I at John Wayne Birthplace Museum – 3,716 Views

Youth Group Family Portrait Fundraiser - 2010
#5. Andrea, Josh, and Kids at Youth Group Fundraiser – 2010 – 4,221 Views

Alexis Pregnant with Anela
#4. Alexis Pregnant with Anela – 5,485 Views

Day 51 - February 20, 2021
#3. Selfie in Ackley – 6,369 Views

Day 0 - December 31, 2020
#2. Selfie in Front Yard – 6,587 Views

Alexis Pregnant with Anela
#1. Alexis Pregnant with Anela – 10.355 Views

That picture of Alexis was also #1 at the 4,000 Post Mark, but the other 9 Pictures are completely different. Last time #2 was a picture of Taylan and #3 was a picture of me and Scottie D. at the Pufferbilly Days Parade.

That leads us to my most popular individual posts.

Most Popular An Artist’s Notebook Entries (by Comments)

#10. TOWN SIGN PROJECT: HAMILTON COUNTY – 21 Comments

#10. POSTCARD RECREATION PROJECT – MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER BIRTHPLACE – 21 Comments

#10. TOWN SIGN PROJECT: DALLAS COUNTY – 21 Comments

#7. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 43 – SUNRISE/SUNSET 22 Comments

#7. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 9 – FOOD – 22 Comments

#7. POSTCARD RECREATION PROJECT – SOME CHURCHES – 22 Comments

#3. THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ROUND TWO – 24 Comments

#3. TENDERLOIN APPRECIATION SOCIETY – WORKING AT HOME – 24 Comments

#3. CARROLL COUNTY AND CRAWFORD COUNTY AUXILIARY IMAGES – 24 Comments

#3.WPC – WEEK 283 – WIND – 24 Comments

#2. LIPTON CUP OF ZINNIA – 32 Comments

#1. TOWN SIGN PROJECT: JASPER COUNTY – 37 Comments

I have to confess that I haven’t been very good about responding to comments left on my blog lately. I swear that I will get better at this again.

The final statistic I want to share are who my most loyal email subscribers. Loyalty isn’t probably the most accurate term, but it is all I have.

Top Five Most Loyal Photography 139 Subscribers

5. Jeanette Duff – 96.4%
4. Angie DeWaard – 98.5%
2. Michelle Haupt – 99.7%
2. Joe Duff – 99.7%
1. Kio Dettman – 100%

Jeanette, Angie, and Kio are new to the Top 5. They replaced Corey, Sara, and Shannon.

Linda and Tamara are the two most likely to break into the Top 5 in the next 250 posts.

We’ll have to check in on these statistics again in another 250 posts!

Warren County Auxiliary Images Vol. 2

Here is a second collection of auxiliary images I took while harvesting the town signs of Warren County with Shannon.


Warren County - Medora
Medora

Warren County - New Virginia
New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia
Couldn’t quite figure out what this was…

Warren County - New Virginia
This is one of the most enigmatic things I’ve come across in my travels. It was just there. No explanation. Nobody monitoring it. Nothing else around it.

Warren County - New Virginia
Shannon really wanted to take this picture.

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia
You didn’t know The 4 Wheel Drive was invented in Iowa, did you?

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County - New Virginia

Warren County

Warren County - St Marys
St Marys

Warren County - St Marys

Warren County - St Marys

Warren County - St Marys

Warren County - St Marys

Warren County - St Marys

Warren County - St Marys
They must’ve heard I was coming to town.

Warren County - St Marys
87 wins in a row! That is impressive!

Warren County - St Marys
88 wins in a row! That is even more impressive!

The streak was 88 wins in a row. It was eventually ended by Des Moines East, which is a school that has more students than St Marys and Martensdale has people combined.

About that 4 Wheel Drive, Here is the story from the Des Moines Concours website:

At the 2020 Des Moines Concours, we’re honoring the Iowa roots of 4-wheel drive. Our 4×4 and 4-Wheel Drive Class pays tribute to the foundational work of Jesse Livingood in creating a 4-wheel drive attachment for a Ford automobile in 1914.

At the time, Iowa’s road system covered a good portion of the state. Roads, particularly in rural Iowa, were little more than graded dirt. Iowa’s “gravel bees” in 1916 and 1917 saw the first concerted efforts by communities to make huge improvements of these roads.

Livingood lived in New Virginia, Iowa and ran his repair shop out of an empty corn crib on the family farm. He tinkered as he sought to improve traction, reduce wear, and lower the running costs of driving on Iowa’s roads and around the farm. This led him to develop a bolt-on 4-wheel drive system that he fitted to a Ford Model T. The system could be mounted to any Ford chassis in three to four hours, and would provide braking on all corners and sure footing in mud, sand, and snow or any other inclement weather Iowa could muster.

Livingood is credited for many more inventions including the “pulley and ball” thrust bearing, the differential transmission, the speed governor, two- and four-cylinder steam engines, and the four-wheel brake system. Sadly, due to errors at the U.S. Patent Office, Livingood did not profit from his inventions and lived a modest life.

There will be one more collection of Warren County pictures.

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is PASSION:


WEEK 318 - PASSION
PASSION

PASSION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a PASSION picture? First we need to establish the difference between love and PASSION. What separates PASSION from love isn’t just a warm feeling about something or somebody. PASSION is what you are willing to suffer for. That is why the movie is called THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST not THE WARM FUZZIES OF THE CHRIST. Because Jesus’ love for us was so intense that he was willing to suffer for us. In the theme reveal picture it shows the result of Jesus’ PASSION for us as he has been lowered from the cross into Mary’s arms after being tortured to death for our sins. I’m sure there are many things in your life that you love. But this challenge asks you to take a picture of something you love so much that you are willing to suffer for it. Remember though the PASSION in your submission doesn’t have to be your own. It can be somebody else’s PASSION as well.

Happy photo harvesting!

Warren County Auxiliary Images Vol. 1

A few weeks back I travelled around Warren County with Shannon harvesting the town signs of Warren County. Here is the first collection of auxiliary images from that trip:


Warren County - Indianola
Indianola

Warren County - Indianola

Warren County - Indianola

Warren County - Indianola

Warren County - Ackworth
Ackworth

Warren County - Ackworth

Warren County - Beech
Beech

Warren County - Milo
Milo

Warren County - Milo

Warren County - Milo

Warren County - Milo
This would be a great idea for people like my neighbor Stan.

Warren County - Milo

Warren County - Milo

Warren County - Milo

Warren County - Milo
I love that Milo took memorial benches up to an 11!

Warren County - Lacona
Lacona – Breakfast purchased the day before at Rinehart’s.

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Lacona

Warren County - Liberty Center
Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

Warren County - Liberty Center

The Town Sign Project Auxiliary Images gallery now houses over 1,000 images! To take a gander, click on the link below:

Town Sign Project Auxiliary Images

There is at least one more collection of images from this trip coming. Probably two.

WPC – WEEK 317 – TIME

Need to start today by wishing everybody a Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day and remember F*CK Christopher Columbus. For raping 9 and 10 year old girls. For the murder of 8 million Arawahs, while enslaving them. For cannibalism. For feeding babies to dogs. For using biological weapons to kill 97 million people. Yeah, F*CK Christopher Columbus.

But this day isn’t about reminding people that Christopher Columbus was one of the most evil persons in history and isn’t worth of veneration and should be thought of in the way that people think of Hitler or Stalin or the Confederacy. It is to celebrate the people who first called this land home. To remember the struggles and tragedies they endured. To honor their place in and contributions to the shared story of America.

And for that reason, I share the amazing Navajo prayer Walking in Beauty:

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

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It appears that a few people made TIME for TIME.

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


WEEK 317 - TIME - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 317 - TIME - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 317 - TIME - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 317 - TIME - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 317 - TIME - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe

WEEK 317 - TIME - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 317 - TIME - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 317 - TIME - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 317 - TIME - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 318 - PASSION
PASSION

PASSION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a PASSION picture? First we need to establish the difference between love and PASSION. What separates PASSION from love isn’t just a warm feeling about something or somebody. PASSION is what you are willing to suffer for. That is why the movie is called THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Because Jesus’ love for us was so intense that he was willing to suffer for us. In the theme reveal picture it shows the result of Jesus’ PASSION for us as he has been lowered from the cross into Mary’s arms. I’m sure there are many things in your life that you love. But this challenge asks you to take a picture of something you love so much that you are willing to suffer for it. Remember though the PASSION in your submission doesn’t have to be your own. It can be somebody else’s PASSION as well.

While considering your options for a PASSION submission, consider the following quote:

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
-T.S. Eliot

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 PASSION in this place that has caused more than its fair share of suffering the next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 316 – FLOWER

Despite it being late in the year and FLOWERs not necessarily being in abundance this time of year, FLOWER ended up fueling the creative fires of quite a few people.

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


WEEK 316 - FLOWER - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 316 - FLOWER - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

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 317 - TIME
TIME

TIME! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is exactly a TIME photo? In a way, all images are a TIME photo because all pictures record a little slice of TIME that will never ever happen again. Your challenge is to figure out how to capture that slice of TIME. Will you use a quick shutter speed to freeze TIME? Will you use a slow shutter speed to make TIME seem more fluid? Will you be more literal and like the theme reveal image take a picture of a TIME recording device?

While thinking on making your TIME image, meditate on the following quote:

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 TIME in this place that is little more than a shadow of my time next Monday.

Selfie Project – September 2021

Yesterday I completed another successful month of THE SELFIE PROJECT. I don’t know I did a lot in September, but I guess the pictures will tell the story.

Here are my favorites from September:


Day 246 - September 3, 2021
September 3

Day 247 - September 4, 2021
September 4

Day 248 - September 5, 2021
September 5

Day 249 - September 6, 2021
September 6

Day 250 - September 7, 2021
September 7

Day 253 - September 10, 2021
September 10

Day 254 - September 11, 2021
September 11

Day 255 - September 12, 2021
September 12

Day 256 - September 13, 2021
September 13

Day 258 - September 15, 2021
September 15

Day 260 - September 17, 2021
September 17

Day 261 - September 18, 2021
September 18

Day 262 - September 19, 2021
September 19

Day 265 - September 22, 2021
September 22

Day 268 - September 25, 2021
September 25

Day 269 - September 26, 2021
September 26

Day 270 - September 27, 2021
September 27

Day 271 - September 28, 2021
September 28

Day 272 - September 29, 2021
September 29

There can only be one Selfie per day, but here are some of my favorite alternate selfies from September:


SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

SELFIE PROJECT ALTERNATE

If you want to peruse all of the 2021 selfies for THE SELFIE PROJECT, click on the link below:

THE SELFIE PROJECT – 2021

Hopefully October is a fruitful month as well.

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is FLOWER:


WEEK 316 - FLOWER
FLOWER

A FLOWER image is simply a picture of a FLOWER. Doesn’t have to be a real FLOWER. But it could also be a real FLOWER.

Happy photo harvesting.

WPC – WEEK 315 – DREAM JOB

DREAM JOB wasn’t an extremely popular theme. I guess people just have forgotten how to dream.

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


WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB -
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 315 - DREAM JOB - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

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 316 - FLOWER
FLOWER

FLOWER! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

You might think it is kind of late in the year for FLOWER, but in my yard I still have moonflowers, asters, marigolds, and zinnias still blooming. And that is just off the top of my head. But the FLOWER you photograph doesn’t have to be living. It doesn’t even have to be real. It can be fake or it can be painting or a sculpture. It can be a seed packet. There are so many options for the creative thinker!

Think on the flower quote when considering your FLOWER image:

In joy and sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
-Unknown

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 DREAM JOB in this place that more than a few people think already has too many flowers next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 314 – WORK

WORK turned out to be a pretty popular theme. I knew many of you out there were hard WORKers!

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


WEEK 314 - WORK - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard

WEEK 314 - WORK - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 314 - WORK - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 314 - WORK - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 314 - WORK - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 314 - WORK - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 314 - WORK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 314 - WORK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 314 - WORK - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 314 - WORK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 314 - WORK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 314 - WORK - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 314 - WORK - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 314 - WORK - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe

WEEK 314 - WORK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 314 - WORK - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 314 - WORK - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 314 - WORK - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 314 - WORK - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 314 - WORK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

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 315 - DREAM JOB
DREAM JOB

DREAM JOB! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

Seems like an apropos challenge as I have been thinking much on my own future lately.

But what is a DREAM JOB image? This was a theme suggested by Andy. The idea of this picture is to take an image of something that represents you (or somebody else’s) DREAM JOB. If you could get paid to do anything, what would it be. The picture can be of somebody doing that DREAM JOB or maybe just some of the equipment used in that DREAM JOB. It might be more of an abstract than most of the themes, but should still be plenty easy. Unless you don’t believe in dreams.

While thinking about your DREAM JOB image, think on this quote:

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

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 DREAM JOB in this place that is little more than a dream within a dream next Monday.