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Decatur and Wayne County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

Several months back Vest and I cruised around Decatur County and Wayne County harvesting their town signs. This is the final collection of auxiliary images I took on this trip. All of these pictures were taken in Wayne County.

We stopped and ate a Mexican restaurant in Corydon called La Bota. It was very good and I recommend it if you are ever in the area.


Wayne County - Corydon
Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Promise City
Promise City

Wayne County - Seymour
Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Bethlehem
Bethlehem

Wayne County - Millerton
Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

The next county I will share auxiliary images from is Linn and also Jones.

Decatur and Wayne County Auxiliary Images Vol. 2

Several months back I cruised around Decatur County and Wayne County with Vest harvesting their town signs. This is the second collection of auxiliary images I took on this trip.

There are a couple of images I want to single out. These pictures of murals I took in Allerton, Iowa:


Wayne County - Allerton

Wayne County - Allerton

While I was doing a little research on the Coca-Cola mural trying to discover who the Iowa Letterheads are, I discovered a very interesting group. These murals were painted in 1993 by a group call The Walldogs. The Walldogs is a group of mural painters that once a year go to a town and paint a bunch of murals there. Allerton, Iowa was the first town they ever did this at. According to their website, (thewalldogs.com) they are going to be in Paducah, Kentucky this year. Which is really close to where Ernie lives. They are also going to return to Allerton, Iowa in 2023. If this schedule holds, I will definitely look into checking this out.

This is the type of thing I wish our Art Council in Boone would have looked into, before they got broken up when one member assaulted another member.

Here are the rest of the pictures from Volume 2 of this road trip:


Decatur County - Leon
Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon
Davis City

Decatur County - Davis City

Decatur County - Davis City

Decatur County - Davis City

Decatur County - Davis City

Decatur County

Wayne County - Lineville
Lineville

Wayne County - Lineville

Wayne County - Lineville

Wayne County - Lineville

Wayne County - Clio
Clio

Wayne County - Clio

Wayne County - Clio

Wayne County - Allerton
Allerton

Wayne County - Corydon
Corydon

A little bit of history on George Saling from the Prairie Tails Museum:

George Saling Brings Home the Gold!!!
In August 1932 headlines in newspapers around the country repeated this message as George Saling, Corydon won both a gold and bronze medal as part of the United State Olympic Team.

George Saling a senior at the University of Iowa was considered among the hurdling greats of the world in 1932. He set records in many meets that year, including Drake Relays with a record setting time in the high hurdles of 14:4 seconds. In the National Collegiate championships he set a new record at 14:1, this was also a world record.

In the first heat of the Olympic hurdles Saling came in second to Don Finlay of Great Britain. He opened up in the second heat and broke an Olympic record at 14:4.

In the final heat an Olympic championship at stake, the competitors took off at the shot in a life and death race. And Saling won, this time in 14:6 in the 110 meter high hurdles winning the gold medal. In fact the USA team took home both gold and silver.

Saling wrote this of his experience: “Down on the track, six forms are crouching – by trials the six greatest hurdlers in the world. The gun barks and the forms shoot forward. They take the first barrier almost in unison. Then one runner draws into the lead. Closely pressed by the pack, he is still leading at the seventh hurdle. “At the eighth barrier a runner emerges from the pack. He overtakes the leader, and then sweeps on by and to the tape – a victor by four feet. That runner was myself, and I say without shame that this is the ONE race of the Olympics that shall remain longest in my memory.”

George Saling was born in 1909 in Memphis, MO. The family moved to Corydon when he was three months old, where he graduated from high school in 1927. George’s first love was basketball and he was captain of the Corydon team in 1926-27.

He went out for track, partly because that was what most of the other fellow did in the spring. In meets he usually filled in wherever he was needed most, running anything from the 100 to the 440, besides hurdles.

In the fall of 1927 he began classes at the University of Iowa and turned his ambitions toward basketball. But in an interview given just two weeks before his untimely death in 1933, George said, “Just as I was swinging off the court after practice one night, and still possessing a little of that youthful exuberance, I raced over a couple of hurdles that were standing nearby, as George Bresnahan, U of I track coach happened to be passing.”

Coach Bresnahan spotted Saling’s natural gift for the hurdles and immediately began an intense campaign to recruit George away from basketball and on to the track team. Saling credited his coach for much of his success. His training methods included a lot of body building – lifting weights, working on bars, and sprinting. One unusual exercise that proved to be very helpful was walking on his hands, which developed arms, back, and chest, and gave him a finer sense of balance – a necessity for hurdlers.

Corydon and the track world were stunned by the untimely death of George Saling on April 14, 1933 as a result of a car accident near St Louis. He was just 23 years old. The funeral service at the Methodist Church in Corydon was one of the largest ever held in Corydon.

George Saling’s memory was honored by his hometown high school in 1938 when its newly lighted athletic field was dedicated as “Saling Field”. In 1983, during Corydon’s Old Settlers Celebration, Saling was honored in a special ceremony and a bronze plaque honoring his Olympic Gold Medal was mounted on the east side of the bandstand on the Wayne County courthouse grounds. In 1989, the University of Iowa established an Athletic Hall of Fame: George Saling was one of the athletes and coaches named.

There is still one more collection of pictures from this road trip left to share.

Decatur and Wayne County Auxiliary Images Vol. 1

Several months back I cruised around Decatur County and Wayne County with Vest harvesting their town signs. This is the first collection of auxiliary images I took on this trip:


Decatur County - Weldon
Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Weldon

Decatur County - Le Roy
Le Roy

Wayne County - Humeston
Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston

Wayne County - Humeston
Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Garden Grove

Decatur County - Leon
Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

Decatur County - Leon

You may recall a few weeks ago I talked about a sweet free gift I picked up in a strange park in Bremer County. It was on this trip, that I decided to pay that gift forward.


Decatur County - Garden Grove
Free gift’s new home.

I left it on a picnic table in a nice park in Garden Grove. What happened to it from there? I will never know.

WPC – WEEK 342 – FRAMED

FRAMED has proven to be a theme that is fair in popularity.

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, April 4, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Kim Barker – 1 week
+ Linda Bennett – 1 week
+ Suzie Brannen – 1 week
+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week
+ Layla Gorshe – 1 week
+ Jesse Howard – 1 week
+ Sara Lockner – 1 week
+ Monica Henning – 2 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 10 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 10 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 10 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 11 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 12 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 13 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 14 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 18 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 19 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 21 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 24 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 342 - FRAMED - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe – 2 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 3 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 1 week

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 14 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 1 week

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 25 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 11 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 22 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 15 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 2 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 12 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 19 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 2 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 11 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 2 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 3 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 20 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 13 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 11 weeks

WEEK 342 - FRAMED - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 1 week

26 submissions from 21 participants! That is a solid week!

There were only 4 streaks snapped this week. Kim, Layla, and Sara could not build on their submissions from last week. Becky had her two week snapped.

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 25 weeks
2. Shannon – 22 weeks
3. Elizabeth – 20 weeks
4. Cathie – 19 weeks
5. Bill – 15 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 343 - GRATITUDE
GRATITUDE

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

But what exactly is a GRATITUDE picture? It is simply a picture of something or somebody that you are thankful for. It could also be somebody showing thanks as well.

While considering possible GRATITUDE subjects, meditate on the following quote:

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
– William Faulkner

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 GRATITUDE in this place that I am thankful for next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 340 – ABSTRACT

I want to start today by giving congratulations to Rebecca Peterson. She has become the latest person to show extreme good taste, class, and sophistication by becoming the latest Photography 139 email subscriber! Thank you Rebecca!

If you want to become such a subscriber you can either fill out the form that can be found a couple of different places on this website, or you can just let me know and I will add you manually.

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A quick PSA. A reminder, if you will. The deadline to submit your pictures is 11 AM Central. I leave for lunch then and often don’t have access to my computer until I return. Sometimes if you submit after 11 AM but before 12:01 PM, you might get lucky and I will have time to get your submissions added to the “An Artist’s Notebook” entry, but usually I won’t.

Thanks!

The theme of ABSTRACT is tough one. It is very conceptual. I’m pleased that so many people gave it a shot.

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, March 21, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Jodie Cue – 1 week
+ Jesse Howard – 3 weeks
+ Suzie Brannen – 4 weeks
+ Dawn Krause – 4 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 8 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 8 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 8 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 8 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 9 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 10 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 11 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 12 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 16 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 17 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 19 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 22 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 340 - ABSTRACT - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 12 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 9 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 9 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 23 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 10 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 20 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 9 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 13 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT -  TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 9 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT -  TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 5 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - HARRISON GORSHE
Harrison Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 11 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 17 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 18 weeks

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 1 week

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 340 - ABSTRACT - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning


29 submissions from 20 participants. That is a great week!

Congratulations to Michelle who joined the double digit streak club! WooHoo!

There were only 3 streaks snapped. Jodie couldn’t make it to two weeks. Jesse’s streak of 3 weeks is history. Suzie’s streak of 4 weeks is also now something that only exists in legends.

Stephanie submitted for the first time in a long time. I’m super excited to have her back. It might be a one time thing. I guess time will tell. But I don’t have any other friends that globetrot going to trendy art gallery openings. At least not yet.

Harrison Gorshe is a first time submitter and probably the youngest ever. Kid is like 2 years old. But he knows ABSTRACT when he sees it.

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 22 weeks
2. Shannon – 19 weeks
3. Elizabeth – 17 weeks
4. Cathie – 16 weeks
5. Bill – 12 weeks

I don’t know that Kio will ever give up that top spot, but if he slips up just once, there is a group on heels waiting to take it over.

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 341 - SHADOW
SHADOW

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

But what exactly is a SHADOW picture? A SHADOW picture is simply a picture where one of the major compositional elements of the image is a SHADOW. The SHADOW can be on the ground. It can be on a wall. It can be across somebody’s face. A silhouette picture is a SHADOW picture, for example. And of course, there are other types of less literal SHADOWs out there too.

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

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
-Aesop

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 SHADOW in this place that is definitely one of my cyber shadows 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 336 – STILL LIFE

STILL LIFE has proven to be a moderately successful theme.

As of 10:59 AM on Monday, February 21, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks:

+ Evie Gorshe – 1 week
+ Joe Duff – 4 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 4 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 4 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 4 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 5 weeks
+ Monica Henning – 6 weeks
+ Jesse Howard – 6 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 6 weeks
+ Becky Parmelee – 7 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 7 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 8 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 12 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 13 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 15 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 15 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 18 weeks

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


WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 1 week

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 19 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 6 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 16 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 5 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 5 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 8 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 14 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 9 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 8 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 5 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 16 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 1 week

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 1 week

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 7 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 5 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 1 week

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 13 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 7 weeks

WEEK 336 - STILL LIFE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 1 week

29 submissions from 20 participants! That is a great week! 5 people hopefully started new streaks this week and only Evie and Jesse had their steaks stopped. Evie’s streak stopped at 1 week and Jesse’s streak stopped at 6 weeks. Linda and Suzie were first time participants in this year’s set of 52 themes.

Here are the current top streaks:

1. Kio – 19 weeks
2. Shannon – 16 weeks
2. Kim – 16 weeks
4. Elizabeth – 14 weeks
5. Cathie – 13 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 337 - HARMONY
HARMONY

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

But what exactly is a HARMONY image? A HARMONY image is simply a picture of at least two things that team up together perfectly. Like peanut butter and jelly. Cardinal and gold. Laurel and Hardy. Colors can also harmonize. I’m not going to go deep into color theory, but here are a few examples of colors that HARMONYze: Orange-Blue, Pink-Green, Orange-Green, Red-Green, Yellow-Purple, Blue-Yellow, Green-Magenta, Red-Cyan. Also, a HARMONY image could also relate to music as HARMONY is a very important part of music.

When considering possible HARMONY subjects, think on the following quote:

Be in harmony, yet be different.
-Confucius

I look forward to seeing the 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 HARMONY in this place that is little more than where my differences try to align on 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 331 – ROCK

It appears that ROCK was a fairly popular theme. There were a decent amount of submissions.

Heading in to the second week of Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, these were the current streaks:

* Micky Augustin – 1 week
* Linda Bennett – 1 week
* Monica Henning – 1 week
* Jesse Howard – 1 week
* Logan Kahler – 1 week
* Carla Stensland – 1 week
* Evie Gorshe – 2 weeks
* Layla Gorshe – 2 weeks
* Teresa Kahler – 2 weeks
* Becky Parmelee – 2 weeks
* Andy Sharp – 2 weeks
* Bill Wentworth – 3 weeks
* Dawn Krause – 4 weeks
* Cathie Raley – 7 weeks
* Elizabeth Nordeen – 8 weeks
* Kim Barker – 10 weeks
* Shannon Bardole-Foley – 10 weeks
* Kio Dettman – 13 weeks
* Tamara Peterson – 13 weeks

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


WEEK 331 - ROCK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman (14 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 331 - ROCK -  BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth (4 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 331 - ROCK - EVIE GORSHE
Evie Gorshe (3 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen (9 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp (3 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 331 - ROCK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt (1 week)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause (5 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause

WEEK 331 - ROCK - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard (2 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker (11 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley (8 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin (2 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley (11 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest (1 week)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – (3 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning (2 weeks)

WEEK 331 - ROCK - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

20 submissions by 16 participants. Sadly, streaks ended for Linda Bennett, Logan Kahler, Carla Stensland, Layla Gorshe, Teresa Kahler, and Tamara Peterson. Tamara’s streak was all the way up to 13 weeks. That leaves Kio as the sole King of the Streaks at 14. With Shannon and Kim in second at 11 weeks a piece.

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 332 - TRIANGLE
TRIANGLE

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

But what is a TRIANGLE image? It is simply a picture where the subject includes or is a TRIANGLE. Isosceles, equilateral, scalene, obtuse, acute, or right. Doesn’t matter. When you start to look for them, you will realize that TRIANGLE(s) are every where. Commonly used in construction and logos, for example. Heck, sometimes even love has a TRIANGLE.

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

If triangles had a god, he would have three sides.
-Baron de Montesquieu

I look forward to seeing all your three sided 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 TRIANGLE in this place that is little more than a love triangle amongst me, myself, and I next Monday.