Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a holiday that celebrates the the great civil rights leader. If you have never had a chance to visit the Civil Rights Museum that is near where he was assassinated in Memphis, I highly recommend it.
I won’t wish you a “Happy” Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but I do hope that you spend some time today learning more about the civil rights struggle in this country. Cause it is very far from over.
REFLECTION! A popular photographic technique. But was it a popular WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme? You will have to keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, January 9, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
1-Suzie Brannen – 1 week
2-Mike Vest – 1 week
3-Jesse Howard – 2 weeks
4-Sabas Hernandez – 4 weeks
5-Becky Parmelee – 4 weeks
6-Tamara Peterson – 10 weeks
7-Brandon Kahler – 21 weeks
8-Linda Bennett – 24 weeks
9-Sarah Toot – 25 weeks
10-Angie DeWaard – 29 weeks (3)
11-Dawn Krause – 33 weeks
12-Kim Barker – 39 weeks
13-Joe Duff – 40 weeks
14-Logan Kahler – 42 weeks (2)
15-Teresa Kahler – 51 weeks
16-Carla Stensland – 51 weeks (2)
17-Michelle Haupt – 52 weeks
18-Micky Augustin – 53 weeks
19-Andy Sharp – 54 weeks (2)
20-Bill Wentworth – 55 weeks
21-Cathie Morton – 59 weeks
22-Elizabeth Nordeen – 60 weeks
23-Shannon Bardole-Foley – 62 weeks
24-Kio Dettman – 64 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:
Kio Dettman (Iowa) – 65 weeks
Linda Bennett (Kansas) – 25 weeks
Linda Bennett (Kansas)
Mary Green (Iowa) – 1 week
Mary Green (Iowa)
Nathanial Brown (Iowa) – 1 week
Sarah Toot (Nevada) – 26 weeks
Sarah Toot (Nevada)
Sarah Toot (Nevada)
Tamara Peterson (Iowa) – 11 weeks
Bill Wentworth (Nebraska) – 56 weeks
Carla Stensland (Iowa) – 52 weeks
Christopher D. Bennett (Iowa)
Elizabeth Nordeen (Iowa) – 61 weeks
Angie DeWaard (Iowa) – 30 weeks
Andy Sharp (Iowa) – 55 weeks
Micky Augustin (Iowa) – 54 weeks
Joe Duff (Texas) – 41 weeks
Logan Kahler (Iowa) – 43 weeks
Logan Kahler (Iowa)
Logan Kahler (Iowa)
Brandon Kahler (Iowa) – 22 weeks
Willy McAlpine (Iowa) – 1 week
Cathie Morton (Iowa) – 60 weeks
Teresa Kahler (Iowa) – 52 weeks
Teresa Kahler (Iowa)
Kim Barker (Iowa) – 40 weeks
Sara Lockner (Iowa) – 1 week
Dawn Krause (Iowa) – 34 weeks
Shannon Bardole-Foley (Iowa) – 63 weeks
Monica Jennings (Iowa) – 1 week
Mike Vest (Iowa) – 2 weeks
25 participants! That is another solid week!
We had submissions taken in:
Nevada was a new one for this year. Making this year’s list:
I took my picture in my yard. So once again, I didn’t venture very far.
I’m most excited about a newcomer to THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Nathanial Brown! He made his first ever submission! Nathanial is one of the most talented photographers I know. He was a judge the last two Pufferbilly Days Photo Contests and he got 3 photos in the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon.
Remember, you don’t have to be as talented or a professional like Nathanial to participate. Just a love for photography.
There were two huge milestones reached this week. Both Teresa and Carla reached the 52 Week Streak Club! Is it a coincidence that they are sisters? Is it a coincidence that they are my sisters?
But it wasn’t all great news. Suzie couldn’t extender her participation into a 2 week streak. Jesse’s 2 week streak is gone. Sabas’ 4 week streak is gone. Becky’s 4 week streak is gone. And Michelle’s 52 week streak is nothing more than a distant memory.
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:
RED! What a great theme for Year 10 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what is a RED image?
A RED image is simply an image where the subject or a major compositional element of the image is the color RED. That is simple enough!
While considering possible subjects for your RED image, meditate on the following quote and I’m sure you will come up with a great image:
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
I look forward to seeing your interpretation of RED!
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. There is a limit of 3 submissions per participant. To be considered the photographer, you have to be the one that takes the picture. Don’t be stealing the work of other artists. You can submit pictures for other photographers that took pictures with your camera or phone, but give credit where credit is due.
You can send your images to either firstname.lastname@example.org OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.
That is it. Thems the rules!
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 RED in this place that’s favorite shade of RED is cardinal next Monday.