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WPC – WEEK 359 – ODD CAMERA ANGLE

Was ODD CAMERA ANGLE oddly popular? I guess you will have to scroll down to find out.

As of 12:01 PM on Monday, July 25, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):

+ Sarah Toot – 1 week (3)
+ Willy McAlpine – 2 weeks
+ Suzie Brannen – 3 weeks
+ Sabas Hernandez – 3 weeks
+ Monica Jennings – 3 weeks
+ Sara Lockner – 4 weeks
+ Mary Green – 5 weeks (3)
+ Angie DeWaard – 7 weeks
+ Dawn Krause – 10 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 16 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 17 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 19 weeks (2)
+ Teresa Kahler – 27 weeks (2)
+ Tamara Peterson – 27 weeks (2)
+ Carla Stensland – 27 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 28 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 29 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 30 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 31 weeks
+ Cathie Morton – 35 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 36 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 38 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 41 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 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett – 1 week

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - LINDA BENNETT
Linda Bennett

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 1 week

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - BRANDON KAHLER
Brandon Kahler – 2 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot – 2 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SARAH TOOT
Sarah Toot

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SUZIE BRANNEN
Suzie Brannen – 4 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SABAS HERNANDEZ
Sabas Hernandez – 4 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MONICA JENNINGS
Monica Jennings – 4 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green – 6 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MARY GREEN
Mary Green

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard – 8 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 11 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 17 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 18 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler 20 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 28 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 28 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 28 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 29 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 30 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 31 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 32 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CATHIE MORTON
Cathie Morton – 36 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 37 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 39 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 42 weeks

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 359 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett – 463 weeks


26 participants! That is a pretty good week! We had submissions from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Texas, California, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan and even Iowa this week!

There were 4 weeks that sadly were snapped though. Sarah Karber’s couldn’t extend her streak this week. Willy’s streak snapped at 2. Looks like that guy just can’t keep streaks going… Sara Lockner’s streak was snapped at 4 weeks. Just not a good week for Saras. Sarah Toot kept the pride in the name going though.

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 360 - PEOPLE
PEOPLE

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

But what is a PEOPLE picture? Well, it is simply a picture that has a PEOPLE or multiple PEOPLE in it. (Somewhere an English teacher is hanging their head so low right now.) I know. PEOPLE are vile and disgusting subjects. They are a failed species that are responsible for 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the evil on this planet. Completely susceptible to propaganda. Responsible for the complete and utter raping of our planet. Avarice. Greed. War. Genocide. Racism. Homophobia. Transphobia. Misogyny. All unique products of PEOPLE. What I’m trying to say is that in the coming war between monkeys and humans, I am hard core #TeamMonkey*. I’d like to say we’ve had a good run, but all the evidence is to the contrary.

But as bad as PEOPLE are, even they aren’t on the list of things I hate most in this world. Well they aren’t the only thing on that list. That Top 5 list goes like this:

#1. People who say “hate” is a strong word. Yeah, I know, that is why I used it.
#2. Powerlines in front of pretty churches or murals. I mean it is 2022? Why aren’t all powerlines buried?
#3. People who park in front of murals. I know there are parking spots there, doesn’t mean you have to use them.
#4. People who are living their own life and getting in my shots, like their world doesn’t revolve around me.
#5. The open faced sandwich. Makes no sense. Shouldn’t exist.

But even I have PEOPLE I like. If you are reading this, you are one of my PEOPLE. Or dare I say, one of my peeps? I will put in a good word for you with our soon to be monkey overlords.

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

I love mankind… it’s people I can’t stand!!!
-Charles M. Schulz

I look forward to 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 your idea of PEOPLE in this place that is made for humans by humans next Monday.

* The war has already started. Look into the Japanese monkeys that are already out there stealing babies.

Osceola County Aux – Vol. 3

Time for the final collection of auxiliary images I took while harvesting the town signs of Osceola County. This trip was cut short in Lyon County while harvesting their town signs due to inclement weather. So many of the signs in this collection were taken in Lyon County and a few were taken in Clay County. I believe this is also the trip where I hit a pheasant. People think I hate cats. They are worthless, yes, but I don’t hate them. Pheasants, I hate. They are probably, truly, the only animal in the world I actually hate. Unless you count the failed species known as humans. But I even like some humans. Pheasants, don’t like a single one.


Lyon County - Little Rock
Little Rock

Lyon County - Little Rock

Lyon County - Little Rock

Lyon County - Rock Rapids
Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - Rock Rapids

Lyon County - George
George

Lyon County - George

Lyon County - George

Lyon County - George

Osceola County - Ashton
Ashton

Osceola County - Ashton

Osceola County - Melvin
Melvin – I’ve stared at the mural for a bit. I can’t figure it out.

Osceola County - Melvin

Clay County - Dickens
Dickens

Clay County - Gillet Grove
Gillet Grove

Clay County - Gillet Grove

I love the murals in Rock Rapids. I would rank it as a Top 3 town in Iowa for murals. It is up there with Creston and Le Mars, I haven’t shared the Le Mars murals yet. I went back through Rock Rapids at a later date and photographed their murals again.

In fact, the next time we hit the open road to share some auxiliary images, we will share images from Clay and Lyon County.

Osceola County Aux – Vol. 1

I have big news! Big, big news! I would say news of a comeback, but don’t call it a comeback. I been here for years. Rockin’ my peers. Puttin’ suckers in fear. Makin’ the tears rain down like a monsoon. Listen to the bass go boom.

What I’m trying to say is for the first time since 2019, Baby Got Rack is dusting off their fedoras. Putting on their Hawaiian shirts and competing in the rough world of competitive barbecue! How do you like me now!


Baby Got Rack - 2019 - iowa State Fair

We will competing at the Boone County Fair this Saturday! So you should probably figure out a way to get there. And try some award winning barbecue, cause I can’t promise it won’t be another 3 years before Baby Got Rack is in full effect again.

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A few months back I went up to Osceola County to harvest their town signs. It was a trip that ended with me calling it a day prematurely because I ran into some sever weather. I originally intended to also harvest the town signs of Lyon County, but weather.

Here is the first collection of auxiliary images from the trip. Many of these taken in Clay County.


Clay County - Greenville
Greenville

Clay County- Royal
Royal

Clay County- Royal

Clay County - Everly
Everly

Osceola County - May City
May City

Osceola County - May City

Osceola County - May City

Osceola County

Osceola County - Harris
Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound
Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

One thing I’ve discovered one these trips is that if you want to leave a legacy behind after you die, create bizarre art in a small town.

Ocheyedan Mound was long thought to be the highest point in Iowa, but then Hawkeye Point was discovered a few miles away. That being said, Ocheyedan Mound is more impressive looking. But Hawkeye Point is more touristy.

There are still several images left to share from this trip.

WPC – WEEK 334 – JUNK

JUNK has not proved to be a fairly popular theme.

Heading into the 5th week of Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, the following streaks were active:

+ Mike Vest – 1 week
+ Dawn Krause – 1 week
+ Joe Duff – 2 weeks
+ Layla Gorshe – 2 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Teresa Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Tamara Peterson – 2 weeks
+ Carla Stensland – 2 weeks
+ Michelle Haupt – 3 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 4 weeks
+ Monica Henning – 4 weeks
+ Jesse Howard – 4 weeks
+ Evie Gorshe – 5 weeks
+ Becky Parmelee – 5 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 5 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 6 weeks
+ Cathie Raley – 10 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 11 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 13 weeks
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 13 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 16 weeks

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


WEEK 334 - JUNK - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen – 12 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp – 6 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff – 3 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman – 17 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 334 - JUNK - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth – 7 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 334 - JUNK - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler – 3 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson – 3 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt – 4 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 14 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - DAWN KRAUSE
Dawn Krause – 2 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK -BECKY PARMELEE
Becky Parmelee – 6 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin – 5 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe – 1 week (Assist by Beck)

WEEK 334 - JUNK - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler – 3 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland – 3 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley – 11 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest – 2 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - JESSE HOWARD
Jesse Howard – 5 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning – 5 weeks

WEEK 334 - JUNK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker – 14 weeks


22 submissions from 21 participants! That is a good week!

Only 2 streaks were broke this week. Layla had a streak of 2 weeks snapped and Evie had a streak of 5 weeks snapped. Their Mom picked up the slack though by hopefully starting out a new streak this week.

The current top streaks:

#1. Kio – 17 weeks
#2. Kim – 14 weeks
#2. Shannon – 14 weeks
#4. Elizabeth – 12 weeks
#5. Cathie – 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 335 - BELIEVE
BELIEVE

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

I’m going to be 100% transparent on this theme. It is 100% inspired by TED LASSO. Let’s face it, if you aren’t watching TED LASSO, then you are watching television wrong! You better do something about it. Like start watching TED LASSO!

All of that being said, what is a BELIEVE image. While on the surface, this seems like a very abstract, conceptual streak killing theme, it is really quite simple. All you have to do is take a picture of something you BELIEVE in. BELIEVE in Jesus? Take a picture that reflects your Christian faith. Or whatever religion you practice. BELIEVE in your favorite sports team. Take a picture that reflects your rooting interests. BELIEVE that education is the foundation of a successful life, take a picture of that. BELIEVE in your children? BELIEVE in gravity? BELIEVE the world is flat? If you think about it, you BELIEVE in a lot of things.

While considering the possible subjects for your BELIEVE image, meditate on the following quote from a speech my man Ted Lasso gave in Season 1 Episode 10:

I’ve been hearing this phrase y’all got over here that I ain’t too crazy about. “It’s the hope that kills you.” Y’all know that? I disagree, you know? I think it’s the lack of hope that comes and gets you. See, I believe in hope. I believe in belief. Now, where I’m from, we got a saying too. A question, actually. “Do you believe in miracles?”
– Ted Lasso

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 BELIEF in this place that is little more than a collection of my beliefs next Monday.

Monona County Auxiliary Images

A few weeks back a tooled around Monona County and part of Harrison County harvesting town signs. Here is a collection of the auxiliary images I took on that trip:


Monona County - Ute
The correct color tractor.

Monona County - Whiting
Restaurant & Malt Shop. Goodtime Charlie indeed!

Monona County - Whiting
They don’t make numbers high enough to count the number of drunk people that would hit this thing if it was in Boone.

Monona County - Whiting

Lewis and Clark State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park

Monona County - Onawa
Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa

Monona County - Onawa
Onawa claims to have the widest main street in America. 150 feet wide. Eskimo pie was also born here.

Monona County - Turin
Turin

Monona County - Castana
Castana

Monona County - Castana

Monona County - Castana

Monona County - Castana

Monona County - Castana

Monona County - Castana

Monona County - Turin
Turin, again.

Monona County - Turin

Monona County - Turin

Monona County - Blencoe
Blencoe

Harrison County - River Sioux
River Sioux

Harrison County - Little Sioux
Little Sioux

Harrison County - Little Sioux

Harrison County - Loess Hills

Harrison County - Pisgah
Pisgah

Harrison County - Loess Hills

Here is a little more information on the Turin Man from clio.com:

In 1955, a skeleton was discovered in a gravel pit near Turin, Iowa. Experts first proposed that these remains were about 10,000 years old, going back to the “early people” of the ice age era. As archaeologists continued to excavate, they found in succession three more human skeletons. After months of rigorous reconstruction of the remains and scientific testing, experts concluded that the skeletons were likely a family unit about 6,000 years old. The site provided evidence of prehistoric burial practices with many similarities to ancient burials found throughout the eastern United States. The skeletons found here in Turin were the oldest human remains discovered in the state until August of 2011, when archaeologists excavated a 7,000 year old village in Des Moines.

Next set of auxiliary images we will peek at are from Shelby and Mills counties.

Hancock County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

Here is the final collection of auxiliary images I took while harvesting the town signs of Hancock County. Although I would say about 50% of these pictures were taken in other counties. Like Winnebago County or Cerro Gordo County or Worth County.


Hancock County - Forest City
Forest City

Hancock County - Forest City

Hancock County - Forest City

Hancock County - Forest City

Hancock County - Forest City

Hancock County - Forest City

Pilot Knob State Park
Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Pilot Knob State Park

Worth County - Fertile
Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Worth County - Fertile

Cerro Gordo County - Thornton
Thornton

Wright County - Dows
Dows

The next county I need to share auxiliary images from is Pocahontas County.

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!

Sac County and Ida County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

This is the third and final collection of images I took while harvesting the town signs of Sac County and Ida County. However all of these pictures were taken in Pocahontas County, Webster County, and Hamilton County.


Pocahontas County - Varina
Varina

Pocahontas County - Varina

Pocahontas County - Varina

Pocahontas County - Fonda
Fonda

Pocahontas County - Fonda

Pocahontas County - Fonda

Pocahontas County - Fonda

Pocahontas County - Palmer
Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Pocahontas County - Palmer

Webster County - Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Webster County - Fort Dodge

Hamilton County - Stanhope
Stanhope

Hamilton County - Stanhope

Hamilton County - Stanhope

I have a feeling that werewolves drive a pretty hard bargain when selling cars.

The next county to share auxiliary images from is Butler County. Flowertography haters be warned, we came across an amazing garden there!

2010-10-04, 2010-10-11, 2010-10-12, 2010-10-15, and 2010-10-16

So many of the folders 2010-10-04, 2010-10-11, 2010-10-12, 2010-10-15, and 2010-10-16 had so few images, that I decided to make a mega conglomeration. There are pictures here that were used for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (back then known as the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT) and pictures used for the program for the 2010 Philanthropy Day and finally pictures from a photo shoot with the Gorshes shortly after Evie was born.


WPC - Week 39 - Fast Alternate

WPC - Week 39 - Fast Alternate

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

WEEK 40 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

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6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

RWPE #39 – FAST

RWPE #40 – ODD CAMERA ANGLE

Commendable

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #41

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve another baby.

2009-04-11 & 2009-04-20

There aren’t many pictures in the folder 2009-04-11, so I’m publishing photos from the folder 2009-04-20.

The pictures from the folder 2009-04-11 are from when Derrick and Jen moved into their new house. They moved about a month after I moved. They have since moved again. I have not. They have added 4 people to their living circumstances. I have added Naima. I’m not moving anytime soon. Naima seems to like it here.

The pictures from the folder 2009-04-20 are from the Iowa State Spring Game. I miss the Spring Game. I hope Iowa State brings it back someday. Not for the game itself, but it is just nice to get outside and watch some football in April.

Here are some pictures:


2009-04-11

2009-04-11

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

Iowa State Spring Game - 2009

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

Prayer, Reflection, Horseradish & Jumpshot

Spring Game

Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve Tom Harkin, ice cream, and probably flowers.