Last Saturday I took Naima for a walk around Ledges to take a picture for the HDR theme of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
Obviously I took more photos than the one I shared. Here are the ones that didn’t make the cut:
Since HDR (true HDR) is the taking of multiple pictures at different exposures and combining them into one image, if you try to do it with a moving object, you can get a ghosting effect.
Here is an example:
I hope many of you have already got your FOOD picture for this week’s challenge and are already firing it off to me through the internets!
Today’s post features some pictures I took back in February. Some are pictures I took for the RUINS theme of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE in Colo. The majority of the pictures are of Naima playing around in the backyard of the Photography 139 Studio.
Some of these pictures clearly don’t follow the rules of composition and that is why I love them so.
Hitting up the the 2018 backlog with some pictures I took of the Iowa State-Drake women’s basketball game. I think I took these pictures for a SPORTS theme week for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
I’m glad that I did, because I got some pictures of probably the best player in Iowa State history, Bridget Carleton.
Bridget Carleton finished in Iowa State’s career record book:
#2 Points Scored – 2,142
#1 Scoring Average – 17.3
#3 Field Goals Made – 713
#6 3 Point Goals Made – 255
#2 Free Throws Made – 461
#3 Free Throw Percentage – .857
#7 Rebounds – 863
#10 Assists =- 349
#3 Steals – 211
#3 Blocked Shots – 124
I was also able to get pictures of a couple of my other favorite Cyclones of all-time in Meredith Burkhall and Alexa Midleton.
While I think that the Cyclones will still be good this year with returning players like Ashley Joens, Kristin Scott, Madison Wise, Rae Johnson, and with Jade Thurmon taking a big step forwards and with newcomer Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw. But it definitely isn’t easy when you have to replace the GOAT!
She is only a sophomore, but Ashley Joens is well on her way to being the next GOAT. She just put up 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game. The biggest mistake Iowa ever made was not recruiting an Iowa City kid with 2 younger sisters that are also great players. One of her sisters has already committed to play at Iowa State next year. I can’t wait to watch the Iowa State women’s basketball team in the next few years. It is going to be a very exciting time!
Here is another post from the 2018 backlog. These are mostly pictures of Naima. I think they might have been alternates for the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme the week they were taken. I’m not entirely sure and I’m not up to that level of soul searching and research.
There is still more in the 2018 backlog, but it is getting smaller every day. Well maybe not every day.
It is well established that my favorite theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is BLACK & WHITE. Therefore I took several BLACK & WHITE pictures in the last week and not just the picture of Taylan that I used as my submission for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
Here are a few more of those BLACK & WHITE pictures:
…the strength of street knowledge.
I don’t usually take a bunch of extra pictures for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE any longer, but with a theme like STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, it really screamed to take a ton of images. So that is what I did.
On Saturday morning I went down to the Des Moines Farmer’s Market with my Mom. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is supposed to be kind of activity where you just take pictures quickly. I set my camera on High Contrast Monochrome and just snapped when I saw something I liked. Kind of a second homage to “The Americans”, like the one I did for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.
Here are some of my favorites from Saturday:
I do love STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. It is one of my favorite themes every year.
I took a few alternate TRANSPORTATION pictures for last week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
All of these were taken with the new drone. There will be a more comprehensive blog on the drone if it ever warms up and I get to actually make some videos and what-not.
I don’t know when that will be. Looking at the current 2 week forecast, there isn’t a single day with a temperature above freezing for a fortnight. A FORTNIGHT people!
I like winter as much as the next guy, but from the moment the drone showed up in my hands, I’ve been ready for spring. Spring, which is still about 3 weeks away. Although just because spring is here, doesn’t mean that we will finally get some warm weather.
My TRANSPORTATION alternates:
I might have to find a big indoors venue to do a little flying at this rate.
I haven’t published alternates for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE for quite sometime because I haven’t taken excessive WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE images like I had been.
However, last week I did take a few more ART pictures, so I thought I would share them:
All of these pictures were taken on a quick stroll through downtown Ames on Sunday.
Happy Friday the 13th!
You know what is funny about today? Nothing.
Except for your reminder of this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. HUMOR!
HUMOR! What is a HUMOR photo? It is a photo of something that is funny or of somebody reacting to something that is funny.
Happy photo harvesting!
The world wasn’t ready for these HANDS photos on Monday. While there aren’t many of them, I can’t hold them back any longer!
You’re welcome world!
A reminder that this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is HANDS.
A HANDS photo is any photo that involves HANDS. I would say that everybody has HANDS, but everybody doesn’t. However, I can bet that everybody knows somebody that has HANDS. This project is easy peasy.
Happy photo harvesting!
The world wasn’t ready for these photos on Monday. I’m not sure the world is ready for them now, but I can’t hold them any longer:
Not many, but I’m trying to step back from taking so many WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE photos.
It should be pointed out that there is about 2 months left is this 52 week run of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. As of right now, there seems to be enough enthusiasm and participation to continue for another 52 week run. If you have any suggestions for the next 52 themes, make them in the Comments section of this here blog.
You’re welcome world!