Back on Easter I took the drone up for a quick flight in Teresa’s neighborhood to take my submission for ODD CAMERA ANGLE for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Here are some of the other pictures I took, but didn’t use:
The house that was burnt down yesterday is in the upper left hand corner of this picture.
Next time Rodan139 spreads its wings and takes to the sky, it will be in Red Haw State Park.
A good time to clean up some of the backlog. These pictures were all taken in June and never really found there way into an “Artist’s Notebook” entry. Almost all of these are from Maven’s birthday party. The other image was taken as a theme reveal for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme SELF-PORTRAIT. That picture was actually taken by Jay.
One of the things that Shawn and Sara excel in is throwing parties that are photogenic. More people should look into that.
A reminder that you have until Thursday at 11 AM (Central) to get your picks in for Year 18 of the Roundball Oracles. Click on the link below to join:
It costs nothing to participate. First Place gets a trophy. Last Place Adult that give full effort also gets a trophy. Hope many of you participate!
One of the last times Rodan139 took to the skies last year was near the Kate Shelley Memorial High Bridge. I flew around it to take pictures for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme STRONG. Here are the picture I took that day:
I think it would be pretty cool if some day they made it so people could walk across the abandoned bridge. I’m sure it will never happen cause of a myriad of security reasons, but it would still be pretty cool.
Seems like a good time to share a collection of images I took of the road that leads into the north end of Ledges on a fall day when I took to the friendly skies with Rodan139. I originally took these pictures for the theme LINES for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.
I’ve said this before, but I need to take Rodan139 out more often. It is a goal for this year. We’ll see how I do.
Hammering away at the backlog. This is a collection of pictures I took in April that never really had a place in previous “An Artist’s Notebook” post. Some of these pictures were taken for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, but not used. Some are from Easter. Enjoy!
Still a few more April images left to curate and share. But none of them involve dropping Mentos into Orange Soda.
Seems like a good time to clean up all the pictures from March that I haven’t shared before. There is still one more collection, but I’m going to keep those for myself I think. I don’t keep many for myself, dang exhibitionist tendencies, but those I think I will.
Some of these pictures I took for the SHADOW reveal for when it was the theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Others were taken for the theme ABSTRACT, but I didn’t use them because there can only be one.
I love doing ABSTRACT photography. It isn’t popular. I think I’ve only heard one person ever say they enjoy it, (hi Monica), but on the other hand, there aren’t people that openly hate it, like my flowertography. I’m sure there are people that hate it, just nobody sends me messages about how much they hate my abstract photography, like people do with my flowertography.
I suppose I should start working on the April backlog now.
Back in May of last year, I took Rodan139 out to Ledges to take a few self-portraits. I think I was going to use one of these for the theme SELF-PORTRAIT for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE, but took one that I liked better. But now feels like a good time to share them.
I know I’ve said this before. But I need to get Rodan139 out and about more often.
Back in May, while I was cruising around Keokuk County harvesting their town signs, I stopped in Richland to pub Rodan139 in the air. My main goal was take a picture for that week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme. That theme was SQUARE. But I also took a few other pictures.
Have a look:
This is actually my block.
This is Richland.
One of my 2023 goals is to get Rodan139 out and about more this year. We’ll see how I do.
This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is RED:
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!
Happy photo harvesting!
Taking another Sunday to clean up some, but not all of the March images that I haven’t shared in the past. This will be a fairly short post, but there are more March images to clean up.
Some of these were alternate images taken for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. For the themes HOBBIES and GOVERNMENT.
Someday I’m going to get back to Formal Portrait Sundays. I swear this is true.
I’m putting off Formal Portrait Sunday for at least another week. The people that were supposed to be featured today recently broke up, so I’m not sure if I should still post the pictures. I’ve decided just to think on it and we will see what happens next week. Or the week after that.
Instead, I’m going to publish a bunch of pictures from January I never published. Some are from an experiment with a fisheye lens. I’m still not particularly comfortable with my current fisheye lens. I need to really work with it more. Which means, for you, you might start seeing way more fisheye lens pictures. Get pumped.
The rest of the images are pictures that didn’t make the cut for various THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE themes. Like LOVE and TRIANGLE, for example.
I can’t believe that it is almost Christmas. I’ve done pretty much no decorating. Carla and I did the reading and lit the 4th Advent Candle in church today and it still doesn’t feel like Christmas to me. Maybe I’ll get there.