Category Archives: 52 Week

Uplifting PB&J

A fine spiritual week it has been. Here are last weeks spiritual photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

Weeping Mother” Photo By: Mike

 

I powered on the random theme machine and have been chocking every since. Smoke filled the room. It took forever to even see the screen. Drum roll and harrumph. Go figure this weeks them is

 

“Smoke”

 

Another anything goes theme.  Smoke photography has been around since we could take photos. Go forth, use a respirator and take plenty of smoky photos. I look forward to a little smoke on the water.  1,2,3, 2010 – Smoke and Image Search.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

PB&J’s use of space

Another week another dollar. Here are last weeks usefull use of space photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

Photo By: Lee

 

“Useless Use of Space” Photo By: Mike

 

The random theme machine gave an ominous sign. The lights flickers and whole room shook. Next week is all about:

 

“Spiritual”

 

Spirtual photography is exactly what it is, whatever you want to make of it. 2010 – Spirtual and an Image Search.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

PB&J of patterns

The morning after I remembered I decided to post last weeks photos. Here are Symmetry and Patterns:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

“6 pack of Symmetry” Photo By: Mike

As we drag along it seems to become repetitive.  I think of all the photos that have come before, filling in the space. I put them in place, position them and step back. The world takes a look and I lay and wait for the results. The random theme machine finally finished its rotation.

 

“Use of Space”

 

It seems a fitting theme “Use of Space”. Is it a use of space or negative space? In photography it is the use of the space other than the main subject or the use of a large space as part of the subject.   2010 – Use of Space and an Image Search.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

PB&J after battle

A birthday later, a dollar short and a day late. Here are the very strong strength photos: side note do not attempt these at home without proper safety gear. Somebody is an expert.

Photo Of: Lee

“Hammer meet Nail” Photo By: Mike

 

Next weeks photo to take has already been decided.

 

“Symmetry and Patterns”

 

It should be a very structured event. Find some symmetry, maybe some good wine, add in a bit of natural patterns and snap a photo. Image Search, 2010 – Symmetry and Patterns.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

 

Funky Feet with PB&J

Last weeks fatefully fotos of feet:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

"Lonely Feet" Photo By: Lee

 

Photos By: Cathie

 

"Standup Fishing?" Photo By: Mike

 

"New Feet" Photo By: Mike

 

After walking all those photos I walked down to the dungeon and used my foot to kick the machine. It turns out next weeks theme is all about:

 

“Strength”

 

Strength photos. well, Image search… GOOD LUCK, you will need strength and personality.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

NOISY PB&J!

Last week was very noisy but I get the feeling next week is going drag. Here are last weeks noisy photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

"spray and pray" Photo By: Lee

 

"pray and spray" Photo By: Mike

 

Feeling the drag of my feet I slowly made my way down to the random theme machine. Chris brought his security key over and the machine was powered on. I foot chopped the red button and the machine started. It seemed to run forever so I gave the machine a good hard kick. it slowed down and revealed what I expected:

 

“FEET”

 

Ahh feet, yes the very sole for which you walk. This is one of those self-explanatory things. The trick is to make it interesting. Image search and 2010 – FEET.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

Straight to the PB&J

The lines are leading somewhere, mostly to last weeks leading lines photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos

 

"EVIL!, PURE EVIL!" Photo By: Lee

 

"Totem ‘Electric’ Pole" Photo By: Mike

 

As a side note the word Sauna comes from Finland and has been used for more than 2000 years.  I just don’t remember ordering one!?! It seems the answer to the age old question of what photo I should take has already been answered. HINT Ok that wasn’t much of a hint and might have even been distracting. The already answered theme for this weeks photo is:

 

“NOISE”

 

Noise is new for this year and an odd theme. Noise in photos can be thought of in a many ways;  image noise often referred to as how grainy a photo is. Usually photographers will strive to remove as much image noise as possible. This is not always the case sometimes the noise is put back in on purpose to give a photo a gritty grainy feel., Physical noise expressed in a silent photo, such as somebody holding their ears. OR “A very noisy photo” lots of things happening in the photo. another one of those things that photographers will strive to remove, most of the time. Image Search.  If all else fails just take a high ISO(1600+) photo in low light and change it to B&W. You will get plenty of noise.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

PB&J of Darkness

IT was a night, a quiet moonless night. All through the night all you could hear was the shutter of cameras. Here are those “Night” photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

"A Bug’s Life" Photo By: Lee

 

"River Night" Photo By: Mike

 

"Mad Night" Photo By: Mike

 

Despite the darkness and lack of a moon I could see the path was clear. The lines lead me to random theme machine. I know what to do, there is an arrow and a sign that says “Press the Button”. I press the button… Something strange happens, more arrows and lines point the way. It’s a very clear answer:

 

“Leading Lines”

 

Back to the photography rules again.  Definition: Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in or out of the image. Anything with a definable line can be a leading line. An example is fences, bridges, or roadways. Leading lines with a subject that is placed according to the rule of thirds should make your image very strong. Here are several examples and videos to help you find the path: 2010 – Leading Lines, My Gallery, Image Search, Video Search and Inspirational Video.  Remember, all rules in photography are meant to be broken.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

Perfectly Framed PB&J

Another week another photo. Here are last weeks framed photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

“Frames” Photo By: Lee

 

“New Beginning” Photo By: Mike

 

A Long night of fishing didn’t produce any fish for dinner but it was a beautiful night of fireworks, lightning and stars. I couldn’t get those images out of my mind as I returned to Dr. Tech duties. I almost forgot the random theme machine. Thankfully Chris stopped by to remind me. The machine seemed to spin forever and finally stopped on:

 

“Night”

 

Perfect choice I thought. Night photography can be challenging, luckily most modern box cameras have a setting: change the setting to night, put camera on tripod or solid surface and take photo. For the rest of us with SLR or other type multiple adjustment cameras; set to manual, autofocus off, ISO 400, 800 or 1600, exposure as needed, use remote or self timer, camera on tripod or solid surface then take photo and continually adjust exposure or ISO as needed. Feel the force as it flows through you.  Longer exposure can produce very interesting surreal photos, another image search.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.com. FAQS

SCORE it’s PB&J time!

Last week was all about games. If only my website wouldn’t have been playing games I might have actually had this post done on Monday! Here are last weeks games photos.

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

"Oh Farkle" Photo By: Lee

 

"Tay" Photo By: Mike

 

As I lay here wondering if the eggs I’m cooking on the sidewalk are done yet, I looked through the window and noticed the cat had started the random theme machine. The AC cooled machine is laughing at me or is that my mind melting? Once the eggs had finished cooking I noticed the machine had stopped on:

 

“Framing”

 

Think of photographing your subject through a window. Framing is a technique of drawing attention to the subject by obscuring other parts of the image with something in the scene.  This gives images a sense of depth and leads the eye towards the main focal point.  An image search shows several examples of how to frame a photo. Framing – 2010.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

Monochrome PB&J

While last week was all about B&W I think of it more as monochromatic. Here are last weeks photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

 

Photo By: Mike

 

It was a stormy morning and the power was out everywhere… In the still of the night and running on battery backup, I activated the random theme generator. As the machine spun round and round I took an opportunity to practice my trashcan basketball and office darts.  I won a game of office darts. Is this love or what? Awards are next week. As the machine final stopped, I couldn’t help but think here I go again:

 

“Games”

 

Seems this weeks theme is all about games. This is a new theme and should be easy to find somebody playing a game of some type, somewhere. After all who hasn’t ruled at a game of hopscotch. Meager image search.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

PB&J at the half

The random photo of the week experiment might have hit the half way low point. Only the diehards are holding out. I was slightly late getting my photo submitted myself. I think I’ll remove the link from the website at the top but continue it until next year and see from there. Here are last weeks “light placement” photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

A flag celebrating the 4th of July. Photo By: Mike.

 

The machine was powered on a bit early due to the Monday holiday. It was a quiet ceremony only witnessed by a two people. Nothing fancy, I just walked down the stairs and pressed the button. The machine quietly, and maybe for the first time, picked something at random.

 

“B&W”

 

Otherwise known as “Black and White” and is new for this year. These photos are shades of gray or sepia. There was a time when B&W photography was all that existed. While color has been around as far back as 1860s,  B&W was the only commercial photography up until 1907 and home users didn’t get color until several years after world war II. It wasn’t until the 70s that it was wide spread. Once color came around B&W almost disappeared, everybody wanted color. With the wide spread use of modern digital cameras came a small resurgence in B&W. There are many great B&W photographers out there.

To me a well balanced detailed B&W photo is visually appealing. Without the color distraction your eyes naturally focus in on the subject reveling all the hidden detail. My suggestions for a good B&W photo is to find something with a bit contrasting light and lots of detail like Flowers, Tree bark or anything bumpy. An image search reveals all the possibilities.  Most modern cameras have the ability to select B&W as should all imaging software be able to convert color to B&W.  If you don’t have either use your favorite search engine and search for “online convert to black and white” There are many sites that do it for free. 

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

Over soothed PB&J

Last week was so soothing I slipped a day. Here are last weeks Soothing photos a day later:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

Photo By: Lee

 

Photo By: Me

 

Running late I ran to the machine, missed the light and face planted slide to the machine kicking it on. As I lay there wondering what just happened the random machine said…

 

“Light Placement”

 

Ok I get it, turn on the lights. Light placement in photography is about emphasizing light.  A classic side lite portrait is a good example. Image Search and 2010 – Light Placement.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS And I’ll be on time next week.

People for People of the PB&J

Here are Last weeks people photos by people for people. I suspect by the number of entries that people didn’t know many people:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

"Squirrel!" Photo By: Lee

 

"Da Plane! Da Plane!" Photo By: Me

 

Yes I know this is a day late. The dog didn’t really eat my flash drive but I was on a trip to Nashville, I forgot my card reader and Storms make internet go bye bye. The random theme machine did however work correctly on Monday.  I was fairly stressed by the time I powered it on. The machine said to calm down and do something:

 

“Soothing”

 

Yes, I really do need something soothing. It seems last year I was late getting to soothing also. History seems to repeat itself sometimes. Here is an image search to help. Think soothing thoughts and take a photo. 2010 – Soothing.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week and If you submit it, I’ll post it. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS

PB&J in focus

Another week has come and gone as another theme has. Here are last weeks depth of field photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.

 

Photo By: Me

 

I have hope for more 52week entries. I had a recent visit with the random theme machine. I explained a theme above themes was needed. A theme that all people could easily participate in. A theme equal to all regardless of camera. A theme by the people for the people… The machine was inspired to randomly pick:

 

“People”

 

People as a theme. It makes sense that anybody with a camera can find some people to take pictures of. I remember a day when a man named Jesse once submitted photos. 2010 – PEOPLE. That photo happened to be of people. There is hope I say hope that  people will stand up and say, “We the People.” We the people can photograph people.

As always it’s up to your interpretation, take and submit the photo in a week. Submit at 52week@waxenmedia.comFAQS