Time for an Update

This site has become stagnate. I haven’t updated it in so long that I’ve gone gray. Originally I felt some housekeeping was all that was needed. I wrote the theme for this site a long time ago and it was designed around a 1024 width screen with NextGen gallery as my back end gallery. Simple housekeeping is going to do it anymore. My plan is to write a new cleaner theme with no header picture that will work on all browser sizes. Include a mobile specific version of the site. Drop the NextGen gallery. Give it a big KISS to keep it simple and stupid. Dump the current content and add back in some of original content and my better photos, which were never posted online. Add all the social site integration. This move will most likely include a hosting change.

 

Since I’ve pretty much lost all the people who actually followed the site I’m sure nobody will notice immediately, hopefully one day if i build it they will come.. yes its a corny reference.

Back from sabbatical

My sabbatical is over, even if I’m not sure when it started.  My last post ended with “C’est la Vie” and the sabbatical began. I started this blog as a simple way to express myself through art of all medias. It ended mostly in snapshots with very little of my art making its way in. It is time to return with some reinvented chaos to be reorganized.  Once the cobwebs are removed I’ll start making changes. If I like what I see the production will begin. 

PB&J 52 week experiment at an end.

Here is the last ever photo for the, 2 year long, 52 week photo experiment:

“Finales” Photo By: Mike

 

As I sit back and reminisce the last 2 years of photos I am thinking of somewhere over the rainbow. 144 photos in 2010 and 154 photos in 2011. The random theme machine has been disabled and soon to be released for download to the world.

2010 – 52 Week Gallery and 2011 – 52 Week Gallery

 

C’est la Vie

PB&J the last hope

Last week was all about hope and while she didn’t make any appearances hope was photographed. Here are those hope filled photos:

 

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

I have taken this photo many times before. The lights on the tree give me hope. They remind me that I should give not of gift but of the heart.

“Hope Lighted" Photo By: Mike

 

I really don’t need to press the red button. There is only one theme left, but I pressed the button anyway. The F.R.Id.Ge ”(F)ully (R)andom (I)ndependent (G)enerator” or theme generator for short has served us well. Once the machine has spun it’s last cycle it will be powered off. The last theme and last hope of ever getting an entry in the 52 week experiment is:

 

“Self Portrait”

 

A self portrait is self explanatory. Take a portrait shot of yourself.  Anybody with a camera device should be able take a photo of themselves. Courage maybe needed to take a self portrait. The best ones are somewhat revealing. 2010 – Self Portrait and an Image Search

As always, and your last chance, 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

Dripping wet PB&J

Last week was about WET photos. These photos are dripping.

“Spilled Milk” Photo By: Mike

 

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

I quietly pressed the red button knowing this is the 2nd to the last time I will be running the random theme machine. It worked as usual, running in circles until it faithfully printed out the theme:

 

“Hope”

 

Hope as a theme has unbound inspiration. Go find hope and take her picture. I shall await the results. I would ask her permission to take the photo first. 2010 – hope 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 From a differnt Viewpoint

Last week was another quiet week for photos. Here is the one viewpoint.

“My Viewpoint” Photo By: Mike

 

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

The random theme machine is running slow but soon it will cease to run at all. Only three more presses of the red button and one of them is now.

 

“Wet”

 

It has indeed been a tearful week. Last week one had to get dirty by getting down on their knees to get a photo from a different viewpoint. This week I suspect more than one person will get wet. 2010 – Wet 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 ruled in thirds.

Here are last weeks Rule of Thirds photos, at the moment anyway.

I’m not sure this use of the Rule of Thirds enhanced this photo any.

“Technical Rule of Thirds” Photo By: Mike

 

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

I ran the random theme machine solo today. It gave me a different viewpoint. Which is what the theme ended up being.

 

“Viewpoint”

 

Viewpoint as a photography theme means, other than the normal human height forward facing viewpoint. Remember, it’s OK to get dirty for photography. So get down on your knees or even lay on the ground for this one.  Blues Inspiration, 2010 – Viewpoint 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

Diagnonal Rule PB&J

Black Friday to Cyber Monday brings out the worst in people. Lets just say I should have carried a boomstick. At least the photos for last weeks Diagonal Rule have arrived:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

Photo By: Mike

 

The random theme machine must be bogged down from Cyber Monday requests. It keeps repeating the same thing # # #, I think it means:

 

“Rule of Thirds”

 

A compositional standard for all arts. “Rule of Thirds: The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.” Think tic-tac-toe # and put your subject on those lines, it tends to just look better. Remember when it comes to art sometimes breaking the rules sets the standard. 2010 – Rule of Thirds 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 signs

The signs are clear and photographs are in. Here are the signs:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 
Welcome back Jesse from DC. Here are the 99% from DC.

Photo By: Jesse

 

“The Sign” Photo By: Mike

 

I’m waiting at the random theme machine anticipating pressing the red button, if only I hadn’t locked my keys inside the room. A crowbar and some duct tape later i’m in. Button pressed, oops lost a wheel, turning head sideways to read…

 

“Diagonal Rule”

 

Keep your head sideways and picture a landscape [ \ ] Take the photo how you saw it.  Very diagonal isn’t it?  OK the idea is to have a diagonal line of something through an otherwise horizontal photo. 2010 – Diagnoal Rule 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 from Connecticut

I was computer mining in Connecticut so I decided to do my explore photos there. Here are last weeks explore photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

“Driving Connecticut” Photo By: Mike

 

“What I’m Driving, through Connecticut” Photo By: Mike

 

The remotely controlled red button produced a randomly chosen received theme:

 

“Signs”

 

Signs of what is the real question.  This could be signs or signs of something. Randomly picking some signs is boring. Spice it up and find alternative signs to photograph. 2010 – Signs 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 Zoo

The animals have escaped. Some are rather dangerous. Here are last weeks animal photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. www.photography139.com

 

“Dreamland” Photo By: Lee

 

“Hungry, Hungry Bunny” Photo By: Mike

 

The random theme machine put an ad in the personals, it reads: “Single machine, clean parts, large cpu. seeking adventure and excitement. Someone to explore my ram. Plugs must fit.” Humm I think the machine needs to get out more. I pressed the button anyway. Round and round it goes.

 

“Explore”

 

is where it wants to go.  Lets explore this as a theme. Maybe I’ll explore an opportunity or maybe I’ll just explore with my hands? Either way one should explore photos. This theme is very open to interpretation. Explore – 2010 with 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 Full of Love.

Last week I was away from the computer mine but I still found love. Here are last weeks love photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com

 

“Tree Love” Photo By: Mike

 

Another fun walk to the random theme machine. Being Halloween and in 3″ heels, it was more of hop, ouch, skip, ouch and a jump, OUCH!. Wild pink and black pig tails and a plaid skirt… just for the visuals.  Ok, the machine pressed it’s own red button. You Spin me Round…. and round it goes.

 

“Animals”

 

Animals it seems to be. I like to think of animals as a theme rather than literal. Maybe animalistic would be a better description. 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 path to enlightenment

Here are last weeks paths.

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com

 

Photo By: Mike

 

While walking down to the random theme machine I was humming “Is This Love“… I pressed that shiny red button and waited.

 

“Love”

 

It seems Love is in there air. Short and sweet; 2010 – Love and Image Search. Find love and photograph it.

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 with an EYE on you.

My eyes are set on last weeks eye photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com

 

 

“Poly Eyes” Photo By: Mike.

 

11 weeks to go. I followed my normal path down to the random theme machine. I pressed the button and as I waited I thought of an old saying: “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Buddha. It is fitting the random theme stopped on this:

 

“Paths”

 

We will make the path that guides us to the path that we will photograph for our paths photo. Straightforward on this one, find a path and take a photo. 2010 – Paths 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, still facing the facts.

The face the facts, this is last weeks face photos:

Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com.

 

“Tired Spencer” Photo By: Mike

 

I’m till in a starring contest with the theme machine. I’ll let you know who wins. As my eye sees it or as I see it the mechanical wonder won. I’ll consed this one. I pressed the red button. I put a spell on you started playing and I knew the machine had an:

 

“Eye”

 

on me. Another body part to photograph. Whats could the next body part be? I’ll go out on a limb here and assume you can find an eye to photograph. 2010 – eye 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

Easily Molded Into Anything