July 04, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Happy 4th of July!!! I’m so excited to be hosting Scavenger Hunt Sunday this month. Because I’m hosting, I’m going to try using Mr. Linky. If you participated this week, just click on the linky at the bottom of this post, and point me (and anyone else that’s playing along) back to your blog. So here is my interpretation on this past week’s items: 

1. Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed at the Zoo
ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1ooo sec.

I took this shot at the zoo last weekend. Although I didn’t use this photo for POTW (picture of the week), I thought I’d share what happens when you speed up your shutter speed. Of course, I’d almost rather have captured the water falling in motion more. 

2. Patriotism
Philly Blog
I was in Philadelphia earlier this week. While I was there, I made a point to pick up a post card – you wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to find a post card these days. You see, a few weeks ago, I decided to start participating in something called Post-Crossing

“The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world. Why? Because there are lots of people who like to receive real mail. The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises – and who wouldn’t like that?”  

So, this may be a stretch, but I took this picture of the postcard that I sent Keith in Malaysia, symbolic of my support for the US Postal Service…and to me, that’s pretty patriotic! I encourage you to check out Post-Crossing yourself. In the meantime, I think I’ll have some custom post-cards printed up with some of work. Yay!

3. Creative Crop
Creative Crop
This is one of the shots I did not use for the June 2010 Photo Hunt. If you somehow missed my entries, click here. The next photo hunt will begin in August so if you missed the June challenge, I hope you’ll pick up with me then.

4. Time
Genesis 1:1 – what better way to illustrate the beginning of time.

5. Flower
Flower at the Zoo
I took this shot at the zoo last weekend. As much as I love photographing flowers, I have no idea what I’m photographing (I should really work on that). Nonetheless, I think it’s a cool shot, so there.

Your assignment for next week is the following:
  1. National Pride (also the POTW challenge for this week)
  2. Sunset
  3. Fire
  4. Favorite 
  5. Sepia or B/W with Selective Color (I was inspired when I was asked to do this for the June 2010 Photo Hunt, so I wanna see what else we can come up with)
Remember, the rules are simple…just go out and take pictures! If you get close to Sunday and you can’t find a particular item, you may use one from your archives. However, there’s no real winner from this challenge, so have fun with the items. We’ll see you next Sunday!


    Beautiful shots! So someday will I remember which situations I need to use which settings or am I forever stuck using cue-cards (and still getting it wrong)?

    BTW: Yes, I colored the dandelion.

    Beautiful as always! I LOVE the flower. I don’t know what it is either, but it is gorgeous.
    Happy Fourth!

    Lovely, I love your time photo. So creative.

    Beautiful!! The patriotism one is my favorite by far – you always do such beautiful work.

    I love the Philadelphia postcard! I will try to join in this week. I love the idea of these scavenger hunts!

    very creative and interesting theme.

    excellent choice on Genesis 1:1

    lovely, as always Ashley. that flower is just stunning.

    Love your time photo! So creative!

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    I posted it now — hope you like my pics! :) I need help in really knowing what I am doing, would love to take a course, seem to be getting by on my eye and my love for photography. Wish I had more time. :)

    Thanks for inpspiring me!

    Delete that other one – the Nancy E. Cook one is the real link (obviously). :)
    Thanks! :)

    Okay, I love all of these. I love the “frozen” water in the first one. It’s so cool to see the slow vs. fast shutter speed for water shots. I also really, really love that you put the postcard in the keyboard in the second shot. SO creative!!

    I love the perfect focus in the 3rd and 4th shots and the color in the last one. That Genesis 1:1 is just perfect.

    I LOVE these!! (and the rest of the blog). Can’t wait to start playing along.