August 01, 2010
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
It’s that time of the week again…are you excited? I’m really excited to see everyone’s interpretations of the scavenger hunt items and I have a feeling we may pick up a few new bloggers today and tomorrow (hint hint).

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The rules are simple: 
  1. Anyone can participate (although it started in a photography board on The Bump). 
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. 
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots). 
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Monday at the latest) – you can use the new button. 
  5. Have fun!
I did want to remind everyone that I will be flying to Sacramento this evening. I will be away from my computer all night and most of tomorrow (and sparingly over the next few days because of client work) so please be patient with me as I respond to any comments and make my blogging rounds. I will have my blackberry on me, but unless you’ve enabled your email so that I can respond to comments via email, I won’t be able to respond to comments until I’m back on my computer. I do have blog postings sprinkled throughout the week, so no worries…I’ll still be here.

Now for my interpretation of the items this week:

1. Wide Open
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Did you know that Taylor Swift has her own line of greeting cards? My mother’s birthday is today – Happy Birthday Mom…so the other day, I walked into CVS (a pharmacy, just in case you don’t have one near you) and started looking at cards. I ran across Taylor Swift’s card selection and was really impressed. I thought the one above was pretty cute and decided that I wanted to re-shoot “wide open” using it. So, I shot the above at f/1.8 using my 50 mm lens. 

2. Clock
This is our alarm clock. It sits on my side of the bed, and I prefer to wake up to the sound of the radio. This is not what time I wake up as this was taken in the afternoon. However, even if I did take this shot in the morning, I wake up much earlier.

3. Junk
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Another shot from my photowalk – this is one of those “junky” trucks we found.

4. Shiny
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And another shot from my photowalk – obviously a shiny door.

5. View from Below
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I believe this is the final shot I’ll share from my photo walk. I loved how I caught the sunflare in this shot of a water tower. 

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures in your blog and link up at the bottom of this post.  Feel free to grab a button to display on your blog along with your scavenger hunt items. The linky will be open until tomorrow at midnight. If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items: 
  1. Shadow or Silhouette (also your POTW theme)
  2. Motion Blur
  3. Magazine
  4. Ten
  5. Glass
I originally planned on choosing one item from the August 2010 Photohunt. Unfortunately, those items had not been released at the time I was preparing this message. I will plan to choose one item from that list each week moving forward to encourage you to participate in the bigger challenge. In the meantime, I believe that the above  items have the potential to be fun and challenging. I’ll be back a little later to announce the winner of In a Yellow House – so many great entries!
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