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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    HI! Happy Sunday! LOVE your JUNK photo — reminds of the rusty truck on my trail I wanted to take a photo of, but never got out there with my camera. And the wide open…. cool on the TS cards, I will have to check them out. I also like your view from below — this was a fun set! Thanks for the fun —- hope you like my selections too!
    Have a super day – off to run a long run now…. :)

    Hey — where’s the linky? :(
    Here is my post — I will be back later to link up.

    I’m linkin up later! This is a fun hop.

    Great Job!! I’m so sad I have not had the time to participate the past couple of weeks – can’t wait to see all the entries!

    all great, but really love the water tower.

    how did I miss this… I’m joining up for next week!! Have a great trip and be safe!!

    Great job as always! I reeeeally want to participate next week. My MIL is coming from Israel for 2 weeks, so I’m either going to have a lot of extra time, or NO time! LOL! :-) I know I’ve said before, the Scavenger Hunt blog hop is one of my faves, it’s just a time-thing for me. As in, I have NO extra time. :-) I’m going to post myself a little note and try to snap these 5 things as the week goes on. Have a safe trip! :-)

    Thanks Ashley. I used to be the same way. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned to slow down and appreciate it more.

    As always I love your photos. The action you used on the clock photo is fab and of course, I love the sun flare you caught with the last shot. Water towers are just great photo ops to me anyway. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    this sounds like fun, i am definitely participating this week!
    love your “junk” shot and that is some awesome flare on your “from below” shot…wow!

    Thanks girl for the sweet comment….I guess I never really did say what I got HA! I did up grade to a DSLR but nothing to fancy just an entry level camera…A Nikon D3000

    I love scavenger hunt Sundays! You of course have incredible shots for every single item…I’m loving your junk & your view from below especially :)Oh & the card is sooo cute, I had no idea she had a line of greeting cards.

    This sounds like fun, I think I’m going to try to join in this week!
    I’m your newest follower! Follow me back at if you would like!

    Love all of those photos!! Especially #5! Love that perspective and the sunflare! :-)

    So cool!

    I always wonder about the stories behind those old trucks that are now buried behind overgrown grass.

    Is there anything Taylor Swift doesn’t/can’t do? Probably not, she’s pretty awesome.

    OOO, yay!! I’m joining for next week :) Thank you & beautiful photos.

    Wow….this sounds like fun!!! I will have to particpate next week :)

    I absolutely live you “wide open” and “pile of junk” entries. Love, love, love the old junker!!

    Love the truck! You had so many great finds on your walk – totally worth the slogging out in the heat! Thanks again for hosting this!

    Hi there, I am your newest follower from the Sunday Blog Hops. Cool blog, looking forward to reading more.

    Marie from The Things We Find Inside

    Love these, I really love your “junk” and “wide open”…so wonderful!

    great pics and perspectives. I had very similar pics from the photo walk so I tried to use different ones. My favorite of the set is the truck…great job!

    I love your “junk”. Great shots this week.

    that wide open shot looks so 3D. very cool. and that junk shot is definitely my favorite!

    All inspired shots! I think my favorite is Junk, but the art-full-ness (yes, not really a word) of wide open is a great touch!

    I think it’s official….you are THE authority on all things “photo challenge”! I’m going to try to do the hunt for this week!!