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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos

September 26, 2010
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I’ve had another busy weekend…yesterday, I shot a children’s portrait session (can’t wait to process and share those photos with you) and last night, we attended my friend Jennifer’s engagement party. It continues to be busy at work, but I’ve been looking forward to Scavenger Hunt Sunday all week…even if my photos do suck (can you tell I’m lacking self confidence right now?). Anyways, I’m really excited to see everyone’s interpretations of the scavenger hunt items and I’m hoping we pick up a few new bloggers along the way.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate. 
  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 Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above. 
  5. Have fun!
Now for my interpretation of the items this week:

1. Miniature
Miniature berries
On my way into the office, I noticed these berries. Amongst all the acorns on the ground, they looked “miniature.” Yeah…that’s all I’ve got. I brought these bad boys home with me for a little photo session. 

2. Water Droplet
Water Droplet
Let’s call this a failed attempt at creating my own water droplet. However, after a little post-processing and creative editing, I think it looks rather interesting. When I have a little more time on my hands, I’m going to re-shoot this one.

3. Bedhead
I took this shot last Sunday morning. On Saturday night, I wore my hair up in pin curls – I apologize for not sharing a picture of that moment…I honestly didn’t take a picture. Anyways…whenever I take my hair down, I’m left with this tousled mess.  

4. Colorful
Colorful RS
There were DOTS at the office by the receptionist desk. There was a bunch of red and one yellow. I thought they were pretty colorful and YUMMY! I ate them immediately following this picture.

5. Eyes
Doll f4 Take 2 edit RS
I had a portrait session yesterday (and potentially a nice “eye” shot)…but I haven’t had a chance to process those photos yet, so I decided to edit one of my doll shots from a couple of weeks ago (as part of my Simplicity SLR Class assignments) to demonstrate that you can capture catch lights in a doll’s eyes. 

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 (or your Flickr photostream) 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 Tuesday night at midnight (EST). 

Before I give you your items for next week, I should point out that I screwed up the POTW order (if you don’t know what this is…don’t worry about it) and gave you miniature ahead of golden. I just wanted to admit my faults and move on. Now that that’s off my chest…if you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items:
  1. Golden
  2. Smell
  3. Fruit
  4. Simple
  5. Sports
Have a great week and happy shooting!


    I love the water droplets! I can’t wait to see your re-takes because I think it’s amazing already!

    Your photos most definately DO NOT suck!!! Awesome, as usual…I love how you make me see the world a bit differently each time, with your photography <3

    You should not be lacking in confidence, I am continually inspired by your photos!

    I actually really like your water droplets. I like the composition and editing here, and I could not get droplets in focus for the life of me so I’m impressed by that :)

    And I wish my bedhead looked like yours when I woke up, but let’s just say there’s a reason I used my cat for that shot instead.

    You are too hard on yourself! Your photos are great! And I love the water droplet!!!

    I wish I looked like that in the morning! lol
    I really love your droplets, the editing is very pretty :) I took about 100 frames to catch my droplets haha, I got quite a few that I liked, I might have to share the rest later on :D
    I love your colourful shot too, with the yellow in between the red.

    What are you saying?! Your photos don’t suck! They’re pretty much amazing! I adore the water droplet one. SO pretty.

    Gosh you look SEXY when waking up in the morning! AOU! ;-) I wish I had that awesome bedhead, LOL. My poor husband!

    Great photos as always! ;-)

    I really like your hair like that, its cute! Great shots, love the color one, the texture of the floor is awesome!

    please don’t be hard on yourself, I wish I had your talent. I keep seeing pictures of you and you look completely different in each one, it’s amazing!

    Hello Ashley, please don’t laugh when you see my entry. This is where my frenchness came through by bedhead I thought you meant the head of the bed! Are you giggling by now good everybody else is also going to laugh, well we could do worse thing on a Sunday!!!

    Your shots are great as per usual. Take care. xxx

    I love your water droplet shot! I like your hair! I think it looks nice. Great shots this week. I love dots!

    It’s my first time here, although I wont be taking part today I hope to next week.

    Beautiful photographs, they fit the challenge perfectly. I especially like the first one.

    Love your shots – not a single sucky one!!
    I thought the water droplets were amazing and I love what you’ve done with that doll’s eyes.

    Most certainly do not suck!Love the water droplet photo. Thanks for hosting the scavanger hunt. I’m going to try next week :)

    That water droplet photo is beautiful!! Love your photos as always …

    I’m so excited to link up this week…. I’ve been attempting these lists for awhile and finally got one done! :)

    I really like your water drop shot!! I tried the exact same thing, but my shots were worse than awful! :)

    Great job, I’ll admit you didn’t get a real bed head from me! Yours is cute though! Love your shots! And the water droplet is great. That was a rough one!

    okay, now I just feel insecure if you think THESE photos suck! They are great!

    Can’t wait to see the session! I bet it was great!

    I think my favorite pic is your bedhead:) Gosh, I only wished I looked that good when I woke up!! :) Colorful is super neat too! Always amazing Ashley.

    Your photos are always so extraordinary! Your bed head shot is great! I like the shades in the water droplet shot as well.

    All of the photos on your site are just so much fun; they are what inspired me to join in on the hunt this week.

    Love your shots Ashley! I got stuck this week and didn’t have time to play, but hopefully next week! Enjoy your day!

    What are you talking about you goofball?! That’s right…GOOFBALL. Your water shot is awesome! Love the processing, and you’re right, you made it very interesting. I’m going to post how I did mine once I figure out the best way. I know there’s a better way than how I’m doing it. Might even post a pic of my set-up. Great pics! :-) Happy Sunday!

    i love the bedhead one and the eyes!!! they are both amazing!

    You’re so darn cute!

    LOVE the water droplets.

    you are ridiculously hard on yourself. I love the water shot. I’ll play along next week and then you will know for sure that you are obviously a photographer with talent… haha

    I tried photographing dripping water a few weeks ago and had a major fail. Can’t wait to see your retakes and tips on how to do it. Your bedhead is the most glamorous looking bedhead I’ve seen. Great self-portrait.

    I tried photographing dripping water a few weeks ago and had a major fail. Can’t wait to see your retakes and tips on how to do it. Your bedhead is the most glamorous looking bedhead I’ve seen. Great self-portrait.

    Those little berries are wonderful. I love the bedhead, water droplet, color… ok, I love all of them. But, the doll’s a little creepy. ;D

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the chalk challenge for I heart faces.

    I love the water droplet picture! I also love the colorful one because I am IN LOVE with Dots and could eat a whole box by myself!

    We are our own worst critics but I think that your photos are fantastic….so please don’t be too hard on yourself….it is awww inspiring to follow your blog….my favourites for this week are eyes and your water droplets….

    I think you are way to hard on yourself, but then I covet your ability..:)

    Love the doll eye shot, and the fact that you quickly ate the dots… I resemble that.

    Oh, these are so wonderful. I am really going to try to stay focused and play along next week!

    Oh I would really would have loved to play along this week but like you stated, life sometimes gets in the way. Getting ready for next Sunday’s post.

    Love your bedhead one- I had some difficulty with that one!

    Great photos, as always! I haven’t been able to participate in these recently, but I love checking out your blog on Sundays to see your interpretations!
    Great job, I can’t wait to see your kid session pics. Kids ARE hard! :)

    Ashley, I’m so sorry for some reason I had it in my mind that Saturday was the day for the Scavenger hunt. OOPS! Anyhoo! Just wanted to let you know I’m linked up.

    Your pictures inspired me to branch out and find pictures in unexpected places. Thanks!

    I admire everyone who’s brave enough to post pictures of their OWN bedhead!!

    Also, I’m always surprised when you comment on my photo(s) even when I don’t link up! It really means a lot to me! Thanks!

    Lastly, if you didn’t figure it out last week, L.A. (from Try to Keep Up!) and I are sisters!

    Grt snaps…..loved the colourful and the water droplet one…..

    beautiful pictures ashley!! really looking forward that kids pics!!

    Another great scavenger hunt. Can’t wait for this work project to finish, then I’m joining in the fun.

    loving your interpertations this week – especially the self-portrait!!!
    Looking forward to seeing your portrait session – can’t wait -
    heading to alabama for my mentoring session – so hopefully my photo’s will improve –
    have a good week

    Oh I love these pics!

    I just love, love, love your work! I’m going to try and start participating… hopefully in the next week or two, I seem to get so behind chasing after a 4-year old :)

    Thanks for all your comments!

    Ashley, I think all of your photos are great! I love the berries, water droplets and colorful! I had so much fun joining in this week for the first time!

    I think your pictures came out awesome! I am going to do this upcoming scavenger hunt I swear LOL. Being on vacation will allow me the time to get some shots because I have my camera with me at all times! Hope things slow down a bit for you. I can’t wait to see the pictures of the kids you took! Hope you have a great week!

    I love your finds! Those berries are really interesting to look at and I think the water droplet shot really turned out well!! As for the dots, well, that’s just perfect form in the capturing them and in the eating them!

    I’m so sad that I missed this week’s hunt! I’m definitely gonna be in the next one.

    Love the DOTS – great DoF!

    love these…esp the water droplets…

    oh and that’s not too big of a mess :)

    have a great week

    What a beautiful post. You look so great in the morning!

    Oh, the water droplets are so “dainty”… almost like they’re lifting up their skirts a bit as they gracefully drip from the tap. :)

    Sorry, Ashley. I meant to post this yesterday (even though I dated it Sunday’s date), but my internet went down after I took my pictures!!! Great timing, and have I mentioned that I love technology? :-) Great pictures!!


    I think all the baby doll pictures from the class look so bizarre! Maybe it’s just an odd subject. I am inspired by your photos! I should do this one week…if only I could find the time! I only did 2 of the 6 assignments this week…life is just spinning to fast!

    I really enjoyed this new (to me) photo challenge! It was easy enough to actually complete and yet challenged me to look with a different perspective. Thanks for commenting on my post, too!

    LOVING your blog girl♥ You’re brilliant with the camera & your imagery is to die for, quite inspiring:) Thank you so much for your sweet comment & I will definitely be par-taking in the hunt when time allows! Have a great week!!!!

    Hi there!
    I was thinking the same exact thing about my photos!! Your photos are FABULOUS as always…thanks for hosting the fun and keeping me on my toes!

    I’m going through scavenger hunt withdrawals!!! I LOVE your water droplet, all are lovely as always :)

    I love your blog!! I found it yesterday (or this morning.. I’ve been up for too long lol). It motivated me to go for a walk after class today and get some photos for Sunday! I’ll definitely be taking part!! :)

    Found your blog today and am going to give scavenger hunt sunday a try. it looks like a ton of fun. Your photos are great, I can’t wait to share some of mine. :-)