Scavenger Hunt Sunday
What a week! I don’t know about you, but the holiday shuffle has officially started. We currently alternate holidays…which means (this year) we went to my husband’s family’s home for Thanksgiving and visited my parents yesterday/today…then for Christmas, we’ll go to my parents’ home for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and visit his parents the two days following. It’s quite an exercise but we really enjoy seeing both of our families during the holidays. Add to that an engagement party, a wedding reception, office holiday party, etc…and we’ve got quite a busy month ahead of us. I have a feeling I’m going to be on a diet soon! 

Before I continue, I wanted do a little promoting. First, I am currently hosting Memories, Dreams and Reflections – if you haven’t done so already…check it out! The official link-up party will start January 2nd (you can sign up now through the end of the year as a way to meet other bloggers), so you have just over a month to look through your 2010 archives. If you have any questions, just let me know. 

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Also, tomorrow I am being featured at My Perspective’s Meet n’ Greet Monday. Be sure to stop by Nicolasa’s blog and check it out. Anyways, it’s that time again…Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So, if you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Jill Conyers.

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!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Black and White
Computer Time RS
Thursday evening, after a second round of Thanksgiving festivities, my six year old niece and I ate sat down at the computer. She was quite interested in Photoshop Elements (it’s kind of like a big girl’s version of a coloring book), so we played around with a few photos together. I even pulled out my camera so she could take a few of her own pictures and edit them. I thought she might get a kick out of the liquefy tool…and boy did she?! After a while, she got bored so my husband pulled up Disney’s Tangled computer game for her. It’s amazing how quickly kids pick up on stuff.

On another note, I think I’m going to have to relearn how to use my flash at my in-laws’ home. They have really tall ceilings so I can’t bounce the flash the same way I do at home. Any suggestions?
The Paper Mama

2. I Ate This
IMG_8479 RS
I shared this photo on Thursday from our Thanksgiving Extravaganza last Sunday. My husband made Jack Daniels and Coke glazed ham (I previously told you it was Rum and Coke…I’ve been corrected). Truth be told…I didn’t use my camera during Thanksgiving at all (with the exception of the shot I took above for black and white), so I don’t have any evidence of all the turkey I ate.

3. Historic
Washburn Store RS
Washburn General Store was established in 1831 in Bostic, North Carolina. It is an old country store full of churn jars, pottery, rocking chairs, wood cooking stones, cast iron, straw hats, overalls, etc. In 2001, it was placed in the National Historical Register. My husband tells me that next time we’re in town, we’ll actually stop and shop.

4. Off-Center
Copenhagen BW RS
Whenever we visit my in-laws, if we take my car…I ask my husband to bring his set of keys so we can get into his parents’ house (if they aren’t home). Well…he forgot, so when we arrived, no one was home…except Copenhagen. Copenhagen is my husband’s brother’s dog – named for the ever-popular brand of chewing tobacco. I walked over to visit with Copenhagen for a few minutes while we waited. When I pulled out my camera, he became quite curious…making it a bit difficult to focus on his eyes. However, I am really pleased with the overall effect of this black and white conversion with the texture. I’m sure he’s wishing I would open the gate already!
and then, she {snapped}

5. The End
Driving Home RS
Friday morning, while the rest of the United States went into Black Friday shopping madness, we packed our bags and started driving home so we could decorate our house for Christmas, do a little laundry and rest before our next road trip. You could say this photo represents “the end” of our Thanksgiving.

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). If you didn’t participate this week, but want to participate next week, here are your items:
  1. In My Home (next week’s Paper Heart Camera theme)
  2. It’s beginning to look a lot like… (Jill’s Suggestion)
  3. Sweet Treat (Jill’s Suggestion)
  4. Time (Jill’s Suggestion)
  5. Everyday (Jill’s Suggestion)
Again, thank you Jill so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just leave me a comment or send me an email with your suggestions. Each week, I will select one reader’s prompt list, add those items to what is currently on tap, and give the selected reader a shout out on my blog during Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So, off you go…happy shooting! 

PS: Don’t forget to check out my photograph GIVEAWAY (open until December 2nd).
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    I love the historic photo, the editing is perfect for it. The last photo is beautiful too. And I love the cute pup!

    LOVE the historic photo, the processing suits it perfectly as well!

    I love the slightest hint of pink in the B/W photo…. and the processing in the last photo is just perfect. I love the texture you applied to it.

    LOVE that historic choice!

    Happy Sunday, my friend!

    Great shots! I love your off-centre one, its fantastic! And that ham is still making me drool, I want some! Maybe I’ll try it with the Ham my hubby always gets from work every Christmas :D
    I’ve thought of some prompts too: Festive, Sand, Measure…I had more but I can’t think what they were, lol.

    Your photos look awesome as usual. I can’t even pick a favorite they are all wonderful! I didn’t think I was going to have time to play this week! I am on Vacation and can’t get on the computer to much!

    Thanks for the fun hunt this week!

    What a great looking puppy. I love it!

    Hey Ashley
    I like this challenge so much.I’m not sure did I understand the -off center- right but did what I did:)
    It is so nice to have something to do on Sunday morning.
    Greetings from Finland

    All of the shots, as per usual, are amazing. I love love the first one for some reason, not too sure why, but i adore it. It’s got a lovely feel to it :)

    Hope you are having a splendid weekend!

    K xx

    what a cool aunt you are to get her started on photoshop so young!

    what a great set of pictures, I love that dog and you are a cool aunt! do you have to have turkey etc all over again in a month at Christmas?

      Wonderful shots this week – Your sweet treat shot makes me hungry, your time shot is relaly interesting and I love the bird. Hope you have a great week.

    Love your use of textures…

    Have a great sunday!

    You’ve inspired me. I’m determined to play with textures this week. The sharpness of your off center photo is amazing.

    My daughter loves to play with PSE.

    Thanks for the shout out :)

    That historical photo is so beautiful and just right color for it !!!!!!!

    Hauskaa Viikonloppua !
    (have a nice weekend:)

    I love your off center and the end shots! The textures are great!

    WOW – all of your photos are great – love the textures.
    Have a happy sunday!
    :) Johanna

    I love your historic and off center photos. Great job this week! Hope you have a great day!

    I really like your “the end” shot!
    (By the way there is a $45 CSN giveaway on my main blog if you are interested)

    Love your “The End” shot. Amazing!
    The dog shot is super, super, super cute. What a gorg dog!
    So glad I made the time to do SHS today, I really love doing it!
    God bless

    Hi there- I’m visiting from Amanda & Don’s Saturday around the world. Your blog is so amazing!! You are a fantastic photographer!! I love the picture of the dog the best (I’m a dog lover). I really want to do the Memories, Dreams and Reflections, but I need to go through my pictures because I just started taking a lot more pictures. Hopefully I can catch up and participate!!

    The Historic shot is my favorite!

    I love dogs so your dog shot is cute.
    Kids are great glad you had fun showing her stuff on photoshop. I should show the girls I sit for it they would have such fun.

    Sounds like a busy month, enjoy it.

    love all your shots, as usual..but I really really love your dog shot! I have the same problem when I take pictures of dogs..the focus always ends up being on the end of their nose but I like the effect anyway. Where is Bostic?..that sounds like a neat store!

    Great shots!! I’m loving the drama of that last one!

    Whey you’re at your in-laws, try bouncing your flash off the walls instead of the ceiling. If they don’t have white walls, you’ll probably need to do a custom white balance, but that should work.

    I like also the last one hehhe.. Happy scavenger Sunday.

    i like all of them, but my favorite is the off-center, that is so cool!

    I love the shot of Copenhagen! Great texture!

    Lovely, as always Ms. Ashley!! Just wanted to let you know, I featured your blog on one of my new tab “pages”! Yours is one that I read everyday and would say am addicted to!! :)

    Love the dog shot! Adorable!

    I love your interpretations and your photos are always so special! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    I want to pet Copenhagen!

    I love the texture on Copenhagen’s photo, and “the end” shot as well.

    I love your off center shot and historic shots! Happy Sunday!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and the ham looks really yummy – and you didn’t need to tempt the dog with any to get such a nice photo of him ;-)

    I always like the pictuers you take of stuff in the kition or of things with food. MMMMMM.

    Since coming back from vacy I am having such a hard time getting back into blogging. LOL, Maybe cos it is getting cold and I’m not getting outside so much to take photos.

    Hey Ashley-glad you survived 2 Thanksgivings! Isn’t your niece the quick study. I’m a sucker for cute dogs so Cope is my fave this week. Also love your last shot-nice texture. Have a great week.

    I love love love your takes on each photo! I just adore you! I had fun with my findings today :]

    your off center us RIGHT ON!! Love that doggy shot!

    I love your dogs nose. to me that is perfection!

    These photos are awesome, but what stands out even more is the processing. FAN-TASTIC! LOVE the last one especially! :-) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We did…but I’m looking forward to getting back to a routine. ;-) XO

    what a CUTE off center shot. I love the texture and the light. Great job!

    Love the composition, selective focus and texture in the image of Copenhagen.

    Love the End shot!

    I love your off-center shot!

    Great shots, Ashley! I like the ‘Black and White’ and the ‘Historic’ best!

    Awesome set of shots! I love all the textures you used, especially the doggy shot!

    wow. so jealous of that ham… it looks delicious! and guess what? i bought a camera this weekend! maybe i’ll play along next sunday ;)

    Beautiful and very interesting!!!

    Love the dog shot too, and I don’t even like dogs!
    I’m always so late to the party but I am planning to get my post up before the deadline!

    It’s a great deal of fun and thanks again for the inspiration.

    They’re all beautiful, but I think my favorite is the last one. It looks like a storm about to roll in.

    Ha!! Knew there was a reason why I loved PSE so much ;D Great entry, my friend.

    Hi Ashley… love your historic choice … but the pooch is my fav!! =) I love the inspiration that comes from this… so fun! =)

    Love the puppy! I can just imagine him being like, “why am not getting any love here?”

    You are such a doll! Your work is incredible! I have been stalking your blog for some time and have just never participated! So glad I did this time!

    Your participant numbers are way up. I’m excited to get to participate next week.

    I love all your shots but off center is my fav. I’m a sucker for puppy eyes. It was fun getting a look into your Thanksgiving weekend through your shots.

    Ashley, you are amazing! Thanks for linking up to my little photo share…I am so intimidated by your scavenger hunt, but now my daughter (grace) is doing it so I might have to bite the bullet and jump in next week!

    I really love your photos this week…..especially the last 3!!!!! It’s looking like I’m not going to make it….but I’m going to start on next week’s today!

    Hi ! I want to participate to the Scavender Hunt sunday but t don’t find where to sing ? Can you help me please ?

    Very good stuff.