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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos

January 30, 2011
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Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Am I the only one that is completely over winter? It’s really interfering with my creativity mojo. That…and I allowed myself to get even further behind on my blogging. HOWEVER, I have been busy completing my “wedding reception” processing this week, so a blogging break was needed. I do think the prompts this week were slightly less intimidating. What do you think? Either way, 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 Paper Heart Camera and the ACoLab
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. Texture
Vintage Building
In an effort to pull myself out of this winter slump, I’ve been going through some of the photos I took last summer…some of which still are in RAW format. For example, I never processed the above photo. So, this week I decided to give it the “textured” treatment. Considering that “texture” was this week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and Mortal Muses’ prompt, I ended up having a lot of fun using texture. Be sure to come over and visit me while I’m musing on Tuesday.

2. Fog
Shower Fog RS
Just in case you’re wondering, fog could have been a challenge this week. However, knowing that the chances of capturing a beautiful foggy landscape would be nearly impossible…I decided to get creative. Granted, it is very difficult to capture your own hand in the shower (and not nearly as cute as a little one in the shower), but I think it looks pretty cool. By the way, Kat has opened “Exploring with a Camera: Fog” if you want to link up and/or read more about shooting fog. 

3. Button
Button RS
My friend, Candace, has an etsy shop called Blue Chair. She makes the most beautiful flower pins (among other cute, crafty things) and sent me a few of her designs about a month ago. I have really been enjoying wearing them…so much so, that Candace and I are teaming up later this week to giveaway some of her newest designs. Stay tuned! In the meantime, I thought I’d share the magnet she sent me. I love this little button!
Sweet NothingsMM3

4. Beverage/Drink
Beverage RS
I love Sundrop!

5. Seventies
January Skies RS
I wasn’t quite sure what I would photograph for “seventies,” so I am really looking forward to your interpretations on this one. However, Friday afternoon was absolutely beautiful in North Carolina. I thought I would apply Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action to this shot. I love the tones of this image.

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 (these can also be found at the bottom of my blog each week):
  1. Water
  2. Quote
  3. Window
  4. Activity (next week’s Paper Heart Camera theme)
  5. Page 25 of a Magazine (ACoLab inspiration - this could be literally page 25 or whatever is on that page could be used as inspiration)
Photography love...       
Again, thank you to the Paper Heart Camera and the ACoLab for 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.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 4.  The prompt/theme is “red.” Happy Shooting!


    I really like the last shot, very cool.

    Great interpretations. I especially love the button shot!

    Love them, especially that button and fog! Happy Sunday, Ashley!

    Love these – your beverage ROCKS! I am glad I wasn’t the only one who had a tough time with seventies :D Thanks!!!

    that button is great, all your shots are great! yes do use pattern and repetition, I am trying to participate next week!

    Ooooh, love the texture photo! It’s just layers upon layers of texture :) That’s a beautiful button too!

    I really love your Sundrop picture. Very, very cool.

    Marla @ http://www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

    LOVE the button image and the seventies action!

    love the texture shot – great barn. I had trouble with the fog shot as well (middle of summer here!) – so just did my best :-)

    great photos! cool interpretation of fog, I like it a lot!

    Love your fog shot! To be honest that didnt even cross my mind, I used an archive instead :)
    Also love your drink photo!

    Lovely shots, I think my faves are the button (such wonderful detail) and the beverage, love that colour.

    They are all very lovely!!

    Great pics,I love your take on fog. I will be participating again next week, have been very busy with my daughters wedding.

    Have a great week.

    Ohh, the ghost hand in the shower, such a great idea. When I shot my son’s hand, the shower was over and I jumped out, grabbed the cam, and closed myself back in. I take alone time however I can get it, you know?

    I love the macro button shot. Oh how I want a macro lens (but I’ve no idea what to get). And great color on the beverage shot – – such beautiful light in your home (shoot space)

    I liked your creativity with the fog one and thanks for the link – I’ll try and check that out. That’s such a great macro of the button.

    Great photos, I lake it!

    Great idea the fog:)

    Wonderful, beautiful shots!

    I love the one of the trees, something about it that makes me go back and look for longer :)

    K xx

    Love your shots. Beverage is my favorite, man that is some bright green color!

    i’m lovin’ the button shot!!!!

    beautiful :-)

    hugs and love! glad you were able to find some time to relax while getting the wedding shots done!

    That last shot is so beautiful! I love the effect of PW’s 70s action on the colors… just lovely.

    Your texture shot is my absolute favorite, Ashley!

    Great shots! I love the button, beverage and seventies shot!

    Aww thanks for the shout out! That is a great photo! I love the angle! I can’t wait for the give away, I am going to be adding some new things to my shop next week, so I can’t wait to share with everyone a new collection!

    Great shots! Love the first and last!!!!!!

    The drink shot is probably my favorite! I’ve never heard of that one!

    Great hunt! Love the button! Take care. xxx

    I am so over winter too! It hasn’t been a bad weekend though. Took the dog for a walk last night in the dark at 6:30 and it was still 58 degrees. I can’t wait until 9pm is light and HOT! Ok, I love the texture shot. Your processing on it is beautiful! The button shot is gorgeous as well. You take awesome macro shots. What are you shooting those with? I have tried PW’s Seventies action out several times but still haven’t found the perfect shot to use it on. Some day :)

    beautiful photos. I especially love the seventies shot.

    Great shots Ashley, love the button!

    I don’t know what sundrop is….but I want some this instant : ) The button is beautiful. Totally gaga over the fog. Love!

    that sundrop looks good. Love the 70`s shot.

    Love the Fog shot and the sundrop shot, I’m a Mountian Dew girl myself :)

    Great photos. I love the first two. That barn is so cool.

    Love these. The button and fog shots are really great! :)

    You always do such cool things with texture. I love the fog shot!

    What a cool way to show fog! On the (very) rare occasion that I get up earlier than Jeremy, I sometimes like to leave a note for him in our foggy mirror. The button is adorable! What does it go to?

    Great photos! Love your fog interpretation!!

    Ohhh….I really love the magnet. Looking forward to the giveaway!

    Sorry Ashley…..the above comment should have been from me, not kindra

    I will have to try some of Ree’s actions. I processed mine in the iPhone for the 70’s look.

    Love your beverage shot.

    Oooh I love your ‘Button’ photo!!! So pretty. I have been slacking so much with photo challenges, I really miss them. Maybe next week?? (hopefully!)

    I love your beverage and fog shot. I wish I would have gotten creative and actually tried a fog shot! That one stumped me!

    I love all your shots this week…I really love your button and fog the most! Seventies was difficult for me too and I Can Not wait for winter to be over…seriously lacking creative mojo!

    LOVE your button! So pretty. Great shots.

    Hey Ashley-yes totally done with winter. Puh-leeez may the groundhog indicate early spring on Wed. Mojo alert.
    I really love your beverage shot. All those shadowy lines are so cool. Your button close-up is awesome too and that building w/texture was a great find.
    Have a great week.

    I love the fog! For a while it looks like there was blood in it. Ha!

    The button was adorable!

    Thanks for the challenge.
    Truly enjoyable!

    So, that fog shot looks like it’s from a scary movie…. I love that 70’s shot!

    I love the texture on the building photo!

    Thank you for linking up!

    Happy Sunday! :)

    I love the shower shot! So creative and original. I would’ve never thought of taking something like that.

    LOVE your texture shot…so creative!! Love your take on fog…great idea! The grocery stores are starting to sell primula again – enough with winter already :)

    I did find this challenge a challenge as I just couldn’t think of what to do and was not in the right mindset I dare say. I really like having prompts to push me and they do but I couldn’t get my head around doing something that was interesting enough to put up. Maybe I am pushing myself too hard, I really strive to push myself and put up things that I think capture the prompt and I can’t say that I like all of these images I captured, hence why I am so blah about it this week and it is not the prompts, it is my being able to do something with them that I felt blah about.

    I hope you all have a wonderful week and keep doing what you do as it is something worth doing and appreciated.

    Woof, I think I like the drink, Ashley. Can dogs have sundrops?

    Your drink looks beautiful, and your button could fit on my jacket ;))Great post again.
    - Have a nice week :)

    I love the Seventies action shot!

    Great creativity again Ashley. I especially like the seventies shot.

    love love the button shot :)

    Thanks for hosting! I am ADDICTED! :)


    Great post Ashley!! And how thrilled I am to see the ACoLab prompt posted…can’t wait to see what people come up with…hopefully even see some of them in the Lab ;) Plus, I will have one checked off my own list for next week!

    Still hoping to make it for this week’s hunt but it’s been a busy last few days. Have a great week!

    Love the 70s shot. I live in NC, too, and I’m loving the weather we’ve been having. Looks like a fun challenge…I think I’ll participate next time.

    Hey Ashlee! I noticed that you replied to my comment earlier- so cool. It would come in so much handy. How can you set it to do that?

    Love them all, but especially the texture and the 70s!

    That button is so pretty. Will be checking out your friends shop :-) I’m linking up tomorrow :-)

    Ps some idea’s for future hunts:

    Oh Ashley, you’re so clever with the “fog” photo…I’m way too literal, so I tried to think outside the box for what I would do for the 70s…maybe my grandma who’s 79…maybe the sign outside the gas station that reads the temp…It’s been in the 70s this week. Or how about my nephew who weighs in the 70s?

    Also thanks for reminding me of shoot & edit. Just when I think I have nothing to blog about, you give me material! XOXO

    great shots
    and your macro is beautiful

    Your beverage and fog are beautiful !

    I’m here for your macro images….and I must say I truly am very impressed with the button photo…such great detailing.

    My Newest Watercolor Painting


    Have a super day!!

    All beautiful as always but, I especially love the texture picture!

    How cool! Such great shots! I wish I had the time to join your scavenger hunts. — Bom / Plant Chaser

    Love your 70’s interpretation!

    Love your 70’s shot! I found that one so hard!

    You were wonderfully creative with the fog Ashley! Thanks for including Exploring with a Camera this week! I can’t wait to look through the fog pics…

    I love the texture you added to that first one!!! It makes it feel extra vintage!

    The lines in the drink photo are perfect! I absolutely love the simplicity.

    Oh Ashley these are all so great but i really do love the button image & the beverage image both have great lighting & POV’s! Wish i could have joined in this week just too busy!!! But i plan to be scavanging this week for next Sunday :) Hope you had a great weekend girl!

    Commenter #77 here! I see no signs of a creative slump here. Now I…on the other hand, am in a MAJOR creative slump. (I haven’t been before and it’s weird). No likey. Hey, I LOVE your archive button below. It’s different that what I’m getting on my blog. Do you have an HTML code for that you could email me? The hubs keeps hassling me about putting the archives back on. And yours in a very discrete way…not a bunch of subtitles running down the page, and not up in the menu bar either. You have to update that every month and it’s a pain.

    Alrighty then…I’m done yammering on. Hugs!

    Love the details and colors in the button macro.