Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I’m pretty excited about today – I get to hang out with a few of my favorite blogging friends! You know I’ll take a gazillion pictures…so, stay tuned. In the meantime, it’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday. 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, the ACoLab and Lindsey @ Looking for Strawberries.
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. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
  6. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Capture the Sky
Capture the Sky BlogThe early part of the week produced dull gray skies, but I waited it out until I saw something worth capturing. On Thursday, I walked out of my conference and noticed that the skies were rather moody…as if it was about to rain. And…it did.

(be sure to check out Kat’s latest Exploring with a Camera post – and link up your “capture the sky” photos)

2. Everyday
Sunburst blog
ISO 125, f/25, 1/60

Karli reminded me on Friday that if I want to get a star burst, I need a tiny aperture. I was super excited to try it out as soon as I left the office. I park my car in this parking lot almost every single day.

3. Furry
Licky Paw blog
Shocker…Kitty Paw makes an appearance. I woke up on Friday morning and wanted nothing more than to fall back asleep. Somehow, I managed to get out of bed…and Kitty Paw followed right behind me. Our typical morning routine involved her standing by the shower waiting for me to get out so she can lick the shower door. Unfortunately for Kitty Paw, I’d taken a shower on Thursday night (and she licked the shower door then)…but I didn’t want to leave my girl hanging. So, after getting my camera, I turned on the faucet so she could get some fresh water. Look at that tongue!

4. Life
New Life blog
Friday was such a beautiful but WINDY day. Nonetheless, I was excited to leave the office and spend a few minutes with my camera while we still had a touch of daylight. When I got home, I walked over to our bradford pear tree to see if there were signs of “new life.” Yes! Granted, because it was windy…my picture is a bit out of focus.

5. Blurred
The Marble blog
I recently started a vintage camera collection courtesy of Tammy Lee Bradley (her Vintage Camera shop). The other night, I thought I’d try to capture my new cameras. Granted, this is not a traditional vintage camera shot, but I love the idea. I set up 10 marbles (nine of which are in a square that you see blurred in the background and the 10th being in focus) with one of my cameras behind the marbles…so, if you look closely, you can see the camera.

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. Diptych
  2. Book (next Paper Heart Camera theme)
  3. Fill in the Blank: When I think about how ______________ is in the _______________, I just have to ______________. (ACoLab inspiration)
  4. A Taste of Italy (Lindsay’s suggestion)
  5. Reminders (Lindsay’s suggestion)
Photography love...
Again, thank you to the Chelsey, Anika (ACoLab coordinator) and Lindsay at Looking for Strawberries 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 vote for your FAVORITE Love Letter to Kitty Paw (click on the button below). Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 8.  The prompt/theme is “self-portrait/couples.” Happy Shooting!

    Look at those star burst’s on the cars! I think you’ve outdone yourself this week, all fantastic shots :D

    I love Kitty Paws tongue! And the marble shot is pure genius.

    starbursts on the car awesome! and the marbles WOW! (I thought it was water at first lol…)

    Ohhh, did you buy Florabella’s vintage frames?! I have them and they are really cool!
    And I was scrolling through your post saying at every photo “oh that’s my favorite…. no that’s my favorite…. no really, that’s my favorite!” I LOVE THEM ALL!

    Love them all, but blurred is amazing!

    All awesome shots Ashley, but that photo of Kitty Paw wins hands down! :-)

    Love your blur shot, how cool!

    Hard to pick a favorite from the bunch –love all them! –although I have to say your capture of Kitty Paw is just adorable!

    I thought they were water drops too – great work! And how could I not fall in love with the furry shot?

    Oh wow, I love the blurred and the life shots the most but they are all great. I too wanted to shoot some photos of marbles and am having a hard time finding them at the store. Did you get them somewhere special?

    Love the starbursts!
    My kitty loves licking the shower too.
    I believe that’s a brownie camera. I’m going to buy some marbles to try your idea – really unique shot!

    Great photos! Kitty paw really does have a very long tongue, so cute :)

    oh my gosh – #3 is FANTASTIC – so are the others!

    Love your furry one. What a just right timing capture!

    I really enjoy your ‘everyday’ picture. It’s got something so nostalgic about it :)

    Love your blur shot, so interesting. Great capture of furry!

    That is a fantastic shot of Kitty’s tongue, love it!

    Wow Ashley! Wonderful photos. I love the starburst and the last one. Can’t wait to meet up today.

    Great shots Ashley!

    These are all amazing shots!

    Oh that starburst is fabulous. On my wish list is for a good set of lens that go up as far as f25. I’m so restricted with my camera that only goes to f8. Kitty paw is a hoot in that shot and I love love love that marbles shot – very creative.

    I just love your blur shot. And kitty is so funny!! :)

    The blurred shot is my favorite. So of course I’m going to try to replicate it. Thanks for the never ending inspiration Ashley.

    I think these are your best shots ever Ashley. truly beautiful every single one!

    enjoy your blogging day with friends :-)


    Ashley, your pictures are great this week! I really love the one of kitty paw, and that star burst shot is beautiful. You taught me something, I didn’t know you needed a small aperature to catch a starburst! Now I need to try that out…. today!

    These are wonderful. I really love that image for blurred (I have been wanting to buy some of Tammy’s cameras too!! I look at them waaay too often.)
    I also can’t believe that capture of KP. You’re quick! Great post Ashley!

    Oh, and thanks for the ACoLab shout out…I am afraid the turnout will be low because it’s kinda hard! I don’t know what I am thinking sometimes…

    Enjoy our nice, warm, 70 degree day today!

    Oh I love all that sunshine! I liked the blurred picture too.

    Love them all but I LOVE LOVE the marble shot, so creative! LOL, I also recently started a vintage camera collection…love them!

    Great shots. I love the blur in the marble shot and Kitty Paw is funny.

    Love your shots this week. Our cats might have been seperated at birth :D

    Kitty Paw! Oh how that shot cracked me up. Fun.

    Oh and your every day shot is magnificent. LOVED it!

    Wow Ashley, I love these! I especialy like the colors in your *life* shot! :)

    How the heck did you catch kitty paw’s tongue like that! AMAZING! I love the drop of water, these are really great!

    Simply gorgeous Ashley! Again I can’t make up my mind to pick a favourite! You are so talented and creative!! BTW, I loved your Selfie yesterday (had problems with my comment)! Where do you get all those extra hours to get everything done? – you are really amazing!! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    I am blown away this week! the sunbursts are ridiculous…. and the marble shot is AWESOME. WOW. Just WOW.

    OK-Kitty Paw rocks it out AGAIN!! I love that sky shot and the starbursts in the park lot-wow. Great catches.

    As usual you did an awesome job! Love the sunburst, Kitty Paw cracked me and my boys up, and your blurred shot was perfect!

    Oh the sun flare is epic! I loved it the second I saw it! I read karli’s post about it too and have to try it as well!
    And poor Kitty Paw, do you not give her water???? hahahahha Crazy tongue!

    very beautiful set of pictures..your furry picture is so cute..I love it!

    AMazing pictures! In a couple of weeks you should do faith or shiny :)

    I adore your interpretations. The sky shot is beautiful and the one of kitty paw reminds me of my cat Caesar. He is always begging me for water out of the bathroom faucet!

    I am absolutely blown away by all of these shots!!! they’re wonderful! :)

    I love your furry shot! We used to have a cat that was obsessed with drinking from bathroom faucets!

    I just wanted to say thanks for Scavenger Hunt Sundays! I think it’s going to really help me as a photographer!

    I LOVE the picture of Kitty Paw! Amazing!

    I guess I should go wash my hair if you’re going to take lots of pictures today! :)

    Love the texture on your Sky photo!

    Wow I love them all! What a capture of Kitty Paw’s tongue! The sky and the sun burst are beautiful. I want to try that!

    Oh my gosh your photos are amazing! I am jumping in this week, at the suggestion of MANY when I asked for good photo memes. You are a very popular girl, and now I see why! Beautiful photos… just beautiful!

    Off to google Diptych… LOL!!

    Toss up. Can’t decide if Kitty Paws or blurred is my favourite.

    Beautiful images. I was going to participate this week but totally forgot. OH dear.. maybe next week.

    These are awesome.. LOVE the kitty pic.. Great Shots…

    really love the last three! That tongue is too funny!!

    I looooove ‘blurred’ and the special appearance of Kitty is refreshing! ;=)

    Great photos as usual Ashley!! The cat picture cracks me up!

    gosh i love the cat tongue you got one fast camera love it

    Each one of these is better than the next! I love the creativity of these this week, so cool.

    I love your blurred shot. Very cool. :)

    Marla @

    I love your cat picture – that one made me crack up. I also really like the life picture – I love the hope behind it. :)

    Truly wonderful photos this week! Those sunbursts are awesome! And blurred is spectacular!

    Great shots this week! I love the Everyday one! Kitty Paw does have a long tongue!

    LOve your pictures! Kitty Paw is probably my favorite. ;)
    I will probably be entering for the first time this week. :)

    Woof Ashley!
    Kitty is super pawsome!

    great capture on the kitty tongue! Blurred is lovely! Thanks for hosting, Ashley!

    I love the kitty paw shot!!!
    Our buddy licks the door groove of the shower door while we are in there ;)

    OK, I’m so glad I popped over. EVEN BETTER on the computer than my phone in the parking lot of Panera this morning – ha ha! I didn’t see the sunflare hitting the back of all those cars – that is just stunning! WOW! And KP’s tongue? Yikes! That’s cr-azy! Love them all as usual, and you already know I love the marble one. Oh! The type is so small on my phone, I didn’t see you were hanging out with blog friends – YAY! That’s going to be so fun – can’t wait to see all your pics. :-) Have a great time! XO

    I love how you did the shot with the marbles. I can’t wait to try it!

    Your kitty has a long tongue;0 hehe love the blurred shot especially! Now that I have tasted the awesomeness that is your macro lens…I want one even more. That might just have to be my next purchase!! IT was an absolute pleasure meeting you Ashley and you are even more gorgeous in person, seriously! ;0 Let’s do a specific girls get together for photography sometime really soon! xo

    As always, I love your interpretation of the scavenger hunt themes. The photo of Kitty Paw is darling but I truly love photo #4. Do you have the lens/filter that can do a kaleidoscope effect? That might be neat with your vintage cameras.

    Your photos are fabulous… and I gotta say that I always enjoy the Scavenger hunt but this week was super awesome! Thank you!

    I had fun finally playing along. I really love your “life” shot. I love that the trees are starting to bloom but I do NOT love the start of the sneezing!

    Ah! Kitty Paw’s tongue is hilariously long! I think it’s longer than both Spaz’s and Fizzle’s tongues put together!

    Those are awesome! I love the sunburst and your cat…wow, great shot!

    That macro is aaaaaamazing. Someday someday I will be cool enough to pull off a shot like that.

    I must tell you how much I have been enjoying participating in your Scavenger Hunt Sundays. It’s been most fun!!

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    beautiful as always love the marble.

    beautiful as always love the marble.

    So many great shots today! Loved the “Everyday” , “Furry” and “Blurry” shots :)

    Love your furry and blurry shots! :)

    Every single shot is amazing.. but my favorite is your kitty shot..
    Hope you are having a awesome weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

    I love your furry picture!!

    Your furry picture is amazing! Seriously, you have a real talent for knowing just when to push the button! Your sky picture is also really beautiful – I love how wintery it looks, especially in contrast with getting to see the flower buds just 2 photos later.

    Wow those starbursts are amazing and that marble shot!! Awesome!! I’ve started collecting vintage cameras too.

    the marbles with the vintage camera is so creative!

    Great shots. I especially like the capture of Kitty Paw, and the set-up of the marble shot.

    How creative is that marble shot!!!!???? Awesome! Also, LOVE your Kitty Paw tongue shot…so cute! :)

    Love your photos! I finally had a chance to join the scavenger hunt!!

    These are all spectacular this week! That tongue… LOL! The star bursts are way cool! All of them are great!

    LOVE your furry shot! Awesome pic!

    Love your sky shot! And, might I add, Delilah drinks that same way out of the faucet. :)

    What a beautiful life shot.

    Hi, Ashley!

    Hope you had lots of fun with your fellow bloggers today!

    Thank you so much for the congrats on our wedding! And for the lovely letter you sent a while ago. I promise you’ll hear from me soon :).

    Have a great week!


    Love the marble shot, but man, your cat must be the long lost twin of Brooke’s! Even the same fondness for drinking straight out of the tap…

    The Kitty Paw shot is amazing.

    I’ve been out the loop recently, and now suffering from jet lag, but I hope to join in the fun again soon!

    Mind you you have so many entries I’m sure you won’t miss one from little ole me anyway!

    Obviously I love all your shots! I have been enjoying seeing around other shots and it is so much fun to see all the findings.

    Blessings in your week

    love them all! Your everyday life shot with the sunburst is SO SO SO cool! And I love kitty paws tongue :) Too cute :)

    The life photo is so pretty!

    The starburst rocks. :D

    And Kitty Paw’s tongue is a riot!! :D

    LOVE the marble shot!! How cool is that?!?

    That sun flare is amazing! I love the marble shot.

    Some suggestions:

    Hands / Water Drop/ Art Supplies/ Shoes/ Journal / Camera :)

    Didn’t see if anyone else mentioned it, Florabella has a freebie on facebook that includes some diptych collage templates. (Since diptych is on next weeks list)

    I’m hoping to link up yet… we’ll see if I can get it done! :)

    beautiful as always! I’m not sure I could pick a favorite this week…I really like them all!

    Love the sun burst shot! The Little Prince liked Kitty Paw. :)

    You know I’m going to start showing my hubby kitty paw’s pics because it’s making miss our “Buzz” a black and white kitty paw who is now in Heaven :( I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE Kitty Paw’s photo’s they make me smile!

    I’ve FINALLY linked mine up – thank you so much for leaving this open until Tuesday :)
    Next week’s themes look really challenging!! I’m freaking out about the fill in the blank one though. That’s going to require s lot of brainstorming!

    Holy smokers….I’m number 158!!!! Way to go Scavenger Hunt Sunday!!!! Awesome shots Ashley! I cannot believe that last one! CRAZY COOL!

    Love the star burst one WOW.

    ASHLEY! First of all, your Blurred shot is DROP JAW BRILLIANT!

    2nd- I promise to try and participate nexy week again. Life has just been CRAZY at our house….plus,. I’m really excited about the prompts!

    Hi Ashley – I’m back from vacation and getting caught up! I love your sky shot – so moody. Thanks so much for including Exploring with a Camera in this week’s scavenger hunt!