March 20, 2011
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I’m not sure I got as much accomplished as I hoped this week…in particular, I did not photograph “model eyes” for Selfie Saturday. Although, I still want to work this one out…I just got busy this past week and our weekend was full of engagement parties and bridal showers (okay, just one of each, but still). I typically try to get my Scavenger Hunt items pulled together early in the week…but I even procrastinated on that. I’d much rather just go outside and enjoy our beautiful weather. Oh well. 

Anyways, 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 Exploring with a Camera, Paper Heart Camera, and Chic Homeschool Mama.
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. Camera Phone
Sunny Day by Cell Phone
I’ve had a bad case of cell phone envy lately. I DO NOT own an i phone…or an i pad, i touch, i-anything. Actually, if we want to get technical, I don’t own a cell phone at all. My day job is nice enough to provide a blackberry…however, it is extremely limited in that I can check email, make phone calls and connect with Facebook and Twitter (but still fairly limited in what I can do there). Our previous phones did not have a camera at all, and I guess that I should be thankful that I have a phone at all…but, I’m still envious of all you  i phoners. 

Nonetheless, I took this shot the other day as I was leaving the office. I was curious if I could create starbursts in my cell phone. The answer…not really…you get more of a blob, but it still looks kinda cool, right?

2. Camera
 Brownie Reflex RS
This is just one of my vintage cameras I bought a few weeks ago from Tammy Lee Bradley. I normally move everything out of the way whenever I photograph still life on my white dining room table, but thought it’d be neat to try a really wide aperture using my new 50mm f/1.4 lens. I already love this  lens – now I just need someone to photograph!

3. Shoes
IMG_2849 RS
This is another shot from my photo session with The Portico. I mentioned the other day that we did a lot of walking during our session…this included walking on the train tracks. I thought it might be neat to focus more on the tracks with a gentle focus on their shoes walking up.

4. Chair
Chair RS
I had no idea how difficult it would be to photograph a CHAIR, but it kinda was…at least from what I thought would be an interesting perspective. This is the top of one of my favorite chairs in our house – our ball and claw arm chair. I love the way the light hits it.

5. Imperfection
IMG_2950 BW-RS
Our world is far from perfect. There is entirely too much selfishness, hate, chaos, abuse, poverty and terrorism in this imperfect world.  We allow our lives to pass by with the hope of living in a perfect world…a world that was designed to be perfect by our perfect Creator. Being perfect is HIS nature. Yet we, as humans…in our own limited wisdom, often think that we can make an imperfect world better. And for that “perfect” world, we sacrifice our present life and we accuse others for our unhappiness.

The challenge is to understand the world we’ve been given and enjoy living in it. Being perfect in an imperfect world is to live in a world that has always been perfect…like each of you…like each of these little (and out-of-focus) hands. 

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. Decay (old/abandoned)
  2. Groups of Three  (Exploring with a Camera prompt)
  3. Kitchen (next Paper Heart Camera theme -consider a self portrait for this one)
  4. Things that make you go “hmmm” (Chic Homeschool Mama‘s suggestion)
  5. “Me” Time (Chic Homeschool Mama‘s suggestion)
Again, thank you to the Kat (Exploring with a Camera), Chelsey (Paper Heart Camera), and Gina (Chic Homeschool Mama) for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just send me an email with your suggestions (I can better keep track of them this way…and we’ve got some great prompts coming up in future weeks). 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.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 11.  The prompt/theme is “flowers.” Happy Shooting!