Scavenger Hunt Sunday
This week has been a total drag. Spring fooled us last week by bringing in 80 degree temperatures. This week, it’s been cold and rainy. It’s really affecting my creativity and I haven’t really picked up my camera since Monday evening – that’s right, all of these photos were taken either Sunday or Monday of this week. As I’m writing today’s post (it should come as no surprise to you that I write my posts well in advance of their scheduled time), I’m really hoping that Spring arrives soon. I’ll even take a little pollen as long as that means warmer temperatures. We all need it…right?

Either way, 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 The Kat Eye View of the World (Exploring with a Camera), Amy (April 2011 Photo Hunt), Danielle, Jessaca McKay, and Paper Heart Camera.

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. High Key
High Key Sunglasses RS
On Friday, I shared one of the photos I took of myself while waiting for Sarah. This time I decided to go for a “high-key” edit. I love the reflection in my sunglasses…so much so that I’ll probably try more of these types of shots. I also decided to share this photo for Shutter Love Tuesday.
(and just in case you missed it, click HERE to see “The Glasses” self-portrait collection)

2. Bedroom
Falling RS
I’ve debated on whether or not I would actually share this picture, but it’s way too funny to keep to myself. On Sunday, I decided I wanted to practice levitation a little more…this time in the bedroom. I really struggled with focusing, focal range (I love the decor in this particular bedroom, but it was a little small – I could have used more room to back up), as well as keeping my small stool level on the bed. At this particular moment, the shutter was released at the time I was falling off the bed. Notice the look of terror and “surprise” on my face. I nearly broke my wrists to get this shot! And while it’s not in focus and looks completely wrong…I can’t imagine deleting it.

Photography love...

3. Something Tiny
Ducks RS
I’ll be the first to admit that this one is a stretch (and one that I’ll re-shoot if I can get my act together and fully participate in the April 2011 Photo Hunt). I keep going back to this farm near our house. I can usually find cows and horses. On this particular day, a flock of geese were hanging out. They looked rather “tiny” in comparison to the other animals. On the other hand, the cow poop in the foreground looks big and nasty!

4. Off in the Distance
Off in the Distance RS
I think this photo speaks for itself – can you tell I’m going through a vintage postcard processing stage?

5. Stripes
Stripes RS
On Monday night, I wore a striped shirt. I think this makes three “self-portraits” in one Scavenger Hunt.

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. Motion
  2. “Waiting to Click”  (Exploring with a Camera prompt – this follows the idea that sometimes we have to wait for just the right moment to get a particular shot)
  3. In Fashion  (April 2011 Photo Hunt item and suggested by Danielle)
  4. Animal’s Perspective (Jessaca‘s suggestion)
  5. Many (next week’s Paper Heart Camera prompt)
Artistically Amy    Photography love...

Again, thank you to Kat (Exploring with a Camera), Amy (April 2011 Photo Hunt coordinator), Danielle (Paper Heart), Jessaca McKay, and Paper Heart Camera 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 13.  The prompt/theme is “up.” Happy Shooting!


    That bedroom shot is too funny. LOVE it. And the distance shot is stunning!

    Your bedroom shot is absolutely hilarious – you do look terrified in that picture! I also love those sunglasses, you look extra cool in them. I may have to venture out and go for different sunglasses this summer.

    Full on giggle with your bedroom shot!! Ha Ha!! LOVE your high key & your distance shot! Awesome :)

    Love that bedroom shot! I hope you didn’t get hurt or anything. Happy Sunday!

    The first thought that entered my mind upon seeing the bedroom shot was, “Oh dear, I hope she didn’t get hurt doing this!” so I am happy that you’re okay, and that the shot turned out as perfectly hilarious as it is :)

    And I LOVE the geese! Personally, I hate the boogers up close because they are mean, but from a distance they are beautiful. When I was in junior high, I plucked geese for a local guide for $4 a bird. One night, my dad and I cranked out 54 birds. hehe, seeing those geese in your shot brought back a flood of down-y, smelly, wonderful memories :)

    Your “high key” is FAB!!! LOVE it!!!
    I may join in yet this week if I can get some time to shoot tomorrow… hoping to anyway.

    well after seeing what you and others have done my high key is so off key to what you wanted lol, but then your wanting us to interperate what these words mean to us so then i did it spot on hehe

    hahaha!! That bedroom shot is hilarious! Yay you, for posting it! I love the reflection in your first photo, and the composition in your third (cow poop, and all ;D) Great Scavenger Hunt <3

    hahahahahahaha omg I can’t stop laughing at your face in the bedroom one! I love your high key one a LOT!!

    What a great range of photos. So glad you included the bedroom one, it is a real classic!! Was very impressed by the reflection in the glasses, so well done!!!!

    Totally diggin’ the lines in your distance shot and your explanation of your bedroom shot (as well as the picture itself) made me laugh. Very fun.

    Nothing wrong with a bit of cow poop ;) loveyour bedoom shot!!!

    Thanks for being a sport with that bedroom shot. Hee, hee, but so glad you didn’t hurt yourself. I really love your high key shot-the reflections-sssssss….hot.
    Have a great week. Hope the weather improves for ya.

    LOL on the bedroom shot. Not the part of you falling…but it did come out great!!! Great High Key photo also.
    Have a good one!!

    i love that you shared that bedroom shot!! great pictures!

    Your High Key shot is so glam! You made me laugh out loud with your Bedroom shot… I love this shot!

    Love the bedroom shot! Thanks for sharing!

    I had every intention of linking up today…I have 3 of the 5 shots on my camera as we speak but, I was clueless as to what the heck high key meant! I like your shot for high key! Also, love your textured edits. THey never get old;0!

    Wonderful set of images. I always forget the scavenger hunt

    How bad is it that I’m laughing at you almost breaking your wrist? It’s a hilarious photo and if I were you, I couldn’t delete it either. Glad to hear you’re ok. I’m also loving the”High Key” and “Off in the Distance” photos. One of these days, I’ll participate in the scavenger hunt.

    You’re such a good sport to share the bedroom shot – it was fabulous. And the fact that you risked life and limb to make it possible – even better! :)

    Oh, the bedroom shot show sheer horror… how’d you land? I’ve got to get more creative with my self portraits. Love the high key shot – such great clarity.

    I’m LOVING your high key shot. & thanks for sharing your *fall*. It’s definitely a keeper! Have I thanked you lately? Because I really do enjoy these Scavenger Hunts. So…thanks :D & have a great week Ashley!

    Love the first shot Ashley! Wow!

    The falling off the bed shot is awesome! Sorry you almost got hurt, but it turned out priceless and something that couldn’t be recreated, even if tried. The reflection in the first shot is amazing, love the processing also.

    Oh Ashley Sorry that you almost got hurt taking that shot, it was worth it. Be careful girl.

    Love all of these and the vintage feel you gave them.

    Happy Sunday to you.

    i love your off in the distance picture!

    HAHA! I love the shots!

    OMG, the bedroom shot is hilarious! Reminds me of all the times I almost killed myself getting the shot. Your face is priceless!

    Love all your selfies! Your levitating shot was so funny and I laughed so hard, that my entire family ended up coming to see what was so hilarious! Great job Ashley! You gave us all a good chuckle!

    haha the bedroom shot is hilarious!

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    You are such a NUT! I mean that in the nicest possible way, of course!! :D I love your shots and am still laughing at your action bedroom shot. Glad you didn’t hurt yourself! The things we do for photographs…… :D

    Sometimes those photos that are technically “imperfect” are the best ones. Love the bedroom shot! All sorts of hilarious :)

    These are all fabulous, as always! But I really love your High Key image! It looks like it should be a sunglasses advertisement. :)
    And I know what you’re saying about the weather dragging down your creativity. That is why I haven’t really blogged for days, and I haven’t participated in any challenges this week. I’m in SUCH a funk. It’s been raining here non-stop and the forecast shows it’s not supposed to let up for at least a week. UGH.

    Love the bedroom shot – it is very funny! Also loving the high key shot!!

    These are awesome. Love the levitation shot. LOL. :)

    I SO want to participate in your scavenger hunt one of these days, but I can never get my act together during the week!

    Great photos, Ashley! I love your bedroom shot (glad you didn’t get hurt) and I like the reflection in your glasses. Thanks for another fun challenge. Have a great week!

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    Great high-key shot! And seriously, that bedroom shot made me laugh till I cried. So glad you decided to share it! Haha! Have a great day!

    That bedroom shot had me laughing out loud. The thing’s we’ll do to get a good shot.

    I love the levitating on the bed. Glad you didn’t break your wrists, but that expression is awesome!

    Ha ha, that bedroom shot was so fun!! :D

    Love the reflections in your high key shot, and yes, the bedroom photo is too funny not to share! :)

    I love your high key image and off in the distance image!!! Great photos, like always. Your bedroom shot looks a bit scary. I’m glad you didn’t get hurt while trying to levitate yourself!

    LOL on bedroom shot! High key is just perfect, also adore off in the distance shot.

    You really know your thing!

    I love your High Key shot!!

    beautiful shots!! I LOVE your bedroom one! This is hilarious! :)

    Your falling off the bed shot is awesome! Don’t ever delete it. (You’re kind of my hero for posting such a pic.) :D

    The first one is amazing. I’m going to have to try it.

    I want those glasses even more now!!

    I absolutely love that high key shot!! I love the double reflection of the glasses!! Very very cool!!!

    I love that bedroom shot- so happy you posted it!

    That bedroom shot is hilarious! I love the use of a self-portrait in the high key and I absolutely LOVE the distance shot!

    I absolutely LOVE the bedroom shot – the look on your face is priceless!

    OMG. You crack me up! I LOVE your bedroom shot! Thanks for sharing!

    Your bedroom shot is so funny. Great that you shared it. I really like your tiny shot! Have a great Sunday!

    I LOVE your high key shot! Absolutely love it! And your bedroom shot is too funny!! Great finds!! :)

    Working those sunglasses again, eh? They are too cool not too and I love you there is so much reflected in them that are so sharp in the shot. Awesome. I would have hated to hear you hurt yourself for the bedroom shot, but seriously, I love it and I’m glad you shared it :)

    That bedroom shot makes me laugh & laugh ~ with you. That is just so funny! Your face is priceless!!! I really like your High Key, too ~ and your Off in the Distance ~ gorgeous! The processing is great. :)

    Ha! Your expression is funny on the bedroom shot. Glad you didn’t break anything. Love the high key shot as well.

    You are so hilarious…LOL at your bedroom shot! Love your off in the distance shot!

    As always your photos are amazing! Love the high key and the bedroom shots! The look on your face is priceless! :)

    I am so honored that you used my item idea! Thank you! :)

    HA! Love the jump shot! LOL!

    That bedroom shot is a riot!! Glad you didn’t hurt yourself. ;)

    Love your high key shot, too.

    Love your two selfies! :-)

    LOVE these!!! Your bedrooms shot is priceless :) LOVE your high key shot too – great editing.

    Love the “stripes” item! there is so many creative and so interesing shots! I’m really impressed!
    great scavenger hunt!!!
    I just love your bedroom shot!!!

    I love you high key picture. Very cute.

    Woof, Ashley!
    I never knew you can jump like that!

    Your high-key edit is great, I think that one is my fave. And it was BEAUTIFUL today! YAY!..both the pollen was definitely out full force AH-CHOOOO

    The look of terror on your face did make me giggle to myself; you definitely have some dedication to the photography arts!
    I love LOVE your vintage postcard processing. When I was still in my single days, I would go thrift store hunting to find vintage postcards to decorate my walls with. Your photo reminds me a bit of them.

    Love them! The high key shot is great! And that bedroom shot cracked me up!

    I laughed so hard at the bedroom shot. Your face was priceless. Too funny. V

    YAY for the bedroom shot – its still making me crack up!

    #2??? I’m DYING! That’s AWESOME! LOVE the high key – that’s so cool, and I love how you did so many self-portraits. Beautiful job! (Oh, and the vintage postcard one – fabulous!)

    Awesome shots, like perspective on the stripes.

    Have to admit you look terrified in the bedroom shot. I really love your shots.

    Oh man that bedroom shot even makes me hurt! Great capture but I’m glad you didn’t break your neck doing it, I was scared for you just seeing it. I love your high key shot and the geese!

    Love your off in the distance shot!

    Your bedroom shot is to die for (or break your wrists for, ha), I absolutely LOVE it!

    I really like the reflection in the car mirror or your sunglasses reflecting back the car mirror! Also, that second shot really was too hilarious to not share, glad you posted it.

    love your bedroom shot too adorable!

    Your bedroom pic is cracking me up, lol! Nice job!

    I really like your off in the distance shot the processing is very neat! Also love the bedroom shot, looks like fun!

    holy cats, that bedroom shot is hilarious! Props to you for showing us the bloopers, too. :) I SUPER love your off in the distance and your high key. Very cool reflection.

    The bedroom shot is hilarious! Love it! And you make up for any goofiness by looking super fab in the first ;-) I love the off in the distance as well… I am kind of all about textures at the moment, and I am glad to know I am not the only one who goes through phases!

    The bedroom shot is hilarious! Love it! And you make up for any goofiness by looking super fab in the first ;-) I love the off in the distance as well… I am kind of all about textures at the moment, and I am glad to know I am not the only one who goes through phases!

    wonderful photography! gr8 job :)

    Very creative post…love the bedroom shot!

    The Bedroom shot is hilarious, but I love the High Key! I wonder how I can use this perspective to do a cute yet romantic shot…

    AH-MAZ-ING! I always love your photo’s so much! I love the reflection in your sunglasses. Thanks for doing what you do! And doing it so well!

    I really like your high key shot. Great reflection!

    Oh my goodness, your High Key shot is fabulous and your Bedroom shot is hilarious! You really crack me up and you’re teaching me how to keep it real :) Thank you!

    Oh my gosh….you’re so hilarious with the things you’ll do for a creative shot! I’m so glad you didn’t break your wrist! Love all of your shots!!

    HAHAAA oh my gosh that picture of you trying to levitate is the most amazing thing I’ve seen today!! That facial expression is priceless, I nearly burst out laughing at work. Fabulous. Just fabulous :D

    LOVE the levitation photo!! Too funny! Thanks for sharing that one. And I love the “off in the distance” photo, too. The color is fabulous.

    your off in the distance and tiny bring me back to Raleigh. I even think I know where these were taken. ;) And thanks for sharing your bedroom shot. I love how you will do anything (well almost) anything for a shot. Thanks for keeping me inspired and digging deep into my creativity.

    woman. be careful.
    that said

    Thank you a million times over for sharing that bedroom shot; I can’t stop laughing! (Also, glad you didn’t get hurt!)

    omg Ashley, the bedroom shot is way too funny!! I cried laughing but as I continued to read about it I laughed even more, but I’m glad you’re ok. The things we gotta go through for the sake of photography smh lol!! Anyways I have to say I trully love your high key pic!! ;)

    AH! I’m rollin at that “Surprise” photo Ashley! Good for you for not keepin it to yourself! It made me smile ear to ear ! LOL!!

    I LOVE that high key photo..just wowness!

    I totally get the “tiny” photo, on a farm of large animals geese would be small in comparison!

    I LOVE the ‘vintage postcard’ processing for ‘in the distance’. I think it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Very cool self portrait! Oh, and thank you for sharing that really funny bedroom shot.

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    Total LOL on the bedroom shot…it’s amazing and hilarious. Definitely a keeper :)

    I’m just getting around to your blog after a busy weekend. Love that bedroom photo! Your face in the shot is PRICELESS!

    I adore your TT entry – a) you look soooo cool and b) you are totally rockin’ those aviator shades :) Just an awesome photo all around

    I love the sunglasses picture for your entry at Trendy Tree house. I have no idea how you got a reflection in your glasses that good, but I’m sure it must be a top photo secret I am missing out on! :)

    L O V E it! :) im impressed that your got up that high, Gravity would keep my big butt down :) Love your pictures! & your self portrait, Beautiful

    Super selfie and I’m rolling over your bedroom shot!

    Love them all Ashley but that High Key is amazing! I adore it. How did you shoot it without getting your camera in the pic? So great!

    oh this looks like a great time! i for sure want to start doing this! what a great idea!