May 22, 2011
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I was going to say something witty to open up this week’s Scavenger Hunt, but the truth is I’ve got nothing. The first part of the week, I was trying to recover from last weekend…by the time I recovered, I’d forgotten what day I was on. Example – Wednesday morning I took our garbage to the end of the driveway. I went to work, went to the gym and then went home. When I got home, our garbage can was the only one still out. It felt heavy so I looked inside to see that the trash was still there. It wasn’t until that point that I realized our trash is collected on TUESDAY. Geesh! On top of that, I’m now coordinating our company’s recruiting efforts (for the record, I have no experience in recruiting), so I have had to jump in with both feet. Needless to say, it’s been a busy week. 

But you didn’t come here to hear me whine so I’ll be quiet. 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, Megan, and the May 2011 Photo Hunt.

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. My Passion
When Words Become Unclear RSI don’t know that I’ve ever been described as passionate. However, photography dropped into my lap a couple of years ago and has become a wonderful creative outlet for me. It has become a huge passion…and I think Ansel Adams knew exactly what he was talking about. Furthermore, this photography has allowed me to be obedient to God by sharing the Word through photography.
Quotography at {My} Perspective

2. Sound of Music
Tommy and Stacey First Dance RS
One of my favorite things about weddings is the first dance. I think the first dance is such a wonderful reflection of the couple. The couple above got married last Sunday. Their ceremony was short and sweet. In fact, the bride seemed a bit nervous. However, when the entered the reception as a newly married couple, all the nerves were gone as they danced with ease.

3. Inner Beauty
IMG_4941 RS
My friend, Jennifer, is clearly gorgeous…what you don’t know and don’t see though is how beautiful she is on the inside.

4. Ethereal
IMG_4929 RS
This is another view of Jennifer getting ready before going to the church. I love how she glows beside the window. If you’re married, I’m sure you can imagine what might be going through her head. I used Pioneer Woman’s Lovely and Ethereal.

5. Sharp
Razor RS
I waited until the last minute to take this shot, but it’s “sharp” for two reasons. A razor has to be sharp enough to shave your legs/armpits, etc and I really like my sharp focus. I do love a random macro shot. 

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. Classic Still Life
  2. Self-Portrait (Paper Heart Camera theme: suggested prompt -Number/Mortal Muses’ prompt)
  3. On the Floor (Megan’s suggestion)
  4. Lines (May 2011 Photo Hunt)
  5. Fresh (May 2011 Photo Hunt) 
Again, thank you to Paper Heart Camera, Megan, and the May 2011 Photo Hunt 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. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 20.  The prompt/theme is “Chalk Drawings.” Happy Shooting!


    Always love a wedding. And, I had no idea you were into photography. :) Ha…great choices, Ashley!

    Such great shots this week. Love the passion one – amazing edits. And of course, all the bride shots and that last one is sharp and sharp!! ;D

    are you shooting weddings now, ashley? i wouldn’t be surprised, your so talented.
    love all of your Scavenger Hunt sundays, as usual. i really love your “sharp” one, though… very cool!

    Beautiful bride and beautiful photos! Love the quote and photo for passion!

    Love them, the sharp is perfect!

    great pictures! love the “my passion” one.

    they do say that all brides glow on their wedding day. and you captured that ethereal glow so well

    Love the “ethereal” shot! Such a beautiful bride.

    Absolutely wonderfull as always, Your friend is very beautiful Ashley. Love the sharp and sharp.

    Your Ethereal shot looks really nice!

    Beautiful bride!! ♥

    Love your passion shot, the texture is lovely :) Your friend makes a beautiful bride!

    oops linked in, got distracted and forgot to comment LOL. Oh weddings – that is one thing I can’t get out of my mind – I hope to be able to get some lovely moments like what you’ve featured over the last few days Ashley. That wee brownie photo with the texture and the quote is my favourite.

    LOVE the processing on the My Passion shot! Gorgeous wedding shots of your friend, Ashley. =)

    awesome shots – but you got me at Ansel Adams. as you know he is my favorite of all time and the reason i fell in love with photography almost 30 yrs ago. ha! yes, i’m a bit holder than you!

    hugs and enjoy this day relishing in His love for you!

    Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!

    I love your Sharp photo! What a great random thing to take a picture of and it came out looking great!

    I didn’t get any photos for this weeks items, so I post 5 others pictures I took today and gave a shout out to the scavenger hunt. I won’t put it up in the linky though.

    Great set of photos…as ussual!!
    My favs are Ethereal and Sharp.
    Enjoy your Sunday!!

    Happy Sunday!

    Gorgeous wedding photos! Jennifer does look beautiful!! I am also liking your razor shot!

    great photos as always. i think your sharp pic is brillant.

    great photos as always. i think your sharp pic is brillant.

    I love your sharp photo! I love them all, but that one caught my eye right away!

    Stunning- absolutely stunning Ashley! Love those wedding shots & your razor- who knew one could look so cool!

    Beautiful ethereal shot and I love the quote about photography. Beautiful photos as usual, Ashley!

    Great photos this week Ashley…again! I enjoy the quote you chose-though don’t know about the silence.
    Great wedding shots-and love that sharp macro.

    i love the photos. that first dance looks beautiful. :) xx

    Great photos this week. Love that first one and last one.

    Hi Ashley, Once again you photo’s are awesome. Those wedding photos are priceless… I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!! Thanks again for the great Hunt..

    Your photos always inspire me! They are beautiful! I’m so glad I found your site and am now able to participate in the Sunday Scavenger Hunts!

    Thanks for letting me know about my photos not showing, have put the post up again, as not sure what was wrong.

    Pretty Box Brownie Special, it made me smile when I saw your photograph. I’ve got one of them but it takes 620 film though and you can’t get that these days :-( It is a pretty camera, reminded me of a little lantern when I saw it with its wedge shape.

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    amazing shots. I like how you captured moments for Jennifer.

    Yes that razor shot is razor sharp.

    Beautiful wedding shots! Loved the Ertherial…absolutely gorgerous! And your macro was great, too…and did I mention I liked you “My Passion” shot. Hmmm! Guess I loved them all! Great job this week!

    Great photos, I really like the sharp one for some reason! Of course the weddings ones are sooo good!

    the sharp one is really beautiful!

    Love the first and the last! Great concept on the “sharp” theme!! The wedding pictures are fantastic! :)

    That dress is gorgeous! And I think your passion for photography really shows.

    That Sharp shot is really neat!

    Lovely shots, and your ethereal is beautiful, and your racer is SHARP
    Have a nice week ;)

    Love your passion and inner beauty shots!
    I really like the processing and quote on passion and yes, your friend is a lovely young woman.

    Even the razor shot is gorgeous. How do you do that?

    Aw, what gorgeous wedding shots! Your friend looks so beautiful!

    LOVE that razon photo…wowza girl! Awesome!

    Your friend Jennifer is absolutely gorgeous. Great macro, I like random macro shots too.

    love your quotography picture…
    one of my favorite quotes on photography. adams was such a genius!

    and love your vintage camera.


    Oh, I love that “sharp” shot! That was the one I had the most trouble interpreting.

    And hooray for weddings! ’tis the season. :)

    Hi! Gorgeous photos. I love the camera one and quote! Thank you for the wonderful prompts! Sabrina

    Love that photo of the camera and the quote! And the razor photo is so so sharp! Amazing.

    Your sharp is so brilliant – beautiful !

    Tx for your comment – they make me happy !

    Hugs Johanna

    Love the quote and the photo for My Passion. That razor looks like it does its job well, what brand/model, please? ;-P

    As always, great shots! I do love the sharp one the most this week though. I’ve been doing a lot of macro shots here lately. Thanks again for hosting this!


    Gorgeous shots, I really like the ethereal one.

    Great Pictures! Love your old camera!

    I don’t know if I’ve commented on this or not. I’m all confused. :D

    I love it. Your friend is so beautiful. That sharp photo is pretty awesome. Just like you.

    I love your quote shot, perfect processing to go with the camera and Ansel’s words.
    The sharp photo almost gives me chills! Razor sharp, indeed :)

    Visiting from quotography and love your quote. I always say, “If you don’t write it down or take a picture, it never happened.”

    Your sunday scavenger hunt is such a great idea — sometime when I’m ready, I’ll join in.

    And thank you for sharing your talents!

    Woof Ashley, I almost missed the deadline myself since I had a hard time loading my drooly pics!

    I love the wedding pictures especially if they have a dog carry the rings. I don’t do that though. I prefer to carry the cake and run with it!

    Happy week!

    your pictures are always amazing! love your passion shot and your sharp picture is awesome!

    These are all great shots, but I think I like your razor shot the best, isn’t that funny? There’s something about the colors and the great focus. Love it!

    Love your Sharp photo! I never even thought about my razor for that haha

    Hi Ashley!
    I love Passion and Sharp.
    I love your perspective and the humor and passion that created them!

    You are a great inspiration and your work speaks volume to me. Thank you so much for stopping by me blog, you made my day :)

    I love your sharp shot! So cool!

    Wow! Ashley these are fantastic! I love the macro shot of the razor! Very good idea and certainly very sharp!
    I missed out this last week (too busy!) but have loved looking around and commenting on other people’s interpretations! Looking forward to next Sunday!


    I used the same quote, what a coincidence–but our photo’s are so very different. love your shots Kaye—the road goes ever ever on