July 10, 2011
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Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I love a short week, don’t you? I especially like a short week when I know I have something to look forward to over the weekend. This weekend, my mother-and father-in-law came to visit us. They haven’t been to our house in almost two years so it was a real treat. I’ve been anticipating this visit for months…well since we decided on a weekend and purchased Allegria (Cirque Du Soleil) tickets. Needless to say, the show as incredible (if only I could have taken my camera) and we’ve really enjoyed spending this time with family.  It also doesn’t hurt that I got a second nod from I Heart Faces this week. YAY!

Anyways, back to this week’s hunt. 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 Kat and Chelsea.
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. Creativity is also encouraged!
  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. Things that look like a letter of the Alphabet
The Letter P RS
I am HORRIBLE at finding things that look like a letter of the alphabet. I really ought to steal Dina’s son, Sam, for a day so he can help me find that sorta thing. Nonetheless, as I was leaving the office the other day, I thought this stair-rail looked kinda like the letter “P.” What do you think?

2. Weather
Rain on the Window BW RS
For the past week, summer thunderstorms have been rolling in on a daily basis. This is what it looks like from my office…in black and white. Can you tell I was tapping into my inner Katie Lloyd?
Photography love...

3. Bling
IMG_6010 RS
This week, I went for the cheap shot and decided to share one of my sparkler shots to represent “bling.” It’s essentially the same as me showing you my engagement ring…ya know, because it would “put your eye out.” I kid, I kid.

4. Tangled
Tangled RS
“Tangled” proved to be a challenging prompt for me this week, but one thing did come to mind. Until recently, I kept all of my jewelry in a couple of drawers. There was absolutely NO organization. Therefore, each morning, I would pull out a drawer…dump everything out on the floor and search for whatever I was looking for. It was chaotic and ridiculous. At some point, I decided to start using small boxes to organize my jewelry – each box contains one necklace and matching earrings (if available). As a result, very little of my jewelry gets tangled…with the exception of four that have been moved from the drawer to a bag in my closet. I still love them, but can’t seem to get them untangled. I thought they looked cooler after using a photocopy technique.

5. Dark
IMG_6034 RS
Technically, this photo isn’t exactly “dark,” but it was taken after dark on Monday while our group tried to set off some cheap fireworks. This one was a dud, giving us little more than a weird fog. I thought it made for a neat photograph though.

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. Black and White
  2. Reflections in Glass (Exploring with a Camera theme – check out post here)
  3. Headlights (Chelsea’s suggestion)
  4. Seeing Double (Chelsea’s suggestion)
  5. Bare (Chelsea’s suggestion)
Again, thank you to Kat and Chelsea for so many great scavenger hunt items. I’ve actually got several weeks worth of prompts waiting in my inbox, but 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 27. The prompt/theme is “Skies the Limit.” Happy Shooting! 


    I really love the Dark photo. The wisps of smoke are great. And your weather shot was really great. The railing definitely looks like a P. I did an activity with my girls last summer and we went hunting for letters. Thanks to this prompt I got to fill in a couple of the letters I couldn’t find last year. Have yet to find an N, but I think we have found every other letter of the alphabet.

    I was up late and thought it might be kinda fun to be in the top row rather than the last this week… :)

    I love your weather shot! And what a clever take/edit on tangled.

    I think my favorite this week is your weather shot! I wish I had thought to take pictures of rain on a window.

    Nice shots, I like your sparkler bling photo! Fun prompts this week.

    I just KNEW you were gonna be featured for that I Heart Faces entry. I told you I loved it. Awesome.

    I just LOVE all your photos especially the bling and tangled photos. I recently cleared off my jewelry tangled mess and it was scary!! Thank you for the inspiration on your photos!!
    Have a good week!! Sabrina

    Great shots this week Ashley.. Very creative. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with.. I have to say It was a very challenging week for me.. Thank so much for the Hunt..

    Oh hey I am joining you guys this week … for the first time. Really love all your interpretations every week and this time, I am adding my own :)

    Great finds! I saw the “P” right away! Love your bling!

    I didn’t see the “P” until I saw where you had written it, but then I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. Love the subtly of the texture there. Great shots!

    LOVE your tangled & bling shot…so CREATIVE!! As usual :)

    Definitely a letter P!! gorgeous rain drops & love the bling! I love being a part of this link up – thank you for hosting XO

    I have to do what you did with your jewelry, as mine gets tangled up all the time, too.

    I really, really love your Dark shot with the wisps of smoke…awesome capture.

    I totally see the P! And I love your weather photo. I have been waiting for a rain so that I can take some raindrop photos… no luck yet though. Your photos are all great as usual. Really do like the dark photo… the smoke is almost spooky.

    I really like your “P” and your weather shot!

    I like your weather photo very much !!! I think it is the best of your pics ! and alphabet is very good too ! Have a nice sunday :)

    Love the sparkler with the bokeh!

    Cool photos. Love the dark photo and the letter photo. I see the P. He he!

    Your comment on your bling photo made me laugh. Love the rain shot, definitely a P!!

    Totally a letter P! Love your blog–thanks for challenging me every week!

    Yes, I can totally see the ‘p’. In the beginning I found this one the most difficult one, but after a while I started seeing letters everywhere..

    Your bling shot isn’t cheap. It looks fantastic! And it has such a holiday feel to it. I almost included my sparkler picture, but I went with my firefly picture instead.

    Have a fabulous Sunday Ashley!

    I got started this week, but never finished taking my shots. Bummer!

    I, too, love a short week. Even being a SAHM, it is nice to have the hubby home an extra day.

    How did you like the show? We saw it 3 weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I felt the same way….several times I was tempted to take out my camera phone, but I resisted.

    Number 1 was difficult for me, too. I really love your bling shot. Such a great idea! And, “weather” is beautiful.

    Love your Bling shot! :) Great work. Have a great Sunday!

    My Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/envoutant/5916672743/in/set-72157624857744727/

    Love each shot and congrats on the I♥faces nod. See even they think you are GORGEOUS :-D

    We love the shows as well! We have seen many of them!

    Have a great week!

    The smoke shot is my favorite!

    Great job!!!! Love them all! Especially weather and Bling!!!

    LOL…would you believe that I totally missed the “tapping into my inner Katie Lloyd” comment?! I must have been more tired than I thought last night…no wonder I love it! ;) You’re so funny…and I’d say you nailed it!

    Loving your bling and weather shots!

    great photos!love the bling and weather photos!

    Ashley! These are all fantastic! Love your take on weather and alphabet!!

    love these this week!

    Very fun fireworks shots!

    I love all of your shots this week, as always! The bling shot is phenomenal!

    Ashley, I love all your interpretations this week! I’m sure Sweepy would run when he sees Dark though. I don’t see him around so it does work ;-)

    Your set is sooo awesome, as always. Love Love Love the “Dark” item. it looks really cool!
    Have a great Sunday

    My favourite is Dark too. Well and bling of course! I really need to do this weeks don’t I? Even if it’s only the bling shot!

    Great work this week again Ashley especially tapping in to Katie’s sphere. It’s my favourite this week and after all the rain we’ve had this week why did I not think of a shot like this!

    All great shots as usual. :) Send some of that rain up here! We need it desperately! Love bling, tangled, and dark!

    Great job this week! I definitely see the letter P in the railings. Isn’t it funny that when you’re looking for something, it’s the hardest thing to find? Anyway, hope you have a great week!

    Your weather shot makes me jealous – we really need some rain! Great photos, as usual!!!

    great set of photos!
    one of these Sundays I will have to participate again :)

    Super excited to link up with SSH for the first time! Love your entries!

    Love your bling photo! It’s so sparkly! ;)

    Love the weather photo. That one jumped out at me for some reason. And yes, New Bern for me! If you are ever planning a photo walk or anything in Raleigh, let me know. It’s not too far away!!

    Beautiful shots, love the sparkler shot so pretty!


    beautiful shots as always! love looking at your scavenger hunt pics. :) have a great week!

    awesome shots very creative.

    We didn’t have rain all week! I couldn’t believe it.

    I love your bling and your tangled jewelry shots! Beautiful set!

    I like your letter shot! I think it totally looks like a P. And your sparkler shot is incredible.

    Wonderful collection!! Love your dark interpretation and your letter shot definitely looks like a P! =)

    beautiful! And that totally looks like a P! :) I love your P and your rain shots!

    LOVE the sparkler photo! I really thought I would see a ton more of these after the fourth but this is the first one I’ve seen blogged and I love it! :)

    Ashley I loved your interpretations. Especially your Dark shot. It makes me think of Harry Potter for some reason. I guess I just have him on my mind – I’m such a nerd! Anyway, lovely shots! Thanks for the great linkup as always. :)

    I love your bling shot! :)

    hi Ashley… rolling in on Monday as usual.. =) I LOVE your tangled shot… very fun editing! =) and your letter shot is great! I love letter photography… but I am bad at it! =)

    Woof, Ashley!
    I see fireworks so I’m off before it pops!

    The tangled shot is awesome. It took me a minute to figure out what I was looking at!

    Love “Dark” Ashley. That really is a neat photograph!

    i love your photos! its my first time linking up!

    Thank you for your visit Ashley and lovely comments.
    Great shots. I love your weather and bling shots. Your alphabet shot is so creative, great spotting.

    Love the sparkler! Hope you had a great holiday!

    really like the dark shot…something really intriguing about it

    You are so amazing. I love your work and I wanted to congratulate you on your nod at IHF! You rock! Love the Dark (with the smoke)….its almost mysterious and I love your bling (I love sparklers)!

    Very cool! That dark photo is a bit spooky. And the letter definitely looks like P to me!

    I always love your Scanvenger Hunts…they are so creative!

    I love that sparkler shot! Amazing job!