Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Welcome to another week of Scavenger Hunt Sunday. This week, I’m seeing almost everything in black and white. In fact, I nearly proposed us doing an entire month of black and white, but I don’t think I have the discipline for it. I’m also noticing a ton of negative space…specifically on the right side of my frames. I need to do a better job of shooting my subject on the right instead of always putting them on the left. But enough of my ramblings…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 ACoLab and Anika Toro.

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. Against the Light

IMG_6574 Blog I took this photo last Sunday while our niece was visiting us…in those 30 minutes before we had to hit the road. I don’t even think I was thinking about this particular prompt when I asked her to stand by the door. I certainly didn’t ask her to look so concerned, but I love the way the way the light illuminates her body. I also think this really works in black and white.

2. Frame within a Frame 
Waiting RS
I have to admit that I originally had another image for this prompt. I had hoped to capture something while I was out and about…but it never happened. I didn’t really like my Plan B, but fortunately Plan C emerged. That’s right, yet another shot of our front door and Kitty Paw. This is a pretty common occurrence around our house.

3. Best Part of My Day 
Roll Over RS
The best part of my day is coming home and being greeted by Kitty Paw. On this particular day, I actually decided to come home for lunch. Kitty Paw has gotten rather lazy about meeting me at the back door when I come in…so, I went upstairs to hunt her down. Within a couple of minutes she came walking out, and I had my camera in hand. Whenever I have my camera out, she seems to fall down and pose for me. So cute!
The Paper Mama

4. Buttons 
IMG_6559 RS
This one is a bit of a stretch…button nose? Actually, I was fully prepared to take some sort of still-life button shot…then I ran across another shot of our niece (I hope you aren’t tired of looking at her yet). She’s got so much personality in her face – I just love it! 

5. Ink IMG_6492 RS
When I saw “ink,” I immediately thought of tattoos. I don’t have any myself, but my husband has one on his right arm. You can kind of see it peaking out of his shirt. Alyssa also had a fake tattoo on her arm. Sure, I could have taken a close up shot of their “ink,” but isn’t this shot sweet?

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures on 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. Geometry
  2. Brushstrokes (ACoLab prompt)
  3. Hanging by a Thread (Anika’s suggestion)
  4. Collage (Anika’s suggestion)
  5. On the Dotted Line (Anika’s suggestion)
Again, thank you to the ACoLab and Anika Toro 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 32. The prompt/theme is “Bright and Colorful” Happy Shooting!

    Your niece is so cute! Love all the photos especially Kitty paw!

    Your nieces face is so beautiful and full of joy. and don’t get me started on Kitty Paw, she was born to pose. I actually like your shots with negative space…

    Great set, Ashley! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend with your niece. Love your Best Part & Buttons shots. Buttons is so cute!!


    Aww. I love these. Love your ink shot and of course the two of kitty paw. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

    These are lovely Ashley- my favorites are Against the Light and button- I think her “button nose” is perfect!

    It looks like you and your niece had LOTS of fun together! What a lucky girl to have such an special Aunt! Great shots of course! I keep hoping to participate on this but don’t seem to ever get there! Maybe I’ll give it a try later this week after our little holiday! Take care!

    Being an aunt is to much fun. I know I have 18 nieces and nephews and 2 greats. I love the button nose and I adore her freckles….that one is my FAV. Your ink is super adorable too. Hope you have a blessed week.

    your niece is so cute! i know if I could, i would post lots of pics of mine! so glad you all had great little time and thanks for sharing the photos! my favorite is the two kitty paw photos, love the perspectives!!

    Who would ever tired of seeing someone that cute smile like that? And that photo of kitty paw is so lovely.

    Loving all the shots, but the kitty shot is my favorite.

    Your niece is so so cute! I struggle so much with black and white, love your shots. I think Kitty Paw is my fav. XO

    that last shot is so sweet, love it! I will be back in action next week – was on editing overload!

    Lovely shots… I adore the last shot. It’s so precious. I never got around to finishing my set this week, but I will be back next.

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    Wonderful photos this week!! I absolutely love the picture of your niece- she is adorable!! (I love freckles but then again I biased since I have them too!) And the capture of Kitty Paw is awesome!! Have a great week!!

    Beautiful shots, especially Kitty Paw and the illuminated shot of your niece! I love the dynamic simplicity of black and white shots. Beautiful!

    You know what’s weird? I seem to place subjects on the left of my photos too…but didn’t notice until you just said something about yours! Wonderful set as always. Your niece is so cute and you know I can’t pass up a photo of kitty paw :) the black and white is a great addition as well.

    Great focus on that shot of kitty paw, and I love your niece’s freckles!

    GREAT set! I love her button nose (and freckles)~so cute!

    Your niece is super cute. I love how you edited all the photos to look similar.

    Great shots! :)

    Great set this week! I found a couple of the prompts quite challenging, but did enjoy stretching myself!

    Your kitty always makes me smile;0. I am def. a cat person! lol . Your niece is a cute little button for sure! Perfect and yes, the last picture is darling. As I said before your hubby is a rare gem to enjoy time with kiddos as much as he does. Def. going to be a perfect Daddy!

    Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

    I shot a lot of my selfies in b/w. I am not sure why :) I prefer color though. Love the bowling shot. He’s going to be a great daddy :)

    Great choices, Ashley! I really love that 1st shot.

    Your’s are fantastic! Love the against the light and ink – very cool!

    These are all so great! I’m glad to see Kitty Paw again!

    Sweet shots!

    Great shots! I love the black and white contrast and the bright lights in the ‘ink’ interpretation are fabulous!

    I love the buttons idea. Her smile is wonderful.
    The same thought about the prompt ink came to me. I am always smitten by the crispness of your photos.

    Loving both pictures of your niece!! Against the light is awesome!

    Great set! Loved buttons and best part of my day! I didn’t get a chance to get all my photos for this weeks hunt. Hopefully next week! Have a great Sunday!

    Amazing set, as always! I love the shot of Kitty Paw, and your take on buttons, your niece is adorable! And the shot of your husband and niece is so sweet.

    I LOVE sll of your shots in black and white. You should really do an all black and white segment on here!

    Love all your black and whites today…and of course that last shot is so sweet. You already know I think Alyssa is awesome. Your capture of her by the door is beautiful and poignant. My cat too does “the pose”…I think that pose is an I love you-I’m going to think that anyway. Loved this week’s list.

    I love your cat photo! My dog often poses for me too and I love it!

    Love all the black and white…and I’m always a big fan of negative space! :)

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    Well, I have to say your “stretch” for buttons is probably my favorite. I do love photos with a different slant. What a cutie! And your “favorite part of the day”…sure wish MY dog #1 and dog #2 were REMOTELY as cooperative as Kitty Paw! Wonderful set of photos.


    Those are nice! Love your cat photo and her button nose!


    Wonderful shots!!! Love your kitty paw ;)

    That last one is just great. Such a sweet moment captured.

    really like the buttons shot.. she has such a cute face.

    this looks like fun! maybe i can link up later today :] and i love your shot of Kitty Paw!!

    It looks like a very fin time- I think the last one is my favorite.

    Another great collection! I love your use of negative space…you definitely have a style recognizable as your own, that’s great!
    How wonderful that your niece is comfy in front of a camera she seems like a great subject…like the shoot is fun for the both of you. I am just getting to that point with my daughter and it makes taking photos so much fun. Kitty paw, as usual melts the heart, too cute! And what a poser, no shame!
    Looks like I am going to have to step it up for next week ;) The ideas always seem like good ones at the time and then when it comes to shooting I wonder what was running through my mind!
    Happy Sunday to you!

    Great post! Love you ink shot! My girls love fake tattoos! I should really start participating in this. Love checking yours out. Always so inspirational!

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    Somehow I new Kitty Paw would be your favorite part of the day! Nice job, as usual!!!!

    Love Kitty Paw!!! That is a great shot for ink.

    what a beautiful collection of slices from your life! I am honored to be a part of this Sunday hunt! I love a prompt, project and challenge! Thank you!

    #3 by the best………… <3 KP!

    I really love the picture of your husband helping your niece. So sweet!

    Beautiful shots Ashley! Your button photo is my very favorite. :)

    You are already prepared for Negative Space I guess! :) I’m not so much… Kitty Paw sure has a great view out of that door, I can see why you like these shots!

    I love your buttons shot! Not only does she have a button nose, but she’s “cute as”… which is my interpretation too :)

    As usual a great series.. I love the freckles and little nose on Buttons. She is a very cute girl. Cannot get enough of Mr Cat :)

    I love these shots-the one of your niece is priceless..and your cat is seriously photogenic!!!

    LOVE your button shot! CUTE! I have to thank you too. You gave me inspiration for my daughter’s 4 year photo shoot! :)

    Hi Ashley… LOVE love love the Ink shot… fabulous color!! and such a sweet moment! I just read your post about your day out bonking your head… I would SO do that… thanks for the giggle!! hope this week is less bumpy!

    I like your against the light and best part of day most !!!!

    Have a nice monday !!!

    Some pictures sweet and delicate, wonderful. I love that beautiful light, a delight.

    Your niece’ll have such wonderful memories of her time with you.

    I love those shots of her and that last one is so sweet. :)

    What a great collection, Ashley! I LOVE Kitty Paw!!

    You always do such lovely pictures

    Great photos, love the button nose shot.

    awesome post love your against the light shot and best part of my day too cute.

    I think you could’ve used that one for “cute as a button!!!” Love all of your shots!!!! Have a great week!

    I absolutely love your scavenger shots, they are all great and especially so in black and white.

    Your niece is too cute! I love your “button” shot. :)

    Your niece is adorable! I love these shots!

    Love cheezer smiles!! Great set of photos this week!!
    Enjoy your day!!

    I always love seeing Kitty paw and the photo of your hubby and niece is very sweet!