Scavenger Hunt Sunday
It should come as no surprise that I am still processing my European vacation photos. In fact, I’m completely breaking my own Scavenger Hunt rules for another week considering I haven’t picked up my camera since the portrait session I previewed yesterday. On top of that…it’s been raining. Autumn is definitely my favorite season, but I could do without the rain…just bring on the fall colors!

Either way, if you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you (or challenged you – they certainly challenged me). If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Paper Heart Camera and Olivia.
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. Low Key
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Confession…I’ve Googled “low key photography,” and while I know what it should look like, I just don’t know that my photo this week represents that. Considering I’m a bit lazy, let’s just roll with it. This is actually another window at The London Towers. You may remember a couple of weeks ago that I was a bit obsessed with windows. There’s a strong possibility that I’ll revisit all those windows in a future post…we’ll see.

2. The Color Wheel – Monochromatic and Analogous Color
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Kat always provides me with a challenging prompt and when she told me that her upcoming theme was “monochromatic and analogous color,” I got a bit nervous. Thank goodness she writes an explanation to go along with her challenging prompts. If you missed her lesson on monochromatic and analogous color, click HERE. Anyways…I think my photo leans more towards monochromatic since there are subtle shades of green through the image. I took this photo while walking to Versailles – more of that to come in the next few days.

3. Circle
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This prompt was really meant to be used within a self-portrait (for Paper Heart Camera) – clearly, I took a different direction. These are actually a collection of pocket watches at The British Museum. I would have shared this shot on Friday, but it didn’t fit in with all of the mummies.

4. Scarf
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Speaking of Friday’s post…this is another attempt at the coveted “bench shot.” After failing miserably (twice) by The London Eye, we thought we might have more luck inside The Bridge Museum. My husband took this shot and while he took my cue to chop our heads off, it wasn’t quite wide enough to capture our legs too. However, you can clearly see that I was wearing a scarf. By the way, Kirstin looks way cuter!

5. Phone
Ashley and the Eiffel Tower
I mentioned that my husband took almost as many pictures as I did…on his Droid. He actually made it his personal mission to capture me in action. In this case…we were clearly in Paris – at the Eiffel Tower (more photos to come!). Notice that I am carrying my Jo Tote with me (I left my Kelly Moore bag at home). In theory, it was great for carrying around my 7D, 50mm, 28-75mm and wide angle adapter while we toured London and Paris. In reality, my back hurt…but I am way too proud (one of my flaws) to admit defeat, so I toughed it out…even though my husband offered on many occasions to carry it for me.

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. Inspired by a Book or Movie
  2. Brown (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  3. Hazy (Olivia’s suggestion)
  4. Coffee or Tea (Olivia’s suggestion)
  5. Linger (Olivia’s suggestion)  
Again, thank you to Paper Heart Camera and Olivia 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 38. The prompt/theme is “Fall.” Happy Shooting!


    Love your phone picture! How cool is it to have a picture of you taking a picture of the Eiffel tower?

    I actually had to look up low key and follow a tutorial to get my picture done. Hope you like it!

    Ashley..LOVE LOVE the photo of you that you hubby took. And your Color Wheel is awesome. I had a hard time with that prompt. I really look forward to seeing what you post every week. And I am enjoying your photos from your trip….keep em coming!! Have a great week!! :)

    Great photos this week, like your circles. Thanks for having me!

    i’m with the first two comments – love the shots jeremy captured of you! :-) they are definitely keepsakes!

    lots of love!

    Love these shots! I laughed when I read you googled low key, because I did the same thing! :) I like how yours turned out!

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    your prompts are getting very abstract! love the colour shot

    beautiful pictures! i especially love the circle one.

    Great photos. Love the ones that Jeremy captured on his phone. So great!

    This week was a hard one.. man it really took more time than usual . I kind of liked to play with different light situations.
    Anyway, I love your circles interpretation, amazing. You look cute on phone ( I miss Paris)

    I really love the colors of the green in the monochromatic picture. I also love the watches! Very cool.

    cool, thanks for choosing my prompts for next week! I’m with the others on your husband’s shot of you! so cute!

    I googled low key too! Love learning new things , thank you for the inspiration. Cannot wait for the windows post!!

    Such amazing photos from your trip!! I love the circles and low key wonderful detail. And the angle on scarfs is awesome. Also love how hubby was able to capture you in action! Have a good week!!

    These are lovely, especially the last too!

    I love that Paris shot!!!

    Love your colour wheel picture! Thanks for hosting and for stoping by every sunday! I appreciate it! Have a great week xxx

    OK. Now on my bucket list is… a pic of me taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower! LOVE your phone pic Ashley, you are so CUTE! The whole set is amazing.

    Love the circle photo! :-)

    That low key was a real challenge for me too but Ashley I think you did nail it with your shot and you’ve made nettles look so pretty :)

    Jeremy did great with his shots too – love that he’s captured you capturing the Eiffel Tower.

    These are all great! Your phone shot is fantastic, love it! And I totally interpreted low key to mean something else!

    Ashley, your shots are so beautiful…all of them! I know you didn’t take the last one, but that one is awesome.

    Great variety.
    I like the scarf shot, very well captured.

    LOL got lost in webland, forgot to say Thank You for the challenge and the linky! Loving your London photos!

    Th leaves in your Monochromatic shot are so pretty!

    Isn’t it cool when hubby gets in on the photography thing, too? :)

    Love Love Love the circles & the phone ones- So much about them just peak my interest.

    Love the last one your husband took! I’m actually loving all your photos from your trip!

    These are fabulous. I love that last shot of you.. That looks like the trip of a lifetime.. Thanks for sharing all you photos with us!!

    Hugs, Linda

    A usual, they are all fabulous. My favorite by far is the pocket watch collection. At first they looked like meat thermometers them I read the description. The angle, the composition, the edit, so wonderful!

    Hey Ashley….I found this week’s hunt really perfect-a challenge and fun. I love your take on circle and really enjoyed seeing you “in action”. I too find I am drawn to windows. What’s that about? Have a great day.

    Love them all, my favorites are the first two. And I say break those rules!!

    What a fun hunt. I was the same way on the first one, I Googled it, but my picture didn’t quite match. I love your phone selections, beautiful!

    I love these challenges!!!!Even if mine are way off! LOL!

    I love the circle shot. Very cool!

    This is my first time joining Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Love your shots. I thought I was the only one that cut people’s heads off. lol Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    Great shots – Love Phone the best!

    I always enjoy your interpretations, Ashley. They always exude fun times.

    And I love your picture with the Eiffel on the background. That was memorable!

    Love all of these! My favorite is the phone one though. Love the photos of you taking photos!

    Lovely! The pocket watches picture is gorgeous! :)

    I really like your photo for circle, it definitely caught my eye. Also, love the shots for phone.

    Very cool photo of pocket watches.

    YAY!!! I am looking forward to the Eiffel Tower shots.

    I love that first picture! The negative space makes the window pop! It leaves me intrigued and thinking, “What else is there that I can’t see in this photo?” Also.. your camera bag is adorable! I love mine, but it screams camera bag SO loud that you can hear it from the moon.

    I just love that low key shot. It’s just so…so…I don’t know but I love it. And you with the Tour D’Eiffel in the background…love, love, love. I’m living vicariously through you.

    Love those shots your hubs took of you at the Eiffel Tower. And I can’t WAIT to see more of Versailles! Twice in Paris and have yet to find the time to take the train out of the city fo rthe day. Guess that means I need to go back ;)


    It looks like you had so much fun! I can’t wait to see the Paris photos!

    I’m having a before/after editing link up tomorrow and I’d love it if you’d join me!

    i actually really like your scarf shot. you’re nothing short of adorable . . . especially kneeling down to capture the Tower! awesome.

    Woof Ashley!
    Ya mean those are camera stuff in the bag? No kitty? No doggy? Yikes! Did you leave Kitty home during your vacation?

    Me love Scarf!

    Hi Ashley!
    This is my first time linking up to your scavenger hunt. It’s been fun to think about all week. Thanks for hosting.

    WOW Awesome…….Paris!!!!!
    Love Love Love the picture of you taking a pic!

    Love all of these, especially the Eiffel Tower! So gorgeous!

    I love the shot of you taking a picture of the Eiffel Tower! That is so cool! And the watches, the perspective on them is amazing!

    Love that picture of you taking pictures – you look like you were having a great time! :-)

    I love the first one and the last one! I wish we could travel somewhere fun like that!

    The clocks were so interesting. Great captures. V

    I really appreciate your great photography….love the color wheel!!! It sure seems like you had a fantastic trip.

    Oh I just love your low key and circle photos! Very cool!

    Really love your low key shot, and the circles shot is amazing!! Looking forward to seeing your Eiffel Tower shots!

    It looks like you had a very great time. I LOVE the shot your husband did : ) So glad you had fun and were able to capture so many glorious things! FANTASTIC!

    I love seeing you in action!

    Beautiful! I especially love the circle and phone shots. Thanks for hosting ;)

    great set! especially the two first shots! thanks for your comment!

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    Loved your set, Ashley. Your poor back probably did hurt from toting around all that equipment. You got some great shots to show for it though ;D Sooooo worth it – hee!

    I really, really like the pocketwatch shot, but then again I’m a museum nerd, so it should be expected. Also loving the shots of you in action–your husband did a great job!

    Fantastic! I love the photos of you in Paris! The circles shot is my favorite!

    Love those pocket watches and the phone shot!

    the low key one is awesome and you’re super cute in the last photo! Love it!

    All pictures fresh this weekend.
    Only thought of entering this morning and had to do the phone picture in a hurry :-)
    Didn’t realize that you lived in London. I hardly ever take pictures there these days.

    Gorgeous shots.. beautiful compositions and processing. I especially liked the pocket watches. and you look awesome in action! your husband did a great job capturing you.

    Did you get a wet bum in that last shot? Sorry i just had to ask and seeing as you’ve now been in the UK you’ll know what a bum is, won’t you?

    Oops I haven’t commented on your photos have I? Very nice, as always. Even with the cut off heads. If I did that it would just look like a big mistake!

    LOVE your photos!!! And your blog. Thanks SO much for linking up!! ;)

    I have a Jo’s Totes bag right now and it hurts my back too if I carry it around for very long. I love how much room I have, but it’s not the most comfortable bag. I’m getting a 7D for Christmas and I’m thinking I’ll go with a Kelly Moore or Epiphane Bag as an “extra.” LOVE your low key shot! And your husband has some mad phone-photogrpahy skills. :)


    thnaks so much for stopping by my blog! Great photo challenge, I’ll stop by again….now off to check other folks pics:)

    That circle shot is really cool. :D

    And props to hubby! His shots of you are awesome. :D

    Oops! Guess I should have Googled Low Key Photography cause my photo definitely wont qualify. Great series with some pretty awesome shots.

    Gorgeous set Ashley! Love your Low Key shot, Colour Wheel and Circle shots. So creative and beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comment on mine last week, I’ll be back this Sunday with two weeks worth. :-)

    That first photo is stunning and I love the photos of you in action! :) props to the hubby!