September 18, 2011
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Are you tired of seeing vacation photos yet? I sure hope not, because I have at least another week’s worth of photos to share…which also means that I’m using vacation photos for this week’s prompts. Get ready for more Big Ben! 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, Paper Heart Camera and Danielle.
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. Street Photography
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While we were visiting Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, we ran into a flood of bicyclists (or rather people on bicycles participating in the Sky Ride). It was pretty wild. There were people standing on risers cheering the riders on…even musicians playing some music. I spotted this photographer taking a photo of one of the musicians on the street. I was trying to capture two things at once: bicycle motion and another photographer in action.

2. From a Distance
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This is another photo taken from The London Eye. From a distance, you can see yet another photo of Big Ben…and Westminster on the right. My processing makes it look like something out of a storybook. Love that!
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3. Sunday
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Two weeks ago today, I was touring London. Of course, I don’t typically tour London on Sundays…I normally hit the gym and then read Scavenger Hunt Sunday posts (we attend church on Saturday afternoon).

4. Liquid
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This photo was taken around the same time as my St. Paul Cathedral photos that I shared on Wednesday. We really just needed to sit down and rest for a bit so we slipped into Starbucks. I needed to use the bathroom. I suppose I could have left my camera with my husband at our table, but it was around my neck so I just rolled with it. And since it still had my wide angle lens adapter on it, I thought I’d see what all I could capture in the tiny bathroom [don’t even act like you wouldn’t do the same thing – ha ha]. Anyways, this might be a stretch but liquid does come out of that faucet.

5. Behind
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This is one of many photos I took of my husband taking a picture. I think some of my photography obsession is rubbing off on him – in fact, I think he took probably 200-400 photos on his Droid….and they’re pretty good. I can’t wait to share some of them.

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. Low Key
  2. The Color Wheel: Monochromatic/Analogous Color (Exploring with a Camera theme: click HERE)
  3. Circle (Paper Heart Camera prompt – consider a self-portrait)
  4. Scarf (Danielle’s suggestion)
  5. Phone (Danielle’s suggestion) 
  Photography love...
Again, thank you to Kat, Paper Heart Camera and Danielle 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 37. The prompt/theme is “Teen or Adult Portrait.” Happy Shooting!


    I love your 2nd shot. So beautiful! Someday I will go to England!

    The second shot should seriously be a post card – I LOVE it, perfect!

    I like scavenger hunt-London edition! The processing on the distant photo is great but the many stories you caught in the Sunday shot make it my favorite!
    Looking at your set EVERYBODY in London is taking pictures ;)

    Hahaaa… I love that you even snapped a pic in a London bathroom! I would have so done it too girl! Your distance shot is a work of art.

    So fun to see London through your pictures, even the bathrooms! I really love the second one, too, but “behind” is my favorite. Something about the composition and processing really appeals to me.

    I love your “street photography” capture. The blur of the cyclists going by just adds to the movement of the photo. Lovely!


    Ashley, your vacation shots are absolutely gorgeous and FUN!

    I am linking Sweepy’s too.
    He sends his drooly kiss.

    I take pics of my hubby taking pictures too…and my obsession is rubbing him off as well. My sis n law told me he was asking a guy about his camera and lens when I wasn’t even around… :) Lol.

    Love your London pictures. I’m definitely not tired of them yet. :)

    It looks like you had a blast in London. Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

    Sooo jealous looking at all your London shots! :) I hope your trip was fabulous. Your shots are gorgeous!

    My Flickr Link:

    I love your distance picture! Great colors!

    Love your second shot! Awesome shot of London. I like your interpretation of behind too.

    I LOVE looking at all your vacation!! It sounds like an amazing trip of a lifetime. I absolutely love all your photos!! The distance photo is incredible with the edits, Sunday is awesome in the way you capture everyone taking photos and I love your behind photo!!! Have a good week!!

    Hi, new to your blog.. and I can’t wait to look around. Your pictures are amazing! Hopefully at some point I’ll get brave enough to link over to Scavenger Hunt Sunday. In the meantime, I’m going to check out all the link up! :)

    Fantastic set Ashley, I’m loving all this travel photography! Love Street, to me it has a vintage feel.
    Love the perspective on your Behind shot!

    Love the From a Distance shot! The detail is great and I love the retro feel you’ve given to it too!

    The Sunday shot captures the sky we’ve had all week here in the UK!

    Wow, your from a distance shot is just gorgeous!! And yes as for your water shot, I would have done the same thing!! LOL

    Great shots all!!!!

    The second shot is beautiful!

    Interesting photos around Big Ben !

    I like them all and that on the street photo looks cool too !!!!

    Have a nice sunday :)

    I keep coming back to see your London photos. They are great. Have a beautiful Sunday. xxx

    As always, beautiful set!

    I love your 2nd shot, great! Very interesting photos.

    Pleasant Sunday:)

    I love all the photos of London but my favorite is the street full of bikes! It’s so Europe! I love it! I’ve been missing from the SHS for a while but I’m hoping to get back in again!

    Loved these and can’t wait to see more……& Paris!

    Ok you’ll know immediately which shot caught my eye as I love processing my shots as storybook photos.

    Really love that distance shot!

    London looks beautiful. Love your from a distance shot and from behind! Looks like you had a great vacation!

    Your so lucky you rode the eye and had a good view! It was raining super hard and we barely saw anything but rain drops!! It really does look like a storybook! And your behind is great!!

    All amazing, of course! Love that you were photographing the Lou! Lol.

    I always enjoying seeing your scavenger shots. It is great fun to see London through your lens.

    Love these!

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! The behind one is my favorite! I have a lot to learn about photography :)

    Love all these photos from London! Especially Street photography and From a distance.

    These are all such great shots. I love your street shot.. Hope you have a happy day!!

    Hugs, Linda

    really weird grim effect on that bathroom sink photo… kinda makes me think the only thing I’d do in there is take a picture and run away ;-) Love the storybook processing – – beautiful postcard shot.

    Busted…bringing a camera into a bath-yes I would, and have.
    I’m so behind in reading blogs and have seen your vacation posts go up and can’t wait to read and look at your images. I’m going to treat myself to that later. I enjoyed this “preview”….love that from a distance shot. Even though I know London is vast-I don’t usually see it pictured that way. Happy Sunday Ashley.

    Wonderful photos Ashley. I love your from a distance shot.

    Oh, that is such a great ‘Behind’ shot! I didn’t take too many photos during my stay in London… I was caught up in other things at the time. :)

    Love them! My favorite is…. I don’t know they are all great I can’t decide.

    I love your ‘from a distance’, it looks like a postcard!

    I don’t think I will get tired of seeing your vacation photos. That second shot is awesome, I love the colors.
    They are all great!


    I love them all! Especially the processing on the From a Distance shot. It does look like something out of a storybook :)

    I love them all. The second is perfect. Its my favorite.

    Awesome shots! Love the feel of all of them!! Especially the last shot of your husband taking photos!

    Love that view from the eye- beautiful Ashley!

    my favorite shot this week is from behind. great job ashley!

    love you – blessings for your week!

    I am not getting tired of your London shots! They’re great and so much fun to live vicarously (sp?) through them!

    Again wonderful photos. I was really taken with the view from the tower. Great editing. V

    All the photos are awesome but loving that Sunday pic!

    I love that last shot! Yay for more trip pics!

    Oh, I want to go to London!!

    Love that ‘Behind’ shot Ashley. Glad you enjoyed yourself here in the UK, although personally, London drives me nuts! I like to get home as quickly as possible if I have to go there :O)

    They all make me want to buy plane ticket! Beautiful set!

    Great shots – looks like you had fun!

    have I mentioned lately how much your scavenger hunt has challenged me to grow as a photographer? In case I haven’t – it has and THANK YOU :)

    Love that 2nd image!

    Lovely, I like them all delicious framing, nice colors and excellent B / W.

    I’m not gonna lie…your pictures are really making me want to pack a suitcase and take a trip to that beautiful country!! I especially love your street photography shot!

    Amazing series of photos. Love them all and love this last one .
    Gorgeous work.

    I love your from the distance. I want to go back to Europe and visit London once again. Last time I went I did not have a camera, or drive to shoot.

    Love the processing on your from a distance shot–it looks like one of those vintage postcards from the 60s! And the perspective on your last shot of your husband is just perfect!

    Your city shots are amazing!

    Oooo. The processing on the from a distance shot is very magical looking. You should have done a digital frame to make ut look straight out if an old book. I love your vacation shots.

    All gorgeous shots. And I love how your processing just perfectly goes with the mood of the each shot. Beautiful.

    Keep the vacation photos coming! I love seeing one of my favorite cities through your eyes. Hope all is well with you!

    I’ve really enjoyed all your vacation photos! So fun. I’m planning to be back participating in Scavenger Hunt Sunday next week. yay! I’ve missed the creativity.

    I love all these photos from your trip! I really love the From a Distance shot!

    I am loving the photos from your trip! That distance shot is amazing.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Great shots, Ashley. :) Love the second photo. So much detail.

    I’m really loving all your London photos!! I got to go last year, and your photos remind me of how much fun that vacation was.

    Love that last shot. Documenting documenting! That storybook shot is amazing! I love how you processed it!

    Love how playful your strret photography shot is! The bathroom shot cracked me up, and I loooove the last one! My hubs is a compulsive phone pic taker… but his are almost all seriously goofy. He is a nut, lol.