Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Hi, my name is Ashley and I’m a stretch-aholic. Let me explain. For the past few weeks, I’ve said that my photos are a stretch. Stretch or not, I’ve been a little busy between my day job and life…therefore, I haven’t been as intentional about what I’m photographing for the scavenger hunt. I guess it doesn’t really matter, but I felt the need to confess. Alright, moving right along.

In other news, we went to the beach with my family this weekend. I hope to share some photos from our time together later this week – my sweet sister even let me practice couple’s photography on her and her boyfriend!

But enough about me. 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 Shades of Autumn, Paper Heart Camera, and Ginger.
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. Macro Spaghetti Macro RS
Can you figure out what this is? I won’t make you guess…it’s spaghetti. I’ve seen several inspiring spaghetti macros lately, so I decided to give it a try. I’m not completely satisfied but I didn’t have time this week for a re-shoot.

2. Found Texture IMG_9708 RS
Leaves have so much texture…especially when they’re at this stage. Not only do I love this shade of red that comes with autumn, but I equally love all the speckles and texture. 
Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

3. HomeKitty Paw October RS
You know I couldn’t post a “home” photo without including Kitty Paw. Quite honestly, she wasn’t really in the mood for a photo shoot, but she let me have this moment.

4. Cover Covering My Eyes RS
I don’t know what this has to do with cover. I’m not really sure how to even interpret “cover.” However, if I were on this particular fair ride, I’d probably be “covering my eyes.”

5. Tree Tree Art RS
Technically this is more than one tree…it’s not even a new photo. I didn’t make my way over to one of my favorite trees out in the country this past week. However, I was inspired by Pam’s recent “Edit Me” post using a pencil sketch action. I couldn’t wait to find the action and give it a try myself – very cool. Click HERE to download it yourself.

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. Food
  2. Purple (Shades of Autumn prompt)
  3. In Disquise (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  4. Shapes (Ginger’s prompt)
  5. Photographer’s Choice 
Again, thank you to Shades of Autumn, Paper Heart Camera, and Ginger 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). 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 43. The prompt/theme is “Costumes.” Happy Shooting!


    I actually really like your spaghetti macro. I am going to have to try that myself!

    I also love your tree shot. The sketch turned out really cool!

    Love them all. Pasta makes for such fun photos :) As for cover it is such a great shot it’s got you covered!

    I love your spaghetti shot. I’m not sure I would have ever figured out what it was!

    I love them all! Kitty Paw is especially adorable. Love the pencil sketch of the trees. Thanks for the mention and link.

    ps. I’m the queen of stretching the prompts. lol

    AMAZING set. Love the bokeh shot ;D

    Love these. Really love that macro shot! Pretty! :)

    My Flickr Link:

    Intentional or not they’re fantastic Ashley! Love your spaghetti macro and your found texture is gorgeous, lovely colours too. The photo for cover is awesome, love it in B&W, I had trouble with cover too, all I could think of was Tupperware :-), I guess that’s what’s so great about this is you can interpret the prompts how you like.

    That tree shot is fantastic! I need to find out how to do that!


    I love your macro–really lovely! Great set!

    I really enjoyed your spaghetti macro, never would have guessed what it was. And your texture shot is lovely. Love your interpretation for cover. So many different ways to interpret it.

    the spaghetti make a great subject. i am going to have to try it now!

    I couldn’t tell they were spaghetti. They sure look pretty though –like fairy lights! :)

    I love that leaf shot.

    Lovely photos this week. I think one of the great things about these scavenger hunts is that all the prompt are open to interpretation. No need to apologise for stretching- I think the stretching is what makes it interesting!
    Love your textured leaf.

    I love the macro shot. It looked like pretty bokeh to me…but spaghetti?! Love it!

    the pasta is really cool – I couldn’t tell what it was until you stated “spaghetti” and then an ahah!

    I love your macro. It looks like a bokeh effect!Have a great weekend!

    Hi Ashley, As always I just love looking at your photos. They are wonderful. But little kitty paw has to be my favorite.. What a cutie.. I do hope you are having a happy Day!

    Hugs, Linda

    Love the spagetti! It reminds me of the fiber optic lights of the
    I posted my kitty for home too – how could we not!!!

    Oh, you always leave me so inspired! I would never have guessed spaghetti…looks like some fabulous x-mas lights bokeh! And, I love that pencil sketch action on the trees; very cool, indeed! So lovely seeing sweet Kitty Paw again…been hesitant to let her know that her Finnish Valentine Romeo passed away this summer. Hope she won’t feel too sad hearing the news :(

    Have a great week, my friend!

    Love your macro spaghetti and your home, I totally get. My cat is my home shot also.

    Okay, now that you say it I can see it’s spaghetti, but thought at first it was some kind of lights. I love the way it glows! Love the kitty for home and the pencil sketch for tree is pretty cool!

    I for one LOVE your macro! I thought it was teeny lights! Very pretty. I love your sketch too!!

    nice shots. most i like the cover :)

    I love you macro shot, I’ve seen something similar done with straws.
    I also love what you did with the trees. Fantastic post.

    Very interesting macro !!!! I thought they were those little lights. Texture and trees photo is neat !!!!

    Love the macro and the kitty! :-)

    That pasta looks like tiny little LED christmas lights – I would never have thought it was pasta! I’m away to see that post about those trees – that’s so neat what you did with yours Ashley. Glad you were not the only one stuck on cover!

    The macro one is fabulous! At first I’d thought they were lights…can you believe it??

    wow! the spaghetti macro is awesome :) and Kitty Paw is always so photogenic. adorable. I’ve already downloaded the mcp action, thanks for sharing :)

    That macro rocks! More proof I need a macro lens! Love your texture too and your cat makes me forget I’m not a cat person (-:

    Macro is superb! And your tree art as well!

    The spaghetti shot is AWESOME! I love the magic of macro!

    Your macro shot is fabulous!!!I love your home one too, I wish my cat would sit still long enough for me to take a photo!! LOL!

    I initially thought the fair ride was a snare drum and thought “oh, a drum cover.” Haha! So it worked for me! :)

    I love you tree pencil scetch! The action seems perfect for it!

    The spaghetti is great! I thought it was a photo of twinkling lights.

    Wow! I just really love that spaghetti shot!

    Woof Ashley!
    My fave is Kitty for sure!

    Awesome shots. I love the spaghetti macro. I MAY be able to get mine done today. It has been crazy around here. I haven’t been picking up my camera or really getting on the computer much.

    Hi Ashley!
    The spaghetti really fooled us all!

    I really don’t think these are a stretch at all. They’re great! I’d be covering my eyes on that ride too!

    Okay, girl! You wowed me this week! Love your macro…I really think it is quite good! And the tree edit…wowzers! I love it!!!!

    …you make me laugh! Stretch-aholic? lol But I have to tell you, regardless-your COVER is amazing. I love the feel of movement and I think it’s great that you converted it. Your kitty is adorable and your macro is dreamy.

    Funny, I thought the spaghetti was bokeh… very solid bokeh!

    I popped by from Carletts’s to see what the project is all about and I just couldn’t leave without telling you that your cat is the most adorable thing in the world :)
    she reminds me a bit of my Isadora, that mischevious expression is wonderful

    I think I’ll play along next week

    LOVE your tree..i need to be a little braver with editing, GREAT job! And Kitty Paw, i fully understand, cough, 5 cats here!

    Great shots! I don’t always take photos for the prompt I just find ones ive taken that week that fit a lot of the time. I really hope I can get some good “night” shots of the fair. The little one is in bed by 7pm but I’m going to try and stretch it a little so I can get some at least when it is sorta dark!

    Hi Ashley,
    Love all your pictures. I would cover my eyes too on that ride. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

    That spaghetti shot is wild! Love it.

    Each one just Wowed me!!!!! I really love that watermark on the trees too! These are just awesome Ashley!!!

    I wouldn’t have guessed that was spaghetti, very cool. I love the covered shot but all of your shots are gorgeous … usual!:) And Kitty paw is so cute!

    Thank you! My best regards from Romania!

    hi, great to be in the hunt again :-) Love your macro, really cool shot..

    hi, great to be in the hunt again :-) Love your macro, really cool shot..

    Wow! Love that spaghetti macro shot! Actually I love ALL your shots!!

    I never would have guessed that was spaghetti! Who knew pasta could look so pretty?
    Great shots…and life IS busy sometimes, no confessions necessary! :)

    I love your texture shot! Your macro shot is great I would not have guessed it was spaghetti. I thought the shot was some kind of mini lights. Thanks for hosting.

    Lovely finds! I thought it was cute we both used our kitties for home. I love your texture shot, the angle on the curling red leaf almost makes it look like the green leaf is shedding its outer layer of skin.

    P.S. I think you should turn your light on tomorrow! It’s so much fun handing candy out! :-)

    Dear Stretchaholic….right there with you. I too thought of my cat for “home”-glad to see I wasn’t the only one. I have no idea what “cover” means, but that is one amazing shot. Have a great day!!

    That spagetti picture is interesting, I wouldn’t guess what it was, really nice.
    I don’t usually like photoshop filters but to tree picture it is perfect and with Kim’s texture it is beautiful.

    Great set! I love the spaghetti one, we couldn’t figure out what it was!

    Thanks for linking up to the photoshop action, it looks great!

    I really like your leaf for found texture. and Kitty Paw of course. thanks for hosting scavenger hunt, and happy week to you.

    I thought that first one was bokeh not spaghetti.. very cool though! I love edit on the last one!! my computer decided to break down on me this week so I wasn’t able to link up this week, maybe next week!

    LOVE your macro shot! Had no idea that was spaghetti.

    The macro shot is really cool! I love the leaves. One of my favorite parts about fall is the changing colors of the leaves and the beautiful photos that people take of them.

    Your kitty is so cute! My cat is also a tuxedo cat, but she’s bigger haha.

    I’ll link up tomorrow. :)

    kept looking at your photos going “oooo I love her macro” and then “ooo I love that one too… and that one… oooo that is my favorite”

    Translation = I love all of your pictures! :)

    Hi Ashley, this is my first week here and it was fun taking the list and trying to relate it to food! I have been looking at Stasha’s photos every week and decided to jump over and join in. Can’t wait to go through all the sites. Your pictures are awesome!

    Very very cool…I love those trees! Will check out that tutorial.

    Great shots! I love that last “sketch” photo and how you put your name on it. Thanks for the link to the action.

    Your spaghetti shot is so neat! I never would have guessed it was that on my own. :)

    Love your found texture shot too!

    I played this week can you believe it?!!! Great shots, love your texture.

    Another great week on scavenger hunt. I love your macro and of course Home.

    Ashley, Your Kitty Paw looks so much like my Oliver! cute!
    I love what your did with the trees! Cover is fascinating!
    a great set of photos!

    I would have never guessed that was spaghetti, not in a million years. I love it!

    What a cool idea the spaghetti is! I love the “cover” photo, and your kitty is SO cute!

    The cover shot is brilliant. I remember going on a ride like that years ago with my partner and thought one of us was going to have a heart attack. Never again! :D

    Love that macro!! It looked like bokeh to me before I read what it’s of. Trees is a stunner. Thanks for the link!

    The macro looks really nice. I’d like to try out the pencil image one.

    I love your spaghetti shot! I thought it was bokeh until you explained. Totally cool! I also love the sketch effect, it could be a thank you card.

    Thinking I might join in this week. I’ve only done the one and now that I have comments back on, I might just give it another shot! It’s such good practice!

    Gorgeous shots Ashley! Love the spaghetti. Very cool and that sketch is wall-worthy!

    ohhh my goodness ashley! Your spaghetti macro is awesome! I love it. I need to work on my macro photog… also I loved all your fair pics too!!! :)

    Awesome photos… the texture leaf is ready to frame.

    love the spaghetti picture,At first glance I actually thought it was lights…

    Thanks so much for the comment of my photos!

    I always love your photos. The spaghetti shot at first I thought were hot glue sticks, :)
    Good job to me on that one.


    Oooo….I love your macro! At first I thought it was bokeh. And I grabbed that sketch action…thanks for sharing the link!

    That spaghetti shot is so cool! :D

    Awesome collection as usual… Love how abstract that spaghetti shot is!

    I just came across this and love it! I got a camera recently and am just figuring out how to use it. This has inspired me. I LOVED looking at your pictures!!!