Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I cannot even believe it’s already October. In fact, I didn’t mention it last week…mostly because it sneaked up on me. But I welcome October with arms wide open…cooler temperatures, long sleeves, pumpkin spice lattes, the changing of leaves…I welcome it all. Of course, I might be singing a different tune if I lived in a cold state, but I live in North Carolina – it’s still in the 70s and 80s here (don’t hate).

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 Paper Heart Camera and Pieni Lintu.
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. Landscape Open Highway RS
Last weekend, the sky looked incredible. This is just one more reason to have your camera on you at all times. Of course, my husband insisted that if I just waited…I would have an open highway shot, but I love having a little context: cars, bridge, etc. Look at all that green…you’d hardly know that it was October by the looks of this scene. You can also tell that I was feeling like a vintage postcard when I processed my photo.
Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

2. Complementary or Triadic Color
IMG_7845 RSTechnically speaking…after studying Kat’s lesson on Complementary or Triadic color (and if you haven’t, be sure to click HERE), I went with this image. Based on her explanation, I believe this falls into the “tetrad” color range:
“When you combine four colors from the color wheel, either equally spaced as a square or unequally spaced as a rectangle, you have a tetrad harmony. A square tetrad incorporates two complementary pairs. Surprisingly, these color combinations are balanced and create a lot of depth in an image.”
I think my photo is more in line with the rectangle hitting purple, red, yellow and green as my image’s colors are similar to those on the color wheel.

Non-technically speaking, I took this photo at Versailles. It may actually be my only “macro” image as I really focused more on architectural details.

3. Black and White Night Blur RS
A couple of weeks ago, I think I mentioned that I practiced a little night/blurred photography. A tripod would have made this exercise a little easier, but one of the biggest lessons I learned was to focus on a non-moving object (I think in this case, I used the buildings) and then slow down your shutter speed. It may not be perfect but I really like the effect.
Photography love...

4. Food More Candy Corn
Candy corn is food…right?

5. Blank SpaceNight Drive RS
Um…negative space? I have no idea…but I did take this the other night while we were stuck in traffic on the way to visit my in-laws. Our side of the highway was bumper to bumper…the other side of the road, not so much.

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. Abstract 
  2. Round (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  3. Fire (Pieni Lintu’s suggestion)
  4. Seeing Faces in Strange/Unexpected Places (Pieni Lintu’s suggestion)
  5. Stars (Pieni Lintu’s suggestion)
Photography love...PieniLintu
Again, thank you to Paper Heart Camera and Pieni Lintu 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 40. The prompt/theme is “Leaves.” Happy Shooting!

PS: I am also guest posting today over at Misty’s blog: Through a Photographer’s Eyes, for her newest series called “Focus on the Savor.” Click over to check it out.

    ummm…. no, candy corn is not food. but, it made a great photograph. Love the flower image. The night photo is awesome, too. That blur is perfect.


    I saw the candy corn on my counter and thought of you. I suspected it might make another appearance on your blog. I love the processing on that picture- cool!

    Love your color wheel shot too.

    Gorgeous shots. I love the first shot and the vintage postcard feel is great.

    Love that black and white! Great motion. Looks like you are doing a lot of experimenting…nothing like thousands of travel photographs to get the inspiration going, eh?

    Great shots. I love the candy corn photo and I did the tetrad too, but the square. Really great shots. :)

    Love your black and white! And the candy corn looks delish!

    Mmmmm….candy corn. I LOVE candy corn :)

    I had trouble w/ the color challenge too…LOL.

    Love the landscape shot. Very cool clouds indeed and I’m with you…having it with the context in it really adds to the photo!

    I firmly believe candy corn is a food. ;) I could make a meal out of that stuff. Love it. Great shots this week! Love the flower!

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    Candy Corn is certainly food in my book! And your photo of it ROCKS! Love it and am going to have to try something similar because I just love that shot!

    I love that blacl-and-white/blurred photography shot… and you did that without a tripod? Wow.

    Love your first shot -that sky is amazing!
    You know, I have never heard of candy corn, it must be an American thing:)

    I love your candy corn shot! Such great colors! Beautiful vintage landscape!

    HI. Wonderful shots for this week!! I just LOVE the landscape processing- it really looks like a postcard. And the candy corn looks delicious!! Wonderful night photography as well! Have a good weekend!

    Awesome photo collection – again ;-) How does candy corn taste like? They dont sell it in Europe or Australia and I always see it on American blogs around Halloween.

    Awesome photo collection – again ;-) How does candy corn taste like? They dont sell it in Europe or Australia and I always see it on American blogs around Halloween.

    Love, love, love that B&W…but they are all great!

    I love your B&W shot and the flower is just gorgeous.

    Amazing B&W and NO, candy corn is not food they are very bad for your teeth :) I do like the process on the candy though.

    Ooooh, I’m really lovin’ the black and white you did and I love the candy corn!!

    P.S. I love the photo of the socks in your header! ; )

    I love your landscape…and, I agree that it’s more interesting with the cars included. And, in my opinion…anything with the word “corn” in it MUST be food, right!? ;) Lovely capture, in any case!

    Thank flower shot is beautiful. I really love how fun your candy corn picture is!

    I love your black and white in Paris. Great hunt all around, have a beautiful Sunday. xxx

    Love love love that candycorn processed with the bender – wish I could taste it! and that colour wheel flower – those two colours are great together in that cosmos flower. I never even thought of going looking for natural colour combinations in the garden! Your landscape is so good and having the cars there gives a great sense of scale.

    Have a great day Ashley.

    Love your black and white – great tones. I said it last year and I’ll say it again this – what the heck is candy corn? I’ve never heard of it. Am loving its colours though :O)

    I love your shots! Your post-processing is so fun.

    It has been awhile since I read your blog and I had fun catching up. :)

    Wonderful photos and inspiring interpretations. Beautiful.

    Fantastic set Ashley, love your landscape shot, the clouds are really awesome and I love the setting, looks like a vintage road trip.
    Love the colour and detail in your triadic shot.
    Great nighttime shots!

    This is such fun: both doing it and visiting. Thank you. BTW, do you need anymore suggestions for topics? [like a couple of hundred or so :-)]

    Great set! Love the candy corn popping off the white space! And your landscape is amazing!

    the candy corn … i honestly didnt think it was something edible! :)

    We must have had the same clouds last weekend:) Did you use a texture for the candy corn? I love the lines in there.


    These were just incredible.

    How did you get the candy corn to look like that?

    You are sooooooooooo talented.

    Hope you have a blessed Sunday♥

    Love the candy corn!!! Great shot and your cosmos is such a beautiful flower!

    Beautiful shots!!!!! The landscape is amazing. And how did you process the candy corn photo??

    Wow! These are all so awesome! LOVE landscape, color wheel, and B&W! And look at that candy corn! It looks wonderful and I don’t really like candy corn. :)

    WOW! That flower show is amazing!!! I love the colors and the edit!

    The landscape shot is my favorite – so calm!

    that B&W shot is so cool!!! :)

    The landscape shot turned out so good, it looks beautiful there! The black and white is very cool too, I want to try doing that now. Thanks!

    Love your photos especially the Landscape. Your Triadic color is so very pretty!

    These are awesome Ashley! Especially love the b&w with the incredible blurred effect, and the candy corn pops right off the page (although it’s not a food!).

    You’ve got a car “thang” going on this week. I think my fave is the blurred black and white. Followed by the vibrance of the candy corn, with the cool swirly processing. As always I enjoy seeing your interpretations. Oh yes, and the tetrad is beautiful too-cosmos I think. They are so pretty this time of year-and no, I’m not hating, just a bit jealous.

    That flower is just WOW!!!!!! The candy corn just made me holler at my hubs that he forgot to get me some when he was shopping yesterday (NEED IT) & that black & white is just awesome- I need to try that!

    Great finds this week. I especially love your pixel bender candy corn! It looks almost like it’s liquid. Mmm…

    Your candy corn picture is AWESOME!! I love candy corn…that is definitely a food!
    All of your pics are gorgeous. I’m so glad I found you!!

    Candy corn is definitely food…I think the “corn” part means it is a vegetable! My favorite is the first shot, I love the processing on it. And the last one, just because I hate when that happens when you are in traffic!

    I love the black and white!

    These are all such amazing shots . . . love the vintage feel of landscape. The flower shot is my favourite.

    Love all of these. The first ones edit is so nice.

    Candy corn is food, ya eat it right? Ha, ha.

    Love the motion shot black and white. I should try that sometime.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the movement in the B&W…wow, very impressive. ANd according to some…(like my son) candy corn IS a food! Your landscape is dreamy. Good eye for the color wheel..these are always interesting to do.

    Mmmmmm candy corn, droooooooool…

    Fun shot.

    Loved your complimentary shot. The color is so very vibrant. Great shot.


    Holy moly. LOVE the landscape shot. And yes, candy is a food. In fact, I think it fits somewhere into one of the main food groups.

    Great shots, I love the b&w and the landscape shot!

    Holy cow, why did I look at that candy corn? Now I NEED some!! I really like the flower and the idea of color behind that – never thought about using 4 points in the color wheel… you always just think of opposites on the wheel and that’s only two colors but four is so interesting and I really see how it makes the photo pop!

    love the black and white. great job!

    love the tri-color – great focus!

    :-) have a blessed week!

    Now that’s my kind of food and image! Love the processing on the first photo too. See I’m using all the correct jargon now too. :D

    great landscape shot and love your header….cute socks…

    Love all your pictures!! The candy corn picture is perfection. The details, the colors….it’s just amazing! =)

    after reading this post, while your photos are gorgeous! I have decided I MUST go out and get candy corn. It’s a MUST!

    Woof Ashley!
    Is candy corn OK for dogs?
    I would order one.

    Amazing shots Ashley! I love the first and candy corn shot, great work!

    Greetings from Croatia:)

    Hi Ashley!
    I made a mistake. My students wrote the prompts and I was told it was Color Wheel when it should be Complementary but I did not change it because it worked anyway. No wonder the kids were laughing!

    I love your Landscape and Food.

    Candy corn is surely food my friend! I always by a ton come Halloween time, so I can pig out all year round! Yay!

    LOVE the candy corn shot (of course)! My favorite though is the 2nd shot. It’s pretty perfect.

    Gosh… Next weeks scavengers hunt items certainly are challenging. Stars and faces in unusual places… I’ll see if I can give them a go!

    Of COURSE candy corn is a food! It’s a vegetable, right?


    Great shots – isn’t candy CORN a vegetable?

    These look amazing.. I do love the shot of the candy corn.. Just because I love them so.. And it it a great shot..
    I am so bummed I didn’t get to play this week.. But I am happy cause I am on vacation.. Hope to be back next week. Thanks so much for hosting this fun scavenger hunt.. I love it..

    Fantastic!! your candy corn shot is my favorite nicely done. Thanks again for hosting SHS. I’m having a blast and so is my husband.

    Fantastic!! your candy corn shot is my favorite nicely done. Thanks again for hosting SHS. I’m having a blast and so is my husband.

    Hi dear Ashley, you mention you ‘dig’ my black and white process a lot so here goes the recipe ;) I didn’t like doing black and white until I find this tutorial: now I ‘dig’ it too :) xoxo

    Love your shots Ashley! Especially the landscape!

    I love the effect on your black and white night shot too!! Love your landscape one as well! :D

    I really like your b&w, very neat effect. The candy corn shot is pretty cool too! I love your editing, it makes it look either like wet paint or marble…

    I love your shots. The black and white shot is also great.
    New follower from the photo swap.
    Hope you stop over for a visit and follow if you like.

    Holy cow, I LOVE your black and white! Amazing. And what fun is the editing on food??! :)

    Ashley – I am so sorry. I always get so caught up in linking up and checking out your shots and the next week’s prompts that I often forget to comment. I have to tell you, first off, that your halloween socks are cracking me up everytime that I visit. Love ‘em. And your set is amazing. Love the street blurs. But you know, my FAV is the candy corn. YUM!!!!!

    What a fun, creative meme! I’m happy to have discovered it! I like the vintage look you gave your first photo.

    LOVE your black and white and those clouds are amazing!

    Thanks for hosting ;)

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that candy corn is definitely food! ;) I love these shots, especially the black and white night shot and traffic shot.
    Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I hope you’ll be able to join us again next week when we move on to our new theme, yellow. Have a great day. :)

    I love your candy corn. Did you add any texture on it? Very nice color and effect.

    I could eat in your house….What a great photo!

    Lol… Don’t hate… I won’t, we are still in Indian summer and have been in the 70s and 80s here too for all of October… But I ain’t holding my breath for it to last!

    Awesome shots, ashley! I’m loving your last one and your black and white one the best! I’ll have to check out kat’s post sometime and do some color studying… I got a post coming up about that soon. :) but I’m really hoping to start rocking the night shots soon, whether just to capture negative space or motion!


    I liked your landscape and B&W very much !!!!

    okay great I think I just have to go buy candy corn today now!! Those look so freaking yummmmmmy! and I love the flower shot and the varied colors in the petals! Beautiful!

    Of course candy corn is food! And I love your edit on it. Also love the night shots you’ve been posting lately. Especially that black and white one with the blurry cars.

    Your b&w shot is awesome!!

    Ohhhhh Ashley, I am in love yet again!! You always give us so much to look at and take in.
    I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone and did some learning too!

    This is an awesome meme! I will definitely do this one sometime. Bookmarking!

    I was sick this week so i wasnt able to participate but i am going to have to try your scavenger hunt for this week.

    And yes candy corn is a food.. a good food :D

    Thanks for linking up with the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge Ashley, gorgeous photos as usual!

    I really love the one for blank space, that sky is incredible.

    Fun images Ashley! I love your blurred black and white. It’s fun to play with things like that, isn’t it? Great tetradic color combination! As always, thanks for including Exploring with a Camera themes in with the Scavenger Hunt. I love seeing what the hunters come up with.

    I love the ghost cars…so cool, and Halloween appropriate. I would argue that candy corn is food…barely.

    Are you kidding me? Of course candy corn is food. lol. Lovely captures as always. Thanks so much for joining the Shades of Autumn Challenge. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for yellow.

    siggggggggggggghhhh…candy corn!! how I miss candy corn here in Germany!! as always love love your shots!! I think my fav is the black and white shot this week. very cool!!xoxoxoxo

    Wait, did you change your header? I sure do like it! And all of your photos of course!

    I have those exact flowers beside my house. :D I don’t know what they are, but they’re pretty! :)

    I pintrest’ed your black and white (is that even a word????). :) Love it and want to try it! :)

    That candy corn photo is just incredible. I love your photos!