Scavenger Hunt Sunday
This week, I thought it might be nice to actually pick up my camera…in fact, I’m only using ONE vacation photo. Aren’t you proud of 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 Kat, Paper Heart Camera, Danielle 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. Inspired by a Book or Movie 
Itsy Bitsy Spider RS
Charlotte’s Web
I was NOT looking for spiders or spiderwebs when I came upon this shot. But, to be honest with you…I didn’t really know what I would do for this prompt. “Charlotte’s Web” seems like an easy choice – I could go with “Along Came a Spider,” but wasn’t that a thriller?

2. BrownIMG_8404 RS
I took this photo during our last night in London. I want to say that we were eating at a little Italian restaurant. I was still trying to practice a bit of night photography so I brought my camera along. When I saw this family walking, I knew that there was a moment just waiting to be photographed. As soon as the little boy rounded the corner, he took off. The “brown” part of this prompt may be a stretch, but there’s a lot of heavy brown processing in this shot.
Photography love...

3. Hazy
Hazy Morning RS
I’m not sure that this photo effectively illustrates haze the way I witnessed it the other morning, but I’m really loving the slow starts to my day right now. It’s still a bit dark while I’m getting ready in the morning, so when I get to work…the sun is coming up to create a beautiful warm haze. I love that.
bokeh1 bokeh saturday

4. Coffee or Tea 
Pumpkin Spice Latte RSI don’t normally drink Starbucks’ coffee (seems kinda pricy to be a regular habit…and I’m cheap), but I love love love Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The other day, I treated myself to one…and of course I photographed it!

5. Linger
More Mushrooms RSI only thought we were done with the mushroom village in our yard…but apparently they’ve decided to “linger” around a little more. I made sure to photograph them AGAIN before my husband destroyed 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. Landscape
  2. The Color Wheel: Complementary/Triadic Color (Exploring with a Camera theme: click HERE)
  3. Black and White (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  4. Food (Danielle’s suggestion)
  5. Blank Space (Anika’s suggestion)
  Photography love...
Again, thank you to Kat, Paper Heart Camera, Danielle 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 39. The prompt/theme is “Orange.” Happy Shooting!


    Love your Linger and Inspired shots. I actually have a mushroom picture this week too! (Used mine for brown).

    I always have buyers remorse after I choose my thumbnail photo. I always think I should have chosen a different one!

    Lovely photos…and I just have to say–I LOVE Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes. It’s an excuse to get coffee more often during autumn since they’re only around for a short time. (:

    I am absolutely LOVIN’ your hazy picture! And your spider picture. Beautiful pictures, you are amazing with a camera!

    LOVE the mushroom shot…of course. Great interpretations!

    ALL of these are great, but I especially love “linger”. Great composition and crisp focus!

    My Flickr Link:

    Hubby would love that pumpkin spice latte, I’m sure.
    I really love your linger shot.
    Oh, and how about “Arachnophobia” for the first shot?
    I do love Charlotte’s Web

    I was a little lost this week, not very sure about the words and no inspiration , but again, I do enjoy playing and so I did.
    I really like your entries. Love hazy and the sharpness on Linger.
    Have a great week

    love coffee! love going to the coffee shops to but whole coffee beans :) and you know that’s right, coffee is expensive! the bf and i were just discussing how we can’t wait to start up our espresso maker again ;)

    Love the linger shot – beautiful tones and comp.

    Fantastic set Ashley, love your Charlotte’s Web! Love the bokeh in your Hazy and Starbuck shots, beautiful tones in both. Linger is my favourite though, love the textures and narrow DOF, gorgeous.

    Great set Ashley.
    That spider seems a lot less freaky when I now am envisioning it as Charlotte. And love that coffee shot, the bokeh…. to die for! Oh, pumpkin spice… to die for too. I may have to splurge for one too ;D

    Gorgeous photos! My son loves Charlotte’s Web–beautiful shot!

    Oh my goodness…such gorgeous photos. Love the night shot you took in London!

    I love them all. They are gorgeous and you have so much fun with this .

    I like your Spiderman and linger photos a lot !!!

    Have a nice sunday !

    This is my FAV weekly photo hop! Pumpkin spice is the best! You are an insperation girlfriend, I LOVE all you takes!!

    I am soooo in love with your spider shot! Is that for real a pinkish color or are my eyes deceiving me? I love the mushroom shot too.

    I don’t go to starbucks often either, but just yesterday morning I tried one of their new flavors, salted carmel mocha-yummy!

    That is a cool spider! But I would have run away instead. Spiders scare the crap outta me!

    Wow Ashley! These are awesome. I love them all but I think my favorite is linger. Really beautiful my friend.

    Great pics. The mushrooms and the spider are my favorites.

    Not able to join in the link up this time but will be back next week.

    Love ‘em all! I just LOVE your mushroom photo! Like a glimpse of an enchanted forest. And your hazy is so pretty!

    What a great selection Ashley especially that incredible spider shot and those lovely mushrooms. Now I can see where Charlotte has gone – she’s over with you ha haa!
    Maybe she’s over for a taste of that pumkin spice latte as that sounds real nice.

    Amazing light and clarity in the spider shot!

    I love your spider shot! And your mushroom is so detailed. Beautiful!

    These are great this week! Love your inspired by a book /movie and your coffee pic! First coffee drink I ever had was a pumpkin spice latte!

    Wonderful clear photos and images. I love your Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Its a fantastic challenge.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    Great set, Ashely! That first shot was my favorite! WOW! What an amazing shot…LOVE IT!

    These are fabulous Ashley. Man you really nailed the spider shot. Just a bit creepy for my taste. :-) I’ve been seeing a lot of people mentioning the Pumpkin Spice lattes. I’ve never had one. Might need to make a stop this week and give it a try. I’m with you on the expense, but every once in a while isn’t so bad.

    Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

    i’m stickin’ with charlotte’s web! just sayin’!

    great shots!!!

    i’m with you on the mushrooms! we have had our fair share of them here.

    xoxo blessings today!

    Those mushrooms tend to call out to you don’t they??? (they do to me too)
    I am really digging your spider shot and am glad we have and excuse to spend more time with coffee on this challenge!
    Gorgeous set, as usual.

    Love your shots, Ashley!! I’m with you on the Starbucks…although I LOVE it, I’m too cheap to go there often ;)

    Amazing mushroom shot, I lake it!

    I am LOVING the spider!

    Fabulous shots – love the spider and Linger!

    Charlotte’s Web is perfect-a book and a movie and the image is fantastic. I love the color behind making the spider really pop.
    Your mushroom shot is great too. Love that low angle. Today I’m going to treat myself to enjoying your vacation photos. I’ve been saving up a spot of time for that.
    Happy day Ashley.

    I’m in awe at your spider shot! I love it!

    I love the Charlotte’s Web! And I’m so glad you included the mushrooms again, I’ve never seen them turned up like that. Its so interesting!

    Love your Charlotte’s Web shot, and I for one am glad those mushrooms are lingering!

    As usual Ashley- you inspire me- love those mushrooms!

    Beautiful choices, especially “linger”!

    I LOVE the spider picture – so cool! And pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite :)

    You’re making me wish I had mushrooms growing in my yard. ;-)

    Your shots are awesome as usual.. I just LOVE that spider shot.. And I love starbucks.. But like you say it way to expensive but so yummy as a treat..

    Hugs, Linda

    these are great shots.

    Ahhhh….pumpkin spice latte’s, my second fav to only DQ’s pumpkin pie blizzards. I feel my hips growing already :). Great set of photos this week Ashley!


    Hands down, it’s the Linger shot for me. They are all lovely but the mushroom shot is above and beyond with “Spidey” a close second.

    I’m too cheap to buy the spice latte too often too but oh my oh my how I loooovvvveeee them! :) We’ll have to splurge together and meet up at SB sometime soon! That spider shot is much so that I got a chill going down my spine just looking at it…oh how I loathe spiders. lol

    As always, these are all fabulous! I was thinking Charlotte’s Web this week also, but I didn’t come across a spider. :)

    wonderful interpretations and great shots! such beautiful details in the mushroom shot and i love your ‘brown'; love the scene and your processing is gorgeous.

    Love the empty space you added on the hazy image and linger, so pretty. Wayto pick up the camera ;). I am finding it hard to post anything besides beach photos still! Looking forward to next weeks hunt!

    Wonderful photos!!! I especially like the spider and the mushrooms. Thanks for hosting, Ashley!

    As always I looooove you shots, but i’m in love with the Charlotte’s Web one! i HATE spiders, but I would frame that! love it…

    Beautiful, I like especially the spiders and mushrooms.

    Those mushrooms are as whimsical and fantastic as the other mushroom shot. You know the one. Love them both!

    Woof Ashley!
    I should say ‘bulaga!’ which is how people in my island say it.

    I kindda like yer mushy and spidey.

    Love the mushroom shot. It’s phenomenal. Can’t believe you are still finding the shrooms.

    Love your shots! Especially the coffee shot…I’m such a Starbucks junkie (worked there for 4 years during college before getting married and having kids).

    Oh, and your new header is super cute!

    LOVE LOVE your Linger shot!!!!!

    I just found your blog and love the scavenger hunt idea and your photo’s. LOVE!

    Love your new header – and the mushroom shot is my fave!

    Love your new header too cute. My favorite shot is brown so peaceful. The little boy looks like he is taking off….

    Love the spider! Such a neat capture. I also love PSL from S’bux! I only drink coffee in fall for the same reason. I’m hoping to join the scavenger hunts in December when i get thru the busy season. This looks like so much fun.

    You did it again… Another wonderful set! Your Charlotte’s web is so perfect and I totally love the Pumpkin Spice Latte (the drink AND the photo)!

    Great shots–I love the mushrooms and the spider web. Nice collection of photos. Mickie :)

    Gorgeous pictures!

    Oh, a great spider capture and I love the mushroom!!

    Beautiful shots! I especially love the first and last ones. Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting the fun :)

    Love the light in your Charlotte’s Web image.

    Happy MM

    Excellent and very nice photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

    My kids and I are reading Charlotte’s Web together right now. :D

    LOVE the mushroom shot!

    A bit late but I made it this week. I love your Charlotte’s web and your mushroom. Have a beautiful week. xxx

    Beautiful, Ashley…I love the dreamy quality in all of them. I’m not sure how you do it, but you manage to make a spider look cute…and a mushroom to not look phallic (as all of my attempts seem to do! LOL)


    Thanks for dropping by. I don’t know how you get to all of us. This scavenger hunt creation of yours is a big HIT! Thanks for bringing us together. It’s fun to take pictures, but to do it in community around a few prompts and then sharing the results makes it a real party!


    love that Charlotte photo and the mushrooms too!

    Love your haze shot! I’m with you on the coffee…but pumpkin spice latte is soo worth it!

    Even though I hate spiders, I have to say that spider picture is great. I would of never courageous enough to get that close to get that. Also your hazy is just gorgeous.

    Very interesting photo’s. I really love your Mushroom photo and the Spider photo. I find spider’s (icky) but also fascinating.

    Love starbucks! :) Great pictures.. love the linger shot..

    Such beautiful shots – it’s hard to pick but I think my favorite is the mushroom. I am going to try and join in next week – excited!

    Yum! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are so good. I really like the lighting in your spider photo.

    Terrific series, especially love that linger shot. Have a great week.

    Always love popping over the check out your scavenger hunt Sundays! Love you new blog header!!!

    I just had a pumpkin spice latte today…in love. It’s like fall in a cup!

    Aaahhh, I came back to double check some of the prompts for this week and I have to say I sure wish some cool mushrooms would pop up in my yard!

    Oh how I love spider shots!! So creepy and fabulous, hehe. I also adore the mushrooms of course… love how these particular shrooms are flipping up! Fun!