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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Oh what a busy week…and weekend. Until yesterday afternoon, I was still missing THREE photos for this week’s scavenger hunt. Between my day job and editing photos from a last weekend, it just got put on the back burner. 

On that note, I should warn you that next week will be even busier. I am participating in an intensive training program at work that will require a lot more of my time and energy than usual. I’m still planning on posting something daily, but I my ability to comment and visit will be significantly reduced.

With that said, 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 Kat, High Calling Focus and Jenny Rain.
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. Food
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Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s son’s 2nd birthday party. Going into the party, I was secretly hoping that there would be some tasty treats worth photographing. My friend delivered…pumpkin spice and red velvet cupcakes. They were delicious!

2. Purple
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Purple was rather tricky for me, seeing how it’s not one of my favorite colors. Furthermore, there is usually not a lot of purple at boy’s birthday parties, but I did find one purple balloon!
Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

3. In Disquise
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On Wednesday, I shared some photos of my brother and his girlfriend (click HERE)…here is one more. They aren’t fooling anyone with these masks!
Photography love...

4. Shapes
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Here’s the birthday boy from yesterday – Judah! I guess I could have shared any number of shots to represent “shapes,” but I really liked the checkered table cloth. Lots and lots of squares.

5. Photographer’s Choice
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I seriously think they should use this as their Christmas card…it could say something like “Jump for Joy” or “Joy to the World.” Sure Andy looks like he’s about to poop in his pants, but I think that’s what makes it extra funny.

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. Before and After (processed image)
  2. Opposing Lines (Exploring with a Camera prompt – click here for lesson)
  3. Custom Bokeh (High Calling Focus prompt – check in Tuesday for Kent Weakley tutorial)
  4. Which pair of shoes should I wear? (Jenny Rain’s suggestion – inspired by the Paper Mama)
  5. Little Features (little hands, little feet, etc – Jenny Rain’s suggestion)

Again, thank you to Kat, High Calling Focus and Jenny Rain 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 44. The prompt/theme is “Macro.” Happy Shooting!

    Gorgeous shots again, Ashley. I love the food one and the jumping one :)

    The cupcakes were beautiful, but how did they taste???

    Wow, I love all your shots. Not that I am surprised. I really like the food shot and the shapes shot is really cool.

    Oh my gosh, that last one is hysterical. He may look a little like he is pooping his pants…. but still FUNNY stuff ;D

    everyone loves cupcakes right??

    Awe, I know what you mean about being busy, I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I just can’t make everything fit in so it has just been put in the back of my mind right now. Anyhoo, I love these and that food shot is my fave! Very nice processing and I just love your dof and just the whole shot.

    I love your food photo! I wish I had some event to go to so I would have had some lovely food to take pictures of! Instead you get cold cereal.

    Terrific photos! I love the processing on the checkers!

    This is just a busy time of year. No need to apologize! :)

    What I like about your “purple” shot is that the reflection of the room is only visible in that one balloon… so the purple really grabs my eye immediately.

    Dang woman, you KNOW I am a sucker for jump shots…….off the hook!

    I love the cupcakes!!! And HILARIOUSNESS on the last one! :)

    Even at your busiest you still are exceptional. I really like them al!

    I absolutely LOVE that first shot. Can you tell I’m pregnant and craving sugar? Haha. Great work this week!

    My Flickr Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/envoutant/6296898577/in/set-72157624857744727/

    These are beautiful photos .Love the cupcakes-a gorgeous shot. Thanks again for hosting scavenger hunts- I really enjoy joining in!

    Those cupcakes look so good! And both your ‘disguise’ and ‘photog choice’ totally cracked me up :)

    These are all such great shots. I am particularly smitten with your shapes shot . . . love the B&W!

    Your photos of your sis and her beau are truly hilarious. And I agree that they should make it their card. ;-)

    Oh my, love your food shot, something I struggle with. Love, LOVE your shapes and especially in the B&W, and oh what a cute shot of the sister and boyfriend!!

    Gorgeous shots! Love seeing your posts!

    Woof Ashley!
    I hurried my once a week post today!
    I love food but it looks too sweet for my woofy tumtum.

    Ok, I think they should photoshop a santa sleigh into their photo… and they’re holding onto a rope and are being pulled up into the sky! Yup. Ok, night!

    Gorgeous set Ashley, I LOVE those cupcakes, they look so delicious and I love the focus and checkered background! Shapes is so adorable, those big eyes, love it in B&W. Really fun shots of your brother and his girlfriend.

    Those cupcakes look so yummy. Love the focus in the B&W, magic expression. Beautiful shots.

    Lovely set this week again!! I love that bokeh in your food shot!

    Great shots Ashley and just look at those two cute dogs aswell – it looks as if they were groomed for the occasion. Loved your shapes shot in black and white.

    Shapes is beautiful photo and a portrait also !! He is waiting those cakes which look delicious too !!! Nice bright photos those others too.

    The last photo of the couple- The time is now, right here, right now. Love the shoot with your brother too- talented

    Gorgeous shots, I love the balloons. Always a pleasure to stop by. Have a blessed Sunday. xxx

    Once again Ashley your photos are fabulous.. I just love the composition and editing of you cupcake shot.. and that last shot is fabulous.. The face on him just make me smile..

    Hugs, Linda

    awesome shots, as usual. next week looks so hard!

    Great shots–love your Shapes pic!

    Whoa those cupcakes look amazing!! Love the vibrant colors in your balloon shot!

    I love this set…the checkered table cloth is awesome!!!

    I really like the creative angleand DOF on your food shot. It looks so very soft and dreamy. And DELISH too!


    Wonderful photos. I like the food and the disguise shot. Beautiful work.

    Beautiful choices, but I really love the last two!

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    Great shots. I really love the shape picture – love the leading lines/shapes and the processing.

    Yeah for mustaches! And balloons. And I-have-to-poop faces! Love all your shots!

    Ahhh! The poop my pants face is awesome!! Can’t believe there was one purple balloon (like a sign). I know how you feel – working, blogging, editing,and photo shoots. My November is already full. Didn’t it just start??

    Love the cupcakes! We must have been on the same wavelength. :)

    A wonderful collection for this week’s hunt. I am loving the cupcake shot, a great perspective.

    Always love your monochrome shot! Last picture is definitely the best choice for a Christmas card. Have a blessed week!

    I love your set! Those cupcakes look amazing! The jumping picture would be a fabulous Christmas card!

    One would never know that you were not prepared for this post- these are awesome!! Love those cupcakes- my hubs was asking for cake yesterday- this was the push I needed to actually make some!

    Love that last one! Good luck this week!

    Great shots, I love that you caught your reflection in the purple balloon too!

    I love the shot with the balloons and Judah! He is so handsome!

    I agree! The jumping shot would make the perfect Christmas card!

    This week’s fave for sure is that shapes shot…love the diagonal pull that the table created-not to mention that sweet little face. Looks a little overwhelmed by the whole b’day thing. Your friend sure makes snazzy cupcakes for a kiddo’s party. Yum!! Hope your busy week goes by quickly. I hear ya.

    Love those shots this week. I can’t even pick a fav…really delightful. Thanks so much for hosting this each week. It is such a fun, fun challenge!!

    Such a fun set of shots this week!

    Always love seeing your shots Ashley…love the shapes….very dramatic in b&w…and the food….wow-great perspective on that.

    Ashley these are all wonderful. I particularly like the one of Judah, and those of your brother and girlfriend. Have a wonderful Sunday!! ♥

    Great set Ashley! Loved the shapes shot and your comment about your last shot made me laugh!

    Nice finds. The food looks delicious, and I like how you captured a reflection in the purple balloon.

    I loved your shapes and disguise. Isn’t it fun we try to disguise our selves but our true self shows through! Thanks for your work.

    I just love looking at your photos…they have such an awesome quality to them.

    Wonderful work! – Those Cupcakes, Yum! – The Balloons, So cheery – In Disguise, Funny – Shapes, Interesting and Cute – Photographers Choice – Joyful (the part about the pooping his pants, not so much! LOL).

    I keep looking at the balloons, they are absolutely fabulous, the clarity of colour is incredible.

    Love your food shot. And that shapes pic is too sweet!

    Great set ;)

    Mmmm…cupcakes! Great shots all around! I keep meaning to get back to “the hunt”, but well, life got in the wya. Ha!

    Hope you’re doing well. Try to take a bit of a break during your crazy week! :)

    These are all beautiful! Truly! I just love that sweet shapes photo!! Those cupcakes are so pretty too!!

    Gorgeous photos as always! I especially love the checkered shot. The photographer’s choice would definitely make a hilarious Christmas card. I love it when people use silly photos for cards.

    I’ll link up tomorrow!

    hey ashley….just a quick note. i’m not liking google plus right now since it makes it hard to find your blog….usually when i reply to someone or comment, it’s after i have clicked on their name which takes me to their blog.
    when i do that with yours it takes me to googleplus and i couldn’t find your blog from there…is it on that page ?

    i know how to get to your blog by just typing it in, but often there are so many people i forget about until they have commented on my blog….

    does any of this make sense :)

    Love your set! Those cupcakes look divine! And I love the last photo … so fun!

    I love all your shots! You are amazing! My Favorite is the Ballons. I love how I can always tell they are your pictures. I need to find that “trademark” in my pictures. You are inspiring.

    LOVE the cupcake shot, yummy! You definitely captured the yum factor of the subject!

    oooh love the shapes shot!

    Also- I just had a shoot with an adorable family, and we tried jumping shots- total fail ;) Love yours!!!

    I truly loved them all! Fun set for sure! He he he at the last two!

    Have a blessed week!

    I like the Purple best. Did you add the reflection? or plan it somehow? or was it a happy accident?
    I found my reflection in one of my photos – it was just a happy accident! (Pumpkin Field Day post on September 30)
    Thanks for hosting the Photo Hunt.

    Great Set! I really like the last shot..I agree that would make quite a fun Christmas Card!!

    you know i love that jump shot!

    Thank you for hosting. I love the purple shot. Your photographers choice is very interesting.

    Your shots are great as always. I really need to get my camera out and start joining in again. I’ve missed it.

    I’m looking for something to put the sparkle back in the photography for me, so maybe I’ll have to join in next week.

    By the way, I love “shapes”; so beautifully done.

    Love these! Especially the last one! Hope you had a great weekend! =)

    I LOL’d at your description of your last shot–if that doesn’t convince them to use it as a Christmas card, I don’t know what will! :D

    your cupcake photo is so inspiring! love the perspective! beautiful set!

    I just love this set. It is so full of fun!

    All absolutley wonderful shots as usual, Ashley!! I particularly LOVE the last 2!!

    Great shots Asley … love the one of your brother and girlfriend!

    I love this meme! challenging and fun! Thank you for posting it!

    Your food photo is lovely soft.
    In disguise is too funny!
    Little Judah is adorable! wonderful shot!
    The last photo is definitely a Christmas card!

    Splendid Little Stars

    So many fun shots! That first is yummy, and jump shots are always cool!

    LOVE the balloons and the little guy in your Shapes photo –beautiful pics! Such fun shots this week, Ashley. :)

    Great shots. Those cupcakes look yummy! Love the balloons. So colorful.

    such a beautiful set of images, Ashley. I especially love the cupcakes and the ‘shapes’ shot.

    That jump shot made me LOL. That would make an awesome Xmas card!! Love the shot of J at the table…so bright and clear!

    Ha! Just noticed Jenny’s “Which shoe should I wear?” hunt item. :D Must have been from my tweet last friday…….. shoesssss. (I just drooled while I said that). Ha!