June 24, 2012
Categories: Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Geesh – I gotta get my act together! I let another week go by without going through your responses to my blog maternity leave request…ya know, about Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Seriously…this week, I promise to do something about that. I’ve got one more week of work (Friday is my last day) and then I’m going to focus on really preparing for our little girl to arrive…which of course includes tying up loose blog ends (and there are a few).
On another note, I continue to get more and more uncomfortable. While I’m looking forward to my last shower (in my hometown) later this afternoon…I can also say that I am really looking forward to going into labor. A little pain will be worth the joy of seeing our little girl…and regaining control over my body. But enough about me, let’s get back to the Scavenger Hunt. If you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, 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 Dina at 4 Lettre Words.
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. Warped
While hanging out with my family this weekend, I asked my mom if she knew of anything “warped” I could photograph. She laughed at me and said “the kitchen floor?” I couldn’t see it…nor was I planning on getting on the ground to capture it. Granted, I just did a newborn session yesterday in which I got on the ground quite a bit, but that kind of energy lasts about 1 hour a day. So, I decided to experiment with a photography technique. The name of this technique escapes me right now, but you essentially shoot your image while disconnecting your lens. It wasn’t so important to get everything in focus as it was to show a “warped” image.

2. Concentric Circles
Concentric Circles RS
I actually had to google “concentric circles,” because I honestly didn’t know what I was supposed to be shooting. I learned that concentric circles are essentially circles within circles. at first, I thought I was going to have to make something up, until I found a table runner at my parents’ house that had circles within circles. Bingo!

3. Gear
Canon Girl RS
I have all kinds of baby gear at my house…but I thought it’d be fun to point out that I’m a Canon girl. I used the drawing effect we played with during Tutorial Tuesday earlier this week.

4. Glazed
BW Charlie RS
My original plan for “glazed” was to swing by Krispy Kreme for some donuts…of course, that would have required me to order a dozen glazed donuts…and then eat them…all of them. You might argue that since I’m pregnant, I can eat whatever I want. However, between my birthday and a baby shower, I’ve don’t really need the extra sweets. A donut really would be good though. Rather, I photographed my sister’s dog Charlie. He kinda has a glazed look to his eyes…right?

5. Marble
Marbles RS
How about marbles?

So, what were your interpretations of the items this week? 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), sponsored by Paper Heart Camera and Dina at 4 Lettre Words.
  1. Sunset (Paper Heart Camera Theme)
  2. Sweet (Dina’s suggestion)
  3. Hanging Around (Dina’s suggestion)
  4. Funny Face (Dina’s suggestion)
  5. Space (Dina’s suggestion)
Again, thank you to Paper Heart Camera and Dina 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 – and I appreciate all of you that have submitted lists already…my SHS file is quite happy). 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. Happy Shooting!