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Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Ramblings and Photos

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!


    Great photos. I am sure you are getting worn out. It gets rough at the end. Can’t wait to meet your baby girl!! :)

    If it makes you feel any better, I had to google concentric circles too. Love your set this week!

    That pup is a cutie. And I really love your marble photo. Love how were were able to capture the reflection.

    Wishing you all good things these last few weeks before Little Miss comes your way. Have fun at your shower and have a good last week of work.

    That marble shot is great! And I really like the table runner…wondering if I could make one of those!

    After I fell in love with Charlie I saw those marbles. LOVE LOVE LOVE that shot. Hands down my favorite. They look like they’re half-filled with water!!!

    I love those circles. Rest up and take care of yourself!

    I can only imagine how much fun you’ve had checking out ideas for baby photos. Can’t wait to start seeing her in person. The marble photo is awesome! You have such a knack for composing interesting shots.

    Wow, such a short time left until your little girl takes centre stage. You have done well keeping up with everything. I love your concentric circles and Charlies glazed eyes.

    Well it won’t be long now and we’ll get to meet your little girl.

    Great set – Charlie is such a sweet looking dog.
    Loved your Marble(s) Shot.
    I googled Concentric Circles too!
    I swear we think a lot alike.

    Marbles and circles are your best photos !!!! and one can get so beautiful photos about marbles. Children in Scandinavia don’t play so much with marbles so they aren’t so common here.

    Have a nice Midsummer !!!!!!

    Great shots! Love the marbles…and talking about KK donuts made me want one again! I did stop by there this week for some hot glazed, and regretted it after I wolfed them down!

    Sounds like it’s nesting time…great photos once again…love the reflections in those Marbles!

    Your marble shot is amazing!!!

    Dear Ashley,

    I think it is interesting how we get prepared for labor. It is not something that a woman anticipates with great enthusiasm, usually, but by the time the baby is ready, mom usually is, too. All the best, Dear Ones.

    I love the picture of Charlie, he trumped the concentric circles for me, but what a find that shot was–kinda like my garbage can when I turned it over! (You’ll understand when you get over to my “place”.)


    Amazing as always! Your sister’s dog is super cute! Enjoy your last week of work!

    Love your Marble! But I want to take that puppy home….those eyes are calling me!!

    Your marble shot is wonderful! And what a sweet puppy…so cute! I remember reaching that stage in my pregnancy where the discomfort started setting in. I was constantly trying to get comfortable! (and getting nowhere…lol.) Have a wonderful week~~

    Ashley – hang in there Girl. You are so close to the end!!! Loved your set this week. Those marbles are very cool!

    Nice shots, love the marbles!

    Love your take on the prompts! Great new technique for the warped! I love your marble shot!! This one I have to try!! Marbles give the most fascinating reflections!

    I’m laughing about the donuts. I had the same thought only Krispy Kreme is 70 miles away. I would have REALLY had to want it. :)

    I hope you have a great time at your shower today!

    I had the same donuts idea, and the same worry – if I buy them, I have to eat them! And I’m going wedding dress shopping in two weeks, so eating donuts now is probably not a great idea! I love your drawing tutorial, I tried it out, but struggled a bit so I’m going to try again this week!

    I googled concentric circles too! Gorgeous shots!

    I googled CC too. Don’t feel badly. I like what you found for them, tho your gear shot might have worked too. Best today-marbles. Awesome. Feel well. One more week.

    yeah, those donuts are banned from my house – I will eat all of them too!

    WOW! Such great photos.. Love them all..

    your marble shot is great….i couldn’t make it happen!!

    i like next week ;))))

    Nicely done – I like how the marbles looks partially filled with water.

    Fun set! I bet you are ready to meet your little girl! The marbles are cool, I like that! I think we are all so excited to meet your baby!

    Love your photos! Same with me regarding the circles so I don’t feel too bad now for not knowing!

    Me encantan tus fotografías, son excelentes!!!Un abrazo.

    Hello fellow Canon girl! Awesome shots, as always. UG. Hated missing the hunt this time around. I have a mean ole sinus infection, & it’s kicking my bum! See you next Sun. for sure! Hugs.

    I couldn’t get it together this week for SHS, but I love your shots, Mama. :) I’m happy to help out during your “leave” if need. Just let me know. XO!

    Great shots! I failed this week I forgot all about doing this. I didn’t know what the circles were either.

    Great shots, your Marbles are beautiful
    Have a great week ;))

    I really love that shot of your sister’s dog. :)

    So bummed that I’d missed SHS 2 Sundays in a row, but I hope to get back this coming week.

    I’m back, better late than never!! It’s been busy for the last month with my daughter’s graduation and party but now that’s all done! I love your marble shot! So cool!

    ready for the one for this week!!!