January 30, 2011
Categories: Macro, Scavenger Hunt Tags:
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Am I the only one that is completely over winter? It’s really interfering with my creativity mojo. That…and I allowed myself to get even further behind on my blogging. HOWEVER, I have been busy completing my “wedding reception” processing this week, so a blogging break was needed. I do think the prompts this week were slightly less intimidating. What do you think? Either way, 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 the ACoLab
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. 
  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. Have fun!
Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

1. Texture
Vintage Building
In an effort to pull myself out of this winter slump, I’ve been going through some of the photos I took last summer…some of which still are in RAW format. For example, I never processed the above photo. So, this week I decided to give it the “textured” treatment. Considering that “texture” was this week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and Mortal Muses’ prompt, I ended up having a lot of fun using texture. Be sure to come over and visit me while I’m musing on Tuesday.

2. Fog
Shower Fog RS
Just in case you’re wondering, fog could have been a challenge this week. However, knowing that the chances of capturing a beautiful foggy landscape would be nearly impossible…I decided to get creative. Granted, it is very difficult to capture your own hand in the shower (and not nearly as cute as a little one in the shower), but I think it looks pretty cool. By the way, Kat has opened “Exploring with a Camera: Fog” if you want to link up and/or read more about shooting fog. 

3. Button
Button RS
My friend, Candace, has an etsy shop called Blue Chair. She makes the most beautiful flower pins (among other cute, crafty things) and sent me a few of her designs about a month ago. I have really been enjoying wearing them…so much so, that Candace and I are teaming up later this week to giveaway some of her newest designs. Stay tuned! In the meantime, I thought I’d share the magnet she sent me. I love this little button!
Sweet NothingsMM3

4. Beverage/Drink
Beverage RS
I love Sundrop!

5. Seventies
January Skies RS
I wasn’t quite sure what I would photograph for “seventies,” so I am really looking forward to your interpretations on this one. However, Friday afternoon was absolutely beautiful in North Carolina. I thought I would apply Pioneer Woman’s Seventies action to this shot. I love the tones of this image.

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. Be sure to load your pictures in 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. Water
  2. Quote
  3. Window
  4. Activity (next week’s Paper Heart Camera theme)
  5. Page 25 of a Magazine (ACoLab inspiration – this could be literally page 25 or whatever is on that page could be used as inspiration)
Photography love...       
Again, thank you to the Paper Heart Camera and the ACoLab for so many great scavenger hunt items. If you’d like to contribute items to the list, just leave me a comment or send me an email with your suggestions. 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.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 4.  The prompt/theme is “red.” Happy Shooting!