Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I’m pretty excited about today – I get to hang out with a few of my favorite blogging friends! You know I’ll take a gazillion pictures…so, stay tuned. In the meantime, it’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday. 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, the ACoLab and Lindsey @ Looking for Strawberries.
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. 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. Capture the Sky
Capture the Sky BlogThe early part of the week produced dull gray skies, but I waited it out until I saw something worth capturing. On Thursday, I walked out of my conference and noticed that the skies were rather moody…as if it was about to rain. And…it did.

(be sure to check out Kat’s latest Exploring with a Camera post – and link up your “capture the sky” photos)

2. Everyday
Sunburst blog
ISO 125, f/25, 1/60

Karli reminded me on Friday that if I want to get a star burst, I need a tiny aperture. I was super excited to try it out as soon as I left the office. I park my car in this parking lot almost every single day.

3. Furry
Licky Paw blog
Shocker…Kitty Paw makes an appearance. I woke up on Friday morning and wanted nothing more than to fall back asleep. Somehow, I managed to get out of bed…and Kitty Paw followed right behind me. Our typical morning routine involved her standing by the shower waiting for me to get out so she can lick the shower door. Unfortunately for Kitty Paw, I’d taken a shower on Thursday night (and she licked the shower door then)…but I didn’t want to leave my girl hanging. So, after getting my camera, I turned on the faucet so she could get some fresh water. Look at that tongue!

4. Life
New Life blog
Friday was such a beautiful but WINDY day. Nonetheless, I was excited to leave the office and spend a few minutes with my camera while we still had a touch of daylight. When I got home, I walked over to our bradford pear tree to see if there were signs of “new life.” Yes! Granted, because it was windy…my picture is a bit out of focus.

5. Blurred
The Marble blog
I recently started a vintage camera collection courtesy of Tammy Lee Bradley (her Vintage Camera shop). The other night, I thought I’d try to capture my new cameras. Granted, this is not a traditional vintage camera shot, but I love the idea. I set up 10 marbles (nine of which are in a square that you see blurred in the background and the 10th being in focus) with one of my cameras behind the marbles…so, if you look closely, you can see the camera.

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. Diptych
  2. Book (next Paper Heart Camera theme)
  3. Fill in the Blank: When I think about how ______________ is in the _______________, I just have to ______________. (ACoLab inspiration)
  4. A Taste of Italy (Lindsay’s suggestion)
  5. Reminders (Lindsay’s suggestion)
Photography love...
Again, thank you to the Chelsey, Anika (ACoLab coordinator) and Lindsay at Looking for Strawberries 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 vote for your FAVORITE Love Letter to Kitty Paw (click on the button below). Also, be sure to come back tomorrow for Shoot and Edit: Part 1, Week 8.  The prompt/theme is “self-portrait/couples.” Happy Shooting!