June 26, 2011
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I have really had a great week…nothing too crazy (minus several in-office interviews that I was responsible for coordinating), but a great week. Not only did I get a ton of love from YOU on my birthday, but Pioneer Woman selected my “Grrrrr” face for Group One of her Funny Faces challenge; I learned an even better way to visit my favorite blogs via I Heart Faces (check out the tutorial – it really is that great…I love my NEXT button); Angie and Amy selected the picture of my husband as a favorite at I Heart Faces; and I got to hang out with friends by the pool yesterday. Yes, it’s been a great week.  

Next week is said to be another great week. In fact, I may have lied last week when I said that I was hosting my final giveaway. Kat, from The Kat Eye View of the World, contacted me earlier this week to ask if I’d be interested in offering two lucky Scavenger Hunt Sunday participants a space in her upcoming introductory class: Find Your Eye: Starting the Journey. And for what it’s worth, I will also be participating in this course.

This two week course starts off the series, introducing the basic tools of the photojournal and inspiration file and giving you the knowledge to use them. This course is a prerequisite for the remainder of the Find Your Eye: Journey series courses and class starts July 24th! Details are available here and registration will open in early July (somewhere around July 8th).

Here’s what I’ll do…if you’re interested in winning a space in Kat’s class, you’ll need to do two things during NEXT week’s Scavenger Hunt (I’m just giving you the pre-qualifications today so you’ll be prepared): 1) Participate in Scavenger Hunt Sunday NEXT week (July 3-5) and 2) Leave me a comment indicating that you want to participate. I’ll be sure to remind you again next week.

Anyways, back to this week’s hunt. If you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you – I’ve been done with my photos since Tuesday! If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Kat and Katie.

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. Windows/Doors
Office Windows RS
This is my office building…it’s nothing fancy and definitely corporate. In fact, I hardly think it’s anything worth photographing…that is, until I looked at it on my way out of the office earlier this week. I think it looks kinda dreamy now.

2. Eyelashes
All About Eyes RS
No one could have predicted that I would go for a self-portrait on this one…right? It was actually much harder than I thought to get my focus just right, but I love the way this turned out. I’m still wishing that these were my REAL eyelashes.

3. Paint
Nail Polish RS
I love cheap nail polish – I think I paid maybe 69 cents each for these four shades at Walgreens. I seriously didn’t know how much fun it was to paint your nails until this year…where have I been?!

4. Leaf Veins
Leaf Vein RS
I don’t know about you, but it is incredibly hard to capture leaf veins…at least the leaf veins of our “love plant.” On the other hand, I love the pattern.

5. Faceless Portrait
Faceless Selfie RS
The other day, I received a very special gift from fellow Mortal Muse, Christy. Just in time for summer (and my birthday), she made me a pair of fingerless gloves. Last winter, I drooled over these gloves and now I finally have a pair! These will really come in handy when it gets cold again.
Photography love...

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. Pop of Color
  2. Crossing Thresholds (Exploring with a Camera theme – check out post here)
  3. X-Ray (Katie’s suggestion – can definitely be done in post-processing)
  4. Toy (Katie’s suggestion )
  5. Hidden or Farm (Katie’s suggestion – since you may not have a farm, your choice)

Again, thank you to Kat and Katie for so many great scavenger hunt items. I’ve actually got several weeks worth of prompts waiting in my inbox, but 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 we’ve got some great prompts coming up in future weeks). 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 25.  The prompt/theme is “Sunrise.” Happy Shooting! By the way, don’t forget about my Birthday Giveaway. It ends June 28th at 10 PM EST. 
Giveaway at Ramblings and Photos