Scavenger Hunt Sunday
It should come as no surprise that I am still processing my European vacation photos. In fact, I’m completely breaking my own Scavenger Hunt rules for another week considering I haven’t picked up my camera since the portrait session I previewed yesterday. On top of that…it’s been raining. Autumn is definitely my favorite season, but I could do without the rain…just bring on the fall colors!

Either way, if you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you (or challenged you – they certainly challenged me). If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Paper Heart Camera and Olivia.
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. Low Key
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Confession…I’ve Googled “low key photography,” and while I know what it should look like, I just don’t know that my photo this week represents that. Considering I’m a bit lazy, let’s just roll with it. This is actually another window at The London Towers. You may remember a couple of weeks ago that I was a bit obsessed with windows. There’s a strong possibility that I’ll revisit all those windows in a future post…we’ll see.

2. The Color Wheel – Monochromatic and Analogous Color
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Kat always provides me with a challenging prompt and when she told me that her upcoming theme was “monochromatic and analogous color,” I got a bit nervous. Thank goodness she writes an explanation to go along with her challenging prompts. If you missed her lesson on monochromatic and analogous color, click HERE. Anyways…I think my photo leans more towards monochromatic since there are subtle shades of green through the image. I took this photo while walking to Versailles – more of that to come in the next few days.

3. Circle
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This prompt was really meant to be used within a self-portrait (for Paper Heart Camera) – clearly, I took a different direction. These are actually a collection of pocket watches at The British Museum. I would have shared this shot on Friday, but it didn’t fit in with all of the mummies.

4. Scarf
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Speaking of Friday’s post…this is another attempt at the coveted “bench shot.” After failing miserably (twice) by The London Eye, we thought we might have more luck inside The Bridge Museum. My husband took this shot and while he took my cue to chop our heads off, it wasn’t quite wide enough to capture our legs too. However, you can clearly see that I was wearing a scarf. By the way, Kirstin looks way cuter!

5. Phone
Ashley and the Eiffel Tower
I mentioned that my husband took almost as many pictures as I did…on his Droid. He actually made it his personal mission to capture me in action. In this case…we were clearly in Paris – at the Eiffel Tower (more photos to come!). Notice that I am carrying my Jo Tote with me (I left my Kelly Moore bag at home). In theory, it was great for carrying around my 7D, 50mm, 28-75mm and wide angle adapter while we toured London and Paris. In reality, my back hurt…but I am way too proud (one of my flaws) to admit defeat, so I toughed it out…even though my husband offered on many occasions to carry it for me.

What were your interpretations of the items this week? I can’t wait to check them out. 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):
  1. Inspired by a Book or Movie
  2. Brown (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  3. Hazy (Olivia’s suggestion)
  4. Coffee or Tea (Olivia’s suggestion)
  5. Linger (Olivia’s suggestion)  
Again, thank you to Paper Heart Camera and Olivia 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 38. The prompt/theme is “Fall.” Happy Shooting!