September 04, 2011
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Scavenger Hunt Sunday
I have an announcement…and no I’m not pregnant. For the first time in Ramblings and Photos history, I am taking a blogcation. Of course, that does not mean you won’t still see a daily post – quite the opposite. Over the next few days, I’ve lined up some incredible, inspiring and creative messages for you. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Monday: The Care and Feeding of Inspiration by Kat of Kat Eye View of the World

Tuesday: Obedience…NOT a Gray Area by Kel of Then There Were 5

Wednesday: DIY Camera Bag by Kristina of Moms Who Click
Thursday: Shoot and Edit (good to WOW) – Photoshop and Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday: Getting Started in Self Portraiture by Elena of Selfie Magic

I’m so excited for each of these women to share with you over the next few days. I’ve read their posts…amazing! You really don’t want to miss them. In the meantime, it’s 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 Kat, Paper Heart Camera and Kelly-Marie.
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. Stairs
Stairs RS
I don’t feel like this is my most creative work, but I’m trying my best to take new photos each week. I was actually attempting to use one of Jill’s tricks that she shared during last week’s good to WOW tutorial: Story Telling Photography. I’m really looking forward to applying this approach much more often (getting down low) and on something other than the stairs at my office…so stay tuned!

2. Macro
Lemon Macro RSLast year, my friend Karli took some amazing photos of fruit in seltzer water: click HERE for her tutorial. I took some notes and decided I would revisit her tutorial at a later time. As you see, I decided that a later time was this week (as if I don’t have enough to challenge myself with, right?). Let me tell you…this was by far, the most difficult experiment I’ve tackled to date and I didn’t even come close to my inspiration shot. I’m sure I’ll try again another time, but this will do for now.
  Photography love...

3. Clouds 
Sunny Day Original
I know I already shared this image earlier in the week, but I like it…so I’m sharing it again. Actually, the first time I shared this shot, you only saw it if you moused over. Now if you missed that post entirely and you’re a little bit curious what you missed, click HERE: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

4. Abstract 

I’m sure that no one is surprised that I went back to my favorite kaleidoscope effect in Pixel Bender. If you mouse over the image, you’ll see my original (although slightly edited) photo of more mushrooms in our yard. These things are taking over! I quickly turned those mushrooms into vintage wallpaper.

5. Smile
Beth's 30th Birthday RS-37
Do you remember my friend John…you know, the one who likes to jump into fireworks? Well, John was at Beth’s birthday celebration the other night. At some point in the evening, his wife told me that he self-identified himself as my “muse.” I’m quite convinced that he says stuff like that and does stuff like this (above) just to see if he’ll end up on my blog. As it turns out, he’s right. So, for purposes of this prompt…a bit of a stretch (although there are smiles in this shot), but it definitely makes me laugh.

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. Bokeh
  2. Process of Elimination (Exploring with a Camera theme: click HERE)
  3. Remember (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  4. Statues (Kelly-Marie’s suggestion)
  5. Flying High (Kelly-Marie’s suggestion)
  Photography love...        
Again, thank you to Kat, Paper Heart Camera and Kelly-Marie 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 35. The prompt/theme is “Back to School.” Happy Shooting!