January 29, 2012
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Guess who’s out of the first trimester? Me Me Me! In case you missed my big announcement, click HERE. Now if I can just hang on until 18 weeks when I find out our baby’s gender. By the way…I want to thank everyone for all the congratulatory messages last week. We really are thrilled to be expecting. I do have a question though. How much do you want to read about my pregnancy? I initially thought that I’d keep that chat pretty minimal as this is primarily a photography blog, but a few people have expressed an interest in reading more. I’m on the hunt to find that balance, so I’m open to your thoughts. 

With that said, if you’ve participated in the Scavenger Hunt in the past, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! Next week’s items are sponsored by Andrea.
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. Smile
Happy Glasses RS
I’m hoping to capture some smiles this morning, since I’m doing some head shots for an aspiring actress today. In the meantime, I had to make due with a self-portrait.

2. Stand Alone
Kitty Paw Silhouette 2RS
Two weeks in a row and I’m pulling from my archives. This one was taken over a year ago (last January) and it’s one of my favorite shots of Kitty Paw. I absolutely love this silhouette.

3. Rusty or Something Old
Duke Chapel RS
Last weekend, while my in-laws were in town, we decided to visit Duke Chapel. It’s hardly rusty, but it’s over 75 years old…and incredibly gorgeous!

4. Artificial
Artificial Flowers RS
I have brown thumbs. Before I met my husband, I only kept artificial plants. We still have artificial plants (such as the one above), but we also have a couple of real plants too. Of course he doesn’t count on me to water them…that’s what those watering globes are for.

5. Repeating Pattern
Repeating Pattern RS
This is an internal view of Duke Chapel. The architecture is incredible. I have a few more photos that I hope to share at some point…maybe later this week.

So, 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), sponsored by Andrea of The Art of Life:
  1. Strike a Pose
  2. Footwear
  3. Hobby
  4. Shiny
  5. Color Me Green
Again, thank you to Andrea for so many great scavenger hunt items. 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). 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. Happy Shooting!