Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I really love these scavenger hunts, and even though I wasn't sure I would finish it myself, I did go look at some of the ones posted last night because I just love seeing all the different interpretations of the same theme.  I am always in awe at the creativity and beauty the other participants show.  Be sure to hop on over to Ramblings and Photos to see the others.  Here are my hunt finds.

Give Me Flowers: 

Visual Contrast:
Straight/Circles; Metal/Plant; Hard/Soft; Focus/Out of Focus--I'm not sure it is an interesting photo, but I do feel confident it fits the theme...I think.


I realized after visiting a lot of other hunts that most people actually have, well, friends in this photo--meaning people.  However, this photo does fit, really, because I took it while out on a "play with our cameras day" with my best friend.  It represents the many similarities and differences we have that make the entire friendship beautiful.  We both love taking pictures and love this whole scene, but I took lots of up close pictures of the red and blue boots and she took pictures of the orange boots.  No fighting over crayons for us!  (Too bad we can't say the same for our three year old kids.)
I am also entering the above picture in Picture Perfect over at Ordinary Miracles and the Crazy Eight.  This is the second month of her new monthly photo contest and the theme is COLOR.  Feel free to head on over and enter your own photo or to view the other photos.

Picture {Perfect}


After last week's irony, I thought you might like to know how tall our grass is now.  I am happy to report that while it did get tall enough for the grass to start flowering...
We did finally have a long enough break in the rain in order for my husband to be able to mow it--two days in a row since it was so tall.

And After:
As you can tell, it still needs more work, but it is no longer up to Sunflower's waist, and it has started raining again so the work will wait.  I love where we live, but the rain makes for really green and constantly growing grass that is almost always wet.

I really struggled with this one since how do you take a picture of dark?--I'm spending all of my time "seeking the light!"  After seeing the other hunts, I have lots of great ideas, but THAT would be here is my dark.  The dark, dark blue.  You do not always recognize what is dark unless you see what is light, thus my choice of this picture.

Be sure to go check out more Scavenger Hunts and in the meantime, Happy Hunting!



Ashley Sisk said...

Really nice collection this week but that first shot is absolutely beautiful. Great job.

Abby said...

The first picture is beautiful!

kewkew said...

Your shots are amazing. I really like the explanation behind your dark shot. And your flower is beautiful.

scrapinbabygal said...

Amazing photos!! I just love the street fence photo and the clean look of it. The depth and 'realness' of the flowers is gorgeous!! have a good week! Sabrina

Mum of Monsters said...

I love the first picture. The red is so vibrant!

Also great idea for the before and after picture!

meghan said...

The friendship shot is so creative - love it!

Miriam said...

Your collection is just beautiful again. I think my favourite is the railings, or the grass or maybe the wool but then again the shelf is pretty and the flower...stunning :)

deb duty said...

Your flower shot is so pretty and I love your take on before and after. The yard of dandelions is lovely. It's a shame they have to be cut!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those are fantastic- very creative & totally made me smile!

JennyRain said...

love your choice for dark!

Crystal Starr said...

I have to agree! Your first flower photo caught me right away! Great work on all of them!

Nancy said...

Really interesting processing on the Picture Perfect shot! You're getting really good with Photoshop... unlike me... who just stares at it and wishes the knowledge would absorb into my brain.
LOVE the colors!
Thanks for entering Picture perfect!

Kat Sloma said...

You found a lot of contrasts in that fence photo! I like how symmetric it is, that appeals to me. Thanks for linking in to Exploring with a Camera!

Sara said...

I love the visual contrast & friendship pictures. The friendship one is so colorful, love it!