Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I love participating in Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  At the beginning of the week I look at the prompts and think, "oh, no!  I'll never come up with something for all five."  But I do usually have an idea for one or two, and once I have those, I cannot bear to not complete the project.  This really pushes me out of my comfort zone, and this week even more than most.  This isn't to say I'm completely satisfied with all of my images, but I know I worked hard and tried all kinds of things I wouldn't even try without participating in the hunt.  I hope everyone else has as much fun as I do.

Classic Still Life:
I am in no way recommending or not recommending this wine.  We rarely drink but my husband loves picking up random (ie cheap) wines every so often to use for cooking and pretending we have sophistication.

Self-Portrait:
Do you KNOW how hard this is to do without a tripod and a remote?  I went outside for two different sessions but only ended up with 15 photos each time (with me in them).  I just got too tired running back and forth between the chair and my spot and sometimes, well, I missed being in the shot.  The second time out my husband put the chair on top of the plastic climbing toy so I wouldn't have to sit down to be in the photo.  I actually preferred a shot from the second session (available to see on mouseover), but my husband liked this one better.  He said it looked more like me, less posed.  Since in this shot I am trying to look happy but feeling very frustrated and tilting my head so it would fit in the frame without having to sit all the way down, I do not know what this indicates about my usual state of mind. 

On the Floor:
Totally out of creativity, energy, or even the desire to retake a shot BUT it does fit On the Floor and it IS from this week.  I also spent some time lying on the floor to see what I could capture but the laptop on the floor in the dining room was as interesting as it got.

Lines:
Is this a stretch?  I took lots of pictures of our brick walk-way, too, but I liked the lines in these leaves a lot more.  Much more interesting than bricks.  Trust me.

Fresh:
Nothing says fresh to me more than flowers after a rain (or during a rain), well, and clean sheets, but I'd much rather take pictures of flowers than bed linen, wouldn't you? 

Whew!  I'm done and it is only 8:30 p.m. on Saturday!  Be sure to head on over to Ramblings and Photos to check out other people's hunts. 


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24 comments:

julie said...

ALL such great shots!! Love your still life & on the floor :)

Smo said...

WOW, that 'lines' shot is stellar, I love the colors!

Kim said...

The one of your boys on the floor playing around is great. Such a true moment.

theresabridget said...

I really love the edit to your first image! Both of your self-portraits are lovely!

Jess said...

Beautiful macro shots! The water droplets add so much, don't they!?

And you DID do a great job with the selfie. Despite the circumstances (I've taken a ridiculous number of selfies over the last year, so I totally understand!) you look completely calm and relaxed. Beautiful!

Nukke said...

Lines is so beautiful, fresh and natural lines !!!!! Fresh is so fresh ! Still life is like a painting ! Self portrait and on the floor are realistic and from real life !!!!!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

fabulous photos. I hear you on the selfie... man it can be so frustrating. But yours turned out wonderful and though you may be frustrating, you look dynamite. The line shot - amazing! so beautiful.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

You've done a fabulous job this week Cedar on every single one of these. Your hubby was right I would have chosen that selfie aswell as I really like the tilt. You are so beautiful.

The lines shot of the heuchera with the water droplets is great too and so is your still life - is it like a sketch? I love the blurriness to the edges.

Jessaca said...

Great shot of your kids giggling on the floor!! Great self portrait!! that color bluish purple looks great on you...makes your eyes pop
Enjoy your Sunday!!

Brooke said...

You really did a fine job this week. Still life - perfection! Love the processing. I couldn't agree more with the difficulty of the selfie. Ironically, my remote came in the mail yesterday AFTER I had gotten my post done. Oh well! Your lines shot is right on... not a stretch at all. It beats bricks any day ;D Have a great holiday!

Buckeroomama said...

Whoa, your Lines shot is just super pretty! The water droplets on the purplish flower are just amazing --great shot!

I think the selfie that your husband chose is beautiful. The light on your hair, the softness... just lovely. :)

Kindred Spirit said...

Fabulous job this week, I love the ALL! Your clasic still life is beautiful & your on the floor is just so fun! & the flowers are so pretty!!!

Miriam said...

I just love all your photo's for the challenge. What texture did you use on the first one, it really says 'classic', you are very brave (and lovely) on your self portraits. Love the rain drops on the beautiful plants.

Ashley Sisk said...

In all seriousness...I really do love the entire set. You always do such gorgeous and creative work - today is no exception. Your selfies are beautiful. I like the one you liked slightly better...just because of the sweet tilt of your head.

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

That on the floor shot is precious! Love it, I also love the editing on the still life shot!

Brianne said...

They are all amazing. Each one I was like I'm going to tell her that's my favorite, no that's my favorite. Well I don't have one, I just can't pick.

Jenn said...

Love the lines and fresh shots! And your self portrait is wonderful, too!

Crunchy Diva said...

i love the on the floor shot how fun is that? your selfie is great too!

deb duty said...

Both selfies are so pretty! You have beautiful blue eyes. Love your fun on the floor shot too!

Sarah said...

They are all great. My favorite are the first two.

Kimberley said...

I absolutely love your "Lines" picture!

Kimberley

Lynda said...

I love the texture/effect you did with your still life! Great photos!

Lines is amazing. I think it fits perfectly with the theme!

MPE by Irela said...

These are all so awesome. Your Classic Still Life is so pretty. And the last two are amazing. (Your Self Portrait is super cute too...love it)

Lizzi said...

These are wonderful! I adore "On The Floor" - such a great moment you captured there.