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.
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.
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.
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.