Saturday, July 16, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Once again I thought "Oh, No!  These are too hard.  I don't have a single idea."  Only this time it was even worse than usual.  By Thursday I had two vague ideas but no pictures. at. all.   Then Thursday with Huckleberry at camp and  SnapDragon on his eagerly anticipated play date, Sunflower and I had three hours to kill.  So we went to the library, to lunch, and to the mall.  I lugged my camera the whole time thinking "will I really take pictures at the mall?  And how can it help me in my hunt?"  Then we got to the food court where there was a giant fireplace with a fire burning (yes, in July).  In the last 45 minutes we had at the mall, I took a hundred pictures and "found" all five hunt items.  Usually I take over 100 pictures per prompt trying to get just the right photo (which I choose to view as evidence of my dedication as opposed to lack of skill) so it was strange to only have a few photos to choose from for each prompt.   There is a reoccurring theme, too.  It was the only way to make sure I could see her while taking pictures.

So I present a Study in Sunflower...

Black and White

Reflections in Glass
I am also linking this photo and a later one to Exploring with Your Camera at The Kat Eye View of the World.  I cannot wait to start her class!  I won a spot...THANK YOU, Kat and Ashley...but registration is still open.

Headlights...well, Headlight

Seeing Double
These are both reflections in the fireplace so really this represents seeing Sunflower Thrice.  3 Sunflowers...that would keep us busy!

Bare
Yes, she flipped over and stuck her bare legs in the air--NOT by my prompting--but I did take advantage of her immodesty while I rushed forward to cover her up.

And as a bonus because I have this swanky new collage from Project Alicia and have nothing better to do with the other 95 photos I took at the mall:
I did keep a full sized version with Sunflower's real name
Also, it was good practice with clipping masks which I was supposed to learn this week.  Turns out I already knew how to do them; I just didn't know what they were called.  The things you can learn on the web!

So hop on over to Ramblings and Photos to learn how every one else interpreted this week's hunt items!

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33 comments:

Katie said...

What an awesome photo set! Its great that you took them all at the mall, very impressive! I especially love the seeing double shot, and how they are both reflections.

Marla said...

Wonderful shots. I love, love, love that first one. It's precious.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Desirae said...

These photo's are great! A truely beautiful set!

Nukke said...

So beautiful photos and so creative !!!! Those 2 first are my favourite and your subject is too cute !!!!
ps. I'm glad you liked my pics :)

Have a nice sunday !!!!

theresabridget said...

Great shots, she is so adorable!!!!

Leanne said...

These are all great, love your reflections in glass.

Barbara said...

Beautiful shots of a lovely young lady - that b&w is stunning.

Susan said...

Love your Sunflower shots especially the B&W and fireplace! All were just wonderful, and I LOVE your dedication to the prompts! Great job.

Nela said...

Beautiful B&W shot! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

So glad you brought your camera to the mall - I love coming over to see what you've come up with. Since I've known you, your photos have just gotten incredible and I know you are so proud of yourself. Well done with this entire set. Very creative!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

great shots! I really like the reflections shot. I love that you used Sunflower for every shot!

- Jessi - said...

Love these! The first is gorgeously done :)

Stasha said...

Your work is always top notch. But beside just the quality of your photo taking your creativeness is great.

Linda R. said...

She is just adorable.. Your shots look awesome this week..

Kay R. said...

What a gorgeous little girl!! I especially like the black and white one... it deserves to be framed and hanging on the wall.

Dorian Susan said...

Very cute little girl already a prime model. My fave is that black and white....that's a stunning image. Clipping masks, hmmmm.

Alita said...

Each of these shots are so creative. I really love the black & white photo. Such emotion! Great shot.

Alita

kewkew said...

Those are just awesome, she is adorable. I love the Seeing Double shot and the Reflections in Glass, oh and the Black and White.
Thanks for stopping by Tots and Me

missing moments said...

Adorable ... espeially the collage!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Fantastic interpretations! She is just such a joy to see that pretty smile!

Sara said...

These are just gorgeous Cedar! The B&W is just beautiful!

Danyelle said...

Great photos! I love the focus and processing in the first one, and the multiple reflections in the second one.

Jennoelle said...

All of these are lovely! What a cute little girl, and you captured her beautifully. =)

~Jenn

amy@agoodlife said...

great pics... that black & white one is amazing!

Chrissee said...

These are all so wonderful. I would have never believed you took over 100 photos. You hit the mark perfectly! :)

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Honestly LOVE all of them. But truly, my favorite (and stole my heart) is your B&W. So precious!!! Great set.

Seizing My Day said...

love love the fireplace reflection... who knew the mall could be so fun!! ha ha ha

Meagan said...

She is so pretty! I love that you took all of these at the mall - and I can't believe you have a fireplace in your mall! I hope it wasn't on! :)
I think my fave is the reflection in glass. Just too cute!

Jessaca said...

Love the black and white of your little girl!!
Love the theme!!
Enjoy your day!!

Lauren said...

Your reflection shot is beautiful!

Christina said...

Fabulous set of photos! What a beautiful shot of your black & white interpretation! :)

Kat Sloma said...

What fabulous images! Your photo shoot at the mall came out great! I love your B&W and such wonderful reflection shots. So lovely and I'm so happy you linked in to Exploring with a Camera. See you in class! :)

Scott said...

Nice photos. I really like the first one. Love the DOF on that one. Well done. The reflection in the second one is cool too.