Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This was a tough week (prompt wise) for me, so I almost didn't do it, but I just love seeing everyone's interpretations~not that I can't look without playing, but it is more fun to play along!  So here we are...

Geometry:
There are geometric shapes everywhere, but while I was hunting I just kept taking pictures of physics~the leverage my daughter used to move her slide 3 times bigger than her, the physics of an antique car's pistons, the physics of gravity as my son hung upside down, and so on and so on.  We do love math and science at our house.  But finally I settled on the geometry of the wheels of these unicycles (though the physics involved in riding them is fascinating!)

Brushstrokes:
I did get up the courage to ask a few painters at the street fair today if I could take their pictures, but not enough courage to get in their face and do up close of their brushstrokes and take 50 pictures to get exactly the shot I wanted, so you have to be satisfied with my PSE6 image with a Kim Klassen texture.  Baby steps...baby steps.

Hanging by a Thread:
Thread/String what's the difference?

On the Dotted Line:
I know of at least one other blogger that will sympathetically understand why there is the hand of a child on my dotted line.  She wanted to know if we could buy more "marker" eggs; we mark our hard boiled eggs with a marker.

Collage:
I did this collage completely in Lightroom 3 based on this adobe tutorial.  The flexibility and control I have in PSE is great, but the use of cells vs. clipping masks with precisely timed keyboard shortcuts was really much easier.  Then I just printed to a jpg from LR.  (I added the text by adding an identity plate~I think it is only available in the print module so I'm not sure it is too helpful overall.)

I hope you had a fun hunt!  I look forward to visiting your captures.



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27 comments:

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Great choices Cedar - your brushstrokes is lovely and very arty and that dotted line one is sooooo good. I've never used LR for collage work before - thanks for the link.

Stasha said...

I struggled with this week prompts too. I prefer taking pictures of faces and places. But it is nice to be challenged. I was counting on you to have faces in your interpretations... lovely set.

scrapinbabygal said...

HI. My favorites was creative geometry and the adorable hand on the row of eggs! And I wouldn't have had the courage to ask the painters :) The close up and editing is amazing

Sara said...

Great set Cedar! Your geometry caption made me laugh, I was stumped! I love the fact there's a hand in your dotted egg shot, it's wonderful! And your collage of your daughter is gorgeous!

Shoni said...

This week was hard for me too. :) But I love your shots! I think the picture with the texture is awesome and I love your collage!

Sonishka said...

Great photos. I especially like the eggs and ballons ;)

Tamar SB said...

These are awesome! Love the geometry one! How in the world do they do that!!

Anika said...

How cute is that dotted line?? Really creative... I love how the prompts always seem to stump me but then ideas spring to mind that never would have been there otherwise. Inspiration is a great thing ;). I love what you ended up with for Brushstrokes!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I agree with Tamar...these are awesome! Really love the balloon idea.

Kathy said...

I am absolutely amazed at both your creativity and capture for the geometry prompt! Perfect!!!! And I think your little one's arm in your egg shot just completes the whole shot. Lovely.

Kathy

www.youllshootyoureyeout-kathy.blogspot.com

Valeria said...

Love your first shot interpretation. The balloons are also a great shot.
Now the collage, I love it. I have been struggling with collage. Something in my brain do not allow me to get it. I purchased templates, watch videos, read tutorial, but still. I guess I need a live demonstration somehow.

kewkew said...

Your geometry shot is awesome. And the balloons are so vivid. Oh heck, all of your shots are great.

Michelle Renee said...

Cedar, these are all so wonderful. My favorites are the eggs (so creative), geometry, and the beautiful collage of your daughter. Have a great week!

Melanie said...

Ok. You seriously had a hard time with this...?! These are my favorite prompts thus far!! LOVE them all. Your lil cutie pie sunflower is ADORABLE!

Ana Eugenio said...

amazing shots! the first one is so original and congrats on your venture asking to take a shot at someone on the street. the dotted line is so funny. truly creative :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Such a great collection - love your brushstrokes and on the dotted line. Great work!

Margaret said...

Love the balloons!! But also wanted to thank you for the LR link for learning about collages! I just watched it and am excited to try it soon. ~ Have a great Sunday.

Kay Rhodes said...

Your photos are beautiful... I don't think I can pick a favorite.

Dorian Susan said...

That first shot is a fantastic catch and clever geometry. Your collage is so sweet-but I'm really liking those ballons. String works for me.

Susan said...

It was a tough week, but you did great! Love your sunflower collage.

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Cedar...what a great collection!!! Love on dotted line and geometry!! Love them all

Deanna said...

Your collection of images is truly a delight...I can't even choose the one I like the best!! Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Jen said...

LOVE the collage! great shots in there!

Patrice said...

Nicely done! Love dotted line the best!!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! these are all such great shots..

My Captivating Images said...

Your photo's are very fun! :) Love the balloon shot and the flower. :)

LINDYLOR said...

Cedar,

What a great set, I especially like your geormetry and dotted line, very creative.