Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

My husband is so sweet.  I said Friday I wouldn't be able to do Scavenger Hunt Sunday these week because I hadn't taken any pictures yet, and he said, "what are we doing Saturday afternoon?  Can't you do it then?"  He knows how much pleasure taking pictures gives me.  This was particularly kind of him since he knew we were spending 4 hours on Saturday handing out door hangers to invite people to a marriage conference our church is putting on in October.  (We had to help because I'm part of the planning committee; plus we thought it would be a good service to do as a family--no knocking just hanging the fliers on doorknobs.)  So anyway, Scavenger Hunt Sunday really is my favorite photo challenge, and this week is no exception even if I did it all in a few hours instead of spread out over the week.

Street Photography and From a Distance:
This is a street (no interesting people out on a rainy/overcast day on quiet residential streets) and I was watching them from a distance as they walked back from leaving the last flier.  SnapDragon and Sunflower had decided they'd done enough walking so I waited on the corner with them and took pictures for the hunt.

Since I combined the two prompts into one photo, I thought I could do a bonus "From a Distance" from our day at the lake a few weeks ago.
They were quite a distance away when I looked up from reading my book to take their pictures as they came back in.  Oak, SnapDragon, and Sunflower in one kayak.  Huckleberry all on his own.  (I played with graduated filters in LR3 today, thus the funky colors.)

Sunday:
"Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another."  Hebrews 10:24-25a (Not to say everyone has to go to church on Sunday, but it is what Sunday is to me ever since I was born.)

Liquid:
They call it liquid sunshine, but it does not uplift my mood the same way warm, dry sunshine does.  But it does leave lots of pretty water drops to photograph!  The rain is back.  Really, it feels like it never left?

Behind:
I always thought that if I was Ramona Quimby and sat behind Susan I would not be able to resist pulling her curls a little to see them spring back.  Now that my daughter has those kind of curls naturally (a little less springy today) I find myself with her sitting on my lap and me gently tugging, "Boing! Boing!"

Be sure to check out all the other creative interpretations for this week's hunt!



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28 comments:

Melanie said...

What a sweet hubby! I'm so glad you made it, I alwasy love looking at your takes!! I ADORE the last shot.

Mad Mind said...

I think your liquid shot is great but I really love the behind. It's great!

Stasha said...

Love the lake shot, great colors. And the rose is exquisite. Lovely as always!

Kathy said...

What a lovely set! I love your "behind" photo, so creative! Your "from a distance/street photography" capture draws me in. And your "liquid" shot makes me sigh :) Great job! -- Kathy

Halie said...

Your liquid shot is breathtaking. It is beautiful!

Halie

Shoni said...

Love all these shots, especially the sunday shot and the behind shot (lol that sounds funny).

Enjoy your weekend!

Sara said...

Great set, Cedar, love liquid it is so beautiful and behind is gorgeous!

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots this time also!!! :)

Nadege, said...

Beautiful rose, wonderful post.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a gorgeous shot for liquid! Great set, my friend.

Bek said...

I love the DOF from your Sunday photo! And your liquid is gorgeous!

Tamar SB said...

Your liquid is amazing! Gorgeous prompts and what a sweet husband you have!

Pradeepa said...

Wow, great shots. Each one is equally beautiful.

Buckeroomama said...

That rose is perfection!

Oh, I dreamt of having kids with curls like that, but that would be a bit of a stretch, considering both hubby and I have very straight hair. :)

Sarah said...

Wonderful shot Cedar. I really love the last two. That curl is adorable!!

Tezzie said...

Wonderful!!! The 'liquid' is breathtaking...and 'from behind' is adorable :)

Linda R. said...

They are all great shots.. Your liquid shot is wonderful..

Chrystal Oates said...

Great photos. They are all wonderful. I am glad you found time to go out and take pictures.

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

That is so sweet of your hubs, and I love that flower/liquid shot!

Ashley Sisk said...

Your husband is so sweet knowing how important photography is to you. I love your from a distance shot. And I love that you made a Ramona reference.

Dorian Susan said...

Your husband must be a wonderful man. Not only helping with door hangars, but also with SHS.
I love that liquid shot, and those curls are to die for.

gotmycamera said...

These are great photos. So full of life

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Cedar....these are beautiful. I especially love your Liquid. WOW!!!

missing moments said...

Great series ... so love that last photo of your daughter's hair! gorgeous!

Valeria said...

Great prompts. Love love your Liquid and behind (love her curls)

Nita Davis said...

Beautiful series! I totally agree with you on the liquid sunshine and the bouncy curls.

Susan said...

Nice finds, I especially like your water droplets!

MarieHarmony said...

The Rose is jut the most beautiful one I've ever seen! Well done.