Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

All week I was resigned to not doing a hunt this week...though I'd taken many pictures, but I read the custom bokeh information and told my children about and then I couldn't not do it as they thought it sounded so cool.  I gave them my lens cap and they spent a bit of the morning creating custom bokeh shapes for me out of a Corn Chex box.
Luckily, I had taken some pictures this week that would fit the other prompts, so I have a complete Scavenger Hunt and without further ado, here it is.

Before:
We had a lab in my photography class on Thursday where one of the student's sisters came and our teacher set up several different lighting situations.  It was kind of a free for all in terms of who was shooting where, so a bit crazy, but I did learn alot about lighting and shadows.

After:
I don't think this is my best photo from the workshop, but it is the one I'm done editing :)

Opposing Lines:
I don't know if these are opposing lines so much as lines, lines everywhere, but it will have to do for today.

Which Pair of Shoes Should I Wear?
Sunflower has more shoes than every one else in the house combined (due to the generosity of a friend) so it is sometimes a fight over what to wear...no, you may not wear your flip-flops...put Daddy's shoes back!...I cannot find your other cowboy boot...please just wear these!

Little Features:
I love little baby teeth...before the big teeth come in big and crooked and cause me to worry about braces every time they smile.  I know her eyes aren't exactly in focus...she was moving with too slow a shutter speed...but is it obvious that I used my speed light?  I know what horrible flash work looks like, but I'm still learning the nuances of okay to good.

Custom Bokeh:
From Top Right Corner to Top Left Corner--Clockwise--No filter, square, hearts, Mickey head, triangle.  That was fun!  My family even laid the Christmas lights out on a white background on my couch for my photos.  How sweet are they?

I hope you enjoyed my hunt...if you want to see more hop on over to Ashley's blog to see the rest of the hunts.


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35 comments:

Sonishka said...

Hi Cedars, thanks for visiting. Ha! We had the same idea with the lines photo :-) Love your bokeh photo :-O

Mad Mind said...

Your bokeh shots are awesome! I do like your opposing lines though. Great set!

Nadege, said...

Love the bokeh and the line shots.
Gorgeous model.

kewkew said...

Love the bokeh. Such cute little teeth for little features. Lovely shots.

Lui said...

Omigosh, you got them all right!
What fun!

Shoni said...

Those bokeh shots are awesome!

Stasha said...

Wonderful class work. And I love Sunflower"s shot from this angle, very pretty. Your kids are great, helping you out, bokeh turned out great!

Delwyn said...

Hi Cedar
Thank you for your visit and comment. You have passed this week's task with flying colours! I am light year's behind in all this photography jargon and tech stuff but enjoying having fun...

Serline said...

Nice colorful, lovely bokeh and I love her sweet little smile.

Becs said...

Great shots. Love your bokeh and that little smile is just gorgeous!

Pieni Lintu said...

I love your bokeh shots!!

Nukke said...

Your portrait before and after are very good !!! And opposing lines pic is so beautiful. Bokeh is very creative.

No Greater Love said...

The spider web is so neat! And I love the Christmas lights, too.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Sara said...

Great set Cedar, I love the shapes your kids help make and your opposing lines. Your daughter is so adorable and I love the shoe story!

Rohit Sareen said...

lovely post...i so love the bokeh n before and after!

cheers,
My Third Eye

Lauri said...

A great collection. I love the tale of the shoes, I have heard that in my own home, "giggle."

Kay Rhodes said...

Love the lines shot!!! And your before/after is great...Wonderful photos!

Tamar SB said...

Love your little features shot! So precious! And your bokehs came out spectacular!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE that web...and such a cool choice for the prompt. Your B&A is gorgeous, too!

Brooke said...

Lovely! Every single shot! Love your creative bokeh shots!! And opposing lines is perfect!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Fantastic photos. I like the portrait of your sister most. This is amazing !
Happy Sunday.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love your opposing lines shot - gorgeous.

Jenn said...

Great opposing lines shot! Beautiful!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, a true wonder. Delicious, sweet these portraits ... Greetings.

Anna said...

Beautiful capture for Exploring with a Camera! Two of my fav things - spider webs and rain/dew drops!

Susan said...

Nice edit and I love your bokeh shapes! Too fun! (I now feel I cheated by using the pre-cut lensbaby ones.) I may have to try my hand at making my own!

Kat Sloma said...

The lines in that spider web are beautiful! Thanks for joining in with Exploring with a Camera.

momphotographer said...

the bokeh collage is awesome! and I really like the before and after editing. great job!

gotmycamera said...

Love the shoes....great perspective.

LINDYLOR said...

Cedar,

I always enjoy your photos. I think it is great that your family helped so much with the bokeh shot. As always nice job !

Valeria said...

Little features is gorgeous

dsblanchard said...

I honestly don't understand how the bokeh is done. I couldn't get it with the instructions I was given. I think it's like learning the computer, the person teaching thinks you possess a certain amount of basic knowledge and just skips that information. Well, I know how to turn the camera on, take a shot automatically and switch to video, but what I needed for bokeh just wasn't there. SOOOOO I think yours are GREAT! (whatever you did!)

Dawn

BF said...

These are all great! Nice job!

Laura said...

Bokeh shots are awesome :)

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Andrea Dawn said...

Love your shots, as always, Cedar. Awesome job with the bokeh. Late with linking up and commenting as I just got home from hospital yesterday. Just to hard NOT to play!