Saturday, January 7, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Since I had a pile of laundry all week, the laundry prompt was "easy"...
...at least to take a snapshot of it.  I had to take a break from folding occasionally.

But today, as we prepared for SnapDragon's birthday party tomorrow, I wondered if there was any way to squish the photos playing with custom bokeh from Thursday into the prompts, as imperfect as they are.  There was NO WAY my family was going to work through our to do list while I worked on Scavenger Hunt prompts.

So while SnapDragon did agree that making pumpkin soup for the first time just because it is the ONLY thing they eat in Zelda gave me the time to edit photos, taking more was not an option.  So prepare for some squishing.

One Color:
I am so glad to have only one color of lights on my tree...even though they photograph at different colors.

Empty:
My life would feel pretty empty without my beautiful children.

One Dozen:
Here is a sampling of the almost dozen shapes that my husband cut out for me to play with...some work better than others.

Soft:
Nothing softer than the skin of my baby girl.

Here is one bonus photo...not very good since nothing is in focus, but I never imagined that out-of-focus catch lights could be custom bokeh, too!  Here is my big eight year old with stars in his eyes...
Literally.

I really hope to be more on top of things next week.  The Holidays were great and so nice to have the whole family home, but I am finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things.  After tomorrow's plans, I think life will be back to normal...for a few months.

Anyway, have a fabulous Sunday and be sure to hop on over and see the other entries.  I bet there is a lot less squishing involved and some really beautiful shots!


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32 comments:

Susan said...

Very creative and nicely done. Love your kitty bokeh, and your star catch lights! Who knew?

Sara Smo said...

So jealous of your bokeh skills! Great captures!!

Kim Stevens said...

Very creative use of the prompts this week, and although I'm sure you didn't love folding all that laundry, I quite like the photo!

Shay said...

OH MY your BOKEH shots are AWESOME!

Linda R. said...

Such great shots.. Now that's what my laundry looks like! Not one of my favorite chores.

Leanne said...

great shots, your bokeh is very pretty.

Ana Eugénio said...

congrats :) so many great ideas. xxo

Pieni Lintu said...

I love those bokeh shapes!!! Great job!

Seeing Each Day said...

Clever bokeh shots. Can totally relate to the laundry shot and love the pink softness in your very beautiful soft shot.

Sara said...

Love your bokeh shapes, so cool! Your laundry chair makes me laugh, we've got one too, love the bright laundry in the dark formal chair!

Becs said...

Great shots, love your bokeh effects.

Linda said...

I didn't even know what bokeh was until I started reading your blogs. Thanks to you I have begun experimenting (after I looked up what it meant!). You have a beautiful way of presenting stories in photos. Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful children with all of us!

Lauri said...

Love your interpretations, great shots.

Saun said...

Very nice, your soft shots are precious.

Tamar SB said...

Your empty is so heart warming! Great finds this week, Cedar!

Deanna said...

what a great set, love the laundry shot (you do have a lot of that) and your children are darling. Happy New Year!!

DaenelT said...

The empty is fabulously sweet. Great shots as always.

Nukke said...

All your bokeh photos are cool ! Lovely portraits of children and the last one is extra beautiful !!!!

Have a nice week !!!

thefisherlady said...

a really heartlifting post... amazing beauty in all your photos!

Danelle said...

I love all your different bokeh shapes! Very cool!

Kathy said...

WOW...love all those bokeh's and their shapes!

Kathy

Kay Rhodes said...

Wow...I love all of your shots. What a great bokeh collection and that is a great composition of laundry...beautiful!

Michelle said...

Boy does the pile of laundry look familiar. :) Great series of shots.

hiflight said...

Thanks for visiting. Love your bokeh this week. One color is great. Thanks

Gina Kleinworth said...

Love that one of Sunflower in those pretty pink jammies!

Andrea Dawn said...

Your children are just so precious . . . their faces reflect such innocence and authenticity. Love the starry-eyed shot. Hope things settle into an easier rhythm soon.

Ashley Sisk said...

You make dirty laundry look great and I love the stars in his eyes. That's awesome!

Melanie said...

You have some mad bokeh skills lady! These are all fabulous!

Ida said...

Super fun series. Nicely done.

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Happy Sunday!

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Lea's Menagerie said...

Great set of photos - really awesome!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
Lea

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

It was a tough hunt, especially for this time of year. I love all of the fun bokeh, tho!