Sunday, February 3, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday: Hard to find

This week's list of prompts were head scratchers. I really had to think outside the box on a few, while others sort of fell into my lap. 

Last week some of my photos felt uninspired, but I think I found my mojo again.

1. Hidden

After a week of weather confusion, we lost all of our snow. It looks more like a New England November than January...but colder. Last night we got the most beautiful dusting of glittery white snow. The landscape is hidden under this fine, iridescent coating and it is just lovely. Everything is sparkling under the morning sunshine. I was thrilled to see that I caught an individual snowflake in the above photo (can you find it?), as it is hard to see an individual snowflake among the snow. 

2. Plain

I admit, this is a weird photo. I'll also admit that I am not exactly sure how it fits into the prompt. I got out of my car a couple days ago to see a scattering of tangerine slices on the pavement. I had my camera with me (of course), and had the urge to photograph them. People must have thought I was a nut. Something about the bright orange against the plain, scuffed up pavement caught my eye. Sometimes we garner inspiration from the oddest things, no?

3. Left

I have two photos for this one. Kiddo took a photo of the left side of my face in the car on Friday and I had to give him his moment in the spotlight. The other one was a self portrait, also taken in the car. These days I always have a camera in front of my face, so my left eye gets seen a lot more than my right. 

4. Fast
As I mentioned yesterday, I had a lot of fun shooting on the fog-filled ski hill on Wednesday. There are a few teenage snowboarders who fly down the hill, hitting all the jumps. It is pretty amazing to watch but hard to snap...they are fast.

5. Peace

Jared came running in my room to show me his newest Lego minifig creations. He was also wearing my favorite shirt...a peace sign composed of animals. I decided long ago that this shirt is never getting donated...it is going in the bin that houses all of my favorite clothes he's outgrown. My goal is to someday make them into a quilt for his kiddos. This kid is never more at peace than when he is lost in a Lego creation.

Happy Sunday!

15 comments:

  1. Love the snowboarding shot!! Gorgeous set all around!

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  2. I love your hidden photo it is so crisp and clean looking. As for the tangereine, I probably would have taken the photo also and wondered what possessed someone to spend all the time to peal it and then not eat it. Wonderful interpretations.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! I'm still mastering the close-up so I get excited when they work out. I'm glad I am not the only one intrigued by random fruit laying around. It IS a lot of work peeling an orange! :)

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  3. I love your interpretations. Especially the PEACE shirt... Haven't posted mine yet. Will do that instead of watching Super Bowl.

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  4. I am enjoying your whole set. Love the hidden photo. I have a thing for close up shots.

    Hugs~

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Close-up shots have always been a tough one for me. My new camera is SO much better and makes it SO much easier to photograph the details. My husband asked me what I would want for my first accessory lens and I immediately said "Close-ups! Is there one for that?!". I now know it's called a macro lens and it is first on my list. :)

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  5. I once photographed a piece of broccoli sitting beside the road I was walking on. I don't judge!! I have also kept a drawer full of t-shirts from my now (almost) 20 year old daughter in hope of one day making a quilt. It will happen. Tell me this is a realistic dream and not a prelude into a guest spot on Hoarders.

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    1. A woman after my own heart! Photographing roadside produce, hoarding old children's clothing... Thanks for you comment, I was quite entertained (and glad not to be alone in my neuroses). :)

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  6. Love your photographs....so unique and interesting! Thanks for the quilt idea! Never thought of how to use the kids clothes I can't bear to give away....now I just need an idea for the kindergarten papers I still have from my 27 and 30 year olds (really!!):)

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    1. Oh, I hear you on the papers! It's so hard to let go of some of that stuff! I am not a quilter...but I'm holding out for the day that I have time to learn. I want to do it right, so I will be in the collection stage for a while. :)

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  7. I see the snowflake - all six points. Beautiful shot.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I love how that photo turned out!

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  8. I actually quite like the tangerine photo! So simple, with a splash of colour.

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  9. The snowboard capture could almost qualify as hidden. While the tangerine may be unique for the "Plain" prompt, it does show imagination and the importance of always having a camera handy. Nicely done.

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