Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Scavenger Hunt - 1

For Rinda's 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, I'm challenging myself not to just get the shots necessary to fulfill the list, but to present each one as artistically as possible.  So here are my first three entrants:

item #21 - a photo of you with an artistic tool or craft supply:
 Let me tell you, one-handed selfies are easier said than done sometimes! But I got this shot of last week's art journal page in progress.  If you look close enough, you can see pink paint on my palm and wrist and orange paint on my index finger. Although I do use a brush, I also do a lot of finger painting when I'm art journaling!

item #16 - a windmill:
 A couple days ago, Jay and I took a walk to get some photos. I knew there was a windmill on this property over by the high school. The folks actually use this as a power supply.  I added a few RadLab filters to add to the "old time" feel of this photo.

While in the process of getting the windmill photo, we spied this very large family of geese on the school property. There were at least a dozen babies. Given the number of adults, we guess this was several families traveling together. When we tried to move in for a better shot, they quickly herded the babies under the fence and left one adult on guard to tell us we were getting too close for comfort.

item #10 - a bench that is outside:
There are several of these benches along the walking/biking trail near my home. Since the subject matter isn't all that exciting, I carefully composed the shot to take full advantage of the sun flare and was very happy with the result. 


12 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow - great start on the Scavenger Hunt. I'm hoping to start this weekend and now I'm going to have to see how creative I can be with my photos. (I do hope we have a few left in September that we can find together!)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Bravo! Like you, I try to produce good photographs for each of my scavenger hunt finds if possible. I"m really impressed that you were able to find a real windmill.
Rinda

Amy said...

I am another who wants to get some good photos this year, with context taken into mind .... love your 'action' shot!

Sian said...

I love that picture of you working on your art..that lovely contrast in your tshirt with the colours on the page really makes it pop!

scrappyjacky said...

I love that first photo as well. I think I'm going to have trouble finding a real windmill....may have to improvise.

debs14 said...

I do hope you are going to use the geese foe the prompt of something not where it normally belongs!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Great shots, Cheri. I love your first shot with your art piece. Well done. :o)

quiltingfool said...

Wonderful! All of them, but of course, I love the geese family! the photography scavenger hunt sound like fun. I remember you were looking for a horse last time you were in Texas. Keep them coming!

Karen said...

Great start! Love the crafty photo, the windmill, and the sunflare!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous pics! The geese crossing is too cute!

Barbara Eads said...

Getting that shot of the geese is really something. I've never seen quite so many together. Great shots.

Alison said...

Great shots, Cheri...and Deb is right about using the shot of the geese for something where it shouldn't be!
Alison xx