Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Scavenger Hunt - 1

I'm participating in Rinda's 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Click on the link to get the list and info and play along - the more the merrier! There is even a Facebook group this year if you don't have a blog. And you definitely aren't too late - the hunt lasts until the last day of Summer in September!

I went to Key West thinking I might be able to knock out most of the Scavenger Hunt list there. Alas, I didn't even come close. Didn't have a camera out when we deboarded the plane to catch the "Welcome to Key West" sign on the airport (only one we saw).  Smallest airport I've ever been in!

We could have caught the Pride Parade on Sunday, but opted to avoid the crowds - instead we went to the movies and saw 22 Jump Street. Totally crude humor, but I laughed a lot!

I did see birds on a wire, but by the time I tried to get the shot, they flew away...

Despite a few missed opportunities, I got some great shots, so here we go:

#5 A Rack of Postcards - and no question from this rack about where we were!

#9 - A Bakery. Not much a photo - shot from the car with an iPhone.

#13 - A Sunrise.  This is right outside our hotel room. The sun is actually coming up off to the right of the photo, but was blocked by the building itself, so I settled for getting the pretty colors of the sky above the tree line.

#15 - A Juggler.  Every night at Mallory Square, Key West residents and tourists come together to celebrate the sunset. (Mostly tourists I bet!) Street performers are on hand hawking for tips. Here the juggler is tossing three fire sticks - and notice that unicycle to the right of the photo???
#4 - A group of tourists.  Here is the same juggler, now ON the unicycle, juggling a sword, a hatchet, and a fire stick.  This photo is actually a three-fer - juggler, group of tourists and lamp post(s). But I'm counting it for the tourists. Couldn't get anywhere near that guy! This photo was taken with my iPhone on zoom - something I have yet to master.

#17 A lamp post. Taken right before sunrise.

And here is the same photo with a RadLab filter:
Yum!
I kind of wanted to use this photo as an example of #11, a horn.  See them growing out of Becca's head? Could be just the way she made me feel on this particular day... so how about this one instead:
#11 - A Horn. Or more specifically, a green iguana with rostal horns.  Apparently not native to this part of Florida, but a growing feral population. This one was spotted at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. We also saw one at the hotel pool. Some kids were trying to get near it and it made a run for the pool, but stopped short and headed up a tree instead!

14 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Some great captures there....love what you did with the lamp post.

Karen said...

Fabulous finds! I just love the lamp posts photos---both of them!

debs14 said...

Great finds!

Sian said...

These pictures have such a great, cool atmosphere to them. I love that bakery one - from here it looks like something we would see in the movies!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You might not think it's much of a shot, but I love the Old Town Bakery. It looks very cool. Funny you should mention the zoom, that's something I need to figure out on my phone as I suspect a lot of my scavenged shots will be taken with it this year.

Miriam said...

What a wonderful set of items for the hunt. I love the lamp posts with and without the filter. I remember looking for a unicycle a couple of years ago! Brilliant 'Horns' Well done you.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! Great photographs! And I think you've found some of the harder items, like the juggler and sunrise.
Don't forget to join the June linky on my blog.
Rinda

Lady Ella said...

Great sunrise, great lamp posts, and like the others, I find the bakery very atmopheric!

Jane said...

beautiful photos, I love the lamp posts.

marshaleith said...

great photos...love the juggler. And love the processing on your lamp posts on the dock photo.

Eileen T said...

Your sunrise photo is amazing - such beautiful colours.

Becky said...

Some great finds and I love the colours in your sunrise photo.

Carmen said...

What a beautiful sunrise! I love all your pictures - so colorful.

Carola Bartz said...

You've got quite some good shots for the hunt, Cheri!! I love the iguana - I actually first read "roasted horns" and thought "yum" (sorry, but that's who I am). I've got quite some of the items during my trip to Europe, but I still need to go through all my pictures (we just came back). Funny thing though, I haven't found a welcome sign either while having my camera ready... And my home town doesn't have a welcome sign - isn't that sad.