Sunday, March 13, 2011

scavenger hunt sunday

I just found out about this weekly photography challenge.The idea is that each week there are 5 catagories that you interpret in a photograph. Fun! I just took photos around the apartment for each of the catagories this week.  Some are better than others. It was a fun way to challenge how you look at things you see everyday. Here are my images for this week's hunt:

1. Vanishing Point
My blue willow china collection. These plates make me happy. I started with a few I got after my great aunt passed away. I supplemented with a few from a local antique store. I cropped the photo a bit to have the upward perspective over to the far right of the image.

2. Square Crop
My paintbrushes. As I was searching around the apartment I took a shot of the brushes and pens on my desk. Some of these are old brushes, some are cheap, some were inherited. I edited it with a sepia tone and cropped it square. I like the perspective looking down on the brushes. I think my search for a different perspective of ordinary objects around our place was the best part of this challenge for me! I also had fun playing around with editing. I tried not to "think" too much when I took the photos and edited. Just went with it...almost like sketching when you start a painting or drawing...

3. Under
This one might be my favorite. I got this wine on a girl's weekend trip with my mom and sister last summer. We went to a little town in upstate New York where my mom lived for a few years as a kid. We stopped at a winery. This wine was delicious! But to my dissappointment, they won't ship from this winery to Massachusetts...something to do with the taxes I think. Boo!

4. "Welcome to the Jungle"
I was stumped on this one. Almost went into my old photos to find one to fit the challenge. But one shot I took from underneath of a shell whindchime I had caught my attention. I played around with fun edits to change the coloring and crop so that it almost abstracts the image. From a typical perspective the windchime has the appearance of a jellyfish. But from underneath, with a tint of blue, I think it almost looks like it could be underwater...


5. Calm
I have always loved white pitchers for some reason. I finally found one a year or so ago. I just love thier simplicity. Sometimes with flowers. Sometimes empty.




I also took a second shot for this challenge. I made Irish Freckle Break yesterday for my friends. There is something about the scent of it baking that relaxes me. I love the sweet taste with tea and coffee. It is a small treat.


I LOVED doing this creativity challenge! I will definately do it again. I am also going to try and do this week's Shoot & Edit challenge. This week's focus is "yellow." Which is ironically very similar to my shot for last week's "Spring" challenge...I shot yellow daffodils. So now I am challenged to find something else yellow to photograph....

Happy Sunday!

11 comments:

Anne U said...

I think your square crop is beautiful.

Ashley Sisk said...

So glad you jumped - I love your china.

Susan said...

Very creative vanishing point. I have the same problem for “yellow” as my flowers were yellow last week too. (and then next time it’s flowers!)

Kimberly said...

Great photos! So glad you joined in this week! It is fun trying to come up with images to match the words. Sometimes we have to stretch our imaginations a little. :)

Looking forward to seeing your "yellow" shot tomorrow as I also do the Shoot & Edit challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennifer said...

Those plates are lovely and what a creative welcome to the jungle shot.

Angela said...

I love your under shot! What a great concept!

Jackie said...

Great shots! I love this weekly challege! It is fun to think of things that fit the prompts!

scrapperjen said...

These are FANTASTIC! I love them all!

julie said...

Great interpretations! Love your take on jungle...very creative!

Gretchen said...

Great work! Love your vanishing point... and the welcome to the jungle is a very creative take... looks good! =)

Elliemae Ink/Cherie said...

I got distracted when you mentioned bread, tea and coffee:)
I love the simplicity of the pitcher!!
The perspective of the wine is really nice also!
Nice set!!

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