Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I missed Scavenger Hunt Sunday last weekend because we were traveling - it's good to be back on the hunt! :)

1. Vintage. I took this photo at a park in North Carolina last weekend. The trees looked so pretty with their white blooms. I added a couple of textures to give it more of a vintage feel.
vintage spring trees

2. Word or Quote. I could devote an entire blog to clouds and trees - why do I have such a fascination with them? I find them so beautiful and never get tired of taking pictures of them. I took this one on Wednesday afternoon, and the quote seemed to be a perfect fit.
blue skies and clouds

3. Nature's Own. On our way back from North Carolina, we pulled off at a "scenic outlook" while taking back roads home through the mountains. The view was gorgeous - it was hazy, but still a lovely sight.
scenic view

4. People. I've been practicing converting photos to black and white this week (thanks to Kim Klassen, whose Beyond Layers class I'm taking). This is the only photo from my archives this week - a picture of my daughter from last fall. I've been looking for photos with a good combination of light and shadow to convert. Black and white photos are making me look at my images in a whole new way - sometimes photos really are more striking without color.
black and white

5. Photographer's Choice. While we were pulled over at the scenic outlook mentioned above, my daughter spotted this cute ladybug and I quickly snapped a few pictures...he's cute, isn't he? He flew away very quickly!
ladybug

15 comments:

  1. Great post! I love the vintage picture, the trees a so pretty!

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  2. Great set. Also loving the vintage!

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  3. Really beautiful set! I love trees and clouds too, and that quote is great!!

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  4. The haze is beautiful...but not as beautiful as your daughter! Her eyes pop.

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  5. What a great set of pictures! I'm in Beyond Layers too and have really loved learning about black and white images. I think the one of your daughter is beautiful! It looks awesome in B&W. Your quote shot is really nice too. Clouds are so lovely!

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  6. love,love,love this whole series you shared, and the quote and photo are just wonderful!

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  7. Great set this week and gorgeous views. But I really love your choice. Cool shot!

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  8. What a collection you have this week. They are ALL fantastic. I am a total B/W afficionado. It is actually my first inclination rather than color. Yoiur daughter's portrait in B/W puts so much focus on her gorgous eyes...fantastic! Your vintage shot is fabulous! I love your editing choices on it. And your last shot with the ladybug...beautiful composition. Bravo!

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  9. Love the shot of the Bradford pears in Vintage. The portrait of your daughter is beautiful too!

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  10. Oh, as I scrolled down I loved each shot....fabulous, fabulous set! Love the edit in your vintage and yes, black and whites give so much detail sometimes lost in color.

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  11. Clouds and Trees, oh yes in total harmony with you on this. Lovely SHS photos. Suzy x

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  12. This set is gorgeous - I especially love your first two shots.

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  13. Great collection! (Looks like we both had clouds and trees on our minds this week! I agree with you - I never get tired of taking pictures of them.) I love the processing on the first one, and the b&w image is gorgeous (as is your daughter!)

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