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SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY….NOVEMBER 27th

Hope everyone had a wonderful long Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.   For the hunt this week my husband and I made our way to the Macys Parade.  However you probably won’t be able to tell until the last photo…

WAITING

When I first saw this prompt I said to myself this is perfect…I will take a photo of the crowd waiting for the parade to start…but we were late to the parade…oh well.  I took this one while “waiting” for my husband to get back from the restroom….I hope that counts as “waiting”…

FOLIAGE

Most of the foliage has already fallen in the park….but I stumbled upon this collection of fallen leaves as we made our way into the park.

I am entering this one into the “Shades of Autumn” finale…the fallen leaves signify the end of Autumn…and interestingly this photo has one of every color from the set of challenges…Thanks Kristi, Rebecca and Alicia for such a fun challenge….I can’t wait for your next one.
Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

CANDID

We stumbled upon this cute little guy on our way to the parade…love his holiday spirit.

KNIFE, FORK OR SPOON

We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast before the parade….

RULE OF THIRDS

And yes about 60 photos or so later we finally made it to the parade…if you happened to be watching the parade on TV you will note that yes this is the final major balloon of the parade….but hey isn’t life about the journey and not simply the destination.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone…


Scavenger Hunt Sunday…November 20th…

First a big thank you to Kat at KatEyeStudio for calling out my Opposing Lines photo for a compliment on her blog this week….I have been floating on photography air all week since the post…THANK YOU!!!

Now without further ado on to the hunt…great set of prompts this week…can’t wait to see what everyone found……

MAINLY ONE COLOR

The Christmas windows are up and they are spectacular…this here is just a small corner of what is an amazingly intricate window done primarily in white.  To put it in context here is the whole window…

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

REFLECTION

One huge challenge I find when taking photos of windows is the reflection off the window…but luckily “reflection” is a prompt this week…

WATER

Was a beautiful day in the park today…with the last of the leaves still hanging on the trees…

WRITING

Love this writing on the wall as it means “movie production time” out side our apartment tomorrow…always so much fun to see the film crews in action…and an occasional celebrity or two…

PS – Note I was even able to get a little “bokeh” going in the background on this one…and maybe someday I will even be able to master “custom bokeh”…yes last week’s prompts are still on my mind….

AROUND THE HOUSE

Around our house on the weekends means cooking…inside that lovely red pot are homemade carnitas…yum…and I am sure come Thursday we will have some stuffing going in that same pot….

Can’t wait to see everyone’s photos…and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


Scavenger Hunt Sunday….November 13th

Here we are again…how quickly Sunday finds us this week.    Well this weeks challenges were tough…and between travel and work I struggled with the  prompts….so without further ado (or excuses in my case this week) off to the hunt we go…

1.  LITTLE FEATURES…

My twin nieces were born this year on my birthday…what a birthday present.  They were 6 weeks early and here is my niece  holding my father’s (her grandfather’s) hand….so glad that my nieces are now home, healthy and thriving….

2.  OPPOSING LINES….

Does O-Line vs. D-Line count is opposing lines….a stretch but work with me folks this week  🙂


3.  CUSTOM BOKEH

Ok I am a camera newbie so I can barely bokeh let alone “custom bokeh” for forgive me but this is my best bokeh of the week….

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

4.  BEFORE AND AFTER

Used a little “Pixlr-o-matic” on this photo….for those interested I applied “Sophia”, “Subtle” and “Old”…

5.   WHICH PAIR OF SHOES SHOULD I WEAR.

You can always count on my wee little nephew to help with a prompt….here he is wearing my shoes…notice he has them on the wrong feet…also this prompt has made me realize that its time for me to go shoe shopping…

Thanks folks for stopping by….can’t wait to see your photos this week!!!


Scavenger Hunt Sunday….November 6th

I have to say that these hunts are so addicting…I have been traveling off and on the last three weeks so finding time to take photos and to look at all the great photos that everyone else has taken sure has been a time management challenge….but well worth it as there are so many amazing photographers participating in these hunts and their work is inspiring….

FOOD

This was a really really good dessert….

PURPLE

Not sure what this lovely fall  flower is that I found in my parent’s backyard…but it is such a lovely shade of purple…

IN DISGUISE

Ah, my favorite photo subject…my little nephew.   Here he is in disguise as a celebrity…..wearing his favorite cap and his nana’s  glasses this past weekend….and what topped it off was his comment to me “no photos….no photos”…..US Magazine here he comes 🙂

Photography love...

SHAPES

Do you see the shape of a face on this tree…

PHOTOGRAPHER’S CHOICE

Public art is amazing…..stumbled upon this this weekend and boy did it put a smile on my face!!!

See you all next weekend!!!