Saturday, 5 November 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge 6


"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, to late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. "~ Minor White

This happens to me all the time . . . a turned corner presents a stunning vista that I long to capture.  A pop of colour or interesting texture catches my eye, but the opportunity gives way to the demands of the moment.  Ah, but my heart has been "exposed" and my imagination inspired . . . ideas filed away.  

The Scavenger Hunt Sunday photo challenge hosted by Ashley Sisk at Ramblings & Photos, is considerably less spontaneous.  We are provided with 5 new prompts or clues each Sunday which we then hunt for in the following week.  We are given much freedom of interpretation in the clues and it is so much fun to work on  . . . even more fun seeing the other participants finds.   Pop over to her site if you are interested in playing along.


So, let's have a look at the ones that didn't get away on me . . . 


1.  Food
 Friday nights my daughter often brings home Chinese food . . . Honey-garlic Sesame Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein, Deep Fried Prawns, Sweet & Sour Pork.  The broccoli is from the Wonton Soup.

2. Purple
 The tips of the leaves on my hydrangea bush have turned this lovely purple colour.

3. In Disguise
 In my city the hydro boxes are all "disguised" with scenes from local parks or something specifically connected with our community.  I had a bit of trouble with this prompt as I missed getting any Halloween trick or treaters. I have to give my daughter credit for this idea.  

4.Shapes
 I have a thing for pretty boxes . . . can you ever have enough?  (I have learned to use restraint, but I really love boxes).  Anywho, I have these little heart-shaped floral boxes that are part of a collection  . . . one for each month of the year.  I have found all of them at second-hand stores and am trying to gather the ones that correspond to my 5 granddaughters birth months.  I played a bit with the photos, having a darker background with more intense colour and then as seen below, the lighter, more natural colour.  I really like both of them.

5. Photographer's Choice
I am not even sure why I like this one so much, but I do.  Sometimes a picture will do that to you . . . and you just have to give it time to percolate before the answer comes.


Do check out the other great submissions and let them know how impressed you are.  
They are seriously awesome!

27 comments:

  1. oh my that food looks so yummy right now

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  2. Now I really need to eat something like that.

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  3. That food looks delicious and I think your take on disguise is fantastic!

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  4. I love them all and you got me at Food! Yummy!
    I love the last one too. Like poetry.

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  5. beautiful colours in the leaves.

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  6. Love your purple, it's so subtle but really pops! And your choice shot is stunning, I love the mix of nature and industrial with the leaves on the drain!

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  7. I'm going to sound like a repeat of Tamar's post here...but I feel EXACTLY the same about both photos! Just lovely.

    Kathy

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  8. Beautiful choices...and I'll take some of that food, please! :)

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  9. I also love boxes. Great shots. Your food makes me hungry this morning. Your purple shows how misunderstood purple is. Thanks.

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  10. I'm with you on the choice shot. It is very cool.

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  11. Nicely done - I really like your in disguise and your last shot too. Very interesting.

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  12. Oh gosh, I could really go for some of that food right now! And I'm with you, I really like that last one it just speaks to me!

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  13. Andrea Dawn,

    I love the hydrobox disguise. When I was scrolling down to get the whole picture in view, I was thinking I was looking through a window at the outside. It wasn't until I read your explanation that I knew what I was looking at. What is a hydro box? Is it like a fire hydrant?

    I also like your quote at the top of the post and your experience written afterwards. Deep! I'll remember this the next time I miss a shot.

    Take care,
    Dawn

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  14. That disguise one is just brilliant - love that quote at the start :)

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  15. Dawn, the hydro boxes are part of the electrical grid, you see them every 3 or 4 blocks around here. I guess there must be different systems in place where you live.

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  16. Hi. I love your disguise! And the purple is a wonderful capture!

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  17. I am eating a sandwich and looking at your shots I am still hungry :) Love those heart and I can see why you chose this as your choice, it is very pretty.

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  18. Love the last one (choice) and your in disguise. Very creative

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  19. This is a great set of pics for the "shs", your food looks amazing.

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  20. I just love those little heart shaped boxes. Wonderful composition for the purple shot, a great collection for this week's prompts.

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  21. each one shows your beautiful heart!

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  22. Love your photos, Andrea! So creative. Love the manhole photo with the leaves.

    Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog yesterday. I very much appreciate it. :)

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  23. Hydroboxes are disguised in Victoria, too, I don't know about here. The Chinese food photo had my mouth watering - and I've just finished breakfast. Maybe this Friday night that will be our treat, too.

    What a great idea - a photo scavenger hunt.

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  24. Delicious Food and the purple is pretty!

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  25. Your food made me hungry and I love your purple and photographer's choice. I agree that the photo of the drain and leaves is compelling.

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