Sunday, 23 October 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This is my second week contributing to Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Last week I cheated because I wanted to join in and had only found Ashley's blog, so I used photos from my library.   All week, since last Sunday, I have been scavenging, with my camera, for ideas of the prompts we were given.  Words, Under, Orange, Fly and Always look on the bright side.  I had been warned that photo challenges are addictive and, boy, how I discovered very quickly that they certainly are!

The trouble I have now is that there are a couple of photos in two of the categories that I can't make my mind up which one to use, so I will show both.   These are my contributions to Scavenger Hunt this week:

  1. WORDS
 Some photos have to be set up and after a great deal of thought I came up with the one below.  I felt quite pleased about it until a friend said they didn't like the composition, it made me doubt it but it is here anyway:-

Our local radio announce the tide times every morning.   On Thursday I heard the tide was out at lunchtime,  so I took my camera to work, went to the beach and stood underneath the pier.  It was a bracing exercise!

When I walked back up the beach, I noticed the graffiti underneath the theatre that is at the beginning of the pier.

3.  Orange

 As a lot of the contributors to Scavenger Hunt Sunday are American, it was a pretty good bet that there would be a good number of pumpkins, so I decided not to go down that route.

On Saturday I visited and subsequently wrote a blog post about Sheffield Park which is a local National Trust Garden.  The intention was to take photos of the lovely autumn russets.  This is my contribution to Orange.

Surprise, surprised,  despite trying to avoid pumpkins, I saw a selection of them outside a shop, they were just too good to miss, so I surreptitiously whipped out my mobile (cell) phone and took a photo of them.

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

4.  FLY

With this prompt, I had intended to go down to the beach this weekend to take photos of the kite surfers, but there was no wind today.  The other alternative was this one:-

5.  Always look on the bright side

My last photos is of my Mum.  She is almost 93 and has lived in a nursing home around the corner from me for almost 3 years and has never been happier.  Although wheelchair bound and completely non-weight bearing, she is always cheerful.  This photo I took on Friday evening, when the Home were having a Hollywood Nights evening.  All the residents were dressed up and Mum had a little tiara and sparkly beads.  We all had a great time.

Thank you Ashley for such great prompts and I look forward to another week of being busy with my camera.


Anonymous said...

These are great....and you are right these hunts are so addicting. Your word photo is so creative and your orange photo is so vivid.

Katie said...

What a wonderful set! I love the hunt, I have so much fun running around looking for photographs.

Dorian Susan said...

Glad you're joining the scavenger. I've been doing it maybe a year or more. I love it. Part of my sunday routine.
You have words in lots of these photos, the images are sort of multipurpose. I like your pier shot and that last shot of your mum.

Kathy said...

Such a sweet "look on the bright side" capture and tribute to your mom. Love it with her wearing her tiara! And I really like your "under" shot of the pier. Great set of photos all around :)


MG Atwood said...

This scavenger hunt is addicting, watch out! Nice interpretation this week. Look on the bright side, is so sweet, and I love the pier shot.

Nukke said...

Lovely portrait of smiling old Lady who has good attitude !!!You have word in under photos too (did you notice it ?? )Your fly is verybeautiful photo !!!! blue and shiny flyand nice background. Orange little pumpkins are nice in blue containers !!!!

Tamar SB said...

I love your orange and words! Glad you're doing this again this week! I've been doing it for 3 months and love it!

Ashley Sisk said...

Nicely done - I really like your under shot. Beautiful composition!

leavesnbloom said...

Lovely set especially your orange shot and that fly.

Veronica said...

Wonderful shots!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Great shots! Thanks for joining in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I hope you'll be back again on Friday when we move on to our new theme, RED. Have a great day!

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