When Karma posted an invitation to participate in a Photography Scavenger Hunt I immediately thought ‘How fun!’ fully intending to give it a go despite the short time frame. But then, life got away from me (as it tends to do) and before I knew it, the deadline was looming and I had little accomplished. 😦
Turns out, I wasn’t the only one having difficulty so Karma extended the submission deadline to March 6th – hooray! 🙂
Right from the get go I planned on posting the images in a collage and when I went to assemble the structure itself, I realized I needed a few more images than the 12 in the hunt to make it visually appealing. (Birgitte, my dear, you do make it look so easy! 🙂 )
All but TWO images were taken specifically for the scavenger hunt. The two in question are previously un-posted images that just fit the bill (details follow).
So here it goes:
(1). Newspaper Headline – For my generation, the attack on September 11, 2001 has to be themost horrific event to occur on U.S. soil.
A day I will never forget…
(2). Big Round Clockface-Didn’t have to travel far for this one! Here is one of three large clock faces painted in a row on a decorative board in my living room. One clock is set to PST, one to EST and one to GMT (since hubby travels often to the UK).
(3). A Big Lorry/Truck – On our October 2010 trip I spied this large, old-time Chevy truck parked along Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Now, knowing Disney’s reputation for details, I imagine the license plate must have some significance… anyone know? Anyone??
(4). Bridge – Not one bridge but TWO!🙂
Constructed in 1997, the Veterans Memorial Bridge connects Beverly to Salem and rises high enough over the Danvers River to allow boats to easily pass underneath without the need for a drawbridge (huge improvement over the old bridge).
The lower bridge seen in the background is used by the MBTA commuter trains.
(5).Park Bench – Here’s the first 2-for-1!
(I really couldn’t decide which image I liked better and, with the collage requiring additional images to be balanced, I didn’t have to! 🙂 )
The first shot is definitely more indicative of my photographic style but, I was actually proud of
myself for the second shot since I am not all that comfortable photographing strangers.
Turns out, the guy on the bench with the headphones and cigarette was completely oblivious of my presence… 🙂
(6). Stripes – This image is from February of 2010. While standing on the other side of our chain-link fence I thought the layering of textures and directional lines would make for an interesting photograph. Back then, I never did anything with it. I guess it was simply waiting for the right moment. 🙂
(7). Something Heart–shaped – I posted a close-up of this sweet button sampler for Valentine’s Day.
Serving as more than just a decoration in my livingroom, it reminds me that we are all stitched together with the common thread of LOVE.
(8). Eyes – Yeah, I took creative liberty with this one… you gotta problem with that? 😀
(9). Your Shoes – NO closet should be without a pair of Converse sneakers.
These are my broken-in, well-worn, limited-edition, no-lace, slip-on, olive-green Jack Purcell’s.
Love ’em! 🙂
(10). Musical Instrument – This wooden toy piano from my childhood will always have a special place in my heart.
They just don’t make ’em like this anymore!
(11). Post Box – Another 2-for-1! 🙂
I happened to have my neighbor’s mailbox in my possession as it required refurbishment from all the winter abuse. (I built it for her as a birthday gift oh-so-many years ago). So, while it underwent repairs, I snapped a few stylized images of the front. Can’t get more literal than this, huh? 😉
To make up for it, I went out looking for some real post boxes to photograph. At one time, you’d find post boxes on every corner but these days, they are becoming quite rare.
I risked getting run down by a car to take this shot outside the main branch of the local P.O.
Okay, it was worth it. 🙂
(12). Something Red – I struggled for days on this one since the prompt was beyond simple and so very wide open. You see, I have many red items in my home yet, none seemed all that interesting.
Then one morning, there it was, like a slap to the forehead as if to say, ‘Hey! What took you so long?’ 😉
So, there ya have it, folks, and just in under the extended deadline. Phew! 🙂