Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt #2

This weeks photo hunt was really difficult for me! Not only were the themes difficult for me creatively, but I felt a bit limited in my opportunities to get out and take photos but for a good reason – our household effects shipment arrived! I spent half the week unpacking and setting up our apartment and now with our stuff it is finally feeling a bit more like we really live here.

1. My Passion

I have many passions - photography, scuba diving, travel, climbing... Since I am currently temporarily retired in VA I'm not able to partake in the more expensive of my passions, but climbing I am able to do often and I love it! This weekend we went to Great Falls National Park and did some nice outdoor sport climbing. This is a picture from above the anchor looking at Paul trying to climb a 5.10 crack. 

2. Sound of Music

I had to pull this one out of the archives since I really didn’t want to take a picture of my ipod. This picture was taken in early 2009 on a day trip from Amman to the Eastern Desert Castles. Paul is trying his skill on one of the local instruments.

3. Inner Beauty

I originally tried to take a photo just of my eye, but after many attempts I realized it wasn't going to work, so I started experimenting with pictures a bit further away and really liked this distance. 

4. Ethereal

I've never taken a close up picture of the moon before, not too bad for my first attempt (handheld too with my big zoom!). 

5. Sharp

Nothing about this actual plant is sharp but I was pleased with the depth of field and sharpness I could get from center out. I really want a macro lens!

Here are the themes for next weeks photo scavenger hunt (let’s hope I’m feeling more creative this week):

  1. Classic Still Life
  2. Self Portrait
  3. On the Floor
  4. Lines
  5. Fresh


Ashley Sisk said...

It doesn't look like you had any trouble at all creatively - I loved the entire set. Can't wait to see what you'll do with next week's prompts.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love them all. Great photos. Your inner beauty shot is awesome.

Margaret said...

I love the perspective on the climbing shot. Very cool! And the inner beauty and moon shots are terrific, too. Nicely done!

Ms. Pony said...

These are all great images- I love the inner beauty shot- the distance is great and you have gorgeous eyes!

Katie said...

Wow great pictures! I love the first one! :-)

Megan said...

Your inner beauty and sharp photos are my favorite! Very well done!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Your Ethereal shot is captivating!

Cedar said...

Wonderful photos! The climbing--terrific! I am particularly impressed with your moon shot! I've only tried a few times, but I can't get anything that fantastic! Stupendous attempt!

Valeria said...

Beautiful pictures, wonderful interpretations. Love it

Anonymous said...

These are all so beautiful! Your first one is my favorite - the perspective and focus are quite fascinating. Lovely!