September 11, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (#7)...

September 11, 2011....hard to fathom a decade has passed since that horrific day that changed America.  But life has a tendency to return to some semblance of normalcy no matter how dire the circumstances, and each year that passes the events of 9/11 get buried a bit further into our memories. I know I will take a moment today for reflection and thankfulness for all the brave men and women who gave their lives that day.  My dad was a police officer, and we were taught from a young age to always say hello and thank you to our men in blue.  I will make a special point to do so this weekend. God bless all those who serve and protect in whatever capacity, and a big THANK YOU!

And onto Scavenger Hunt Sunday...


1.  Remember


Because we can not afford to forget.



2.   Flying High


Going around under an umbrella interferes with your ability to look up to the sky...unless you are Mary Poppins of course.



3.  Bokeh



I can not tell a lie.  I have NO idea how to do a Bokeh on my own.  I spent alot of time this week googling "Bokehs for Dummies", but apparently I fall below the dummy learning curve.  Soooooo, I had to resort to a bokeh texture EEEEEEK! (sorry).  But I am pleased to report that I DO know how to get great joy out of my wine.



4.  Statues


Rolled up khaki pant legs, Nike sneakers...who IS this fashionable dude?



THE one, THE only, THE Penn State living legend Joepa (aka Joe Paterno) outside of Beaver Stadium pointedly proclaiming "We Are Number 1!!!!".  Okay, okay ACTUALLY.... we are number 23 and dropping after losing this weekend, argh!



5.  Process of Elimination


Sometimes less is better.  UNLESS we are talking chocolate.



I really want to thank everyone who has been so kind to stop by my little blog and leave comments.  I have met some truly inspirational people and have stumbled upon some fantastic blogs as a result.  Sometimes I feel as if I am talking to the air, but then someone will write a keenly timed comment that gives wind to my sails.  It truly keeps me motivated...well that AND my need to learn to accomplish the dreaded Bokeh!  Stay tuned!


--Kathy

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33 comments:

  1. I am quoting you on your chocolate wisdom! Lovely set, I really enjoy your photography.

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  2. Love your comment about the chocolate. And the shot of the flowers was great. Cool umbrellas. Very nice shots.

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  3. Great shots. The first two are my favorites.

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

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  4. Fantastic set, I love visiting your blog! You made me laugh with the bokeh, but I loved the shot. Flying high is wonderful. Love the perspective on the first statue shot, the shadows great.
    Your comment was spot on, my hand looked really weird too. :-)

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  5. I really love that umbrella shot--so interesting! What fun captures of the statue!

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  6. Just fabulous once again Kathy! Adore that umbrella shot, and you cracked me up with your bokeh shot - and a great photo it is even if it's a texture! ; )

    Totally agree with the chocolate!!

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  7. What a great set you have this week. I love the ones of the living statue and I love how colorful your Flying High photo is! Great interpretation. :)

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  8. I love the umbrellas and the statue shots. You have great wisdom when it comes to chocolate.

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  9. These are all fantastic! Love your flying high shot, the colors are stunning! And your bokeh is so creative, it took me forever to learn how to do it too, but I finally figured out, some of the times!

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  10. Your bokeh shot turned out beautifully! Love the wine glass...ha....sometimes ya gotta stick with what you know!

    I love that umbrella shot!! And your statue shots made me laugh! Hugs and enjoy your Sunday. Love your thoughtful words on remembering 9/11.

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  11. Wonderful shots. I love your remember shot and you bokeh shot even if it is a texture.

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  12. I love your process of elimination.

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  13. I don't know what boken means, but your photo is great. Love the statues, umbrellas and your comments on PSU and 9-11

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  14. A FABULOUS post!!!...loved all your photos, can't even pick out a fav. Come on over for a glass of wine & chocolates and I will give you a little lesson on bokeh.

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  15. beautiful set of photos,
    when I started to participate in photo memes i didn't know what bokeh was, so I had to google it as well :))

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  16. Honestly, I have no idea how to intentionally get a bokeh shot either...they just happen sometimes. It's dumb luck I suppose. I love your interpretation of all the prompts. Kudos to U. I'm so glad I found this scavenger hunt.

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  17. Great use of color..what beautiful vibrant photos.

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  18. Really like all of these. Beautiful.

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  19. Wonderful photos. My favorite is the remember ribbon. And...no, you can never have too much chocolate!!!! ;)

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  20. Your photos are fantastic.... I love the way you incorporated the shadow as part of the photo of statue...beautiful.

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  21. I love your shot with the umbrellas--so beautiful! The statue shot is so creative, too. I love what you did with the shadow.

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  22. I love your interpretations this week. The umbrellas are my favorite.

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  23. That statue shot is great, especially the second one. Great perspective

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  24. Great set of photos! I especially love the umbrellas.

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  25. Your point of view this week is fantastic! I'm really loving all of your shots and hope you had a wonderful week.

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  26. I love your umbrella shot! Great perspective and colors!

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  27. Beautiful interpretations! I love your Penn state photos. So much tradition,and your remember photo is perfect.

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  28. Totally agree "Sometimes less is better. Unless we are talking chocolate." Fantastic series my favorite is flying high....Have a great week!

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  29. These are sooo amazing, Kathy. WOW. I really love that 2nd shot, tho.

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