October 30, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (#14)...

It's a SNOWY Scavenger Hunt Sunday!  Seriously?  What the heck, "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Halloween"????   Thinking snow boots might ruin the whole effect of a few Halloween costumes if this all doesn't melt away by tomorrow.  Hmmmm, little Tinkerbells flitting around in galoshes...sooooo "What NOT to Wear".  Tis the year to go out as Sasquatch.  Oh well, Mother Nature is probably having a good laugh over this one...hope she's wearing a parka!

If you are like me and spending your day hunkered down by a fireplace, take some time to check out all the wonderful submissions to Ashley's Scavenger Hunt Sunday at "Ramblings and Photos" .


And on to the hunt:



1.  Found Texture



So,  my Better Half has been bugging me for a few weeks to go check out this abandoned and falling down stone structure he spotted in the woods.  I don't like walking in the woods OFF a path.  It takes a particular skill to do that without constantly looking down and not stumbling. I must have missed that line when God was handing out talents. All I have to say about that is SOME people are more comfortable in hiking boots, and SOME in stilettos.  But I did tag along s-l-o-w-l-y and found me some wonderful texture when I had the opportunity to take my eyes off the ground.


2.  Home


Mosaic Muse

Life is often a blur in my  home. A whirlwind of teen-aged girl activity...and hormones.  It's exhausting at times!  So many of my friends are empty-nesters and lovin' it, but I'm not ready for that yet and embrace the madness. I love the pre-party prep activity of teen-aged girls.  Brings back LOTS of memories, albeit sans "Aqua-net" and plum mascara.


3.  Cover


My church hosted a Civil War Encampment this past week.  I loved how these black lacy gloves covered this woman's hands.  I just found it a bit concerning that I have a pair of fishnet stockings in my drawer that are eerily similar.  


4.  The Tree (Kent Weakley Tree)




I have NO IDEA what a "Kent Weakley" tree is.  So I went with the tree that I've been obsessed with this past week.  I promise, this the LAST time I'll post a photo from my one-on-one photo session with my diva model tree...maybe.


5.  Macro/Close Up




I don't have a macro lens, actually I have NO lenses other than what is on my point and shoot camera.  So these macro challenges are always a REAL challenge for me.  Went for a stroll yesterday on Forbidden Drive in Philly (nope...not a red-light district as the name sounds!).  And this moss on the fence rail called out to me. I'm not usually intrigued by "mossy" things, and this is about as "out doorsy" as I get.  Pretty cool tho!



I want to thank everyone who have signed up to follow my little piece of the blogosphere.  I mentioned to a new follower the other day that I am always surprised that anyone finds what I post (photo or writing) interesting...so when I see a new follower, or that someone took the time out of their day to visit and comment, it literally puts a smile on my face.  It MIGHT even give me delusions of grandeur, haha.   It is so nice to meet (in the cyber-world sense) so many interesting, fun, talented and NICE people.  So from me to you a huuuuuuuuuuuge THANK YOU!

--Kathy

linked to:
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

50 comments:

  1. I can't believe your getting these pics with a point and shoot camera.Your pics are awesome what kind of camera do you have?

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  2. Keep posting that tree, we cannot get enough of it. Great set, but I always say that, don't I. For a reason my friend, for a reason!

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  3. my favourite is the last shot!

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  4. I am really loving your tree shots and the moss is delightful.

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  5. well I imagine you were able to capture some fabulous shots on your walk

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  6. I enjoy looking at your macro and beautiful tree shots.

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  7. I love your set this week. Those tree shots are so beautiful; as are your macro shots!

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  8. A point and shoot!? Are you kidding me!? Wow, I'm impressed. These are all amazing. I'm in love with the stone house you found, your tree is fabulous, and (from one who normally DOES creep around trying to capture it), that moss is sooo awesome! ;)

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  9. Great shots Kathy...I LOVE the texture and your story of the woods, I am becoming more 'brave' if you will, the more I shoot. So, take off those heels, go to Target and get yourself some SNAZZY polka-dot rubber boots and call them your shoot boots. (That's my Mom's bright idea for me!) I've already driven into a swale ditch trying to get dried up old sunflowers-LOL.
    Gotta LOVE the Halloweeny snow toooo:-)

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  10. Fantastic set Kathy, wow, a point and shoot, well you're rocking it!
    They're all wonderful, I especially love your tree and moss.
    I have to admit I thought cover was a Halloween costume! ;-)

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  11. Your shots are fantastic. It's not the camera but the photographer who sees the shot, and you are a wonderful photographer.

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  12. What great photos.. I love the one of your girls getting ready.. That brings back memories for me.. I had 3 sister all close in age so it was always a fight for the bathroom.. Thank God we had a big mirror.. And I have to say I love my hiking boot.. It's always a good laugh to see me in heels..

    I have to say I love visiting your blog.. You always put a smile on my face!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  13. Point and shoots can still rock and you're proving it Kathy especially with that moss shot. Those cameras take great macros. You would get bored with me as I love shooting moss LOL.

    Did your hubby not tell you this week like mine did last week "where's your sense of adventure"?

    I love that tree shot and I'm still laughing about the fishnets - I've a pair similar aswell.

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  14. I love your texture and cover it's just amazing!!

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  15. LOVE the cover picture!!! It's perfect! Also great texture and tree! You and your your pics are the proof that it's not always the equipment, but the photographers skills. I would have never guessed you use a point and shoot!

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  16. I love all of your shots....the texture is awesome and was worth the trek into the woods.

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  17. I love coming to your blog, Kathy. I gravitate towards happy, real, people. And that would be you. Well, your blog, anyway! :)

    Love the macro shot -- amazing what you can do with a p&s camera. Well done.

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  18. You have done very well considering that you don't have a macro lens with the last closeups. I like the textured wall shot as well.

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  19. These are FANTASTIC Friend!
    So wait, girls don't use Aquanet anymore?!?!?
    They are missing out ;D
    And your macros turned out to be stunning. I am so impressed that you use a Point and Shoot! Your shots are fantastic. Oh and cover is great too. So interesting!

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  20. I adore your HOME shot....love that blur. The TEXTURE shot is amazing. Great pov in the tree shots.
    Well, you are doing a great service for your P&S....wow...I would have never known.

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  21. You give me great hope! I am struggling with my DSLR and looking at wonderful blogs with clever people and their cameras and lenses. Then I look at your brilliant point and shoot photos. I realise that sometimes its just down to talent and capturing the right picture. Lovely!!!

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  22. Your macro shot is awesome!!! And I like the home one too.

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  23. Great finds this week! Love your mossy “macro” and your pretty texture shot. The cover shot is fun too, I almost thought it was a Halloween costume!

    (I remember going trick-or-treating in the snow when I was younger, we had to take off our winter coats, run up to the door to show our costumes, and then hurry back and bundle up to traipse to the next house. We had tons of fun all the same.)

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  24. Love, Love ALL your prompts Miss Kathy! And so glad you went 'off' the path for that first image, stunning!! I love your cover interpretation, and choice of composition. AND, I am loving the mossy covered railing for macro. I am pretty sure I don't know anyone who rocks a point and shoot like you do!! : )

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  25. I love the tree shot. Your texture shot is really interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. WOW Kathy - this entire set is absolutely incredible. I'm so inspired!

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  27. Great shots, love texture & home.

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  28. Wow! You use a point-and-shoot? You have mad skills! Your texture shot is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  29. Texture and macro are my favs. You're amazing!

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  30. Your second macro shot is stunning! What a great shot!

    There is a tree near our house with those fuzzy pom poms on it too. I think they are so interesting to look at! Maybe I should go have a photo session with that tree!

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  31. Love the pictures of the girls and the comment about embracing the madness. I would love to be in the middle of that madness again and my mind went to the cute photos I have of my daughter and her friends as teenagers...awesome moments in my life!

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  32. Fantastic set! I love your macros--much more detail than I seem to be able to capture and your texture is fabulous! So glad you braved the hike!

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  33. These are excellent!! You are very talented! I love your cover shot so much. =)

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  34. hmm I think I have something similar to those awesome black gloves too :)

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  35. Your macro is so cool and I love the tree. I can see why you had a photo shoot with it. So pretty!

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  36. I would also LOVE to know what kind of camera you use :) Amazing photos! I love your take on cover- its beautiful! The texture is wonderful and the blurriness of the girls adds to the feeling of that night :)

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  37. I ditto your experience shooting with with my little point & shoot ~ I also get some of my best shots with my small camera. The "moss" is very nice ~ I can feel it's texture in the detail of the shot.

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  38. And your shots prove the saying "It's not about the camera, it's about the one shooting."

    Lovely set. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Halie

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  39. All of these are really wonderful!
    My favorite is the grass. For not having a macro this is pretty awesome - especially the last shot!
    Thanks for your visit today.

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  40. The whole set is simply GREAT. Your macro shots without a macro lens is amazing.

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  41. Kathy your photos and commentary are always so enjoyable....I look forward to your Sunday hunt photos each week. Your home photo brought back so many happy memories...plum mascara was the best....i only wish it would came back into vogue again :-)

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  42. Let me say first, GREAT picture in your header lol. These are some great pictures. I like the Home interpretation too. I never thought about that. I have 3 boys though, and then a toddler baby girl, so that attempt would have been rather crazy...the first shot you have for texture is WILD! You really have to use some imagination to see exactly what it is...I like that. Beautiful shots. Found you on Scavenger Hunt today. Keep up the good work. :)

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  43. Wow, GREAT JOB! I don't have a macro lens either, your shot is much better than mine, see what you can accomplish with the right talent! And the ladies' gloves were probably cut from stockings, hee hee :D Love the tree, what kind of tree IS that anyway?!

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  44. hello Kathy, it's very nice to meet you, and visit your wonderful space here. I think your photos are amazing, especially if you're using a point and shoot. the moss...oh my. and the tree. I love them all. thanks for stopping by blog and saying hello, I truly appreciate that. happy week to you Kathy!

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  45. Fantastic shots! I enjoy your posts so much!

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  46. Your set so awesome! I love all of them.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    Lori

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  47. Those are great shots... and I'm glad you have the tree obsession - it's a great tree!

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  48. Your point and shoot does great macros! Love those last two images. I could do with some of your snow here, it's been unseasonably mild and is making me grumpier than usual :O)

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