March 11, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (4/11/12)...

Before I get to this week's Scavenger Hunt, I have a question.  Have any of you converted your blog into a printed book?  As much as I rely on technology I still love to be able to hold a book in my hands and have been debating converting my first year of blogging into print. Plus, it will be nice to prove I actually DID something when I'm old older and grey (Like THAT is gonna happen).   If anyone has any suggestions and/or recommendations for companies that do this I would appreciate it!

I have to say, I felt waaaaay more comfortable with this week's prompts than last week's.  Plus, I had some darn gorgeous weather which allowed me to get outside and explore with "James Dean".  Yep, a fun week.  If you get a chance I can promise you won't be disappointed if you hop over to "Ramblings and Photos" and check out all the great submissions for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.


1.  Light


"Friendship Gate"
Chinatown, Philadelphia

I THINK I like this?  I don't know, I keep flip-flopping on my stance.  But I thought it would be fun to use selective coloring to highlight only the sunLIGHT in this photo.  


2.  Chocolate


"The 'Eyes' of March"
(self portrait #11)


So, Miss "Happy No Ears" (aka/Susan) double dog-dared me to do a self-portrait similar to the one I posted earlier in the week of Thing #3. I'm no wuss, I don't have to be pushed into the dreaded TRIPLE dog-dare in order to do something.  But if I was going to do this, I was at least going to knock off a Scavenger Hunt prompt in the process.  So I  chose to edit my black and white with a chocolate glaze.  Less calories than knocking off a chocolate glazed donut or....six!  So THAT is what I look like with brown eyes and no wrinkles?   Yep, that's 63.7%  the REAL me!


3.  Crowded


"Where Everybody Knows Your Name"
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA

Well, you'll have to take my word for it that the Reading Terminal Market is one crowded place during lunch hour.  You wouldn't know it by the empty stools tho, must have caught a quick lull in the action.


4.  Wooter (non-Philly translation: Water)


"Phishing in Philly"
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Let's see, the last time I went fishing was..........about 30 years ago right before I got engaged.  After I got my ring I didn't feel I had to show the Better Half what an "outdoorsy" type of girl I was anymore.  I WOULD say he fell for it "hook, line and sinker" but....I think he saw right through my charade.  Not a fan of fishing, but I have to say that this guy might win my "Best Dressed Fisherman" award.


5.  Animal


Wednesday was 71 degrees and sunny, so I went to the zoo.  I hadn't been there in almost 14 years, and NEVER by myself.  But the weather was gorgeous. I figured it was a school day so it wouldn't be too crowded (wrong!), it wasn't hot enough so it wouldn't smell too badly (right!), AND...I needed an animal shot (winner, winner chicken dinner!).  I'm so proud of this photo.  Why?  Because I have NO IDEA who these kids are!  They were just so darn cute that it forced me out of my comfort zone to ask their mom if I could take photos.  And she was so incredibly nice about it.  Certainly wasn't the "animal" I was initially going for but I learned a valuable biology  lesson...apparently a tiger and a snake CAN have the same mom.



And there ya have it, another Scavenger Hunt Sunday in the books.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday, and you aren't showing up early for everything today because you forgot to jump your clocks ahead one hour. OOOOORRRRRR...would that make you one hour late?  OOOOORRRRR, if you were on an eastbound train going 120 mph and your friend was on a westbound train going 90 mph and SHE forgot to turn her clock ahead 1 hour....at what time would you cross paths, and would she be late for your lunch reservation?


--Kathy


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Scavenger Hunt Sunday






52 comments:

  1. You crack me up....I can ALWAYS count on a smile to go along with the gorgeous photos!! LOVE your selfie, you and your daughter both have the same gorgeous eyes!!! Love the depth of field with the guy on the stools....and the kids...so cute! Way to go asking mom!

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  2. Love your chocolate interpretation!

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  3. Great set Kathy, LOVE "chocolate" so much, gorgeous!! Way to go asking mum, I wouldn't have the guts, they're adorable! Love the perspective on light and the stairwell of the building next door, very cool!

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  4. Good choices!
    My favorite is the kid's animal face painting!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. If it makes you feel better, I really like your first shot. I think your stance was perfect. It is a very interesting picture and the selective coloring was a nice effect to highlight the sunlight. I also really enjoyed your lunch crowd photo.

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  6. Great set again. I love your selfie! Gorgeous! And the Sun shot is also lovely!

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  7. Gorgeous chocolate shot! Crowded is very cool, too.

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  8. Your photos are so awesome! The light image is my fav. I love the selective coloring. I also like your interpretation of chocolate. Thanks for sharing your shots!

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  9. Yep...this is where to go for a wake-up smile...and for gorgeous images. Great set; I love the contrasting architecture in 'light', your 'chocolate' is 100 % stunning; 'crowded' actually looks really crowded to me; I'm so impressed with that guy's fishing fashion; and, those kids are adorable...yay, you for stepping out of your comfort zone!!

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  10. Gorgeous shots. Love your self portrait and the Light in the first is amazing.

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  11. Your animal, crowded and chocolate are original and cool photos !!!! I like your style in your photos !!!!

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  12. These are great!! I love your self portrait, your editing is gorgeous! I've been also planning a self portrait in this style; wrinkles gone, eyes enhanced... so thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Absolutely crazy about them all! I like the idea of turning this into a book, go for it! And I am not putting together an image of a tiger snake mom :)

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  14. Wow what a fantastic set. Crowded puts you right there. Chocolate ... darn creative. And animals to cute and perfect example of what can happen when you step outside the comfort zone... simply wonderful things!

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  15. Love the commentary Kathy, expecially on the "animal" shots, ha, same Mother...ha. Thanks for the morning chuckle. I needed that after the rough night at the job.

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  16. Your commentaries are nearly as fun as your pictures. I especially like your crowded shot and who can resist those animals.

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  17. Ok, I am taking a trip back to Philly yesterday!! I can smell the goodies from Reading Terminal Market! Just love all of these pictures, Kathy!

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  18. you have a wonderful eye for capturing the beautiful!! i am not sure why i don't visit philly more often, i am so very close. i LOVE your animals!!

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  19. LOve the craftsmanship and light of the beautiful building. Have a great week!

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  20. Oh my...love your photos this week. Especially the chocolate. That is a beautiful photo of you. The animal shots are such a cute idea....

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  21. Oh Kathy..you were SO brave this week..LOVE your chocolate take! You are BEAUTIFUL! And you stepped out of your comfort zone? I haven't been able to do that with people yet, but I keep getting chased away from 'old barns'! LOL LOVE your light shot too! SO can't wait to meet you soon. The 3 of us are bound to get in some sort of trouble!!!!

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  22. What a fabulous hunt! Your interpretations of all the prompts are stellar. I need to get back to Philly soon, because your images evoke tons of memories that need to be captured.

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  23. Oh love this post, made me smile...you have such a wonderful way with words. And you and James Dean did wonderful captures this week!! Love them all, and isn't it fun to photograph children!!

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  24. YOu definitely thrived with the prompts this week - Loving this set.

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  25. How cute love your animal but I think your water shot is my favorite :)

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  26. How do you do it each and every week?! I love the Friendship Gate shot. I've been to Reading Terminal Market and can attest it is very hard to find an empty stool! Love your animal shots...how creative!

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  27. hilarious those kids let you take their photos

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  28. Wonderful and creative takes on the prompts this week, Kathy. I can't really pick a favorite. :)

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  29. I love the whole set. Your light shot is great. I think it works. But I'm really taken by the crowded shot. There's just something about it. Nice job!

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  30. You ROCKED that double-dog dare and I'm shaking in my HNE boots to imagine the dare that may come back my way. You processed it beautifully, but hey, look what you were working with!
    Love the Chinatown shot with the sunflare and how great to see Reading Terminal...I miss that place. zoo-well, I'll pass on that-you know, the smell.
    Have a great day.

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    1. THAT is why you need to go to the zoo in MARCH :) And I'm just waiting to plot my revenge, don't think you are out of the woods yet.

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  31. Love that first shot, and crowded. I've got to get to Philly one of these days. Have a wonderful week.

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  32. Loved your pictures as always. Light is great. Thanks

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  33. That water shot is fantastic. Love the outfit on the guy fishing just as much you seemed to.

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  34. I liked your light and animal shots! Also, I've used blog2print.com to make a few blog books. They were perfect for what I wanted. If you're going for something quick and easy that will put your posts in a book without a lot of "extras," they're the way to go.

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  35. Great shots and great post as usual - particularly loved your chocolate interpretation as well as your clever crowded shot.

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  36. i love your animal photograph! at 27, i still love getting my face painted <3 <3

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  37. Awesome series as always. Absolutely LOVE your Animal Shot.

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  38. What an awesome set!!!! Love your take on chocolate!!!

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  39. Can I just say...your high key kicks a$$? oh never mind..i just did!
    Fun set this week Kathy!

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  40. I don't know what this Scavenger Hunt Challenge is but it got you to take some rockin' images!! I love the Chocolate selfie and not just because of the name. I mean - who doesn't love chocolate but it's a great image too!!

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  41. Love all of these! Your selfie is gorgeous, and great job on capturing those cute animals!

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  42. You are so funny...I love your post and your self-portrait is AMAZING.

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  43. Love your photos.. Your selfie shot looks amazing.. Well done my friend.. I have know a couple of gals who used this company to get there blogs printed into a book.. http://sharedbook.com/

    Hugs, Linda

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  44. Wow, Kathy! You knocked out of the park. LOVE them all, but that "light" shot is truly glorious. Hope you frame it!

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  45. Loving the photos, especially Animal ;)

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  46. Love the edit with your chocolate shot, very nice. That light shot is really amazing.

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  47. OMG, that chocolate shot is stunning. I love it.
    About the book,I know exactly what you mean, so I printed a book for my son's bday and I used "PaperCoterie" they have beautiful designs. I also printed a book using Blurb and I love it, the good thing about Blurb is that you can download your entire blog, and then select what you want and design they way you want.

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  48. wow!!! Your chocolate and light shots are awesome!!!

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