July 8, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (July 8, 2012)...

Life sure is getting in the way of my posting here lately.  Hate when that happens.  But it looks like the months of July and August are going to continue to be a whirlwind.  Hoping the whirlwind blows some great photo ops my way tho.  Missed last week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday due to travel...and boy did I feel the absence.  Not to mention the GUILT. Wasn't gonna let that happen again this Sunday.  This week took me to Atlantic City to see James Taylor in concert.  Boy do I love JT.  The effortless vocals, the poetic lyrics, the quick wit and sense of humor.  I barely took notice of James Dean the entire visit, yes I am fickle that way.  Sweet Baby James...forgive me please.

So here we go, the Atlantic City edition of Scavenger Hunt.  This week's prompts are:  Patriotic, View from Above, Mosaic, Something tiny, and Vibrant.


1.  Patriotic


"Born in the U.S.A."
(self portrait project #24)

Thanks for the tutorial Ashley.  As much as I wish I was Italian...I'm proud to bleed red, white and blue.


Tutorial Tuesday




2.  View from above


"Looking Down"

A view from above in the new Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City.  Did you know that they don't really appreciate cameras in the casino?  Don't ask me how I know that.  But I wound up in the atrium WITH James Dean.


3.  Mosaic



Mosaic - a picture or pattern made out of small pieces of wood, glass, etc.  Forgive me, but it was 102 freakin' degrees in Atlantic City and I saw a mosaic when I looked up.  Maybe I mean I saw a mirage.  MAYBE I saw a frozen Mango Margarita waiting for me.  



4.  Something tiny


I didn't even notice the tiny pink and white chocolate shavings at first...I was totally enthralled with the strawberries.  And I don't like to share...just sayin'.


5.  Vibrant


"Catching Some Rays"

Prized possessions. An ocean of vibrant blue EMPTY lounge chairs reflecting in the windows at the Revel Resort.  Luckily I caught this shot before the "chair stalkers" arrived and threw towels on all the loungers to claim stake for the day.

YourSundayBest



It was an interesting few days.  I had never experienced staying at a hotel so close to it's grand opening.  Which means...altho beautiful it had A LOT of kinks to work out.  Add to that, the fact that Kayne West was appearing at the resort.  I know this comes as a shock but I don't really fit into the Kayne and Kim Kardashian demographic.  Actually, I'm not even sure I fit into the the entire concept of a casino demographic anymore.  I get tired waaaaaaaay too early.  And my bathing suit wasn't skimpy enough.  Oh yeah, and I don't really gamble.  Why was I even there?  Oh yeah....JT :)

Happy Sunday...


--Kathy

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39 comments:

  1. Love your mosaic shot! It actually LOOKS like it's 102 degrees.

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  2. These are such awesome photos. I can't decide which one I like best!

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  3. Wow your vibrant picture is so amazing. I kept staring at it trying to figure out what was going on with it. Then I realized the chairs. Wonderful set and I'm glad you enjoyed JT.

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  4. Ummm, wow - love all of these and let's just say I'm glad you ended up in the atrium, that's one cool shot! Love mosaic and vibrant although they both qualify for mosaic . . . oh and of course I love tiny! Yep, they're all fabulous, missed ya! Is Galveston on any of those stops? ; )

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    1. Funny Kim...my Better Half (who is known to stalk my blog) said to me the other day "So when do you think you are gonna fly to Galveston and meet that Kim?" :)

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  5. OMG. These are stunning. I feel bad for addmiting mosaic stole my heart because all shots are magnificent.

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  6. A-mazing, as always! LOVE your beautiful flag, & view from above is so cool!!

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  7. Kathy - sounds like you had a fantastic trip! I'm glad you pulled out James for a few photos! I love your mosiac and vibrant shots. And of course, your selfie is FABULOUS! Glad you are back at it this week. And I hear you, Summers do make this blogging gig tougher and tougher.
    Ekkk!

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  8. Wow what a great set. Hard to pick favorites this week.
    I am in awe of your View From Above Shot. - By the way I was in AC once too and was politely told that pictures were not allowed (in a shopping mall on the Board Walk of all places and again in the Casino)
    Mosaic - Another stunning shot...what a view!

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  9. Kathy, your photo's always make me say, WOW! Seriously, they are all awesome. The shot from above is so well composed and interesting. Same goes for the vibrant shot.

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  10. I totally agree with Michelle. You are a magnificent story teller who happens to be a photographic genius!!! Your patriotic blows me away. You Rock Kathy!

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  11. I totally agree with Michelle. You are a magnificent story teller who happens to be a photographic genius!!! Your patriotic blows me away. You Rock Kathy!

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  12. Wonderful collection Kathy, I just love that Mosaic shot - the colour and comp are perfect. As for Tiny, I'll let you have the pink and white bits if I can have the chocolate main event :O)

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  13. Wow, what fantastic shots this week.... They are just perfect!!!

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  14. Wow! The Revel is amazing! I have friends back home who are their every weekend but they never post pictures!! Gorgeous!

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  15. Fantastic captures, Kathy. Sorry, no YSB this week -- I'm taking a breather.

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  16. Sounds like you had a great time despite the newly opened hotel, the heat, no cameras in the casino, etc. That sure was a lot to deal with. Glad the show was just right! Now, do you need a vacation from the vacation??? :) And, wouldn't those lounge chairs near the window be extra hot from the reflections of the sun as well as the pool??? OHHH, can we say SUNBURN to the max.

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  17. Wow, fabulous photos! Love the chairs reflected on the mirrors, such a cool image!

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  18. Amazing shots!! I'm so glad you and James Dean spend some time together so that we could see the results. :D I love James Taylor...Kanye and Kim? Not so much...lol. So glad you had a great weekend, despite the heat and hotel kinks!

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  19. Nice series. I too have had a run in...er chat with security in a casino. Go figure! Self portrait is cool. Happy week to you.

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  20. Glad you enjoyed the James Taylor concert. I would dearly love to have a bite of one of those strawberries. Brilliant vibrant shot- there's so much to look at in the photo. Thank you for taking the time to send that email- it was very much appreciated.

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  21. I ♥ your selections ...... by the way, I am a HUGE JT fan .... have been since 1970!!!!!! :-D

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  22. I'm doing a portrait project too. (This is my second year.) I'd love to see what you've come up with.

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  23. Love James Taylor, he is my kinda music, not so much Kanye either. Love your shots, all creative and wonderful. Love that flag face.

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  24. I love this series of shots! I, too, bleed red-white & blue.
    Your "vibrant" shot could pass for a mosaic too - great capture.
    And not allowing camera's in a casino? Whatsa matta wid dem....????

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  25. I loved all of these, but the patriotic portrait was my favorite. I'll have to check out that tutorial. Most of all when I come here, though, I love getting to know you better. Thanks for sharing you.

    Dawn

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  26. Girl, I just love your sense of humor! Add to that your spectacular photography and you have a winning combination!

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  27. Absolutley
    ((((BRILIANT.)))

    You are amazing. Love Love love the first photo. WOW

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  28. Gorgeous photos, every one!

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  29. These all wowed me! Just beautiful!!!

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  30. Wow the chair shot is crazy awesome!

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  31. Kathy, that patriot picture of you is fantastic! I also loved the chair photo.

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  32. Awesome, as always. Love them all, but the patriotic one is really unusual and different for you. Can't wait for the Italy shots next month.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  33. Kathy, I just love everyone of your interpretations :D

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  34. Fabulous series of photographs. The more I scrolled down the more captivated I became. I swear I could feel the heat generating from your mosaic shot! Hope you are enjoying cooler weather now.

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  35. These are beautiful!! Love that first one!

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  36. Oh I love JT... haven't listened to his stuff in a long time! and James Dean.. he he...
    LOVE your shot of the really tall mosaic building! ;) and the chocolate curls too!

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