March 23, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (3/24/2013)...


Ahhhh...what a dismal first week of Spring 2013 it has been.  It's clearly black and white that the rodent from Punxy is about as accurate as any other weatherperson with his predictions.  What a low expectation profession to be in.  When people are surprised when you actually get something right.  Hmmmm...it's kinda similar to being a mom.  My heart goes out to ya Punxy Phil, I can relate.

So I've decided to do this week's Scavenger Hunt all in Black and White.  Because there is little color yet in my neck of the woods.  But more importantly...just because I want to.

This week's prompts are:  Asian, Wavy, Draw, Soft, and Texture.


1.  Asian


"Pagoda"
Reading, PA


More to come on this little treasure later this week. 


2.  Wavy


"Tulip in Black and White" 
(extra points for the creative title)



3.  Draw


"What Food These Morsels Be"
New Hope, PA


Brave souls in this establishment.  The bottles weren't glued down on this outdoor display.  Yeah, I checked.



4.  Soft


"Drive By"
Philadelphia, PA


A drive by shooting...with the camera out a car window.  Somehow, the blurry soft feeling works.  If only that had been my plan all along.



5.  Texture


"Shedding Light"
Philadelphia, PA


Just my little dining room chandelier.   HA.  THIS much texture would require waaaaaay too much dusting.



Here's hoping Spring 2013 starts to get a little color in her cheeks.  And Punxy Phil...no need to worry. You STILL have a better accuracy rate than Philly's own bow-tied "Glen Hurricane Schwartz" and his inappropriately named ACCU-Weather.  Plus, you've got 365 days to ponder next year's prediction.  Plenty of time to get er right.  No pressure.

--Kathy






40 comments:

  1. Oh I hear you on this spring thing. They are calling for snow here in Chicago yet again and I think I may just lose my mind! Your photos are the perfect distraction! That pagoda is gorgeous! How on earth did you get that shot? It looks like you would have to be up on something! Beautiful work as always lady!!!!!

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    1. Stay tuned...I'm going to post more photos later this week. This is in Berks County, PA. My stomping grounds for 30 years til I moved back to the Philly area.

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  2. All of these are great in black and white! I hear what you are saying about things still being gray. I thought spring had come to Texas, but now it is cold here again. Love that pagoda shot.

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  3. lol too funny about the little rodent. let's see if he's correct next Spring? I think my dogs shadow predicts far better.

    Your photo's are exquisite as always. I understand what you mean about no color, while I was up in the midwest, I couldn't believe how drab and gray it was. I think the sun shown for one day only. Oh well, I guess it's all the way we look at it. It hasn't been much better here with the rainy days. I love "your" little chandelier. I supposes that's just one of them you put in the barn or garage? lol

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    1. Haha..that chandalier is actually in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in Philly. They have lots of maids to do the dusting :)

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  4. LOL @Punxy Phil & our bow tying wearing weatherman. Smh...only profession where you get paid when wrong 85% of the time. lol Even though Spring is on Spring Break with the kiddos this week your B&W pics are fab! ♥the 1st one & can't wait to see what else your doing with this project. Happy Sunday!

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  5. I am loving the all B&W scavenger hunt photos. That tulip is awesome. Well done this week..

    Hugs~

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  6. You have such beautiful photos !!! That texture is marvellous and that soft photo so beautiful.

    I wish you happy Easter !!!

    http://maboe.blogspot.no/view/flipcard ps. I'll link your blog to my facebook so that my friends can see your photos :)

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  7. Completely enamoured especially by your first and last shot (that last shot is so clever). And love the black and white choice for this week. Thanks, Renee.

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  8. Gorgeous set of photos. Love how you caught the wedding even better that it just happened to blur like that. Also love Asian
    Hannah

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  9. Loving the black/white and the titles, superbly clever. Truly excellent set of photos.

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  10. I love the black and white images...they're perfectly appropriate for the lack of color around here. Winter be gone...!!

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  11. I was unable to participate this week, but your captures are spectacular and I love the B&W twist for all of the prompts. Really well done.

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  12. What a great idea making the post B&W. I'm intrigued by the Asian pic, hope to learn more. And I love your drive by wedding photo. I love stealing wedding shots.

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  13. I love you in color and I love you in b&w...perfect!!

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  14. Looks great in B/W. Especially the nice chandelier,would not mind one of those- if it comes with a maid and a feather duster!

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  15. Our local radio weatherman has "ACCU-weather" too, at least he claims too. Hmmmm.......it's a conspiracy?
    Love the black & white as yes, my neck of the woods is seeing pretty much the same color scape too.
    Have a happy week Kathy!

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  16. Oh I miss Hurricane Shwartz! And yep, a snowy start to spring! Gorgeous shots!

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  17. Accu-weather! Bah! That first shot is stunning. Great angle and crop. Awesome DBS-don't tell that you totally didn't plan it that way. why give up rockstar status if you don't have to? Should you end up with nice weather this week....send some north. Happy day Kathy. Go Explorers!!

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  18. great interpretations this week, Kathy!

    i'd hate for the wind to knock over any bottles.

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  19. I wonder if the media knows how much the public laughs at the ACCU check weather!! I swear it's an magic 8 ball!! Love these Kathy. Sorry about the snow tho.

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  20. Awww, I had a flashback. I've been to the Pagoda. I had family that lived there. I don't know if you can see it all over Reading but from where they lived you could see it, way way up. I'm looking forward to what else you are going to post about it. I don't know the history or anything - I've just been there.

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  21. Fabulous set from start to finish. - You have such a talent and a great wit as well.
    The Pagoda shot is awesome as was the Chandelier. Those were my favorites.
    I also enjoyed the dreamy feel of your "drive-by" wedding shot.

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  22. Those of us still experiencing winter are all a little (okay, a LOT) peaved at that darn groundhog. In fact, we are expecting some more winter this evening/tomorrow. 3-6 inches, they say. BOO! Anyway, love your set! The black and white is very fitting to this mostly gray first week of spring. Love the pagoda and the chandelier!

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  23. Did you hear that P. Phil is being sued?? HA! What about those overpaid meteorigists! :-) Great series, especially in b&w!!

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  24. I just love your interpretations for this week's hunt!! And extra points for these lovely black and whites!
    I'm off to check out some more.

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  25. I love every single one of these, especially your interpretation of wavy!

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  26. Drooling over the first shot! I can't believe you found that in Reading! Wowzers!

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  27. That pagoda is a amazing. Love your dining room chandelier. ;)

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  28. I liked the black and whites too. The chandelier is my favorite one.

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  29. Love your black and whites this week. I especially loved your texture shot and your tulip. We don't have tons of color here yet either, but we are greening up slightly. My tulips haven't bloomed yet, but I can't wait!

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  30. These are wonderful! Love that drive by wedding shot.

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  31. These are mind-blowing. SO beautiful. I can't pick a favorite!

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  32. Wow...what a perfect shot for "Asian"!

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  33. Love love these shots and the drive by....BRILLIANT!

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  34. There's such a Peace over the Asian Picture, and the Tulip is simply amazing! You're superb in B & W's!

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  35. "Extra points for the creative title"...you kill me! Love all your pictures! Even in black and white, they are very colorful!

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  36. Great set! There was so much color in your descriptions that I forgot the photos were black and white. Seriously.

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  37. Pagoda and Drive By are my favorite.

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