Scavenger Hunt Sunday {June 26, 2011}

As you all know, one of the things on my 30 before 30 list is to learn how to properly use my DSLR camera. I am fortunate enough to have a Nikon D5000, and I absolutely adore it. Problem is, I don’t use it often. But lucky me, Ashley Sisk has these awesome scavenger hunts every week, and this is my first week partaking in them.










This week’s list consisted of:

  1. Windows/Doors
  2. Eyelashes
  3. Paint
  4. Leaf Veins
  5. Faceless Portrait

And here’s what I found:

This picture is actually me standing in my backyard taking a picture of my reflection on our big bay window. It’s neat because it’s my reflection, plus a glimpse of the backyard, plus the center bright area is actually the other window that is straight ahead from the bay window. It’s like I am at 3 places at once.

2.) Eyelashes

Well, I am probably stretching this one a bit, but when I think of eyelashes, I often think of how my dog doesn’t really have any. But his eyes are still deep and so lustrous. And hey, his whiskers are sorta like eyelashes.

3.) Paint


This is the center of my patio table- the paint is peeling off, as you can tell. Reminds me that I should really paint it soon!

4.) Leaf Veins


It was so windy last night, but I am so happy I snagged this shot. The bokeh is perfect, and with a bit of sharpening, I made those leaf veins really pop. I adore this photo.

5.) Faceless Portrait


This photo is actually quite old, but I remembered this photo because today the little boy in that picture turns 12. This picture was taken at my little brother’s kindergarten graduation. About a month ago we attended his middle school graduation, and I am glad my husband took this photo many years ago. It’s like a small token to remember the small child we all once were.

Hope you enjoyed my photos/edits!



  1. Misty
    June 26, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Great pictures …Makes me want to get out there and shoot some myself 🙂

  2. Susan
    June 26, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    Oh these were all great. Love the leaves and your son!!Great job!Hope you have a blessed Sunday!

  3. Sonia
    June 26, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    I love your leaf veins shot! Gorgeous!

  4. Ashley Sisk
    June 26, 2011 / 6:08 pm

    These are so great – so glad you made it. I really love the leaves. The colors are awesome!

  5. Anonymous
    June 26, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    beautiful set of photos!

  6. Phoenix Peacock
    June 26, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    fantastic leaf shot!!

  7. Roan
    June 27, 2011 / 2:17 am

    They are all wonderful, but those leaves…wow!

  8. Tara
    June 27, 2011 / 3:38 am

    all these shots are gorgeous

  9. Brooke
    June 27, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    what a fun challenge!!

  10. Christina
    June 27, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    Fantastic interpretations! Love the leaf veins shot! Cute little dog!

  11. Anne U
    June 27, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    Great detail and bokeh in the leaf vein photo.