212: Karma’s April Photo Scavenger HuntPosted: April 23, 2011
At the beginning of the month, Karma posted a photo scavenger hunt challenge that I couldn’t resist because I thought it would be fun and help me stretch a little creatively. I was right on both counts. Thank you, Karma!
I was tempted to use some stuff from Ye Olde Archives, but that would not have been as fun or as challenging. I wasn’t quite sure I’d get them all before the deadline (which is April 24th so you still have time if you want to join in the fun!).
Here is the list:
- body of water
- BONUS: clear, sharp, close-up of a Mr. Cardinal! (I’m specifically talking about the bird here, not the priest!)
The body of water was easy for me, of course. Ye Olde Pond served me well in this hunt. The train was the most difficult, but I got lucky. While out and about running errands with M the other evening, he went the wrong way and the correction took us past a restaurant that has a couple of train cars sitting next to it.
It’s not a long train, but it does qualify as a train. Because I like cabooses so much, I had to take another shot of it from the other side (where the lighting was much better).
Getting a hood was fairly easy although it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. I ended up with what you might call a double hood.
Next up, a sprout. I thought about using a photo of my youngest granddaughter as she’s a little sprout, but since I can’t get a new photo of her, I decided to go with this:
I took it today while out on my walk. It looks like we should have a handful of asparagus to cook up soon. Yummy!
Bud was also easy with all the trees and flowers budding right now. I decided on a tulip bud. It looks like it should open and blossom soon.
It should be noted that the hood in a hood standing in front of a hood counts as a bud too. M isn’t really a hood, but he is my best friend which counts as a bud.
It took me a few tries to get a basket that I liked enough to post. I took a few photos of baskets on bicycles while out shopping for a bike the other evening, but didn’t really like the composition so I asked M to step outside this afternoon and help me out with this:
He had to shoot a few baskets before I managed to get the timing right.
I really wanted a photo of some of the bunnies that live around here. I know they must be out and about as something has been digging up some of the tulip bulbs in the garden out back. I’m pretty sure it’s the bunnies. But I haven’t seen hide nor hare of them. That left me with the Easter Bunny:
He was sitting in a neighborhood near the park where M and I walked our 5k a few weeks ago.
That leaves the bonus. The elusive male cardinal who has been a big tease all throughout the winter months. He has continued to be elusive throughout the spring as well. He poses nicely when I don’t have the camera handy, and flies off when I do. We lived in St. Louis for a year many moons ago so I thought we might have something with the St. Louis Cardinals logo on it. No luck. Then, just a little while ago, I saw this on the coffee table:
I don’t think it should count as it’s a picture of a picture on a magazine. I included it just for fun. And really, this is about the best I’m going to do when it comes to the male cardinal. Maybe I’ll get him figured out by next year.
Thank you once again, Karma. I enjoyed playing along. Now I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to. I tried to avoid peeking before I finished taking all of my photos so I wouldn’t be tempted to borrow ideas from others.