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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday 5.15.11

Wow!  Did I really go a whole week without posting anything here?  Well, we had gorgeous weather earlier in the week, so we spent a lot of it outdoors.  (I did manage to post my photo of the day over at my Project 365 blog).  Then Keira and I both got sick with strep throat, so we've been taking it easy, trying to get healthy again.  I wasn't going to participate in this week's scavenger hunt due to being sick, but I managed to round up some photos to use.  They are almost all from the archives though.  I hope you will extend me some grace.  :)
{give me flowers}
Tulips and daffodils from our recent trip to the Erie Zoo.  So many gorgeous flowers there!

{visual contrast}
I hope this qualifies for visual contrast ... more flowers from the Erie Zoo.  An orchid (?) that was growing in the greenhouse there.

These tiger cub siblings were having a good time playing together during our trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo this past Tuesday.
"It's so much more friendly with two." ~ Winnie the Pooh

{before and after}
{before} just basic editing in ACR

{after} cropped and a couple textures added.
Sorry for my lack of originality on this category.  My brain is still not working.  :)
Neat story about this photo ... this plane was flying over the playground on Monday when Alex and I stopped by to play a while.  I found out later that a son of a friend was actually in the plane for ROTC.  It is a C-130 USAF aircraft.  And this is also my first photography sale as my friend bought the photo to give to her son.  How cool is that?!
It also got picked as a Top 5 photo of the week by Inspire Happiness Daily!

A jellyfish at the Pittsburgh Zoo.  The dark tank really makes everything glow.  
(I know it is a little blurry, but you try to get a jellyfish to stay still while you take its photo.)  :)

Be sure to head over to Ashley's for more fabulous Scavenger Hunt photos!
Next week's items are:

  1. My Passion
  2. Sound of Music (Katie's suggestion)
  3. Inner Beauty (Abby's suggestion)
  4. Ethereal (Laurie's suggestion)
  5. Sharp (Laurie's suggestion) 


Smo said...

That jellyfish is AWESOME! So is the shot of the plane, I love what you did with the textures!

Allison Hoffman said...

love the jellyfish - hope you're feeling up to speed soon!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those really are some fantastic photos! Excellent!!!

4simplyliving said...

Wow! I really LOVE the first two. They are amazing shots.

Dawn said...

Fantastic photos! I absolutely love the orchids in the visual contrast and the jelly fish shots!

Carletta said...

Love the depth of field in your tulip shot - gorgeous image!
The big cats are one of my favorites and this image is so sweet.
Your dark is like a beautiful abstract painting!
Nice series of shots!

Anne U said...

All of these shots are great, can't pick a favorite.

Seizing My Day said...

I love love the tigers!! =) and the tulips!! =) Hope you are feeling much better!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Beautiful photos, as I was going through them I kept thinking, this is my favorite, then I would get to the next one and think, no this one...... Love them all!

Ashley Sisk said...

Your flower shots are gorgeous - and I really love your textured edit. Great job!

mommy of Five said...

love the flower shot and the jellyfish

Michelle said...

These are all fantastic. Congrats on your fist photo sale. It really is outstanding the way you cropped it and added texture. I can't wait to see more!!! :)

Cedar said...

Oh! Beautiful photos! I love that jellyfish shot!

Abi said...

These are all awesome! Your before & after edit is fabulous!

Brooke said...

Wow! Your flowers are really amazing! Love this set!!! And that jelly fish one is so cool!

Lynda said...

Very nice shots. The orchids are especially beautiful!

Kat Sloma said...

You did a great job with visual contrast! The white of the orchid against the black background almost looks black and white, but you have the color in there too which makes it really pop. Thanks so much for linking in to Exploring with a Camera! I'm happy to have you join in.