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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

For about the past year I have wanted to photograph my peacock feather that was given to me from a very special person at work and decided that this week's scavenger hunt was the perfect time to do so. Those colors just won't screaming at me until I do. This week was a bit more challenging for me plus 2 days of headaches bordering on a migraine didn't help. I did however have a photography lesson on Friday so let's see if it resulted in some better photography.

1 - Diptych - Huh??? I had no idea what that was but a I looked up the definition and here's what it said. A diptych is a photograph that uses two different or identical images side by side to form one single artistic statement. The two images can literally be in contact with each other, or separated by a border or frame. After reading the definition I was still lost but thanks to Faith at Simplicity and her wonderful blog post this past week I was able to figure out what it was. Still confused, check out Pioneer Woman's blog post on the subject as well.

And here enters my beloved peacock feather......just love the vibrant colors and the texture.




2 - Books. I have a ton of books since I love to read and tried a number of different ideas with this but I kept coming back to how beautiful the pages were, especially since they were different shades of cream. I now tend to read books with my Kindle but I have a ton of books on my book shelves from used book sales that I still need to get to. So many wonderful books and so little time......

3-  Fill in the blanks prompt. Oh wow, all of my original ideas were all over the board and I ended up with a good shot for this since my house is full of these evil girl scout cookies, they are just the best!!!

When I think about how girl scout cookies are in my tummy, I just have to have one or two for breakfast!

4- A taste of Italy.
I suspect there will be a ton of pictures of pasta and other delicious Italian foods, but I wanted to snap shots of wine instead but with a major headache, I had to pull this from my archives from the holidays. I just didn't want to open a delicious bottle of wine and not be able to drink it - that would be a mortal sin in my house! Good wine should never go to waste.

5 - Reminders. This one stumped me because my to-do lists aren't very pretty to shoot so I started looking around my house and once I laid my eyes on my beautiful palm plant, I knew I had to shoot it. I got this plant from my Grandmother's funeral in August 2009 and every time I look at it I think of her. I usually am not successful with plants but this one is thriving in my dining room. I honestly feel like she's here with me every time I look at it or water it and that brings a smile to my face. I miss and love you Grandma!


Linking Up to Scavenger Hunt Sunday at Ashley's blog.

35 comments:

Marla said...

I love your Italy shot. Very cool.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Loving the italy shot! So pretty!

Buckeroomama said...

The peacock feather is so pretty... and I just love your Taste of Italy shot. =)

Carletta said...

Love the Italy shot!!
I'm craving the evil Girl Scout cookies. I have yet to see them in my rural area. Maybe that's a good thing. :)

misc.alaina said...

Great feather shots and really like your reminder interpretation!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful collection of shots this week. How gorgeous. Love the wine. And the feather! AND the books! I plan to read as soon as we get home from church today.

Brooke said...

Melissa - these are great! The class is paying off for sure :D hee~
I love your feather shot and reminder is great too :D

Cat said...

Beautiful feather! I love how you went the opposite way and went with wine for Italy. I love it, and some good Italian red wine!

Tara said...

Love the Italy shot! And the girl scout cookies! They all are great but those 2 are my favorite!

Stefanie Brown said...

Greats! The Girl Scout cookie shot made me smile. I actually had a thin mint this morning with my vitaimns (what a combination, huh?).
I also love, love the reminder shot. The colors are so vibrate!
Wonderful job!

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photos. I love your Italy photo.

Nicolasa said...

I love the colors of the peacock feathers! Great Italy shot! :-)
I am your newest follower!

Tara said...

Love your Italy shot and that yummy cookie!

Virginia said...

I love peacock feathers. I used to have a whole "bouquet" of them until I forgot to put the lid on the storage tub they were in in the basement and my cats ate them. (They literally ATE them!)

Your photos are lovely!

fiddlehead said...

Wowzers! That italy shot is truly mesmerizing!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

peacock feathers are my weakness.. I have earrings, a headband.. and feathers.. great shots.

AJ said...

Beautiful shots! Love the bokeh in your Italy shot...

kewkew said...

Love your shots, really like your interpretation of "book." And your peacock feather is gorgeous. Fortunately since my daughter dropped out of girl scouts no one seems to be able to find the big stone house on the corner. I was upset with that at first, no cookies. But now, seeing as I am trying to get healthy, I am quite pleased. Though your cookie makes me want one

Ashley Sisk said...

You've done a beautiful job of capturing each of the prompts. I love them all! Great job.

Carla Hutchins said...

Good wine doesn't go to waste in our house either! ;) Love your photo!

Susan said...

Nicely done. I love the bokeh on your taste of Italy shot. I'm thinking Pinot and Girl Scout cookies might be a good thing this rainy afternoon. :-)

Kathleen said...

Your peacock feather is so much fun!! And I do so hope your migraine has gone away!

Pam Bowers said...

I love the peacock feather. So vibrant! All your shots are lovely.

Seizing My Day said...

It is funny how so many girl scout cookies are the subject of photography in the last couple weeks!! I took some too... but I ended up going with weeds and flowers for that shot instead!! ha ha... weeds are also evil! lol! anyway... your Cookie shot and Italy shots are wonderful!

Teagan said...

What a great idea for reminders! Beautiful.
And I love your "Italy" shot.

And who didn't have to look up "diptych," I'd like to know. I'm still trying to figure out how to spell it ;)

Jbenz said...

i also had to look up diptych! now i have to figure out how to get two pics side by side, LOL.
lovely peacock feathers tho :) and all of your shorts are great. 8-)
-JBenz

Aleks said...

beautiful Italy shot.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I will be happy to join you for breakfast each day if those cookies are what's on the menu :) Great job this week

julie said...

All so creative! Your peacock feathers are so striking! Lovely Italy shot! :)

Abi said...

I also did a wine glass for Taste of Italy and I also had a terrible headache while I was working on photographing it... if I had a photo in my archives that was as awesome as yours, I definitely would have used it :)

Your Reminders shot is beautiful and touching.

Linda R. said...

All your shots look wonderful.. I almost tried the same type of shot for my taste of italy shot. but I was all out of red wine.. Oh well. I went to plan b. I just love your reminder shot also.. I have no doubt your grandmother is there with you..

Hugs, LInda

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are great! Love #4...and I can TOTALLY relate to #3. :)

andrea said...

I love the peacock feathers. So pretty.

Jenn said...

LOVE your taste of Italy shot! Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Love the shot of the wine, and that peacock feather is so beautiful.