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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday [4*03*2011]

It is starting to seem like winter is finally behind us and spring is struggling to make it's full blown appearance but no matter what the weather, it's always time to go on a scavenger hunt with Ashley. Scavenger hunts always have a few things that are easy to find and others that are a bit harder and Ashley's Scavenger Hunt Sunday is no exception - I even had to google one of the prompts.  Without further delay....here we go.

 High Key
What??? Had to google this one and found this great article that explains it better than I can.

High key photography uses unnaturally bright lighting to blow out most or all harsh shadows in an image. High key methods were originally developed as a solution to screens that couldn’t properly display high contrast ratios, but has developed into more of a stylistic choice. High key images usually convey a positive or upbeat tone. This method is perfect for a subject that is funny, lighthearted or beautiful.

Once I saw the definition I knew that Stella was going to be my subject because she is so funny, lighthearted and beautiful and I was hoping to capture that in a picture for this week's scavenger hunt. What do you think.....did I pull it off? I don't think it's perfect but for my first time not so bad. Isn't Stella looking more and more beautiful since we rescued her 3 months ago? We think so!
Bedroom
I decided to try another diptych this week after learning about this a couple of weeks ago.
Picture on the left is my side of the bed including a nightstand, favorite lamp, and picture of Tanner as a pup.
Picture on the right is the mirror above our bed which shows the other side of the bedroom.
It's a small room and thought this would show the room the best.
Our bedroom is my sanctuary and I love the relaxing feel it has to it.
On that note it's almost time to go to bed and cozy up in my big king sized bed.

Something Tiny
This is one of the many shells I found when we were in Cozumel in December 2009. This one is one of my favorites and I love how teeny, tiny it is and you can see by the size of the other shell behind it that it is truly teeny tiny. I wanted to photograph a tiny bird my hubby got from his grandmother but I can't find it for the life of me. Maybe next time. Little blue baby bird where are you?

 Off in the Distance
This one was hard for me because I tend to like to shoot objects close up and not from a distance. I went for a car ride with my hubby and found this windmill off in the distance. Doesn't this prompt remind you of the song from Bette Midler? No, well I kept singing it all day while working on the scavenger hunt.
Stripes
I love stripes! And when I find a shirt I like, I but them in multiple colors. Can you tell?
My favorite is the 3rd from the right, cream and gray stripes!



39 comments:

julie said...

Great interpretations!! LOVE your high key shot!! So cute...also love your take on stripes...clever! :)

kewkew said...

Love your high key shot. I didn't know what to do. I love your bedroom shot with the mirror. Great idea.

Halie said...

That high key shot is fabulous! Love it!

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Cedar said...

Wow! I think these are all fantastic. I didn't know what high-key was either (I think I found the same article) but I think you did a great job on it!

Darlene said...

Thanks for visiting my post.

Love your bedroom shot. And Stella is so adorable!!! I also had to google "high key" coz I had not idea what it was. LOL!

Cecily R said...

Your distance shot is just postcard perfect, and I love the high key shot (and the explanation. So glad I'm not the only one who had to look that up!). Fabulous pics this week!

Car said...

I love our shots and thank you for sharing the meaning of high key, I totally didnt get that it was a photography term, so interpreted it TOTALLY differently, whoops!

Stefanie Brown said...

Really nice interpretations! Your "high key" shot is sweet!

Nicole said...

Wow. I was going to pick out a particular shot to tell you which was my favorite, but I seem to love them all. I have to say your high key shot is quite adorable and definitely high key! I struggled with that one. I had a wonderful shot of my daughter prepared all week, but at the last minute I switched it over not knowing if it was high key. Great work!

Buckeroomama said...

Your High Key is beautiful!

Brooke said...

Melissa - these are fantastic! I love your shot of Stella - perfect for High Key. And your bedroom diptych is beautiful. Well done this week.

Margaret said...

I really like them all, but your stripes just cracked me up!! Very good high key shot, too.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are really great, Melissa! Love that sweet pup...and we have the same granite. :)

Have a fabulous week!

kbreints said...

I love how creative your bedroom shots are!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love your high key shot - I always like having at least one item that pushes the limits. Great job.

misc.alaina said...

Loving all of your shots - especially your doggie in high key!

Alita said...

Your bedroom is immaculate. Great Capture. Your interpretation for tiny is perfect as well.

Great job!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Your bedroom is beautiful- love that mirror!

Jessaca said...

Hello Mellisa
Thanks for stopping by...Great high key and what an even cuter subject for high key =D. Love the off in the distance.
have a good one!!!

Tara said...

Great captures, love your high key and stripes shots!

Cat @ No Wooden Spoons said...

I love your off in the distance! Your stripes are very intriguing!

Kimberly said...

Great photos! Your dog is beautiful! Your bedroom shot is cool! I also buy shirts in more than one color if I really like the style. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kathleen said...

Love your high key shot as well as your distance shot! All fantastic photos!

Mad Mind said...

I love the high key shot. I never googled it but I should have. I was way off. You did great!

Ray said...

Love your high key and stripe shots!

Mommy R. said...

great pictures. i love the windmill picture!!!

Ms. Pony said...

The high key shot is great- also I didn't even think of googling what they would mean by "high key"- that would have been helpful! Good idea!

Danelle said...

What an adorable dog! Too cute not to be my favorite.

Michelle said...

All of these are terrific. Your dog is too cute...and your bedroom looks so pretty. I love that mirror!

allison said...

what a cute & cuddly subject for high key - nice shot!!

Kimberley said...

Hi there! I like the stripes shot. It's funny because I do the same thing when I find a top or pants even that I like. lol

Kimberley

Shannon said...

love your something tiny!

Simone said...

What a perfect High Key! You certainly had a great model. Also love what you did with your bedroom shot, just great!

Serline said...

I did a double take when I saw your inlinkz icon and I had to click on it. With high key processing, your dog is a dead ringer for one of mine, maybe a younger version of her ;-P

Kindred Spirit said...

I LOVE stripes...such fun colors! & your high key is juts to cute :) Have a great week!

Marla said...

Great shots. Your pup is super cute and I love all those striped shirts. Good job. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

RainCityGirl said...

Wonderful pics this week. Love high key

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Bella Skye said...

Great pictures! I really like the "Off in the Distance" photo :)