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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday [06-12-2011]

Life has been very busy but I've managed to spend some time with my best buddy - my camera! While I didn't hit these prompts "out of the ballpark", I did take them all this week - baby steps....
I did on the other hand go to the Cardinals vs. Brewers baseball game in Milwaukee and unfortunately the wrong team won! Boo who.....my hubby is still pouting, he really is. I enjoyed snapping pictures.
Without further ado, let's start the hunt.

Long Exposure
I went on a macro photo excursion at a state Beach Park this morning and afterwards decided to get creative with exposure at the beach. Yes, it's overexposed but I love the look.

Shapes
I had a million ideas for shapes but decided I liked the squares and triangles that you see here from the dome roof at Brewer Stadium.  

Green
Gosh, I couldn't pick just one since I took about 300 green pictures this weekend.
I demonstrated constraint and am showing you only 2.



Fruit
This is a bit of a stretch but I think these wildflowers are "fruit" to all of the animals.
I know LAME, but give me a pass on this one. [thanks]
I did however have 2 deer run right in front me while on the trails. One started snorting at me, really it honestly sounded like snort. I just snapped away and they eventually started eating and ignored me.

Childhood Memory
We didn't travel a lot as kids but I do have fond memories of going to Brewer and Cubs games as a kid. Too bad I couldn't dare cheer for either team anymore given I married a die-hard Cardinals fan.
This picture is our friend's son, Ryan, he takes his baseball and the national anthem very seriously.
Despite the loss, it was a great game, and a fun evening at the stadium. No cotton candy but it brings back fond memories indeed.

23 comments:

julie said...

All LOVELY shots...really love your long exposure! So creative & has such a dreamy quality! :)

Valeria said...

Love your entries, but Long Exposure and Shapes are wonderful. Nicely done

Cedar said...

Love your long exposure--and your fruit is beautiful! Great set!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That 1st shot is beautiful, Melissa! And, I really love your take on "fruit".

Stephanie said...

Yay for your childhood memory shot! Being from the STL area, we eat, breathe, and sleep baseball! Great shots!

Kristy said...

Wow! You have a great eye! My favorite, if I had to choose (they are all really good), is the tree one.

Henrietta said...

Long exposure is amazing, really beautiful. I have to try that for something:)

Buckeroomama said...

I just LOVE the droplets of water in your Green shots! Beautiful captures. :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That over exposed shot is seriously good Melissa.

Pieni Lintu said...

That first shot is so pretty!!

rebekah said...

Love the tree in the first shot... and your shapes are very eye catching!

deb duty said...

These are all lovely, but my favorites are the two green shots!

Brooke said...

Melissa! These are all wonderful! It looks like I missed a great photo outing yesterday. Good thing I stayed home though.... Dylans temp got up to 102.5!

Branson said...

I love, love your long exposure! And that second green shot is gorgeous!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That tree is stunning- it just holds me there.

Linda R. said...

These are all amazing..

Ashley Sisk said...

I think you did a remarkable job with the prompts this week - I especially love that tree and your shapes are great. Nicely done.

Carmen said...

LOOOVE your first green shot...I knew I wasn't alone when taking photos and someone asks me to choose one now that's hard. Probably one of the reason my initial idea for my bog as changed.
All together you have great photos!

Anne U said...

I've lived in WI forever and haven't been to the new stadium yet, my hubs is the Brewers fan. Really great photos.

Miriam said...

I just love your long exposure shot, it is simply beautiful.

Brianne said...

Love your first and last shots.

Stefanie Brown said...

Fantastic shots! Especially love your "shapes" shot!
Nicely done...

Serline said...

I'm torn, between the forlorn tree in Long Exposure and those gorgeous Greens...