Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo Hunt Challenge!

Yeaaa! I have completed my first photo hunt challenge! This was a super fun way to keep those creative juices flowing and I can't wait to see the other people's interpretation of the words.

In Disguise; I was taking pictures of this fountain
for several minutes before I realized that the "rock"on the lion's head was a cute little toad!

Crisp; aaaah, I can feel the sunshine and smell the salt in the air!
Thinking of the cold, refreshing water screamed the word"crisp" to me for some reason.. Great South Bay, Patchogue, New York

(this one was from my archive..unfortunately I did not make it to the beach this month!)

Fall Colors; Pilot Mountain, NC

Jack O Lantern

Shot from the ground

Landscape; Pilot Mountain, w/ Hanging Rock in background, NC

Fall Tradition; everyone goes to a pumpkin patch in October!


Dining; goat cheese gnocchi w/spinach & tomatos (YUM!),
Trio's Restaurant, Mount Airy, NC

Child; oh, nooo, I'm not biased at all..

I can't help it if my daughter is adorable

and a wonderful model! ;)

Faces formed in Nature; Slipper Orchid, You see it, right??

Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC

Tilt-Shift Photography; I learned something new and cool...tilt-shift!

Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

P.S. a little trivia for you.. did you know that the white tower in this photograph

(the Wachovia Center)

is the only granite domed skyscraper in the world?

B+W w/ Selective Coloring

Bokeh; I use this technique all the time but never knew what it was called!
Best Photo from October 23

Something from the kitchen; I made sweet potato ravioli!

Something Creepy; Arrowhead Spider
(2nd pic from archive)

Something Vintage; Got lucky at a car show,

the 3100 Chevy truck is from the 1950's

Something Golden; 'nuff said.

Self-Portrait; yup, that's me!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I don't know about you but I am already twitching from the amount of sugar that I have eaten today..

Can't wait for the next photo hunt challenge to keep me on my toes!


Jessica said...

Awesome interpretations! Love, love, love crisp and landscape. And yes, I do actually see the face in the slipper orchid. These are great!

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

Great shots. Your daughter is so adorable. I love NC. We lived in Knoxville for a while and my hubs traveled to Charlotte each week to work. And, NC has the BEST beaches!

Jenn Valmonte said...

The face in the orchid was so cool! Great interpretations!

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Your daughter, a model in the making. She is so lovely!

Did I mention that I am having a very difficult time picking a favorite?

If you have time, do drop by:

My October Entry

Darlene said...

I really like your creepy and the kitchen photos. We used to live in W-S so it was nice to see the familiar places.

Here are mine:

Faith said...

nice work...the angle on the fall tradition shot was great, bokeh was neat, I've never heard of sweet potato raviolis but it sounds interesting, i DID see the face in nature, and self portrait was super creative. love it.

ShutterNinja said...

The Something from the Kitchen shot is awesome! Great work! Any chance I could get the recipe for the sweet potato ravioli?

Dorian Susan said...

My first photo hunt too. What fun. I loved seeing your photos. Faves....the toad in disguise, the bokeh flowers, your amazing landscape, and the beautiful shot from the ground.

Ashley Sisk said...

These are all great - I love your landscape and your selfie. Are you from NC? I'm in the Raleigh/Durham area...always fun to find other NC bloggers. I'm now following you and look forward to seeing more from you! Have a great week.

Marci said... can find the recepie for the sweet potato ravioli on my blog under "whats for dinner" still needs work, so if you make it and add something, let me know!!

Ashley-Yes, I was born and raised in NC (Winston-Salem) but I was living in NY for the past 6 years and just moved back here last year..once a southern girl always a southern girl!

Thanks for all the input everyone!!

Alita said...

Your dining shot looks so very VERY yummy and your child shot is just plain adorable.

Great work!

SarahinSC said...

Your bokeh and creepy shots are fantastic!

Reading Allowed said...

YUM on your dining shot, and I agree your little girl is adorable! I also really like your pumpkin patch shot.

Siobhan said...

Great Job on all your your tilt shift, fall tradition and many others so many to pick from and congrats on entering for the first as well...I was a little worried I was not going to finish....

Ang said...

wonderful collection! I love your selective coloring and self-portrait! Nice work!

shannon said...

cool self portrait!

kaye said...

amazing results--I expecially like your self-portrait.

Aimee said...

had to look twice for the toad! great disguise on his part :)

my favorite would be the shot from the ground. love the b&w with selective coloring and those lovely golden flowers.

thanks for dropping by my site.

Kimberly said...

love your self portrait! Your take on disguise is great. I didn't realize it was a toad either!

Becky said...

Ohh love that little frog hidden on the lion's head! Great pics!

Sarah said...

Your landscape photo is wonderful! Just love it! Your self portrait is awesome, what a cool idea!

Divine Elegance said...

u should send us a pic of u and ur husband