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Scavenger Hunt IV: 2018

 
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Dec 31, 2017 09:46 |  #1

Looking forward to another year of hunting in 2018 -- PLEASE JOIN US!

Below, I'll quote the first post from the original thread (from New Years Day 2015) to give newcomers an idea of what we're doing here. The short version is this: each month we pick five topics, and then spend the month trying to photograph those topics. I'll update this post each month with the new topics. I'm selecting the topics for January and will be adding them to this post soon, maybe even tonight. After that, I'll ask for volunteers or I'll message active Hunters to ask them to take a month. If no one volunteers or if someone volunteers and then for some reason can't or for whatever reason doesn't make their picks, I'll just go ahead and pick them myself.

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The idea behind this is to get out and shoot more – and to look for subjects where perhaps you ordinarily wouldn’t.

I’m going to list five topics/subjects and over the course of the month I’ll take photographs representing each one – or at least representing my interpretation of each one. Basically, anything goes. If one of the subjects is “red” and for whatever reason that inspires me to take a photo of something yellow, I’m okay with that – just so it gets me to look for photos in places I might not ordinarily look for photos. In the past, I've found that if a word such as "red" is on the list I'll find myself looking at all things red all month long -- and that's kind of the point. I’m not sure it’s really a “competition”, other than with yourself, but I wasn’t sure where else to post this.

At the end of the month I’ll post five photos. It'll probably be one of each word, but not necessarily. I hope you’ll join me, and share your results at the end of the month. And if you do join me and share your work, perhaps you might want to volunteer to pick five words/topics for an upcoming month.

One approach I've used in the past is to take a photo of everything on the list as early in the month as I can, and then the rest of the month I'll be looking for opportunities to improve on what I already have. So I might take a crappyish snapshot of some stairs today, and then next week try to find prettier or more interesting stairs or try to get them in more interesting light, or find a whole 'nother interpretation of "stairs" altogether where I'm shooting something in nature that reminds me of stairs. Anyway, if you decide to go along you may be surprised at how much time you spend looking for something that fits your idea of "almost pretty" and how much fun you have deciding on how best to photograph it. I hope so!


MONTH-BY-MONTH TOPICS
*NOTE: I will edit this post each month to add the current month's topics.

JANUARY (picked by MichiTimm)
wonder - star - shape - mine - tree


FEBRUARY (picked by OldCrow)
Now and Then - Creative blur - Two or more - It's a Small World - Collage


MARCH (picked by OhioHick)
Gold - Rule of thirds - Spring - Made of steel - Starts with M


APRIL (picked by dixiedawn)
Action - Purple - Remember - I want... - Lines


MAY (picked by OldCrow)
metal - glass - wood - paper - plastic


JUNE (picked by timphoto)
Water - Old - Gates - Music - Makes Me Smile


JULY (picked by MichiTimm)
Delicate - Dress - Getaway Car - Gorgeous - New Year's Day


AUGUST (picked by OhioHick)
Many - Hot - Vista - Dangerous - Blue




  
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Dec 31, 2017 09:46 |  #2

I'm going to use this post as a list of each month's topic-pickers. If anyone who was a topic-picker any month last year would be willing to volunteer to take a month this year, let me know and I'll add you to the list. After that, I'll open it up to anyone else who was active in last year's thread, and then to newcomers to this year's thread.

JANUARY: MichiTimm
FEBRUARY: Old Crow
MARCH: OhioHick
APRIL: dixiedawn
MAY: Old Crow
JUNE: timphoto
JULY: MichiTimm
AUGUST: OhioHick
SEPTEMBER:
OCTOBER:
NOVEMBER:
DECEMBER:




  
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Dec 31, 2017 17:35 |  #3

JANUARY TOPICS:

wonder - star - shape - mine - tree




  
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Jan 26, 2018 10:10 |  #4

Circular shapes


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The sun, our closest star, shot behind some trees using a solar filter.


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Jan 26, 2018 10:13 |  #5

Local tourist attraction.


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Jan 27, 2018 18:31 |  #6

Wow, good job -- those first two especially!




  
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Jan 28, 2018 16:13 |  #7

I wonder where Steve the Eagle is heading?

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Christmas decorations at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando; there's a star on top the Christmas tree.

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OK, rotate the big candy cane 180 degress and you get the shape of a J.

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These are tools that you will find in any mine.

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Christmas tree, Florida style.

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Glass half full...

  
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Jan 28, 2018 19:09 |  #8

Well done OhioHick.


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Jan 29, 2018 13:54 |  #9

Very nice, Don and OhioHick.

Tree
I couldn't help but photograph this tree covered in Lichen.

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Wonder
This little girl wonders around the yard all day. (Not my dog)

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Shape
Metal in the shape of a steer skull.

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Jan 31, 2018 13:25 |  #10

Every time I visit here I wonder at the imagination of Hunt, Olmstead and Vanderbilt in designing/creating this 6950 acre estate.


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Jan 31, 2018 13:27 |  #11

Topics for the February scavenger hunt:

Now and Then
Creative blur
Two or more
It's a Small World
Collage


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Jan 31, 2018 19:05 |  #12

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Every time I visit here I wonder at the imagination of Hunt, Olmstead and Vanderbilt in designing/creating this 6950 acre estate.


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That place is amazing.


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Feb 01, 2018 16:46 |  #13

Wonder:
I was just trying to get something magical/unusual/wondro​us by playing with sun flares with a wide angle lens.
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Star:

I first took a photo of historical marker for something called the blue star highway, but then decided to take a close-up of the actual star on the sign and use it for a double exposure.
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Shape:
Was driving through Spartanburg taking some shots to test a new K1000 and saw the shape of this roof on an old drive-in restaurant.
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Mine:
This was the hardest one for me. Had just about given up and was going to just take some shots of anything that is "mine", but then I was strolling through an old junkyard and came across whatever the hell this is. Sure looks like a mine entrance, but I didn't actually go up to the door and look or go in or anything. Looked like a trap, lol.
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Tree:
Didn't wan't to take a photo of an actual tree, so I kept on the lookout for cool leaves or shadows all month long.
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Feb 01, 2018 16:50 |  #14

A couple bonus shots, because I had a lot of free time this month ....

Tree II:
Saw this magnificent site while strolling through the aforementioned junkyard. It was a very interesting junkyard!
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On the campus of Davidson College.
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Feb 01, 2018 16:52 |  #15

OldCrow wrote in post #18553448 (external link)
Every time I visit here I wonder at the imagination of Hunt, Olmstead and Vanderbilt in designing/creating this 6950 acre estate.


Biltmore? I haven't been yet, but my sister said she'd take me and my wife soon because she has a couple extra passes. I think I'll bring a camera!




  
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