Lens-Artists Challenge: Treasure Hunt

Inspired by Lens-Artists Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt

This week we’re going on a Treasure Hunt! The challenge is to search for specific items – either from your archives or newly captured – from the list below. Extra credit items are a bit more challenging. Focus on quality over quantity and hit us with your best shot(s)!  

    • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall.
    • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image.

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A photo scavenger hunt!

This reminds me of party activities when I was a kid – going house to house asking for odd items. Like a feather or a paper clip. We also searched for items in the yard. The object of the game was to complete your collection before anyone else did.

For this challenge, I scavenged through my archives and found these photos.

A bird…painted on the side of a building in Burlington, Vermont.

bird on wall

 

A dog…missing his humans on Christmas Day in Washington, DC. (also substituting for a person in the “expressive portrait” category).

dog

 

A waterfall…flowing in a park in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Guitars in the making at the Martin Guitar Factory…in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Guitar Bodies in Rows

 

A fish at the entrance to a seascape…in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

seascape fish

 

A sunset behind a mountain landscape. Boats settled in for the night…in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One

Cee’s challenge topic this week: 1 item or the Number One

 

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During a cruise to Bermuda in 2008, I enjoyed the beautiful scenery both on and off the ship.

One day, I noticed this bird perched on the ship’s rail. All by itself. Taking in the sun’s rays.

Perhaps sensing that I was not an experienced bird photographer, it held still long enough for me to take this picture. Obviously used to tourists and enjoying the attention.

I have no idea what kind of bird it was. I welcome any ideas!