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.


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

bird on wall

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

A dog


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

A waterfall


…flowing in a park in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Guitars in the making at the Martin Guitar Factory…


…in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

A fish at the entrance to a seascape

seascape fish

…in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.

A sunset behind a mountain landscape. Boats settled in for the night…


…in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

The End





Pup Lights

Photo a Day: Festive

Yesterday was Christmas…and this sweet pup named Taco was part of the festivities.

Among his many fine attributes is a willingness to just go with the flow…

Which included dressing up for the occasion – at least long enough for a photo – to text to his humans (my son and his girlfriend) who were away on a trip.

pup lights

Good boy Taco!