Tuesday, June 30, 2009

{Sweetsauer Photo Hunt #2: Game On!}

I made it! Photo Hunt Challenge #2 -- complete!!
Doing this was part of my June 2009 resolutions.

* Click here to see the other entries.
* Voting takes place here in July 2009.
Kristi, the photo hunt hostess, will choose her favorites for each category and then
post them for people to pick their favorites. So, give her a couple days and then GO
and VOTE! If you want. :) But don't just vote for me because you know me, if I have a
photo in there. Vote for your favorite photos for each category!

Here's my attempt at the photo scavenger hunt. Again, it was really fun. And again,
it got me to go places and notice things I would have otherwise missed. A few were
taken in haste (for shame!) and I used one archive for "a garden". LAME! I know.
But it was from April. So, it wasn't too old. ENJOY!!

1. A View from Above (looking down)
The ASU swim team

2. A Macro Shot
Pussy willows

3. Laughter
Jenny & Anthony during a shoot I did for them

4. Relaxation
My friend, Barb, a close up during her maternity shoot

5. A Celebration
Jenny, anticipating a baby boy's arrival

6. A Sunset
That's what 7:15pm looks like here

7. Sun/Lens Flare
Light coming in through windows at home in the evening

8. A Bridge
Across Tempe Town Lake

9. A Shadow
Cast from solar panels atop my parking structure at ASU

10. A Garden
My first gardening efforts (archive, April 09)

11. A Park
Love this area

12. A Street Scene
At Mill and Rio Salado

13. Signage
In front of San Tan Brewery in downtown Chandler

14. A Summer Activity
Little boy playing at splash park on a 100 degree plus day

15. A Summer Treat
Dessert made for a baby shower

16. Earth
David. Going under the earth. Lava River Cave. Flagstaff.

17. Air/ Wind
Ceiling fan outside the San Marcos Hotel in Chandler

18. Fire
Behind bar at Murphey's Law, saw when I stopped for a salad

19. Water
Random man getting his Saturday off to a great start

20. Something Vintage (pre-1980)
David's old school Star Wars toys (his idea=good call)

21. Something Made of Glass
Light fixture I stumbled upon at Urban Tea Loft

22. Something Made of Wood
Found him at the end of a hallway

23. Something that Floats
Levitating lemon, also at Urban Tea Loft

24. Something Railroad Related
Saw this on way to Lava River Cave in Flagstaff

25. Something Round
Another one from Tempe Town Lake


aimee said...

hi! thanks for the comments on my pictures. i love your set too, just that somehow i can't see two of them, the celebration & vintage. my favorites are the shadow (nice vantage point) and made of glass (love the glow)entries. the buddha picture calms me down, i like him too.

aimee said...

yes, now i can see the two pictures :)

Dana Leigh said...

Great pictures! We did have the same idea with our view from above. My favorites are the something vintage, something made of wood and something railroad related.

Mari said...

My favourites are: "A Celebration" and "A Summer Activity". Lovely all...

Miss M! said...

The bridge and something made of wood are my favorites.

Nancyroo said...

beautiful! Love your made of glass and made of wood shots especially.

Michelle Leigh said...

Yours are beautiful! I love your laughter, your shadow one is awesome and I love your something that floats! Your celebration one is beautiful as well! Great work! I love seeing other people's interpretations of these! And yes, I do photograph professionally and this was a tough thing for me to do! I mainly photograph people so "things" are hard!

Bengbeng said...

beautiful pics here. obviously u have made much effort. i love 6 and 8 the most

Ang said...

Thanks so much for your interest in my photos, means a lot that you remembered my shots from the last hunt!

On to you... I can't even pick a fave because, well... if I did, I'd have to change it about a million times!
Love the vintage for a silly reason, love the floats because of its simplicity, I also like your style, because I also enjoy tilting my camera and getting a different angle... makes everything more interesting!
great work - I look forward to the next!

lisaschaos said...

My favorites are 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 15, 16 & 22! So many great ones that it was hard to choose favs!

Faith said...

thanks for the comment on my collection. Yours is awesome, too! Your bridge shot took my breath. Incredible. I also loved the water, railroad, lens flare, and sunset shots. VERY cool work!

Anonymous said...

13 and 22 are my faves! Buddism facinates me and who doesnt love to enjoy nice weather! Great job! :)

Anonymous said...

Great job, all fantastic photos!

Gymi said...

Hi Samara,

You hit the nail on the head, I am from Michigan. Royal Oak to be exact, hence all the Royal Oak pics. I have a Sister in Tuson, she loves it there, loves the desert. We ride out towards Eaton Rapids quite a bit. We like heading down to Cement City and the Irish Hills and pass through Eaton Rapids every now and then.I really like your macro, sunset, air/wind and glass pics. Your pics are all great but these are my faves.

anne said...

Hi- thanks for commenting on my post! Love your Arizona pictures- it's so fun to see photos from other parts of the country. I think your sunset and street scene ones are my favorites.
(oh and p.s.- I should have been more clear on my post. My grandma did NOT run a marathon...I LOL'd at that by the way! Grandma's Marathon is the name of a marathon in my hometown of Duluth, MN. My husband ran the 1/2 marathon, so we were there watching the event. Thanks for giving me a good giggle today!)

Jamie said...

Loved 13, 15 and 19!

Olivia said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome! Sounds like so much fun! Think I'm going to join! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan said...

What an awesome collection. Isn't this challenge fun. BTW, I'm make your Pineapple Coconut Loaf, as I type. It's for our family reunion on Friday.

Lis said...

Wow! These are really amazing, but I wouldnt expect any gifferent coming form you!! I was trying to remember the numbers of my FAV's as I was scrolling down but then I lost count because there were TOO MANY! GREAT JOB!!!!

Sherrie said...

WOW, great photos! I really liked that Earth shot. And the something round, boy that's a big! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!


Krisu said...

Very good series, well done! Love them all!

Kristi said...

Sam, your pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! I picked so many as my faves, shadow, wood, treat, vintage, sunflare...I could go on and on. You have such a great eye and you're getting really good too! I have noticed the nice and thoughtful comments you have left for everyone and I think that is wonderful for you for offering such nice feedback. You're special!

kaye said...

my favorites, the roses, willows and star wars. You’re hunt results were wonderful. Here’s my hunt hope you can stop by!

Kelly said...

Your photos are amazing! I have so many favorites - laughter, sunflare, vintage, fire, wood, celebration...the list goes on. :)

Thank you so much for your comments on my photos. I so appreciate your kindness. :)

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