Saturday, October 29, 2011

SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY.....10-30-2011

It's fun to have some time to photograph areas other than home. It gives you a new perspective on things...(the scenery is quite different than Indiana). These photos were taken this week while spending a little time in Arizona. 

I didn't realize this would happen, but I'm hooked...my camera has become a part of me...where ever I go, it goes. It has become a major new passion!!! But, boy do I have a lot to learn... and having fun doing it!

1. Macro/Close-Up
A close-up of the spines on the top of a cactus.

2. Found Texture
I had several choices for this one, but I ended up going with the bottle tree that has been "texturized" by the woodpeckers.

3. Home
This "home", for possibly a cactus wren, is built in the very prickly teddy bear cholla cactus. This nest caught my eye and I found it interesting to see all of the scraps used to make it...  some string, fabric, bark, feathers, etc.

4. Cover 
I thought this cloud "cover" had very interesting shapes and colors. I took this photo right around sunset over the desert. Clouds are not a common occurrence in the desert, but this evening I was lucky to catch a photo.

5. Tree 
The trees often grow out of the big rocks here in Arizona, it makes for some beautiful scenery. This shot, taken while exploring "The Boulders" in Carefree, (just north of Phoenix) also shows some great texture.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Holy Moly! That macro of a cactus is just darn scary! You could seriously hurt yourself on that! Your "cover" shot is just beautiful...those colors!

Kathy

Saun said...

Wow, love your home shot great set....

Stasha said...

Oh, I like the tree shot. I would never guessed that is a cactus, very cool!

kamana said...

first one is a stunner

Andrea Dawn said...

Great macro shot . . . would not want to get close to one of those points.

kewkew said...

Love your macro shot, I also would not have guessed what it was. Your shots are all beautiful. Your interpretation of home is great!

tiarastantrums said...

that cactus macro is awesome!!

Tamar SB said...

I love your macro shot - so stunning!!

Bek said...

What a great set! Love your macro and I had to smile about the home. Great idea!

Sarah said...

Wow. What an absolutely gorgeous series of shots! Starting with the beautiful macro of the needles, right down to the sparse tree against the rocks.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, just love your last three! I think the home one is my favorite!

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful set - I love your macro and cover shots.

Misty said...

These are great. I love the picture you chose for home. Macro is terrific too. If you are ever in my neck of the blog world I would love for you to participate in our weekly photo contest called SHOOT. EDIT. SUBMIT.

Valeria said...

I love your macro.

gotmycamera said...

Great set. And funny my texture photo is very similar to yours.