Saturday, November 12, 2011

SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY.....11-13-2011

It's hard to believe it's Sunday already...time for the Scavenger Hunt with Ashley Sisk. The prompts this week are Before and After (processed image),Opposing Lines, Custom Bokeh, Which pair of shoes should I wear?, and Little Features.


1. Before and After (processed image) - We went to the last day of the "Wild West Days" in Cave Creek, Arizona, where folks were dressed up in period costumes. They finished up the weekend with a "Gundown at Sundown" at Harold's Saloon.

 Before (above)
After some processing

2. Opposing Lines I took both of these shots at the Cave Creek Park Nature Center, where we went hiking. The first photo is the side of the building, with the shadows from the overhang. The second one is the concrete stairway leading up to the center and the shadow from the railing.





    3. Custom Bokeh (High Calling Focus prompt - Kent Weakley tutorial) This was a tough one, I'm not totally pleased with the outcome. I had trouble finding the correct lighting to achieve the bokeh, but it was fun to experiment with the process. This is what I came up with... 




    4. Which pair of shoes should I wear? This pair gets a lot of use... my cycling shoes.


      5. Little Features - I came across this turtle in the pond at El Pedregal in Carefree, Arizona. I thought his little legs fit the prompt.







      24 comments:

      kewkew said...

      Love the processing in the first shot. The use of the shadow for opposing line is great. And that little turtle is so cute. Little legs, huge claws. wow

      Cedar said...

      Incredible processing! Fantastic finds for opposing lines! I love your composition on your shoes! Great set!

      Lui said...

      Fun captures!

      Nadege, said...

      Fantastic edit for before/after shot. I love the composition in the shoe shot.
      A wonderful collection.

      Pdx Momma said...

      Love your opposing lines shots!

      dsblanchard said...

      It was so fun being here. I liked how you explain each shot. The opposing lines are my favorites.

      Dawn

      Pieni Lintu said...

      Cute turtle :)

      Lauri said...

      A great collection! The turtle is adorable.

      Becs said...

      Great photos, love your edit and opposing lines.

      Tamar SB said...

      I love your opposing lines pictures, just stunning! And that turtle is just adorable!!

      Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

      Wonderful photos. I like them all.
      Happy Sunday.

      Brooke said...

      I really LOVE your take on opposing lines. GREAT shots!

      SarahinSC said...

      Love our first opposing lines shot. Beautiful!

      Ashley Sisk said...

      What a great set - I really love your bokeh shots.

      Megan said...

      I really love your lines! And your bokeh is beautiful

      Katie said...

      Your opposing lines shots are fantastic! And I love the silhouette of your custom bokeh shot, too!

      gotmycamera said...

      Amazing the difference the photo processing had on your first photo...wow. Love the opposing lines too.

      Katie said...

      I love the processing on your first shot, and the opposing lines are awesome!

      hiflight said...

      I love the shots. Your before and after is great and your lines is fantastic. Thanks.

      Sara said...

      Fantastic set, love your lines, especially the stairs, and your bokeh shots are lovely, awesome shot of your shoes, and wow the colours in that turtle shot!

      Valeria said...

      I really love how you made that background all blurry on your Before and After. Please share the secret

      MG Atwood said...

      Love your bokeh. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such kind words. I accidentally hit delete on my iphone...meant to hit publish! Nice editing on your first shot.

      Leslie said...

      Great shots, all of them.

      Andrea Dawn said...

      Lovely turtle shot! I really like your bokeh as well.