Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Summer Scavenger Photograph Hunt

Welcome to Summer Winter 2013 and Rinda's Photography Scavenger Hunt. I was tantalised by all of the photos posted last year and it looked like so much fun that I decided to join in this time around.  Pop on over to Rinda's blog to get all of the details and join us.  I will also be posting my photos to Instagram with #Summertimescavengerhunt like some of the other participants so if you are on there add the same #tag (and feel free to follow me with the link on the right).

Are you ready for this year's list? You have until the last day of summer (September 21) to find and photograph the following items:
1. Open air market
2. Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)
3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building
4. Airplane
5. A sunset
6. Someone or something taking a nap
7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
8. A tower
9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong
10. A bench that is outside
11. An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.
12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)
13. A fence
14. A stained glass object or a mosaic
15. A fire truck or police car
16. A windmill
17. Candle(s)
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
19. A fisherman
20. A dinosaur
21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)

Bonus/substitute items. If you find any of the above items too difficult, feel free to substitute either (or both) of these items. You can substitute up to two items, but you cannot substitute Item #21:
A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country
A sundial

Some of these will be easy, some should be easy, and others will be a challenge!

I have printed off the list and stuck it to the dash of my car :-) The kids all think I have lost my mind but they are all getting into the spirit of it. They have been making suggestions and so I had to add in another rule or two of my own ... Photos can not be staged or taken in the house. They have to be come upon randomly or hunted out! That started a whole new conversation on where they could stick a candle so that I would come upon it randomly! LOL

It isn't summer here (in case you missed the not-so-subtle hint at the beginning) and so the kids are still at school. They do get two weeks vacation/holiday soon and I am using this as a way to plan an outing or two. We have spent the past few years working too much and couped up at home in between, it is time that we 'stopped to smell the roses'. (If you get my drift ...)

I was sitting at work (a builders display home) when I realised that there was a bench outside in the yard!  So here is  #10 A bench that is outside.  The sun was setting and I played around a bit to get just a few rays popping into the photo.  I like the affect.  The arbour above is filled with grapes in the summer.  Last summer I picked them for the kids and filled a whole bag.  They were YUM!  But now it is winter and the leaves are falling ...

10: A Bench That Is Outside
The LOML is home a lot more recently so I asked him to look out for two specific things when he ventured down to the shops.  Something out of place, and a sign that was funny.  The next day he sent me this photo by text message ...

7: A Sign that is intentionally/unintentionally funny
He walked down to the local store to grab some stuff for dinner and saw this sign ROFL!  Someone needs a geography lesson!  He was laughing so hard he forgot to buy garlic and The Extrovert had to go back for it later as spaghetti isn't the same without it.  But at least he got the photo :)  We debated over which prompt to use it for but as it got us all laughing we went with #7 A sign that is intentionally and unintentionally funny.

I am looking forward to finding the rest.  We had considered the museum for the dinosaur (and we still might anyway as it is free!) but a new suggestion has just popped up that everyone is excited about.  I love how a blog idea has the whole family talking!  Thanks to Alison for showing me how fun it could be when you join in with something like this.

Happy hunting,


  1. That sign is hilarious! And I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with, and you are right that photos shouldn't be staged. But it would be perfectly wonderful to decide to go fishing!

  2. I have the list copied into my holiday notebook for when we go away. Though the dinosaurs in the museum close by here are a draw too. It's great fun

  3. This is my 3rd year of hunting and I look forward to it so much! Thank goodness for camera phones so we have no excuse for missing something. That garlic sign is great!

  4. So glad you've decided to join in this year, really IS a lot of fun! Looking forward. To seeing what you come up with!
    Alison xx

  5. Love the sign you found! And isn't it fun when your family gets involved too? My hubby is on the look out himself... ;o)

  6. OH OH I love the sign, I have an album of signs we have found over the years So when I find mine this summer it will make two pages!! FTW

  7. My kids join in too, I have it on my phone so we always have it with us, hadn't thought of having it in the car. My mistake is forgetting to have the camera with me at all times! As you have just never know when a picture will appear.
    I love the garlic sign, just perfect for the hunt. Look forward to seeing more discoveries

  8. You have some great finds, I love that bench but the sign is brilliant! I love how the whole family seem to get involved in this Scavenger Hunt.

  9. Great signage - very funny. BJ

  10. Good start - I love your funny sign, so typical!


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