Sunday, 16 June 2013

Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt - 2

Do you find that you are so used to your surroundings that you have become blind to the beauty around you?

I think that must be what has happened to me.  But the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt organised by Rinda has changed that!  I see myself looking around all of the time and noticing things that I was looking at without really seeing.  While sitting at a set of traffic lights yesterday (looking for a plane!) I noticed a Eucalyptus tree in full flower ... beautiful!

Here is my next installment of photos from the hunt.  This one caught me by surprise.  I was at work and I heard a truck pull up out the front and sit at idle.  I popped out to see what was happening and imagine my surprise when I saw this ...

#15 A firetruck
After I established that all was ok I nipped back inside and grabbed my phone and snapped this photo just in time.  The fireman were repainting the white markings on the kerb that show where the hydrant connection is (they are actually just behind the tree on the left) and finished just as I took the photo.  I think they thought I was a little cuckoo.

This next photo was a suggestion by the kids.  I wonder if if was just so that we could all have a treat ...

#20 A Dinosaur
I thought I would get stuck on the mosaic one unless I went for the stained glass option but while driving to work I noticed this ...

#14 A Mosaic
I drive past it every time I go to work but hadn't really paid much attention to it.  When I exit the highway to get to work I then drive under the highway and head north.  This is a very large mosaic that decorates the underpass.  I noticed it on day one but I haven't been able to safely snap a picture until yesterday.  I was stuck in traffic and rolled down the passenger window to grab a shot before moving on.

For this last photo I had originally planned to catch The Beagle out, but I couldn't resist when I came upon The Princess ...

#6 Someone taking a nap
I had thought that I would have managed to get an airplane by now as I drive past the airport almost twice a day, but since the hunt began I haven't had one fly over me while I have been sitting at the lights.  As it is a highway I can't safely pull over and take a photo when I see a plane.  I might just have to detour one day and pull into the airport :-)

So how are you going with your hunt?

Chipper

16 comments:

  1. I love this collection - the napping picture is so sweet; the mosaic is very vibrant and it's really fascinating to see so many different types of fire engines around the world.
    Rinda

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  2. As Rinda says, the opportunity to see the various objects pictured through the different countries is priceless

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  3. I love the photo scavenger hunt idea, but haven't had a chance to implement it myself. I'm happy to see your photos.

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  4. Fun snaps, I need to get started on the hunt myself.

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  5. Love the dinosaurs how cute, and don't worry about the fire truck I got my picture of that whilst they were filling with gas at the petrol station on the motorway, good job my boys spied it and I ran over and quickly snapped a shot or two!

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  6. maybe I should try a hunt like that, although there won't be any flowering Eucalyptus trees round here.

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  7. Yes! That is what I am loving, it makes you so much more aware of the world around you. Great start and I love your Princess shot, seems many of us are having to rely on our cats lol

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  8. Lovely shot of your girl napping. Funny you should say that about my tower! When I took it, I was thinking to myself, "Rapunzel, let down your hair!"

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  9. Thanks for linking up this morning!
    Rinda

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  10. Lovely group of photos. I know what you mean about noticing more about your surroundings. Great that you got the mosaic photo safely! I have been driving to work looking out for cloud pictures - not really very safe! Fortunately I have one now lol!

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  11. I hear you on planes not being very co-operative. We've driven past an airport several times with no luck. I've got a back up plan tho' ;)

    I like the dinosaurs and think your children are very noble to be so self sacrificing ;)

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  12. I'm sniggering at all these people being caught sleeping, there would be lots of fuss being made if they knew they were being broadcast to all our group and our followers, lol.

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  13. I love to see the finds of other photographers. The dinosaur is great, very creative idea!!!

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  14. Lots more great additions to your list - I am new to photo scavenging - but it has made me look at my surroundings with so much more awareness. I love your dinosaur - I might struggle with this one. J x

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  15. Great photo hunt photos. I agree that it makes me more aware of my surroundings, too. While we were out scavenging last weekend, I kept noticing items that were on last year's list! :>)

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  16. Wonderful photo selections! Thanks for sharing...

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