Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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My first Scavenger Hunt Sunday! I’m continually inspired by the amazing Stasha of The Good Life, whose stunning photographs put my efforts to shame. However, I decided to participate anyway, as what better way to improve than to take more photos?

The prompts:

Old and new, night photography, music, cheesy, sun –Β I decided to be cheeky with the prompts and dug through my son’s stuff!

1. Old and new

My son’s trucks. Chuck the Garbage Truck (green) is over a year old. The tow truck was gifted recently.

2. Night photography

I admit, I took major liberties with this prompt. It’s afternoon here, and I can’t wait for nighttime to take a photo. So I drew inspiration from this baby book.

3. Music

He loves banging away on this xylophone/ piano. Makes sweet music.

4. Cheesy

A stuffed panda sitting in the toddler’s float. Cheesy, no?

5. Sun

It’s a gloomy Sunday afternoon here, so the only sun I could find was in this book of rhymes.

I’m linking up withΒ “Miss Elaine-ous Monday” over at The Miss Elaine-ous Life!

How would you have interpreted the prompts?Β 




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  • August 28, 2011 Desirae R

    Welcome to the hunt! This are all great. A really fun set!

    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, it was really fun to shoot!!

  • August 28, 2011 Buckeroomama

    Hahaha, your photos could be be part of the list “You know you’re a mother of a young child when…” (I meant that in the nicest way. I do!)
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Haha, yes, indeed!! My house is filled with every colorful item imaginable πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2011 Kiddothings

    Looks like there are a lot of new scavengers this Sunday because of Stasha. It’s Kim of ZookBookNook’s first hunt too.

    Great interpretation of the prompts. Is that cheesy panda from China? We have the same exact one from a friend who bought it from Shanghai. My kids throw and kick it around like a ball.
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      I’ve been meaning to participate for a while but keep forgetting! I do have a new camera that needs to be used more hehe.

      Yes, the panda is from China!! Mine doesn’t get touched much haha!

  • August 28, 2011 Cedar

    Very creative set! I particularly love your night and sun shots! Our piano is yellow!
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! Oh I would love a yellow piano, it’s my favorite color!

  • August 28, 2011 Rebekah

    Welcome to Sunday Scavenger Hunt! πŸ™‚ I love your theme for this week – very creative interpretations! Look forward to seeing more.
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Rebekah, I had fun!

  • August 28, 2011 Stasha

    Love your take on the prompts. I think a real challenge is looking around right where you are and finding all the prompts there and then. And you did it the first time around! Your cheesy is super duper cheesy with cherry on top! And oh so curly. Cannot wait to see your set next week.
    And while I am here, great post on I am enough! Inspiring.
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    • August 28, 2011 Stasha

      Really predictive text, REALLY?!? I meant cuddly not curly.
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      • August 28, 2011 Alison

        Hahaha!! Funny! Curly hee hee! And thank you, I had fun with this, and you can probably tell I decided to do it last minute, so I literally scavenged for things to shoot. I think next week will be better, I have a whole week to shoot!

  • August 28, 2011 Tamar Strauss-Benjamin

    These are awesome! Love the music and sun shots! So creative!
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, it was fun!

  • August 28, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    So glad you participated! Stasha’s pictures are so beautiful. I have written down the list two weeks in a row, but haven’t linked up yet…I’m still working on my photography skills πŸ˜‰
    I do like your pictures, though! You’re so creative πŸ™‚
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Do join up, would love to see what you’ve got! And thank you πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2011 jacqui

    I think you did a great job with this! Of course, I like the cheesy one best. πŸ˜‰
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you! And I’m not surprised – do you think Panda and Chick would get on well?

  • August 28, 2011 tracy

    Oh I love these. They all made me smile.
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      Yay, I’m glad they did!

  • August 28, 2011 Kim

    Yay! We both did the scavenger hunt for the first time! Did you find it challenging? I thought it was a lot harder than writing a post for my blog! But I’m glad Stasha not only inspires me but challenges me to step out of my comfort zone too.

    I absolutely love the idea of taking macro shots of children’s books like you did with sun! The wheels in my head are already spinning how the older books with their unique illustrations would look in close up shots with my camera!!
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    • August 28, 2011 Alison

      I shot all the pictures in about 10 minutes πŸ™‚ Once I decided to use my son’s stuff, it was pretty easy.

      Taking the shot of the book was fun, it was a wider shot so I cropped it to really get a feel for the ‘sun’.

  • August 28, 2011 Mad Mind

    Love the cheesy! Very cute. I have polar bear I’ve used too.
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  • August 28, 2011 Anna

    Cool hunt! This photo challenge is just too cool! Good idea of digging through your son’s stuff. I might be inspired one day too…
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!! I was doing this last minute & had to do it while he was napping so I had to get creative πŸ™‚ Do try it, it’s fun!

  • August 28, 2011 Kyla

    How fun! Your camera is fantastic. Great shots!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Kyla!

  • August 28, 2011 Robin

    Fun! I love photo prompts. Will have to check this one out.
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Oh, you must!

  • August 28, 2011 Valeria

    I love how you use your child’s stuff as prompt for every interpretation. Very clever.
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Valeria!

  • August 29, 2011 Ashley Sisk

    Love that you joined and your interpretations are great. Definitely can tell you have a little one at home. πŸ™‚
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      It’s been fun Ashley, I’m already planning next week’s prompts πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2011 Kimberly

    I love how you used Monkey’s toys for this prompt! So fun!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! I know, it was!

  • August 29, 2011 Hopes

    Oh how fun!! I might have to try this someday after I get a decent camera!

    Love the pictures of Monkey’s toys and think it was a great interpretation!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Hope! You can shoot with your phone too!

      • August 29, 2011 Hopes

        I will once I get an iPhone. Right now I just have a Blackberry Storm and it takes crappy pictures!! πŸ™
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  • August 29, 2011 Galit Breen

    So much fun, friend!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Galit.

  • August 29, 2011 Ann

    What a fun thing to do! I love it! I think you’re interpretation is spot on! If everyone took the same picture of the sun (after all we only have one up in the sky)… wouldn’t be such a fun scavenger hunt!

    Awesome job and I look forward to next Sunday!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Ann, I had fun shooting this. I think the challenge of time (doing this last minute during the toddler’s nap time) and that I was stuck at home, made it interesting and forced me to be more creative. I’m looking forward to next Sunday too!

  • August 29, 2011 Ado

    As usual your photos are adorable. (-:
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, dear friend πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2011 Natalie

    I think you did a great and creative job with the prompts!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Natalie.

  • August 29, 2011 Sandra

    I think you spend way too much time with your baby. For the picture of nighttime, you could have easily “mooned” us! How’s that for taking liberties? πŸ™‚ Oh I know you would never do that, but I can imagine the shock factor in it!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Haha, I’m not at all surprised that you suggested that!! I’d rather keep my readers, not scare them away, thank you πŸ˜‰

  • August 29, 2011 Aleta

    Oh gosh, these are just too adorable! I participated as well with the photo challenge, but didn’t take near the creativity fun that you did!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Aleta, I really had fun with this! I saw your photos, they’re lovely, especially the last one!

  • August 29, 2011 Jessica

    I think it’s pretty safe to say you are a mom based on these pictures.
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      That, or I’m just really childish πŸ˜‰

  • August 29, 2011 My Inner Chick

    Mama Alison,
    I think you’ve done this beautifully.
    I adore Cheesy πŸ™‚ x
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, Kim!!

  • August 29, 2011 Barbara

    I think your pictures are great! I love the creativity that you used for both the night time photo and the sunshine!
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Barbara!

  • August 29, 2011 Kir

    What great phtos, I like when someone doesn’t take a prompt too seriously…and these were right on, you absolutely showed us those things in your own way..which was fantastic.
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    • August 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Kir, I had a lot of fun with this!

  • August 29, 2011 Julie

    Oh, that looks like fun! You did a great job finding things to match in the toy theme!

    Making a note to play along next weekend!
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    • August 30, 2011 Alison

      Yay, do play next week, there are some great prompts. Can’t wait to see yours!

  • August 30, 2011 dweej

    You are so clever. Love what you did with he prompts!
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    • August 30, 2011 Alison

      Aw thanks Dweej!

  • August 30, 2011 Elaine

    Ha! I love your night-time photo – made me giggle! I think you were very creative for them all. πŸ™‚

    p.s. thanks for linking up at my place and mentioning it here!! xo
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    • August 30, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee, that was the toughest one to shoot as it was 3pm when I decided to do the prompt, and I wanted to post it immediately! And you’re welcome, it’s an awesome linky.

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