Saturday, January 22, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt, Vol. 1

1. Memories

Memories

Almost 16 years ago, my husband and I exchanged vows and rings. We got our wedding bands from West Africa, which is very meaningful to us since that is where we grew up. What is funny is we only spent about $50 on each of them back in the day. Sometimes we joke that we're going to take these bands in to one of those We Buy Gold places to see how much they are worth now. But we wouldn't; they mean too much to us.

The verse from Ruth is special to me because I recited that passage as part of my vows. And I guess I have lived up to my promise because here I am in Connecticut!







2. Silhouette

Silhouette1



Silhouette2


3. Doorways

Doorway

Up until this afternoon, I was just going to cheat and pull a favorite from last week's You Capture post showcasing doors. But then on the way to the kids' basketball games, we passed a barn I've been meaning to photograph. We were running late, but when you have to have a new doorway, why shouldn't it be a barn door? I love all of the barns up here in New England!

Barn Charm


For more barns or to link up, visit Barn Charms.

4. Reflection

Reflection

I saw this fabulous picture at one of the local Starbucks of a mug sitting outside carrying a beautiful reflection of the sky. I wanted to give it a try. A couple things that worked against me: It is always windy here at my house, so it was difficult to catch a still reflection. I would have waited it out, but it hasn't gotten past the mid-20s around here, and my shutter finger was becoming numb. I also discovered I had to use manual focus, something I usually forget about. I tried in vain to use AF, but it was far more interested in the dark inside of the cup rather than the beautiful picture floating on top. My shutter finger was really numb by the time I remembered manual focus.

I'll perfect this shot this summer!

5. Silver

Silver

I love to decorate cakes, and I have a few too many of these. My five shiniest and most interesting decorating tips posed for this photo.





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43 comments:

Mark said...

After almost 16 years of marriage I can honestly say that I love you more today than that July 2nd day that we began our lives together! I am glad that you came to CT with me:) Great pictures.

Lorraine said...

Great job on the photos Kathleen, do you realize how talented and artistic your pictures are? I love them.
I'm glad you came to Ct! we certainly are putting on a real snow show in your honor!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love every single one of these shots but I really loved the story behind your first image. Love that!

AMY said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the barn photo! Gorgeous shot!

Henrietta said...

Doorway and reflection are my favs. The reflection story make me smile, you have really taken time to do that:)

jillconyers said...

Beautiful photos. My favorite it the reflection shot.

Brooke said...

These are all amazing. The barn is beautiful, but your reflection shot is my fav. WOW! :D

Melissa said...

I love this idea of the scavenger hunt, maybe I will join in sometime! I love your barn shot, and I love your decorating tools! What a fun hunt! Oh and down a few posts, I LOVE your Oreo cookine tower! my little girl saw that and said, "mommy, can I have one a dothes!"

Jennifer Dawn said...

I love the picture with the bible verse and the rings--lovely!

dclouser said...

The ring shot is great, Katy! All of your photos are so clear and the colors are beautiful. Even with my inexperienced eye, I can tell that you are an amazing photographer. Bravo!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love all your shots! Especially reflection. Wow!


Mine are on Flickr this week: http://bit.ly/eXLEdU

Deb said...

What a beautiful barn photo! I'm glad you took the time to stop. That's what I love about participating in these challenges. It motivates me to get out and shoot things I otherwise would have passed up.

Renegades said...

I love your first photo and scripture. It just screams love and loyalty.

Liz said...

love the scripture shot. All of these are very cool.

Jessaca said...

Wow your wedding rings are beautiful!!! Nicely put with the verse!!1

tsinclair said...

Love the pics, but really love Mark's comment most. Marriage = best friends :-)

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love your shots.. coming over from KAtie's. How awesoem that your hubby commented!~

Sereina said...

I love your silhouette shots.

Seizing My Day said...

love your doorway and silver shots... love the scripture linky too... wonder if I can squeeze that into one of my shots next week? =)

Anne U said...

Love all your shots, they are all my favorites. I like the different colors of the sky in silhouette and that reflection shot is very creative, might have to give that a try sometime.

Kay K said...

Love your wedding rings picture and the verse ...I love the book of Ruth
Blessings

Kay K said...

Love your wedding rings picture and the verse ...I love the book of Ruth
Blessings

Kay K said...

Love your wedding rings picture and the verse ...I love the book of Ruth
Blessings

Kay K said...

Love your wedding rings picture and the verse ...I love the book of Ruth
Blessings

julie said...

GREAT collection! LOVE that door shot...just awesome. Your reflection one is very cool too :)

MarieElizabeth said...

I love all of your photos this week, but the rings and the barn are my favorites. Great verse too.

Carrie said...

lovely post! the rings and the doorway are my favorite, thank you for sharing the story!

love and life ♥ said...

They are all so gorgeous! I love love love the first one with the perfect scripture to go with it, amazing! I think your reflection shot is the coolest thing i've ever seen!! Love it! xx

asummersett said...

My favorite photo is doorways. Your memories story is really sweet.

Michelle said...

Great story with your rings - they're beautiful!

Love all your scavenger hunt photos! You always have such great shots to share!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE the doorway capture! Great choices.

CrossView said...

Great shots, of course. But that first one? THE BEST! Ok, taking my unasked for opinion elsewhere now. :O)

Katie said...

What an absolutely sweet memory! I love how you've put together your shot and the scripture - and that the scripture was part of the memory!

The barn shot is spectacular and I think your coffee-reflection shot turned out great, too!!

Christine said...

I'm the same way--if it's a great shot, what's a few more minutes late going to do? :)

I like all your photos.

Blessings,
Christine

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...love the wedding rings and Barn.

Carletta said...

I love all your images for the challenge and your barn shot is a nice composition!

Sally in WA said...

Great barn shot. And I think I've got those same Wilton tips. :)

Natalie said...

Oh my your rings/scripture is awesome! I love the photo for one but the verse is so .. true and romantic! I love your silhouette also!

{LyndsD} said...

I love love love that verse and the pairing with your rings... stunning!

Tricia said...

Very nice barn shot... I love the scene w/ the snow on the roof & just all over the whole shot! It's great! =)
Wonderful post, to be sure, too!

Just a reminder to include a link to Barn Charm in case someone wants to join in... The more, the merrier!!! =)

***Thanks so much for joining in, very much appreciated***

Tricia said...

PS I will be joining in on Scripture & a Snapshot next week... I already have several ready to post! Wonderful idea!!! =)

Kim, USA said...

That's a pretty barn. Looks like it is well maintained. Thanks for the visit!
Barn Charm

Rebecca said...

I love the lines the trees make next to the barn, makes it very interesting.