Today I'm joining Rinda Ontiveros at Gallo Origanico during her annual summer scavenger hunt. Last year was my first, because I'd never had a camera good enough to take photos before. But I simply love this challenge, especially now that I have a camera where the images are actually visible and legible.
For my first entry, I have the easy ones: the ones I could get without too much trouble.
1. A bouquet of flowers:
I found these while grocery shopping.
3. Person walking a dog (or other animal):
I watched this guy walk past my house, then had forethought to grab my camera and get a picture of him and his little dog.
5. Architectural columns:
I took this photo from the side of the building because the street in front was very, very busy. The columns are even more impressive from the front, but I wasn't about to risk life and limb for a photo. After all, I thought this view was pretty spectacular.
6. A metal bridge:
My friend and I drove by our new airport and I shot this thinking it looked like a bridge that went nowhere.
Then I found this metal bridge, which actually DID go somewhere.
Originally I turned these three photos into a mosaic, but the mosaic was so low-res, I decided to show all three photos of the turtle as s/he began to hide right in front of my camera.
11. A cell tower or a TV satellite dish:
At one of the local TV stations, I got both satellite dishes and towers.
12. A public restroom, bath room, or toilet:
While at a restaurant, I took this photo. Not the prettiest restroom in town, but convenient.
14. A traffic signal:
This was probably the easiest of all the photos. Note I got not ONE set of traffic lights, but an entire bank of them down a busy street.
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it:
I completely misread this prompt. I thought it was to find at least three flag poles, which is what I found. I even looked far and wide for this one, too.
16. A panoramic view while taken someplace high in the air.
First of all, I live in Kansas, where you can actually see the declination of the earth if standing on a mound. So to say Kansas is flat is like saying a bear hibernates. Second, I'm deathly afraid of heights, and don't like to be anywhere high. This was as high as I was willing to get, which is on a bridge overlooking this koi pond. And it looks rather panoramic to me, at least when I use my imagination and hold onto the rail.
17. At least two people wearing matching uniforms:
While at a local restaurant, I noticed all the wait staff were dressed alike. So I took a photo where two were dressed the same.
19. A ticket booth:
While at the zoo, I took two photos of the ticket booths. However, when I put them together,
the photos were cut off and were quite low-res.
I decided to show them as I thought they should be shown.
20. A natural body of water:
One of the rivers near my house was high when I visited and took these two photos.
These were the easy photos. Now for the ones I may or may not be able to find! Thanks for joining me on this summertime photographic adventure.