I have to say that I LOVE doing these scavenger hunts. They are teaching me quite a bit about my camera, as well as how to compose a shot. Plus I get to be creative and not worry about capturing a moment, but rather creating a moment. I still prefer photographing my children and other people, but these hunts get me out of my comfort zone and that’s where I’m learning a lot.
1. Pair of Shoes: My favorite pair in my closet. There is something about the look, color (burgundy and very dark red) and material (patent leather and a strip of velvet) of these shoes that seem to go with so many things. It helps that they are super comfortable and the only pair of heels that I can wear for several hours without having pain. This was particularly challenging for me to photograph because I didn’t know how to position the shoes!
3. Construction: Reflective traffic ‘Flex-poles’. These were just sitting in someone’s driveway, so it made it easy to photograph. I had the kids and the dog with me, so I was in kind of hurry and clipped the top of the pole.
4. A Specific Texture: Tree bark. It never ceases to amaze me the beauty you can find in nature. I loved how the split in the bark made a diamond. I found that I decide if something has texture by whether or not I can convert it to an interesting black and white. This one does okay, but there’s a lot of white and not enough black.