Monday, January 31, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt: January

I am participating in the January Photo Scavenger Hunt hosted by Postcards from the Edge, an off-shoot of her 365 Project endeavor. Thank goodness I did not succumb to procrastination and had finished the project before injuring myself Friday.

Warning: today’s post is photo-intensive and will take approximately five light years to view.

Source: Postcards from the P.P. blog

Abandoned Building

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A tiny little shed/house/something found abandoned off Beal Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. The Spanish moss somehow makes it seem that much lonelier.

Stained Glass Window

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One of the windows in St. Michael Catholic Church (downtown Pensacola, FL) designed and produced by Emil Frei who learned his craft at the Munich School of Fine Arts in the 1800s before emigrating to the U.S.

Goldfish

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Not a single goldfish is in residence at my house, so I visited a local pet shop to take this picture.

Yarn

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Blue Heron Yarns’ rayon metallic yarn in garnet purchased at Unwind, the Yarn Shop.

Playground Equipment

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You can find this playground on the beach behind Angler’s Restaurant on Okaloosa Island.

Library

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The downtown main branch of our library has a statue of a reading girl in the front yard.

Tombstone Over 100 Years Old

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This gravestone is located at the Jesse Rogers Memorial Cemetery in Mary Esther, Florida. I cannot think of a tombstone as simply an item on a scavenger hunt. Headstones mark the passing of a real person’s life—in this case, Ida Rogers, a three-year-old child.

According to my research, Ida was the daughter of John Louis and Mary Elizabeth Watson Rogers. Three other very young children of these poor parents are also buried nearby. Besides the details easily seen in the photo, Ida’s tombstone reads: God’s will be done.

My Front Door

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The custom glass insert was designed and created by a talented artist friend of my mother-in-law’s.

Reflective Surface (not a mirror)

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Bottle-nosed Dolphins were feeding on a school of fish in the Destin East Pass between Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico while I was photographing the reflective surface of the water.

Something Out of Place

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We discovered the American flag tangled in a tree branch outside the library as the result of a broken tethering cable. My husband notified the library staff.

Nature

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Great Blue Herons on the west end of the beach on Holiday Isle in Destin, FL.

Bubbles

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I tried an idea posted by Violet, a member of Photographica, for photographing bubbles. Olive oil and water were poured into a glass bowl; then I whisked the mixture and held the bowl over an orange kitchen towel. To send light up and through the bowl, my husband shined a flashlight on one part of the towel and my mother-in-law aimed hers on the other while I took the picture—a team effort.

And there we have it, my Photo Scavenger Hunt for January.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Hello Junie Moon, thanks for joining in.It's great to see your photos from the other side of the pond!!!!
I agree about the tombstone ...I always wonder about who the person was and who grieved for them when they were buried.
I love your bubbles in oil ... very technical!
I'm posting February's list tomorrow!
Kathy xxx

Diane said...

beautiful and creative, as usual June! I sure hope you're managing okay with your injury and hope the pain is not too harsh.

suesueb said...

This really sounds like fun! Beautiful photos-love the bubbles especially!!

Deb said...

Hi! Loved your photos; this was quite a challenge, and I've had fun snapping photos and viewing other interpretations. The best part, though, is that I've branched out to more blog-territory. Enjoyed my visit, and thanks for the tip on the bubbles. They were nearly my downfall!

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful photos Junie Moon! I'm having so much fun with this project -- it's so exciting to see pictures of the same subjects from all over the world. It's fun too, to see the similarities -- in our case, it looks like you and I both have glass front doors and had a very similar experience at the cemetary. I Love your shed, beach playground, nature and reflective surface shots -- they say you're in Florida!

Jill said...

So nice to see you joining in with Kathy's fab photo hunt. Have fun with it :0)
Jill x

Country Girl said...

Beautiful pictures. Lovely to see some from around the world.

periwinkle said...

Gorgeous photos , love the dolphins

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful photos, June! It sounds like fun searching for objects to photograph in a scavenger hunt.

The white sands of the beach in Destin had me swooning...it's so beautiful!

You must hate coming over to my blog as it's so photo intensive....lol!

bad penny said...

Bubbes is a super team effort with fabulous results ! Like something out of place too