Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt Update

#17. Lamp Posts and #7. Rural Landscape

Keeping my eyes open for any one of the 21 items on the 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt has been quite a challenge.  I keep a list in the car and still drive right by one or two every time I go to town.  So this week, I mapped out my route just to see what I could find and here are two more...

#17 - A Lamp Post (I found two)

 This is one item I have consciously been watching for, but it has been very hard to find.  Our city has a lighting moratorium because of Kitt Peak Observatory, so almost every lamp post you find is commercially installed by the power company, or every house has the same one in the developments.  I was so happy when I looked over at this long established restaurant and saw these two unique posts.  I tried to frame them better but couldn't see a thing in the bright sunlight, so I'll be returning someday with my SLR.

#7. A Rural Landscape

This one seemed so easy since I live in the middle of farmland, but finding just the right shot was a little tricky.  That is until I saw this field...

Each picture is taken a couple of blocks apart and a couple of minutes apart.  Once again, I tried framing a good shot but the sun blinded me so I couldn't see the screen.  (Now I remember why I bought a manual SLR that doesn't have a screen).  The best part of this story is that the second and third pictures are both taken above my head with no idea what I might get.  I didn't realize how vibrant the clouds were, or how big of an impact they would have on these shots.  Normally, I would have cropped the last picture to offset the 1/2 land, 1/2 sky, but I like the slope of the land and the visual effect of the road, pulling your eye so you feel that you can see for miles.

I hope you have joined the fun.  You don't have to be good with the camera to enjoy exploring.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the link at the top of this post, or see my original post here. 

Now if someone could just tell me how to put these pictures side by side.  I've done it before but I sure cannot remember how.


Maria Ontiveros said...

The rural landscapes are spectacular! And very fun lamp posts, too Thanks for joining in the Hunt.

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