Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt: Summer 2013 Edition

During June and July I jumped once more unto the breach - and participated in the +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt   on +Google+ .

The hunt works like this: we are given a list of 10 categories to shoot, and 60(-ish) days to shoot them . One photo per category is submitted, and then they are judged by a panel of expert photographers. The submissions are kept a secret until the judging takes place, then they are all released in what is known as the "reveal".  The reveal is where everyone seems each others work for the first time.  I got a fair number of fantastic comments on some of my photos, so I am really happy with that.

Despite my feeble hardware (Canon S100), and an annoying lack of imagination this round, I held my own once again against rather stiff competition.

 The following are my submissions for the Summer 2013 edition of the +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt:

Category: Sunburn

This is a composite of two shots with different lighting.  I took one with the light in front of the stormtrooper and one behind.  I then overlaid them, coloured some of the shadows red, added a flare effect, and had this shot.  Not my best work, but it was unique for the hunt.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.


Category: Popscicle

Zeke enjoying some ice cream on a 100+F day in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia. I received an Honorable Mention for this shot.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.


Category: Picnic

This fella was found on my front porch.  He didn't make it, but he did make a great picnic for grubs and worms.  Just goes to show that sometimes you're the eater, sometimes you're lunch.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.


Category: Campfire

Like the image says, I didn't have a single idea for this, so I figure I'd go for humour instead of not submitting anything.  Based on the reactions I got, it was a good decision.  A lot of geeky photographers out there :)

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.

Category: Watermelon

Another cop-out, but folks enjoyed it anyway.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.

Category: Bad Hair Day

Taken in a hotel during our Bears Go East trip, I think either in Newfoundland, or Washington DC.  It was essentially an impromptu selfie, but it seemed to fit the category.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.

Category: Sprinkler

This shot was taken outside the Capitol building in Washington DC on one of the hottest day of the year.  This is an oasis put there by the designers of the National Mall for visitors to get refreshed.  Turns out it works really well.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.

Category: Star

A bit meta, but a unique submission.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.


Category: Turquoise

Taken at Blow Me Down Provincial Park (yes, thats a real name) in Newfoundland, Canada.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.


Category: Butterfly

Found while on a walk with the wife and kids,  This one didn't make it.

See the rest of the submissions for this category here.

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