So I found a scavenger hunt photo challenge that lists 20 different pictures you’re supposed to take and you have the entire month to find and take them. I really procrastinated on this, but I got them all finished!!! Some I’m much more proud of than others, but I’m hoping this will help me grow as a photographer. Check out the other entries at Photo Hunt Challenges!
So here goes!!
1. In Disguise
Since we don’t have kids, and I’m too nervous to ask the trick-or-treaters to take pictures, I asked S to help me recreate an image I took a few years ago. My headless horseman, version 2.
I had a hard time with this, because I think of crisp in the way you bite an apple, tear apart lettuce, those fall mornings that are crystal clear and chilly… but I couldn’t capture it (and maybe that’s because I’m so new to all of this). So, I went with the next thing I could think of… crisp chips
3. Fall Colors
The leaves here in CO aren’t nearly as vibrant as the trees back east… except of course for the Aspens. However, I didn’t get any good shots of those up in the park, but my mother-in-law’s driveway was a beautiful place. It incorporates so many of the colors I think of with fall – yellow, orange, red, and brown.
4. A Jack O’lantern
We got together one night with some friends to carve our pumpkins. These were our finished ones, with a little retouching 😉
5. A shot from the ground
This has to be one of my favorite pictures from this challenge, and it happened to be a fluke, since I had all of these other ones taken for it. Bella decided she was going to lay behind a leg of our coffee table, and so I laid down, and snapped this
6. A landscape
A trip to Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t complete without a landscape shot
7. A fall tradition
Nothing says fall like pumpkin seeds and carving.
We still don’t have bookshelves for our new house, and I didn’t want to take a picture of one book, so I took a picture of my shelf at work. Makes me a little proud too, because the book all the way to the left is my Master’s Thesis.
Oh man did I miss some good shots for this. Oh well – here’s my staged dining shot
No challenge is complete without a picture of our niece. When we visited her in Baltimore, all she kept saying was “cookie, cookie!” when we went out for brunch. She got her cookie, and I got this shot
11. Faces formed in nature
I struggled with this, even though the building I work in looks like faces (I should take one after the fact just to show). But, mother nature provided me with this today (I couldn’t believe it!) – Can you see the smiley?
12. Tilt-shift photography
I was getting nervous about actually doing this editing, but thanks to the photo hunt sponsors, they linked up an awesome site that did it for me. One of these days I will learn how to use Photoshop or the like
13. B&W with selective coloring
I found an amazing tutorial here, and the result I got is amazing. I may play around with this some more to print some stuff off for our house
Also from our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park – these little ground chipmunks were too cute!
15. Best Photo from Oct 23
I actually used my best picture for the black and white one, so here’s my second favorite. It probably would’ve been better for the fall colors, but that’s ok! If only the sky had been a little bluer that day, it would’ve been a gorgeous shot!
16. Something from the kitchen
I took probably 50 pictures in the kitchen. And this is all I could come up with
17. Something vintage
A vintage book in a wreath I made, but taken more artistically than when I linked up to my post
18. Something creepy
We decorated our front porch for Halloween, complete with creepy plastic spiders
19. Something golden
Cute little tealight holders give off a golden glow on this Halloween morning
20. A self-portrait
I’m not good at taking pictures of myself, but since it’s fall and sunny, I used my shadow as my self-portrait