Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August 2010 Photo Hunt

Have y'all checked out Ashley's blog Ramblings and Photos? Her blog is *the place* to go to learn all about different photo challenges. I have some serious admiration for the girl and all the photo challenges she does. Two days ago, I read about the August 2010 Photo Hunt on her blog, you can read about it here, but it's basically a list of 20 things to take pictures of during the month of August (between the first and the thirty first). So, with two days remaining, and Lizzy actually down for a nap, I decided to have at it. I'm so glad that I did. Here's what I came up with:

1. Flag that represents you: 
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I love this flag--it's the American flag, with Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech on the red lines, and the Declaration of Independence on the white lines.I love the idea of placing both statements about human rights together!

2. Something comfortable:
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3. Something in season:
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4. Feet (archive shot):
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5. Repetition:
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In my opinion, there is nothing more repetitive than laundry!

6. Culture or Ethnicity:
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I love the foods from different cultures. Justin isn't a super adventurous eater, and doesn't like a lot of ethnic foods, so I try to have them occasionally for lunch, or when he isn't home for dinner.

7. Contrast
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I have always loved the contrast between a black tux and a white wedding dress

8. An indulgence
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9. Macro/ Close-up:
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10. Masculine:
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Be still my beating heart...I LOVE the smell of Old Spice.

11. Feminine:
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12. Light:
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13. Eco-Friendly:
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Nalgene :)

14. Business:
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The back of J's work truck yesterday.

15. Arrow:
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16. Something wet:
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17. Something dry:
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18. Butterflies:
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19. Heart-Shaped Clouds:
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*** There is a special meaning behind the butterflies and heart-shaped clouds shots. Read about it here. I had to get creative, because I didn't see any butterflies OR heart-shaped clouds in the two days that I had to take these photos. They're my rough interpretations! 

20. Strength:
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25 comments:

  1. Your heart-shaped clouds IS A WINNER !!!! Very clever !!! nice work ! I also like something wet, arrow and indulgence, yummy :)

    Greetings from Finland :)

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  2. fantastic shots, I can't believe you pulled this together in 2 days! I really love the flag shot, and your arrow shot is so creative!! Awesome job!

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  3. amazing job for having only two days! my favorites are the arrow and the flag!

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  4. Wow -- you got all those in just 2 days -- great shots -- I love your take on heart shaped clouds and the baby feet with the rings is absolutely adorable.

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  5. Your flag shot rocks! AND those feet are SO precious --- love the idea and your shot is beautiful. Nice work all around. :)

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  6. I love to read about photo challenges and see all the creative things people come up with. Great job Mer! Always love your pics.

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  7. HaHa, love your arrow! Way to get it done in 2 days! That's amazing - I had the whole month and missed one!

    Hope you play along again in October!

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  8. Your indulgence made me very hungry and it just so happens to be my favorite shot, too. Oh and the feet OF COURSE!

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  9. Your light shot is my favorite! I love it!

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  10. I can't believe you did it in two days, well done!

    I love your indulgence shot ::drools:: and I can't believe it but you made a nalgene bottle look beautiful!

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  11. totally agree with the other commenters...I can't believe you did all that in 2 days...awesomeness! Loved the arrow, indulgence, and your butterfly interpretation!

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  12. You seriously amaze me!!! I had all month to do this & was stressing out this morning b/c I didn't purposely take photos for a few & had to look at my whole month of August to find "fits"!!!! I think my favourite has to be the flag, it's a great shot & a wonderful speech. I really love them all!

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  13. Great photos! I love your flag photo, beautiful! Your shot for dry is cute and funny at the same time (great combo)! Fantastic shots!

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  14. wonderful selection of photos, i really like your flag, feminine and contrast shots.

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  15. Great job! I love them all. Your something dry is so adorable.

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  16. 1. I heart you for the shout out - you're too sweet.

    2. I love that you completed the challenge in 2 days... that's incredible. I think my favorite is your light shot....so pretty. Have a great day or night rather!

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  17. Holy shit, you're a good photographer.

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  18. I loveee your heart shaped clouds and strength photos! Great interpretations!! Good job on all!

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  19. I like your strength picture! very clever

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  20. P.S. I wish you had a comment box under each picture---they are all pretty awesome Mere!

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  21. Wow, you took all of these in TWO DAYS??? Fabulous!! I love the heart shaped cloud and strength, very creative! You had many wonderful shots! Glad you found out about the Photo Hunt Challenge and join us for many more!

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  22. "Dry" is my favorite. It looks like my house too.

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  23. I love all the shots! The flag is amazing, what a cool concept! The wedding picture is gorgeous, I love all the bright colors and flowery prints in the laundry pile, old spice is my absolute favorite smell on a guy and was one of the first things I noticed about my husband! :)

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