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March 6, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt Wrap-Up

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Scavenger hunt mosaic

Today is the day I am wrapping up the February Scavenger Hunt. Six photographers were able to complete the hunt as I am writing this post.  If anyone else manages to finish and post sometime tonight, I will happily add a link to this post.

The first submission in was Brian a.k.a. Funky Slug.  Brian’s collection of shots was done with his usual amazing eye and wonderful sense of humor.  His take on “eyes” and “big round clockface” are especially creative.  The “postbox” and “something red” are especially beautiful.

Gerry was my next participant who made it in on time despite having problems with her little camera going into a coma! All of her shots were taken during February, but none were actually taken for the hunt.  Gerry shows us her wiley creativity with getting the hunt finished through cropping and some plays on words.  I love “Lily the Cute” giving us that doggy question face and the “inchie”.

Scott Thomas, our faithful photo assignment provider, came up with the idea to take all of his shots with his iPhone.  What a great way to be sure to always have a camera available in case the perfect shot pops up?  Scott shows us that the best camera really is the one you have with you.  My favorites from Scott’s collection are “park bench” because I just love the gorgeous color and detail he was able to get with the iPhone and “heartshaped” – such a perfect sentiment for this scavenger hunt.

Nye Noona was the next participant.  She found out about my hunt via Scott’s place on March 4, and still managed to get her post in for today’s deadline! Impressive Nye!  Nye’s adorable niece shows us her playful, beautiful eyes.  Nye managed to find the most unique park bench I’ve seen. 

Tracy over at Milkay Photography turned in a stunning collection of photos, as I was sure she would when she said she wanted to participate.  Her macro take on “eyes” is truly unique and her “newspaper headline” is powerful.

Sliding in at the last second (literally – I found her link while I was writing this post), with her hair on fire and her sharp wit on display, is my sister Jennifer over at Bread and Putter.  Make sure to check out her game show style approach to this scavenger hunt. Her plays on words and snarky commentary will give you a giggle.

Oh, and my shots are here, in case you missed them!

Interest in participating in this scavenger hunt seemed to build as word spread around from blog to blog.  I didn’t get this idea posted until mid month last month, so the time seemed to run out quickly.  I thank Postcards from the PP for originally posting the idea.  I think I’d like to try to post a scavenger hunt every other month, for the months that Scott doesn’t have a photo assignment.  Maybe I’ll even try to be creative and come up with my own list and post it at the beginning of the month so that everyone who would like to participate will have plenty of time.

Thanks again to all the participants!  Be sure to have a look at everyone’s shots and leave them some love in their comments.  I’d love to hear about some of your favorite shots from your fellow blogger-scavenger-hunters here in my comment section.  And please let me know if you like the idea of the bi-monthly scavenger hunt.


  1. Hey! No fair posting a collage (even if you did call it a ‘mosaic’)! (pouty face)

    Scavenger hunt was FUN and just what I needed to make this dreary winter a bit more exciting!

    Bi-monthly might be too often but what the heck? Give it a go and see who bites!

    Comment by milkayphoto — March 6, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

    • But… but… I like using collages for wrap-ups! Check it out here and here too!
      Is that okay Tracy? 😉

      Comment by Karma — March 6, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

      • Sigh…yes…I didn’t remember that!

        Carry on! 😀

        Comment by milkayphoto — March 6, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

  2. This IS a great idea, and I would love to (try to) participate if you do this again! Time kept slipping by, and I kept forgetting!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — March 6, 2011 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

    • I’d love to see what you do with a list of ideas, Holly. I’ll try to be ready with an early April list and we’ll see what happens from there.

      Comment by Karma — March 7, 2011 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  3. First, it was a fun to do. Kept me searching and seeing not just what I needed for the hunt but other things I found in the looking.

    Second, you got a nice mix of participants which will only grow if you continue. I only had a few on my first assignment.

    I think a shorter list might work well for a bi-monthly event. Say, 6 items. Not too long and not too short so people will have to put effort into it. Do themed hunts. Mix it up with saying they must be all new photos, a mix of new and archived photos or all archived photos. Call it the Karma 6 Challenge or something. Make up a cool logo to go with it and sell t-shirts, mugs, hats, plush toys…you know, Disney-like. 😉 (kidding on the last part..sort of.)

    Keep it fun as I am sure your sister will insist on. 😀

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — March 7, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply

    • Fun is always good in my book. Sometimes, the less serious, the better. I’ll see if I can come up with an interesting list of my own. 12 was a lot of photos; perhaps you are right on shortening it a bit to encourage participation. If every other month is too often, I can switch it up. I’ll try to be ready with a new list for April and we’ll go frome there.

      Comment by Karma — March 7, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

    • yeah, what he said! 🙂

      Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — March 11, 2011 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

      • Alrighty then!

        Comment by Karma — March 11, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

  4. Not a bad turnout for such a short deadline! 🙂 I will DEFINITELY try harder next time.
    There’s a few I didn’t see, I’ll be sure to check them out after I get back (on my way out the door right now)

    Comment by thedailyclick — March 7, 2011 @ 11:10 am | Reply

    • Everyone keeps talking about next time, so it sounds like I should definitely give this another whirl!

      Comment by Karma — March 7, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  5. I am glad you had this much participation! Looks like some excellent responses to the assignment. Did I hear Scott say you’ll be giving away t-shirts next time? lol! (I guess he said “selling”…)

    Comment by Kathy — March 7, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

    • Scott should work for Disney, don’t you think? 😉 Perhaps Ms. Rebel Drue will want to participate next time around! 😀

      Comment by Karma — March 7, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  6. Thanks for the assignment, it was a lot of fun. 🙂

    Comment by Nye — March 8, 2011 @ 2:26 am | Reply

  7. It sure was a lot of fun to do, and I’ll defo be happy to partake in the next one… and with a bit more time I’ll be trying to throw a few curve ball shots in too… Can’t wait… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — March 8, 2011 @ 1:52 pm | Reply

    • Love your curve balls – I’ll aim to have the next one ready for April 1st.

      Comment by Karma — March 8, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  8. Your participants did really well! 🙂

    I will love to participate in the next one. I see you’re aiming for April. That should be great for me (no vacations or other trips planned).

    Comment by Robin — March 8, 2011 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

    • Looking forward to having you join in next time Robin. I’m working on coming up with my own list for next month – hoping it will be a list folks can interpret in many ways and have fun with it.

      Comment by Karma — March 8, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  9. Quelle série de photos magnifiques ! Chez tous les participants. Bravo to all for your talent and creativity. I really hope to join you next time.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — March 11, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

    • J’espere que tu te joindres la prochaine fois.

      Comment by Karma — March 11, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  10. Such a great idea and wonderful results, may have to join one of these things 🙂

    Comment by toemailer — March 16, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

    • Thanks , Toemail! I hope you will think about joining next month.

      Comment by Karma — March 19, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

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