Sunday, May 8, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (May 8, 2011)

It's been a while since I've participated in the Sunday Photography Scavenger Hunt, but as this was a big photo weekend for me, I decided to join in.  You can see this week's prompts (SOOC, Sprouting, Isn't it Ironic, Lazy, and Smells like Spring) at Ashley's blog here.  The first prompt was "SOOC" or "Straight Out of the Camera." This is always hard for me, as I almost always auto adjust, brighten and sharpen my photos. But, I do like how this photograph turned out. It's from the AT&T baseball stadium where we went to watch the Giants play on Saturday night. I like how you can feel nightfall in it.
For "sprouting," here's my 16 year old boy and his friends - on the cusp of adulthood and sprouting into fully formed human beings right before my eyes.
Isn't it ironic that this girl who really didn't want to run track turns out be really good at the 800 meters? And pretty darn good at the 400 meters, too!
Lazy is a two-fer, as I couldn't decide between my lazy cat, J.J. and my lazy dog, Gypsy.  Also wanted to do two new photos for lazy, as Smells Like Spring is a repeat photo from Easter:
Strawberries in a balsamic vinaigrette -so aromatic!  You can find the recipe here.  I'll be returning to these and other photos this week to share more about Henry at 16, Clara at the track, my Mother's Day Photo Shoot and 4 People 12 Times. I've also got some National Scrapbook Day layouts and "Memories in a Card" to share. This will be a good week at Gallo Organico, so please stop by.  Also, last chance to enter the quote contest by going to this post. I'll be choosing the winner tomorrow night.

15 comments:

helena said...

great set of photos. First one is so atmospheric

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you've been busy with a lot to share,Rinda....and that photo is so typical cat!!

Margi said...

You're burning up that camera! You and my Krissy should hook up sometime with those cameras. She is a crazy woman with that thing! Love all the pics!

JO SOWERBY said...

loving the photos and being brave and not altering them. how remarkable move so is that ur cat looks exactly like my holly. she is 17 and still chases the kitten around the flat............well someone has to ;-)
Jo xxx

Cat @ No Wooden Spoons said...

hahahaha I love the lazy cat with her foot up in the air. Classic!

Sian said...

Plenty to look forward to, then :)

laurie said...

you always do such a great job with these! some of the prompts are toughies but you always find the perfect shot.

fiddlehead said...

great set of interpretations.....love how lazy those pets are.

Nancy Y said...

great photos, the evening at the ballpark has some really neat coloring. I laughed when I say Clara's... sounds exactly like my niece!

Ashley Sisk said...

So glad you were able to make it this week - love the pictures of your fur babies!

Angela said...

Awesome Shots!!

My Captivating Images said...

OH I can almost smell your strawberries! Yummy! :) Thanks for your sweet comment. :)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

how cute is your puppy!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great bunch of photos! Love the first one!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Great photos, Rinda. I'm partial to the pet shots. Haha - love those so much! :o)