#5 A Rack of Post Cards
Welcome to a new week and a rack of post cards with some views of my local area (and one from boysmum2 in New Zealand )! The 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, where people all over the world search for and photograph the same 21 items, is up and going strong. You can read all about it at this link. If you're reading on the full blog, feel free to grab the hunt badge. The instagram feed at #rindas2014photohunt is filling up nicely, and there's a fun facebook page titled Summertime Picture Scavenger Hunt 2014.
I wanted to answer a few questions that have come up and highlight some interesting finds that I have seen while cruising around blog land:
First, there's nothing "official" you need to do to join the Hunt. Everyone is welcome, and it's not too late to join. There's still over three months left in the Hunt, and summer (from a solstice/equinox standpoint) hasn't even officially started. If you leave me a link to your blog, I'll add you to my feedly reader and come visit. I also check in on the instagram feed and facebook page all the time.
Second, there will be an official linky at the end of each summer month (June, July, August) where everyone can check in and show off their finds to each other, as well as go visit fellow scavenger hunters.
Third, there will be an official END OF HUNT linky on September 24, 2014 for everyone to check in and let me know how they did with this year's hunt.
Fourth, in the mean time, feel free to blog about your finds as your photograph them. I love seeing them pop up all over blog land. And, every now and then, I collect a few and feature them here (see below)
Finally, several people have asked "Is a street light or a light standard the same thing as a lamp post?" The answer is yes! Part of the fun of the hunt is seeing how people interpret the various prompts (I'm thinking there's lots of different ways to capture #11 a horn, for instance) and seeing how similar or different common items are around the world. Really, the only hard and fast rule is that your photograph needs to be taken during the time frame of the Hunt (not found in your archives). Other than that, have fun and thanks for joining in!
And now, here's a round-up of some of my favorite posts from the last week or so:
Just Jimjams posted this fantastic bus with a picture painted on the side:
How's that for getting your Monday morning off to a fresh start? Want something a little more scenic? Check out Karen's gorgeous water fall and rural landscape (Stacey at Havoc and Mayhem also featured a wonderful rural pairing at this link):
Karen's post, here, also has a fantastic tattoo photograph and lamp post. Speaking of lamp posts, my blog friend over at Cool Quilting has become a bit obsessed with them:
I could go on and on, as there are so many wonderful Scavenger Hunters posting out there, but I thought I would end with this pairing from Deb Turtle and Jo C., featuring signs welcoming us to their hometowns (which are 5,110 miles apart) because they illustrate the international nature of the Scavenger Hunt, which I love so much!
Thanks again to everyone for participating, and let me know if you have any questions!