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Karma’s Scavenger Hunt – Feb

So here are my entries for Karma’s Scavenger Hunt for February…

Clichéd I know, but "Something With Stripes"

"My Shoes" - or sneakers... lol...

"A Post Box"

"Something Heart Shaped"... Yeah ok, I may have (slightly) edited it... ;)

"Something Red"

"A Park Bench"

"Eyes"... Lots of them.... ;)

"A Newspaper Headline"... Can't beat a lake house for a £5 deposit... but then it was 1939...

"A (not so) Big Lorry / Truck"

"A Bridge"

"A Big Round Clock Face"... and for this one I call upon a certain degree of artistic licence... ;)

"A Musical Instrument"


17 responses

  1. These are awesome Brian! I love them. The “eyes” picture made me laugh out loud literally. After I get mine posted (hopefully later today) and I get links from anyone else who participated, I’ll write another post directing everyone to come check out all the entries.
    Thanks for playing!

    February 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    • Thanks Karen.. Have to admit I couldn’t wait to do the eyes once the idea hit me… :)

      March 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

  2. aswirly

    Haha, love these finds for the scavenger hunt. lol. I love your humour… I was cracking up with your slightly edited heart, and the eyes, and of course that large clock face. hahaha….Awesome. And where on earth did you find that newspaper!?

    March 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    • Hehe.. Well it was only “slightly” edited… lol.. Thanks so much A… Oh and the newspaper, well my mum has them dating back to the late 1800’s as well… Couldn’t believe it… but strangely this one looked more aged than the older ones..

      March 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  3. These are fantastic Brian! Done beautifully and with humor…your best talents! And you even managed to include a self-portrait… ;-)

    Very clever to use the Ostrich feather for the heart! Jealous! :-)

    Loooove old newspapers….couldn’t find my 1934 ones (found them buried under a hutch in our house) so I had to make do.. :-(

    March 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    • WHAT !!.. Self portrait !!.. LOL.. It can’t be me, as he has far too much hair… ;)

      As for the newspapers.. Yeah they were quite a find, and there’s a whole series of them dating back to the late 1800’s in the back of my mums cupboard…

      March 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

  4. Jayne

    LOL… I laughed out loud at Mr Potato Head, which was slowly revealed as I scanned down the page! And the filthy truck looks as though it’s pulling a face at its nasty state (I’ll anthropomorphise anything).

    A great set of photos and as usual, your night-time shot is perfect. Can I be a nerd and ask what camera settings you used?
    (I’m still struggling with night shots).

    March 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

    • Haha.. Thanks Jayne.. Glad Mr Potato head generated a few laughs.. Couldn’t wait to get the shot once the thought occurred to me..

      As for the night shot, well it was shot in RAW so I could mess with it more at home, with a 4 sec exposure at f6.3, and ISO 200. Shot on a tripod of course… If memory serves me right I think I had the camera set on aperture priority, and just let it sort out the exposure…

      March 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

  5. These are ALL great shot, Brian! Absolutely LOVE the park bench, all that green around it is beautiful. The potato shot made me laugh, too, and that clock must be HUGE!!! ;-)
    Nice editing job on the feather.

    March 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    • Thanks so much Michaela… That bench is a great little tucked away spot… it’s just a shame it’s tucked away so far away… lol… Btw, the clock face WAS huge, until the Parasaurolophus made off with it… ;)

      March 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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  7. This was so much fun, especially the clock. I love the clock. Also the Post Box scene, that seems to be in swirling motion, and the bridge, that seems the very definition of peaceful stillness. But especially the clock.

    March 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    • Thanks so much Gerry… I had some fun trying to get the clock shot too.. but those dinosaur can be very poorly behaved at times… ;)

      March 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  8. Jennifer A (Bread and Putter)

    Wow, so much beautiful color! The potato is adorable. And I love the newspaper headline and now I am jealous I didn’t think to do something similar. We found a “Kennedy Assasinated” paper saved in my in-laws house.

    March 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    • Haha… Thanks Jennifer… That’s the first time I’ve heard a potato referred to as adorable… Maybe there’s hope for me yet… lol… Real old newspapers are great aren’t they… especially when they’re THAT old… We have some that date back to the late 1800’s too…

      March 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm

  9. Nye

    Amazing photos Brian, and a very creative way of putting the post together. If you didn’t mention about the feather editing I wouldn’t have noticed, nicely done. :)

    March 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

    • Thanks so much Nye… I do like to keep my editing quite subtle, but if it’s to this degree then I feel I have to confess to a small amount of trickery… lol.. or creative license as I prefer to call it.. ;)

      March 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

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