Sunday, September 22, 2013

The End of the Summertime Photo Scavenger Hunt

I almost did miss it - the final post for Rinda's Summertime Photo Scavenger Hunt! Hard to believe, especially since I only had four pictures left for it. So let's go ahead, shall we?

#9 A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong


That would be trash in nature for me. It simply doesn't belong, and it makes me angry whenever I see it. When I walk around my lake, I always find trash even though there are so many trash bins that everybody can easily deposit of any trash there. I have started to document the trash with my camera, and I have the feeling there is a future post in the making.

#15 A fire truck or police car


When I first read that I thought "that is easy". You know what? It was the last thing I took a picture of. Whenever I saw a police car I either didn't have a camera with me or it wasn't appropriate. So in the end I had to rely on Kaefer and her toy cars that luckily she still keeps. All the German police car you can see in this picture - and please note that there is also a horse trailer as well as a helicopter - are made by SIKU which is the biggest toy car manufacturer in Germany and is based in my hometown. I practically grew up with these toys (I had some myself) and for many of us working at SIKU was one of the first summer jobs we got. These are truly high quality toy cars and as good as undestroyable.

#17 Candle(s)


A visit to IKEA was all I needed for this photo.

#21 A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply


Well, that had to be my camera!

With these four photos, I have found all 21 items - I wouldn't have thought that I ended up with that! It was fun to participate and find the items in the most unexpected places, like the dinosaur on Vancouver Island. Thank you, Rinda, for organizing this and I look forward to next year's summer scavenger hunt!


14 comments:

KB Bear said...

I couldn't agree more about trash in nature. I get so upset about it...

Very nicely composed photos!

Textile Recycler said...

My camera is my fave art tool as well! You took some great pix...

Elephant's Child said...

Love that portrait - and agree with you about the trash in nature. There is far too much of it. I was brought up on 'leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs. Which makes sense to me.
Congratulations on finishing the scavenger hunt.

Lynn Cohen said...

What a fun thing to do! I look forward to your trash blog!

boysmum2 said...

I love thast people got creative with their dinosaur and police car finds, love your collection

Cheri said...

Congrats on getting all 21. And I love your selfie!

Jeanne said...

What a great selfie, and this looks as if it was a very fun project to participate in!

Sally H said...

Brilliant photos and a fab self portrait! You are so right about the litter. I have been known to follow someone half a mile to return their litter to them!

Andy said...

Well done in completing the hunt. I too can't bear peoples' litter dropped in nature. My favourite is of you with your camera. Andy:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Great photos!! Well done! I hate seeing trash in nature too! Some people are so lazy and they really don't care!

Snowbrush said...

I can understand how someone might kill another person, but understanding littering is another matter, especially in an area with a lot of trash cans. I mean, really, what's the excuse here other than contempt for nature and other people. Anyway, I think littering should carry one hellacious fine or, better yet, a few months spent picking up litter.

seabluelens said...

I so agree with you about litter. I'm always surprised to see a beautiful, remote place desecrated with trash. I love your self portrait! It was so nice to see you.

~*~Patty S said...

So nice to see your photos and you too :)
Seeing trash in nature is so unnecessary, isn't it...
if each person only did their part...
I guess some are still learning!
Greetings from Virginia, USA
oxo

Maria Ontiveros said...

My, what a big lens you have! It's so great to see you Carola and I'm so glad you participated this year. Also, I really, really like your Kodak moment cougar (doing a lot of catching up today).
Rinda