Saturday, 10 January 2015

Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

I've played along with Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunts at Gallo Organico for the last few years, and I'm really looking forward to the next one.

In the meantime, two fellow participants, Eileen and Joy, have composed a winter hunt. It started on 1st December and runs until 21st March. It may be half over but there's still plenty of time to get snapping.

There are twenty items to find and photograph, plus two that can be substituted for the others if necessary.

The full list is: 
1. Reflection in water
2. Someone wearing a funny hat
3. Ornate door knocker
4. Breakfast
5. Something that is over 100 years old
6. Winter weather
7. Someone dressed for the season
8. A fish
9. Festive lights
10. A letter shape in nature or in an object
11. Polka dots
12. Silhouette
13. Stained glass window
14. Partly built new building
15. Bunting
16. A collection (of anything)
17. Texture
18. Shadow
19. Street musicians
20. Nativity scene  - compulsory and can’t be substituted.
Alternative A - New life
Alternative B - A decorated tree

Despite coming late to the hunt itself, I have been out and about with my camera this winter, so I've already bagged a few of these: 

1. Reflection in water - 13 December
We were driving in the Lake District, and stopped to take photos of Grasmere.

2. Someone wearing a funny hat - 13 December
OK, a Santa hat isn't particularly funny, but maybe it's funny to wear one at a black tie dinner.

5. Something that is over 100 years old - 2 January
One of the pedestrian alcoves from the Old London Bridge. The bridge was medieval in origin, and the pedestrian alcoves were added during the 18th century. The bridge was pulled down in 1831, and two of the alcoves were placed in Victoria Park in 1860. 

19. Street musicians - 21 December
Just the one, near Borough Market (London) and it's not in focus. I'll be looking for a better photo.

Alt B. A decorated tree - 21 December
The Christmas tree outside the Royal Exchange, London.

I've written out the list so that I can carry it with me, and I hope to pick off a few more soon. 

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