Monday, 8 June 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt @ Gallo Organico

Last week, I briefly mentioned the Photography Scavenger Hunt which Pempi told me about. As you may have noticed, I do enjoy a good challenge so I hopped on the bandwagon right away. I foresee lots of talk of the Scavenger Hunt here in the future so I thought I should probably just share a little bit about it, just in case any one else enjoys snapping photos and wants to take part.

This is the third year of the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Rinda @ Gallo Organico. The Challenge runs from the 1st of June to the 22nd of September and features a list of 21 items (plus three substitution options), the catch being that they must all be brand new photos (none that you've taken before June the 1st that just happen to fit a category).

Hopefully Rinda doesn't mind me sharing this handy little list that I made myself to keep in my camera bag for when I'm out and about, looking for interesting photos. It's not particularly fancy, but it does the trick:

As you can see from the list, the 21st point – A photo of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt" can't be swapped for one of the three alternatives, but any of the others can be swapped for one of those three.

I'm a little late out the starting gate because the weather we've had recently isn't exactly the right sort of weather for taking your camera out and about. We've also been all kinds of busy. All the same, I'm already planning which photos I'm going to take and how I might interpret them in different ways.

The easiest one is probably going to be the toilet one (point 12) because we have old Victorian toilets on the island as a tourist attraction. A quick trip down town and I'll have that one sorted. The natural body of water (point 20) should be easy too, we'll just have to take a trip to one of the local lochs.

The one I'm most likely to have to substitute will be the 13th (a merry-go-round or carousel) since we don't have one on the island and I can't think I'll be going somewhere with one; luckily alternatives A and B work okay for me. Actually, with our recent weather, someone with an umbrella shouldn't take too long to find!

I've already got my bouquet of flowers and I'm planning my person walking a dog. I just need to get the photos edited so I can share them here and online. I've joined the Facebook Group as well so I can share them there, plus you can share them on Instagram using the hashtag '#rindas2015photohunt' as well.

Now that I'm a little more organised (and there's rumours that the weather is going to improve soon), I'll be able to take my camera and brand new lens out for a little bit of exercise. Look out for my photos here. ;-)

Are you taking part in the Scavenger Hunt? Have you started? Which items in the list are going to be sticking points for you?


  1. Oh, that sounds like a fun game. When I took photography in high school, our last quarter grade was all a scavenger hunt. We had this massive list and we had to turn in a certain number of pics. Spent an interesting weekend with my father looking for some of those.

    1. It's been good fun trying to come up with ideas of what I might like to photograph and then thinking about where I might need to go to get those pictures. I'm off to a slow start but I'm hoping that once I get all the IVF stuff out the way I'll be able to pick up the pace a little more.

      Your high school scavenger hunt sounds like fantastic fun. I wish we'd had classes like that at my schools!


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