Saturday, 14 January 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...




Another Scavenger Hunting week is over - and for once I managed to plan ahead slightly for a couple of the shots.  Although Mac the knife is a joy to behold I am still missing my editing software that is on my PC as I have none on the MAC!!!   EEK!!!  


Winter Wonderland...
Can I just reiterate that WE HAVE HAD NO SNOW!!!
This is vexing me intensely...
I had to drag this from the archives - in fact
it was taken on 19th December 2010.
This is far too long a time to not be able 
to take snowy pictures.


M & Ms 11/366
Sweet...
M&Ms.
How did I do it?
I put the sweets in a dish, balanced a CD
case on two glasses over it, then put
droplets of water onto the case and
shot down through it.

Off to Mount Doom - be right back...
Hole...
Off to Mount Doom - be right back...

Flower in ice... 14/366
Frozen... 
A flower frozen in ice. 
What I discovered doing this was that it's quite difficult
holding a block of ice up to a lamp with one hand in an oven glove,
whilst you're trying to take a photo with the other.
It ended badly and I got wet.
I don't really like to talk about it.

Stacked up...
Jaffa cakes in a stack...
To be followed shortly by
Jaffa cakes in David's mouth :O)

51 comments:

Bek said...

Your frozen is just incredible!! I was thinking about freezing a flower, but only had one available and I didn't want to snip it off. Also love your hole. Love the star burst on the ring! Beautiful winter photo as well!

Patrice said...

Wow! I love that sweet shot!

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh Barbara! How did you even THINK to do that with the M&M's????? That is amazing! Actually, your entire set is amazing. And you are not alone, we have not had any snow here yet either. A pretty massive snow storm hit the U.S. yesterday and the day before, but it petered out before it got to Philly :(

Kathy

Laloofah said...

I could sing the praises of every photo in this set, of course, but like Kathy I am overwhelmed by the utterly creative, utterly brilliant, and utterly beautiful M&M's photo! Talk about eye candy! :-) Really, that was incredibly clever, and reminds me a bit of a kaleidoscope. (And I am no fan of M&Ms or Mars Candy Company - they're vile in many ways. But you transformed them into something very pretty indeed!)

Love your winter wonderland shot too, and hope you get a perfectly photogenic snowstorm soon! We're in the midst of a long, snowless dry-spell too, but not as long as yours.

And the frozen flower - I can just picture you with your oven mitt, camera, and ice-embedded blossom! :-) Sounds traumatic, but the end result was worth it, IMO!

Barbara said...

Thank you :O)

Kathy: I feel your snowless pain. I don't think we'll be getting any now - rats.

The M&M shot was something I saw when I was browsing the photo mags in the newsagent one lunchtime - it was the magazine specifically for Canon users but I can't remember the name of it - doh! They'd used Smarties for theirs and I then spent the rest of my lunchtime chasing around looking for some to no avail - is there a shortage? I think we should be told! Anyway, as a last resort I tried M&Ms for the colours et voila.

Laloofah: Because of the still small font of the comments I thought you'd written 'ice-embedded bosom!', the thought of which made me LOL! (That wouldn't be too far off the mark actually) :O))

Seeing Each Day said...

Right-e-oh, so you come to a site in this link and find your favourites and then come to a site like this an look in awe - each one of your photos is such a clever and creative take. Thanks for the inspiration. Although if I had to choose one it would be that glorious first one.

Mad Mind said...

Absolutely wonderful set this week. I love that idea for the sweet shot. Very creative and I learned something. Awesome! And you may have had to pull out an archive, but that tree is great! I love the size and shape of it. I also think it was worth getting your hand wet for the flower shot. I love it!

cedarsphotography said...

Oh my goodness! Simply fantastic job! Creative shots! That snow shot is awesome, too!

hannah said...

Two new techniques no less, and both so succesful.
I'll have to get some of those sweets and play around with Smarties.
Sorry if the frost shot damaged or hurt you.
Don't we all suffer for our Art :-)
Great enjoyable sequence.

Buckeroomama said...

Amazing set! That frozen flower shot? Well worth getting wet for. :)

Kim Stevens said...

Love the m&m's cd set-up, pic is great! And don't fret too much, I live on the gulf coast of Texas and will likely never see snow!! Great set of pic's!!

Tezzie said...

That 'sweet' photo trick is...well...SWEET! ;) Such a great idea! I'm also loving your shot of the ring. Great composition and lighting. But, the best...the story and photo of your frozen flower. Both hilarious and gorgeous all at the same time <3

Nukke said...

I like your winter wonderland photo very much !!!!! And that sweets is very interesting pic too !

Torunn said...

Very beautiful photos and a great meaning of word. Have a nice Sunday.

Deborah L. Tisch said...

This is a great set of images. Like so many others here I am really impressed by your "sweet" shot. I think I may have to try that! Thanks for sharing how you made that one.

Team Lando said...

Wow! All lovely photos!

Tamar SB said...

Your sweet shot is amazing! WOW! And we have no real snow either, cannot believe it!

Linda said...

This is the first time I have seen your blog and you have Awesome Creativity! I love the M&M shot....I am going to have to try this one myself. Thanks for sharing how do create these great shots!!!

K Hutchinson said...

Your shots are amazing! I love you talked about how you took them, very creative! We finally got a real snow on Thursday!

Sunshine said...

That M&M shot is incredible! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Saun said...

WOW love the sweet shot very creative thanks for sharing how you did that. :)

RuneE said...

The CD-drops of water won with me, but the cakes made me hungry :-)

leavesnbloom said...

LOL Barbara I can just imagine the difficulty you had capturing that flower encased in ice with an oven glove - brilliant and that m&m shot too. I must give that a go myself - we've smarties here that no one will eat. Jaffa cakes yum yum! they wouldn't last long in our house - come to think of it they don't last long in the mouth either.

Shay said...

That sweet shot is SWEET!!!! Where did you ever get the idea? Just AMAZING!

Katie said...

Love you shots this week! Love the ring shot and the M&Ms. SO creative!

Michelle said...

Really enjoyed all of your shots, but that M&M shot was super clever. I am going to have to try that technique so thanks for sharing how you created it.

Cathy said...

Wow, I loved all your shots! The M&M's was especially creative! Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Fabulous "Sweet' image!! Very cool. I want to hunt down some M&M's and try this one now, so abstract and cool. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Creative! And I've no clue what Jaffa cakes are, but I'm gonna "Google' them and find out. Yum!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

That M&M shot is amazing! Great set this week!

Patti said...

I am SO going to try the M&M technique - thanks for sharing that. LOVE it! I'm perplexed because all I get is a little blue question mark where your frozen shot is, so I can't see it. Great job on this week's hunt!

Barbara said...

Patti - Ah sorry about that, I think it was because I did some editing on it in Piknik and updated the image on Flickr so the HTML code for it must have altered. I've re-inserted it so hopefully it should be ok!

Andrea Dawn said...

All great shots and you have truly worked for them . . love the frozen flower, hole and the archived winter shots. Thanks for stopping by.

Ashley Sisk said...

This entire set just kept getting better and better - wow. You really outdid yourself!

kimmyskids said...

There are so spe tabular images here. The m&ms, and the glint off the ring are just wow!

Brianne said...

Your shots are so great!!

Peg said...

Your M&M photo is so cool!

Gretchen said...

Wonderful set!! The m&m's and the frozen flower shots... WOW! =)

Stasha said...

Jaffa cakes, I want them. You are so imaginative. Amazing winter and M&M's and the ring and... Well, I love them all. Hope your Mac gets some juice soon.

Wendy said...

Incredible picture of the M&M's. Your pictures are very creative!

Ebony said...
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Ebony said...

I LOVE your -sweet- shot! My dad used to be a photographer about 30 years ago, and did photos just like that, but with starfish. I keep the pictures and have one framed. They are what inspired me to get into photography!

Amy Lynn said...

Wow! Such creativity in your subjects! Thank you for explaining your m&m's shot - it baffled me :)

Valeria said...

OMG !!! Love the m&m's shot. You should write a tutorial on that with a step by step in photos. AMAZING

Au and Target said...

I admire your dedication! I tend to eat stuff that comes out of the over BEFORE remembering the pics. Great shots as always.

Sara said...

Thanks for visiting on Flickr, love the star burst on your ring, and the M&M's and Jaffa cakes are awesome!

Barbara said...

Your photography skills grow constantly. I'm amazed at what you can do.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Barbara, these photos are great! I especially love the ring. Can I come with you to Mount Doom? (Huge LOTR freak here! lol)

In case you haven't already heard, we announced our winter photography challenge today. I really enjoyed stopping by each week to see your gorgeous photography during the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge and would love for you to join us again! Stop by to learn more when you get a chance! Have a great day! :)

Barbara said...

Thanks everyone :O)
Kristi - Of course you can come - Pepper does a great Gollum impression! And am off to see the challenge now!

Terrie said...

Excellent series! You're so darn creative and show great initiative in thinking outside the box with the prompts. Really a pleasure to see your images. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

That m&ms shot is amazing! Thank you for sharing how you did it! I'd love to try something like that!

kkkkaty said...

Your ideas are great to begin with...your execution of them excellent and vivid!

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