Monday, 12 August 2013

SCAVENGER HUNT 2013 - photos 2

I am enjoying the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt organised by Rinda over at Gallo Organico.    I have shown some of the photos I have already taken here and today I have more to add from my list.  And rather than make this a photo heavy post I'll come back in a few days with others. So let's get started:

I think this first photo has to be my favourite for
the challenge to date! 
While on a creative retreat I learned that this grand piano was
part of a local art festival and I decided it had to be the perfect photo for 'something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong' (No. 9). 
The piano actually played although it was a bit out of tune!   
 And while there I also found this tower (No.8).  It was once a lighthouse and is now a radio museum.  There are wonderful views from the top. 

I was on a roll, because I also saw this fisherman (No. 19)

And this windmill (No. 16)

There is a short story attached to the above photos because at the retreat I did a teaching class.  A husband and wife both took part, each making their first mini book. When I said I was going to see the piano on the beach the man insisted on driving me as he knew the exact location. He said it was his way of saying thank you for the help I had given them during the class, and although I know the area and was happy to go alone afterwards I was pleased I accepted his kind offer.  Because after seeing the piano he wanted to show me a Lighthouse ship by the pier. And that was where I saw the fisherman and on our way, the 'tower'. Then while driving back I saw the sails of the windmill and he offered to do a small detour so that I could take a photo of that too.  He seemed pleased to show me some local sights and to be part of my scavenger hunt, and it was the perfect end to a wonderful day.
Back from my retreat I decided to visit another windmill near my home and I like the contrast between the two photos.

Next to the windmill is this fence (No. 13) with roses growing through it.

 And my last photo is of me at the retreat busy in action (No. 21).  

There was another strong contender for 'something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong' because driving along the motorway I passed a lorry that was carrying a steam train.  That would have been a magnificent shot and it is sometimes really frustrating to be driving and not able to grab my camera! I have missed a few golden moments but I have ticked many photos off the list and I'll be back soon to share some more. 
I hope you are enjoying this challenge too if you are taking part, and I am trying to visit as many posts as I can.  
1.   Open air market
2.   Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)
3.   City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building
4.   Airplane
5.   A sunset
6.   Someone or something taking a nap
7.   A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
8.   A tower
9.   A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong
10.  A bench that is outside
11.  An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.
12.  A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)
13.  A fence
14.  A stained glass object or a mosaic
15.  A fire truck or police car
16.  A windmill 
17.  Candle(s)
18.  Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
19.  A fisherman
20. A dinosaur
21.  A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)
Bonus/substitute items.  If you find any of the above items too difficult, feel free to substitute either (or both) of these items.  You can substitute up to two items, but you cannot substitute Item #21:
A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country
A sundial


  1. Brilliant set of photos. The piano is definitely out of place x

  2. Love that piano! Brilliant photos, not many more to find now!

  3. Love that piano! Brilliant photos, not many more to find now!

  4. What a lovely story to how you captured your photos. I love the last windmill one xx

  5. Some great captures....I love the first windmill photo.

  6. A piano on the beach? Have to love that!

  7. Brilliant snaps - love the piano on the beach. And how kind of him to be your tour guide!

  8. Wonderful finds, I especially love the piano and the last windmill one. How delightful that the gentleman wanted to be your guide. It sounds like it was nice for both of you :)

  9. What a superb set! I do love that piano ... And your windmill shots have beautiful angles. A great clutch.

  10. Sandi,
    These are brilliant finds! How awesome is it that a piano on the beach is the something out of place for both of us!!!
    All your other photos are terrific, too.
    p.s. Sorry its' taken me a while to get round and comment; I've been a bit under the weather.

  11. I love the piano and the pretty fence

  12. Your photos are fantastic! I love the two windmills - the sun flare and silhouette of the first contrasted against the image clarity of the second - just awesome!

  13. Wonderful collection of photographs. I really like the contrast and strong colours you captured. What a great tale.

  14. Greetings from Rinda's Scavenger Hunt...
    Enjoyed your post and photos very very much
    off to investigate your other links


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