Picked the location for the next CTT outing. Back to the Sacramento Historic Cemetery. My husband thought that creating a scavenger hunt bordered on the insensitive. I thought otherwise, and so the trip was planned.
This is such a beautiful setting. Full of reminders of our historic past. Volunteers each tend their garden area with such passion. Flowers bloom throughout the year. Bulbs, roses, succulents, perennials, and annuals. And if you stop one of the volunteers you will learn a lot about gardening.
To add a bit of interest to this outing I created a photographer’s scavenger hunt. No prizes awarded, just a new way of looking for photo opportunities.
The bright sun worked hard to warm up the day, but the wind blew harder. Seems like the mild winter is showing its force these last few days of February. The record hail storm the night before even made national news. Looked like it snowed in Sacramento, but it was actually many inches of hail. Did not see this in Fair Oaks, but one of the gardeners came to the cemetery to check on his flowers. Such devotion.
I looked up a number of lists for this scavenger hunt, but I created my own to go along with the venue. The most surprising thing I did not find was Roman numerals. I just thought that there would be easily found. Not!
Starts with the letter P
Seedling in a Crack demonstrating Rule of Thirds. This was 3 in 1 find
Decorative Metal Work, and Light Leak
Spending time outdoors with my camera and friends makes my day.
Enjoy each day, and until next time.
My right hand is on the mend, and I can once again hold my trusty D7100. With Old Sacramento as the destination I joined my CTT friends in a Scavenger Hunt. 50 items and about 2 hours I didn’t give in to any pressure. I wanted to pay attention to how I captured the image.
This scavenger hunt added a photographic design element to many items. The usual suspects included rule of thirds, leading lines, and repeating patterns. The last item repeating patterns was actually repeated. More unusual ones: do what a sign says, you can smell it through the photo and topsy turvy pushed my creativity. And getting a very low perspective may have pushed my physical endurance on this warm September day. Probably would not have been able to get up!
See the list? Funny Group Pic, one and done.
Careful, broken glass and tears ahead.
Something Scary. Getting in the spirit of Halloween!
Think we can catch up to the trains? Gotta hurry. Railroad tracks and leading lines.
Bicyclist approaching not ready to stop.
My reflection with my CTT friends. (CTT = Camera Totin’ Tuesday) We are retired, so we photograph during the week when it is quiet.
Larger than life, but I still prefer the real thing!
Enjoying something cold on a warm afternoon.
Love my creamy Bokeh!
Can you smell the popcorn? Getting hungry! I also like the side lighting.
Bottoms up! Here is my bottle.
He just wanted to park for a while. Here he does what the sign says.
Unusual number of odd items.Pattern repeats.
Just tickled my fancy.
This scavenger hunt produced some interesting results. It is a great way to get out, have fun, enjoy good company, and practice some good photographic techniques. I will keep this list for another time because it challenges me to look around and improve my images. Not much photo processing this time. Because I am getting used to holding my dslr I only used my 18-200mm lens this time.