I have to say that participating in Rinda's Hunt this summer gave me so much pleasure. It meant I was always on the look-out for something from the list. It made me more observant, gave me the opportunity to visit places I might not have thought of. I chatted about it with family and friends, and they would often join me when I was out taking photographs and even, on one occasion, photographed me. I was fortunate enough to find all of the 21 things listed for the Scavenger Hunt.
I have placed the photographs on a couple of digital pages. The background paper is one of my own patterned designs from a collection I am presently putting together. I think I might print the pages off and write on each photograph what it represents and where it was taken. The hunt commenced here and this link should take you to all the other posts.
Two important things struck me about participating in this Scavenger Hunt. Firstly, behind each photograph there is a story. They were not random shots. By having a list to keep to meant the story had more meaning. For instance, the horse photograph is not a terribly good one (and I did see some finer beasts later...) but it was taken in the middle of a thunderstorm and will always be a reminder of the dreadful summer we have experienced this year in the UK. The second, and more important connection, were the many people who joined in and provided me with photographic glimpses into their lives and shared a story or two along the way. Such a bonus!
Thank you Rinda for organising this event. I can hardly wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I would be delighted if you could pop in on Sunday. I am having a celebratory give-away here on the blog for a special Anniversary. See you then?