spending all day sitting through a defensive driving course, I was
eager to grab my camera and start hunting for “something with
stripes.” My husband decided to tag along, and we headed to town.
had barely hit the road when he slammed on the brakes.
“There's your stripes!” my husband exclaimed. I looked out the window in
disbelief. Roadkill? “You've got to be kidding!” He wasn't, so
I dutifully took the shot and got back in the car.
had a barbershop in the back of my mind for this assignment, so that
was our first stop once we arrived in town.
barber pole wasn't as colorful as I'd expected and this image did
nothing for me. The hunt continued. Go
west, young man.
I instructed my driver to go north. We'd only driven
a couple of blocks when the hunt for stripes ended. “Pull over
here!” I cried.
wish there had been a breeze to capture the flag in full glory, but I
really liked the juxtaposition of the two forms of stripes against
the deep blue sky.
this week's schedule did not allow time for hunting and
photographing our Scavenger Hunt topic. Fortunately, I found a few recent images in my photo library that fit the topic!
image posted above was taken in Saratoga Springs this past July
during a “street photography” shoot with my photo group. My
friend, Steve, was the first to spot this photo op. We moved closer to
the stranger, and pretended to fiddle with our cameras while
surreptitiously shooting our subject. Steve captured a terrific
image of the “sunglasses” lady!
used my long lens and zoomed across the street to capture this scene
my trip to D.C. in May? There was a whole stadium of strangers at
the Washington Nationals baseball game!
arrived Monday night, our power/phone/Internet went out.They were still out the next
afternoon.Eager to get out of the
house (and hoping to catch some “storm” images for this week’s Scavenger Hunt),
I tagged along with my husband on errands.
the way to town, I mentioned that I would wait for him in the truck while he
shopped in his “man” store.I was
perfectly content to people watch while passing the time.Being the considerate person that he
is, my husband made a quick stop at Stewart’s and surprised me by coming out
with a newspaper.
stop:the “man” store. While I waited in the truck, did I read the newspaper that my
husband so thoughtfully purchased for me?Of course not!The whole
time he was gone, I was busily photographing the
newspaper!My husband got a big
chuckle out of that.
never did capture any “storm” images. Thankfully, Sandy didn’t wreak too
much havoc in our area.Other than
some stormy looking clouds, it was business as usual in the Glove cities.
This week’s scavenger hunt was to photograph “something you
Our leader thinks the topic is rather boring, but I
disagree.I’m curious to see what
people collect, and why they collect them.You’ll probably laugh out loud when you see my collection!
I can’t really tell you why I
collect this item, but I can tell you I began my collection at least 35 to 40
years ago.A few pieces in my
collection have even come from as far away as France (courtesy of my niece).
My collection definitely
shows its age.Over the years the
pieces have faded and torn; some are barely readable.Each one, though, is a piece of pop culture that evokes
memories of the past.