Scavenger Hunt photos Summer 2014

If you have arrived at this page by accident, this Summer photo Scavenger hunt was hosted by Rinda at On September 23rd lots of people, from around the world, will be uploading their photos for the hunt so do go and look at lots of much better pictures than my meagre offerings.

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

 Not a very exciting picture, on all the lamposts in the high street but the light wasn't good. I have had several attempts at this but they are all as uninspiring as this picture.

2. A garden gnome.
Just as gardens come in all sizes and shapes, so do gnomes, and similar. 
This garden with its 'gnomes' was on a narrowboat called Noah's Ark

3. Birds on a wire

The elusive birds on a wire were so hard to get that I decided to be a bit lateral with the idea.
These owls were at a craft show in Manchester on Sept 11th

4. A group of tourists
Tourists in the New Forest, all queueing to buy ice creams

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene
With the welcome sign above.
7. A rural landscape
 Much nicer scene, really rural, in the New Forest.

8. A tattoo on a person
Picture stolen in the supermarket.

9. A bakery
In Lidl

10. A photo bomb
(someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)
Not sure if this counts as it is a foreground disruption. This was supposed to a picture of my sister standing on the wall, but I didn't see the coach coming at all.
11. A horn

Two horns for the price of one and a gorgeous highland cow to go with it

12. A mascot

Monkey belongs to my Brother in Law and goes everywhere with him

13. A sunrise
Over the Trent and Mersey canal and I thought the reflections were so good on this.
And this one.

14. A parade of shops, what I believe is called a 'strip mall' in USA but is definitely a parade in UK.

15. A juggler
This poor man spent 10 minutes juggling for me as I took picture after picture, and I signally failed to get a picture of him with more than one ball in the air.

16. A sign in a language other than English

I think this counts as two foreign languages, Welsh wording and roman numerals. Never did find out when they were closing the road, but the sign has gone now.

17. A lamp post

Seen from below, this was intended to be a funky shot
I then saw this one which shows a really original one with the Belisha beacon and the street lamp all in one.
And another view of the same lamp post
18. A water fall, not massive, but it is still there.

19. A public garden.

A very uninspiring offering, but at least it is a public garden.
20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

This was a very difficult item, and this clearly is not the best picture of it, but in moving traffic there is no alternative.

Note the vehicle is in the Left turn lane.

And he turned Right, but at least I got some sort of picture of him

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere)

My bare foot in a mountain stream, in Snowdonia,indicating that it was nice and warm in summer, my toes were not falling off. Love the effect off the sun on the rocks beneath.

This is my first year of doing this and it has been great fun, Thank you Rinda  for hosting it, and  hopefully I will do better next year.


glitterandglue said...

Good one, Chris. Where did you find this??

BJ said...

Great start I think, good ole Welsh signs, and you made good use of your trip to the New Forest I see. Did you sneak the tattoo one perchance, look like it was in the bakery!!!! LOL. Thanks for visiting me. BJ

Missus Wookie said...

That is a lovely collection - especially the sunrises. Bare toes in a stream sounds refreshing or cold depending on the time of year.

Anonymous said...

cool collection...gorgeous sun rise

Maggie said...

What a fabulous sunrise! I like the waterfall too. Great photos!

glitterandglue said...

Amazing sunrise photos on the canal - well done Chris. Where did you find this?? You ask - no idea what I was referring to now - July is a long while since - and you know I'm pretty brain dead this year!
Margaret #18

glitterandglue said...

Ah - looked through again - and I think it referred to the sign "Yn Cymraig".

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your comment about the juggler made me laugh out loud! And i love your sunrises, as well as the funky lamp post shot.
Thanks for participating. I'm glad yo decided to play along.

BJ said...

Oh the street/zebra crossing light just has to be the best, thought it was a trick of the photo at first. BJ

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

You got some great photos, Chris! The sunrise over that bridge is just stunning. I loved seeing your photos - all so different from mine as we are on different parts of the planet. The only photo I didn't get was of a parade, and had I known that shops were called "a parade of shops" in the UK I might have photographed a strip mall and made it work! Haha. Great photos and well done on getting everything on the list! :o)

Nathalie said...

That sunrise with the bridge is gorgeous!!!! Great captures!
Nathalie #22

boysmum2 said...

Love your lateral thinking with the birds on a wire, they are so cute, well done

scrappyjacky said...

Love your photobomb!

debs14 said...

What a beautiful sunrise, well worth getting up early for!

Becky said...

Fantastic sunrise photos

Halle said...

Really fun photos. I have a love for Highland cows. I had a very close friend whose family raised them here in Minnesota. Gentle creatures. Halle #40