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Sep. 17th, 2017



[sticky post] What is Photo-Scavenger All About?

Everyone is welcome.

The idea is simple: we post a theme every week, and members respond with a photo or two that they feel captures that theme. We hope it will be a great way to share great photos and unique views.

The weekly challenges are now tagged by 'year and prompt' so all the prompts for this year, 2017, can be found by clicking on '2017prompt' in the tags list, so it should be fairly easy to find them and catch up at any time.
The Rules:

  • Our goal is one or two photos per post; but if you do post more than one or two, please be kind and cut. Photo size should not overflow the page :)

  • Posts should be tagged with that week's theme/prompt and with photographer's username. The tag for the prompt will already be in the tags list - it is added when the prompt is posted.

  • Only your own photography, please.

  • We want this site to be friendly. Questionable photos will be deleted at moderator's discretion, as will extremely rude or unpleasant comments.

  • Membership will not be accepted for journals that do not have any posts or other signs that they are 'real'!
  • Dec. 10th, 2017




    Suddenly realised I haven't posted, or even got out the camera ... I sadi Christmas is coming too fast. So you have 2 old photos.

    This was taken at a Bird of Prey display, at Powderham Castle in Devon. So fast I only managed to capture some of it in focus!
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    This one was actually taken of me, by mum a few years ago. I had been gardenning, thus the tatty clothes, but also recovering from an illness so wast FAST-asleep during a mid afternoon snooze. As you can see, Jiffy also thought it was a good idea!
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    Dec. 5th, 2017



    too fast for its shadow

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    Dec. 4th, 2017



    2017 Challenge Week 49

    Hi - me again!   For the rest of the year, as well.

    I can't believe how FAST the year is disappearing so thought I would re-use an old prompt and say that this week's challenge is FAST

    Nov. 30th, 2017

    notes from a small island



    Advent is a time of waiting, as well as a time of preparation. And I have been waiting for the past nine years for a chance to fill the Advent calendar again, after my daughter decided she was too old for it. It now contains gifts for not only her, but her partner and the children as well -


    Also - this is the Waiting Room at Port Erin Railway Station, where I had coffee this morning. And yes, it does look very Thomas the Tank Engine - but then I do live on the real island of Sodor...



    Nov. 29th, 2017




    Watching the first boat leave as we wait for our own to arrive. This is the Nile in Egypt. It's a happy memory from nearly twenty years ago, when Mum and I took our first foreign holiday.


    Nov. 28th, 2017

    skull vanitas



    Waiting for the subway!

    World travel



    Hard prompt, but it immediately reminded me of the first photo I took on my holiday this year.  I was sitting in the Departure area of Heathrow WAITING for my flight ... and took this photo (my flight is the Portland one).

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    This photo was taken the day before .... day one of Jiffy's holiday.  Here he is packed and WAITING to head off to his holiday home.

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    marcus 2013


    Another Sharp: The Shard

    I was out testing a 100-300mm zoom today and took this - not as nice as I'd like, the lens isn't wonderful, but it's definitely sharp enough - the Shard (and London Eye) seen from the Albert Memorial.

    Cosina 100-300mm f5.6-6.7 zoom on Canon Digital Rebel XTi (Eos 400D to us Brits)

    Nov. 27th, 2017

    Barrel of Monkeys



    Going through my pictures from visiting The Met in 2015, I noticed that I *thought* I was taking photos of 16th century rapiers,
    but obviously I was LOOKING at this doublet from 1570. Oops!
    VERY sharp, don't you think?

    (French silk doublet with silk embroidery)

    Then, a sharp address, blunted.
    Close-up of Natascha Sadr Haghighian's "I Can't Work Like This" at the Guggenheim, same trip in 2015.

    (Super Secret: If you ever get the chance, upset a docent and take an too-close/too-focused abstracted picture of Van Gogh's use of TEXTURE....it's a better view than all the other people who only ever stand back and get a badly lit/wide-framed shot. You'll thank me later.)

    [Full (badly lit/wide-framed shot of Natascha's installation under the cut.]

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