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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'!
  • Another bad day

    Prompt was: Cross

    This was the Crossing the Equator ceremony that is still very much a part of maritime tradition.

    Baptism on the line, also called equatorial baptism, is an alternative initiation ritual sometimes performed as a ship crosses the Equator, involving water baptism of passengers or crew who have never crossed the Equator before.[8] The ceremony is sometimes explained as being an initiation into the court of King Neptune. (Wikipedia)



    The gentleman in the foreground was a tablemate of ours. He was a mess afterwards.
    Oh Dear

    Left and Right

    A little while ago my daughter and I were fortunate enough to be part of a small group given the chance to look at the shoe collection in our local museum -

    The shoe on the left is an original 1930s Italian shoe. The pair on the right were made by an Italian internee.

    Italian shoes


    These are a pair of original 1900s Tango Boots.

    June 27th

    But the most memorable were these -

    not quite a pair

    Why? Because they were classified as a pair of ladies evening slippers circa 1850.

    And a couple of us were able to point out that they weren't a pair at all - the left and right did not match.

    The donor had classed them as a pair. Could it have been that their family had had more than one pair of similar evening shoes and the museum had been given one of each? Could one of the original pair of shoes been badly damaged and a matching one made - which didn't actually match for some reason? Goodness knows!