Photo Scavenger Hunt

I am taking part in a photo scavenger hunt. This has been something that I have been interested in trying for some time. I happened to stumble upon one over at Nicole’s site recently and decided to go ahead and jump in and give it a try.

What is a photo scavenger hunt? Exactly like it sounds, it is a scavenger hunt where, instead of bringing back the item, you take a photo of it. Of course, this presents some interesting options, as your list can contain items that are impossible in a conventional hunt. For example, you cannot bring back a building, but you can take a photo of one.

Now keep in mind that I am not a good photographer. However, this is part of why I am interested in joining in this hunt. By “forcing” myself to photograph subjects that I might normally overlook I will get invaluable practice and improve my skills.

I have completed the list and added all of my photos. You can click on the pictures to see them full-sized. This was my first ever photo scavenger hunt and greatly enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be looking to take part of more in the future. Who knows, I might even host one!

    Here is the scavenger hunt list:

  1. local currency
  2. local flag – Everyone’s decorated for St. Paddy’s Day!
  3. local food – Because what’s more Irish than potatoes?
  4. something rusty
  5. local wildlife – I couldn’t decide between these two, so I just included them both.
  6. local nature
  7. local stamp – it was local once it got here. 😀
  8. part of your neighborhood (it can be a very small part)
  9. traditional house
  10. a local person
  11. local weather
  12. local transportation
  13. traditional local clothing – I don’t know if it’s traditional, but how could I pass up a photo like this?
  14. night sky – this was my first ever picture with the nighttime setting. I’ll have to play with it some more!
  15. sunrise
  16. local product non food – this is the product I was going to photo, and my wife happened to spot this one on the way to the store… just hanging in the tree!
  17. something furry
  18. something feathery
  19. a sign of the season
  20. a part of you
  21. your main hobby – had to go back in the archives for this one. It’s a combo of my two favorite hobbies, hiking & geocaching!
  22. a local shop
  23. a local restaurant
  24. a street sign – For some reason, this sign hits my funny bone. Something about traffic calming being the answer to road rage. (I know, I know, but it’s what I think when I see the sign.)
  25. a local mail box

23 thoughts on “Photo Scavenger Hunt

  1. Nicole says:

    Thanks for joining up 🙂
    It will be fun.
    Remember, to participate in the Voting Poll you need to finish until the 15th, if you don’t, it doesn’t matter of course 😉
    Maybe you want to check out my new forum as well.
    Not much there yet, but I’ll work on it 🙂

  2. Matthew says:

    I’ve already had fun, so it’s been a success for me. I’ve also already grown in my photography. The simple act of consciously practicing is invaluable!

    I’ll definitely be voting, and am heading over to check out your new forum.

  3. Nicole says:

    I see you had fun 😀
    I totally love the swan shots!
    The head in water and the peekabo 😀
    The local shop is way cool as well.
    I think I put you in the wrong country though, oups 🙂
    (Maybe you can tell me the country you are in, so I can correct it?! I have a better guess now, but just want to make sure)
    The traffic sign is hilarious 😀

  4. Matthew says:

    I think the swan shots are my favorites! 😀

    I am currently in Ireland, as are all of my photos. I’m an American studying abroad, though, so that probably accounts for any confusion.

  5. Nicole says:

    Hi there, deadline is tonight midnight;)
    You think you will manage to finish?

    The Poll is up and running, send your people over to Vote (well, when you have all pics up 😉 )

  6. Nicole says:

    Great add ons!
    The swan and the pink shop are still my favs though 🙂

    Geocaching. I don’t think I would ever get the hang of it 😉

  7. dan says:

    Interesting tour! Cool shots! I really like the traffic calming idea! We could use some of that here in the states! “Stay Calm!”, “Keep Your Cool!”, “Patience is a Virtue!”, “Relax, Dude!” etc…. : ) Thanks!

  8. Pamela says:

    calming? ha ha

    Those “traditional clothing” scare me. If I met them on the street I’d ..uh.. probably wet my traditional clothing (:

    I especially love the tree arbor over the path. I would love to walk through it. Now THAT would be “calming.”

  9. Matthew says:

    @Kristi, I’m only here on a temporary basis. My wife and I are here studying for the semester. We’ll have to return to our “regular” home back in Kentucky in about three more months. Of course, that means that we have an even greater appreciation for the places around us!

    @Nicole, geocaching not that hard, you just need the desire. It’s all about the journey, anyway.

    @dan, I love that sign too! 😀

    @Pamela, it was nice to be a story above those “traditional guys.” You should have seen them, they almost had to double over to get on the elevator. 😮
    It is a beautiful little path. There are lots of great nooks spread around the campus, that’s just one of them. Now that the flowers are starting to bloom, I need to re-tour. Thanks for the reminder!

    @organicsyes Thanks! I’m enjoying browsing your site.

  10. Denise says:

    I found you from Nicole B. site. Great Shots! Ireland is a Country that I have always wanted to visit and now a bit more than before. Thanks for Sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *