Apr 16, 2010

My New Project: Giant Photo Scavenger Hunt

Recently, I've been feeling less then inspired when it comes to photography. I go days without picking up my camera, which is unusual for me. I needed something to push me in the right direction. Previously, I did the One object, 365 days project (my flickr set is here), but I didn't want to do something quite that structured. And I'm currently doing the 52 Weeks Project (My set here), but that's not a daily thing. So I decided on a Scavenger Hunt. A huge photo scavenger hunt. There are a million and one photo scavenger hunt groups on flickr, but I wanted to make my own list because a) I didn't want to follow anyone else's rules (and they all seem to have a lot of them...) and b) none of the lists were quite giant enough. So I created my own, and thought I'd share in case anyone wanted to join in.

  The List:

  1. Flag
  2. A body of water
  3. Statue
  4. Big rock
  5. Star
  6. Bricks
  7. Stripes
  8. Zigzag
  9. Polka-dots
  10. Mass Transport
  11. Big Truck
  12. Stop Sign
  13. School Bus
  14. Construction Equipment
  15. A full(ish) parking lot
  16. An empty parking lot
  17. Slide
  18. Swings
  19. A playground
  20. Motorhome
  21. A white sign
  22. A green sign
  23. A blue sign
  24. A yellow sign
  25. A red sign
  26. Street sign
  27. A sign with no words
  28. A funny sign
  29. Cat
  30. Dog
  31. Bird
  32. Fish
  33. A large animal
  34. A small animal
  35. An amphibian/reptile
  36. Field
  37. Farm
  38. Orchard
  39. Blue building
  40. Tall building
  41. Green building
  42. Red building
  43. Church
  44. A restaurant
  45. A pub
  46. Inside a restaurant/bar
  47. A store
  48. Inside a store (non-grocery)
  49. Inside a grocery store
  50. A cafe
  51. Gas Station
  52. School
  53. A fair/carnival
  54. Something Lost
  55. Something broken
  56. Something rusted
  57. Purple
  58. Pink
  59. Bridge
  60. A road/construction crew
  61. Picnic Table
  62. Graffiti
  63. A face in an object
  64. Reflection
  65. Bench
  66. Flowering bush
  67. Something freshly baked
  68. A meal
  69. Fruit and/or veggies
  70. Leaf
  71. Sphere
  72. Cube
  73. Pyramid
  74. Feet
  75. Mailbox
  76. Lawn ornament
  77. An abandoned building
  78. Square
  79. Triangle
  80. Circle
  81. Cemetery
  82. Birdhouse
  83. For Sale sign
  84. For Rent sign
  85. Feathers
  86. Ball
  87. Flower
  88. Tree
  89. Book
  90. Change
  91. Cash
  92. Hospital
  93. Art
  94. A sticker
  95. A flyer
  96. Garden
  97. Skull
  98. Bug
  99. Fire hydrant
  100. Orange 
  101. Dish
  102. Cream
  103. A manhole cover
  104. Dead End
  105. Seat
  106. Rainbow
  107. Gray
  108. Sport
  109. A No Parking Sign
  110. Drink
  111. Spiral
  112. A list of Rules
  113. A do not enter / do not disturb sign
  114. Bucket
  115. Boat
  116. New
  117. A vintage car
  118. A pile
  119. Fence
  120. Clothesline
  121. Barn
  122. Dead
  123. Black and White
  124. Bottle
  125. Kitty
  126. Bubble
  127. Gazebo
  128. The letter Q
  129. Parade
  130. Prince/Princess/Queen/King
  131. Heart
  132. Lips
  133. Nails
  134. Hardware
  135. Pipe
  136. Cow
  137. Cross
  138. Flame
  139. Chicken
  140. Steps
  141. Light
  142. Dark
  143. Cracked
  144. Toy
  145. Balance
  146. Bike
  147. Balloon
  148. A great view
  149. A van
  150. Welcome
  151. Melt
  152. Umbrella
  153. Clown
  154. Cotton Candy
  155. Flight
  156. Motorcycle/Scooter
  157. Forest
  158. Crowd
  159. Street
  160. Lily
  161. Bacon
  162. Mushroom
  163. Sunset or Sunrise
  164. Wheels
  165. A door
  166. Net
  167. Rope
  168. Three
  169. Time
  170. Storm
  171. Warning
  172. Shadow
  173. Button
  174. Clean
  175. Dirty
  176. Open
  177. A Hat
  178. Wrinkle
  179. A fridge
  180. A Stove
  181. An Arrow
  182. Traffic
  183. Telephone
  184. Library
  185. Drops
  186. A pair
  187. Closed
  188. In the water
  189. Window
  190. Patch
  191. Army Man
  192. Costume
  193. Guitar
  194. Ribbon
  195. Badge
  196. Screen
  197. Multicolored
  198. Map
  199. Bow
  200. Twenty-Two
  201. Stack
  202. Half
  203. Numbered
  204. On The Road
  205. Alley
  206. Handle
  207. Jewelry
  208. Sand
  209. Barbecue
  210. Tools
  211. Beer
  212. Mask
  213. Grass
  214. Cloud
  215. Fluff
  216. Seat
  217. Can
  218. Barrel
  219. Trash
  220. Checkered
  221. Doorbell/buzzer
  222. Crown
  223. Sunshine
  224. Rain
  225. Block
  226. Burnt
  227. Sharp
  228. Smooth
  229. Blunt
  230. Snuggle
  231. Time
  232. Candle
  233. Fire hydrant
  234. Taxi
  235. Emergency
  236. Fire
  237. Tent
  238. Yard Sale/Garage Sale/Flea Market
  239. Theater
  240. Fur
  241. Landscape
  242. Frozen
  243. Cold
  244. Hot
  245. Smiley face
  246. Eye
  247. Cart
  248. Bead
  249. A Sign With Numbers
  250. A Path
  251. A Musician
  252. Tracks
  253. Shell
  254. Grow
  255. Fresh
  256. A Fountain
  257. Grid
  258. Pirate
  259. Ninja
  260. Lock
  261. Pylon
  262. Plug
  263. Stained Glass
  264. Something Shiny
  265. Clover
  266. Something blue
  267. Laundromat
  268. Writing on the wall
  269. Elevator
  270. Wrought iron
  271. A store window display
  272. A Clock
  273. A Tree Stump
  274. A robot
  275. Pizza
  276. Something sparkly
  277. Spring
  278. Bulb
  279. A dart board
  280. Barber shop
  281. Bell
  282. Hotel/Motel
  283. Game
  284. A Fast Food Establishment
  285. Fast Food
  286. Screw/Bolt
  287. Hole in the wall
  288. Something spooky
  289. Sunglasses
  290. An X
  291. A letter in nature
  292. A stranger
  293. Shade
  294. Recycle
  295. A comfortable place to sit
  296. Ride
  297. Spin
  298. White
  299. Post
  300. Parallel lines
Now, just because I don't want to follow other people's rules, doesn't mean I won't have any. I will be imposing these rules upon myself:
  • No pictures taken in my own house or yard (Some exceptions may apply. But probably not.)
  • The dog/cat/fish can't be MY dog/cat/fish
  • For the more common items, I may wait to mark them off untill I have a photo I'm really excited/proud of
  • There is no time limit
  • Each item needs it's own photo. Like, if I take a picture of a bird flying, it can be either #155 or #31, not both.
Go ahead and make your own rules or follow mine, if you like. Or don't have any rules. Whatever. All items are open to your own interpretation. There are no "wrong answers". If anyone tries to tell you otherwise, feel free to politely stab them in the face. Or something less violent. Your choice.

If I've duplicated anything on the list...uh, that was on purpose and not because my proofreading skills are lacking and my memory is bad. Take two pictures of that thing or things.

Oh, and I created a Flickr Group, if you want to share your results.

Have fun, and happy hunting. 


EDIT:  My flickr set for the project is here (and has photos in it already!). 04/17/10

2 comments:

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Ha, this sounds INCREDIBLE! :D

Jen said...

What an awesome idea! I would love to join you, but I don't do photography. I do write though, so maybe I'll take your list and write a short essay, or poem, or random babblings on each of the items.

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