Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ciao! Scavenger Hunt Sunday…


My reentry into real life after our trip to Italy has been a bit on the busy side, so instead of driving myself nuts trying to find new things to shoot, I thought I would look at my pics from our recent trip there to see if I could find good entries for this week’s Scavenger Hunt.  Since I took over 1,000 photos, you wouldn’t think that would be much of a challenge and I will admit, there were entries that jumped out at me immediately for each prompt:  Orange or Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Faceless Portrait, View from the Top, Cozy and Stacked.  Here are my entries:

Orange for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  or orange peel for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  


Faceless Portrait:  These are our friends Sean and Ellen, two of the eight of us who got together and rented a villa in Italy.  This villa called Villa Miragalli was just beautiful.  Here, Sean is standing at the edge of the infinity pool looking out over the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ellen is just enjoying the view.  I didn’t realize when I took the photo that the light at that moment would make the color of the pool reflect onto Sean’s back.  That’s an odd effect.


View from the Top:  One of the views from our villa.  This looks out toward Praiano, Italy, which you can see on the furthest peninsula.


Cozy:  That’s what I would call the boats they put you in to take you into the Blue Grotto in Capri.  I knew I couldn’t get in and out of the boat so I stayed behind but took this picture of Greg (far right), our friend Fred, the fellow who rowed them into the grotto and a young English woman whose mother also stayed behind.


Stacked:  This is Positano, Italy.  It is a truly vertical city and that gives the impression that these buildings are stacked on top of one another.  In reality, there are roads that run through the layers of buildings there.  Isn’t it beautiful! 


LINKING TO ASHLEY'S SISK'S SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY.


24 comments:

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Verna Lantz said...

WOW! "view" is spectacular! Great job!

Stephanie said...

Terrific set of photos but your Stack is outstanding!

TexWisGirl said...

as always, your scavenger hunt pics are amazing! i really like that faceless portrait one. the negative space or whatever you want to call it works SO WELL for that photo!

Debbie said...

Your images are all wonderful, colorful and beautiful!

You did an awesome job, your faceless is great! You probably could have said it was you ;))))))

Nicki said...

Oh, I think I like the stack shot the best. An infinity pool - {swoon}!

Ida said...

Ah how I love to travel and never leave home! - Yes this is the only way I'll probably ever see places like this so thank you.

Wonderful set: Stacked is my favorite shot - Such amazing architecture.
View from the Top runs a close 2nd as it's just fantastic.

kat from ky. said...

Thank you for the view(s)! Vicarious vacations!

Kelly said...

Ah Italy. I'm sure you had a fabulous time...It's Europe after all! Great interpretations.Love that faceless portrait shot.

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots! I like the portrait and the view from the top is beautiful! The stacked entry is great, too!

Chatty Crone said...

Your shots are always so beautiful and clear.

I like the faceless shots.

Brooke said...

Your view from the top is so gorgeous.

Brandi said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the faceless portrait and view from the top?

Christine E-E said...

amazing shots. and to think they are of one of my favorite countries - Italy. the stacked photo is stunning.

MEcoy said...

that third photo blew me away

MEcoy said...

that third photo blew me away

Sandra said...

these are fantastic, glad you did your archive dive today. mine is from the archives to

Rose said...

Wonderful images...love the orange peels...and the stacked.

Betty Manousos said...

what amazing photos, barbara!

great texture and composition too.in all of them! really like the faceless portrait.
thanks for brightening my day~

karen said...

oh my, the image from the infinity pool is amazing......and I live those stacked houses too. They look like they are ready to topple over.
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alwaysbobswife said...

stunning photos! you captured a very warm and cozy photo ... but i would likewise stay put, the waves seemed too "wavy" for me :) --- April

Julie Hargreaves said...

great blog

EG CameraGirl said...

Super collection of photos here!

Juliana said...

The last picture is very cool!
I love it!

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