Scavenger Hunt

Stony Brook, NY - A spider is hiding in the shade on a sunny Thursday morning.
Stony Brook, NY – A spider is hiding in the shade on a sunny Thursday morning. By Polina Movchan

Fear.  It is pretty hard to scare me. However, there is one thing that really terrifies me – spiders. No matter the size or color, I think these creatures look intimidating.

Stony Brook, NY - A bumblebee along with a few small bugs pollinate a flower as the cold autumn days are approaching.
Stony Brook, NY – A bumblebee along with a few small bugs pollinate a flower as the cold autumn days are approaching. By Polina Movchan

Weather.  First, I thought of picking this picture for the word chaos, but then I thought of the process itself, and decided that it would be better for weather. The cold autumn and winter days are approaching, and flowers will soon stop blossoming, so the bumblebee and the little flies are trying to get the last nectar from this flower while they can.

Stony Brook, NY - Kristina Vozniak, a freshman biochemistry major at Stony Brook Universtiy, decides to stay after Thursday morning practice and work on her serves, on September 11, 2014.
Stony Brook, NY – Kristina Vozniak, a freshman biochemistry major at Stony Brook Universtiy, decides to stay after Thursday morning practice and work on her serves, on September 11, 2014. By Polina Movchan

Shadow. I picked this picture for a shadow, because I think that tennis is a visually beautiful sport, and serve in particular would have a very distinct shadow on the ground because of the tennis court surface.

Stony Brook, NY - A self portrait taken in a mirror, at West B apartment. By Polina Movchan
Stony Brook, NY – A self portrait taken in a mirror, at West B apartment. By Polina Movchan

Self Portrait.  This is my self portrait. One of the reasons why I did it this way is that in my opinion it is very easy to ruin one’s portrait with a busy background. Less is more. In addition, I know that a self portrait is supposed to represent who the person is or something they do in life, but I do so many things and at the same time I am not really sure who I am yet, so I decided to just leave my personality somewhat mysterious.

Stony Brook, NY - A red paint is coming off of an old, rusty shed next to the tennis courts.  By Polina Movchan
Stony Brook, NY – A red paint is coming off of an old, rusty shed next to the tennis courts. By Polina Movchan

Rusty.  I have taken a lot of pictures of old hobnails and chains but I think this one is a little bit more visually interesting, You can almost witness the paint coming off at this very moment, like it is desperately trying to hold on to the door. It feels like it is about to start falling off. And the yellowish rust contrasts with the red paint very well.

Stony Brook, NY - Joe Schultz, a junior economics major at Stony Brook University, spends some time relaxing and playing his banjo before class on a Thursday afternoon, September 11, 2014. By Polina Movchan
Stony Brook, NY – Joe Schultz, a junior economics major at Stony Brook University, spends some time relaxing and playing his banjo before class on a Thursday afternoon, September 11, 2014. By Polina Movchan

Patterns. I picked this for patterns mainly because of the banjo, it has the pattern of strings and a little flower-like patter going along the instrument. Also, there is a patter of lines behind the guy.

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