This Scavenger Hunt was definitely not your traditional hunt. In fact, it was more difficult than just collecting items. It tested my ability to observe my surroundings and to portray ordinary items in interesting ways. Enjoy!
As I was walking on the sand by the Long Island Sound, I noticed this light blue shovel that was broken and abandoned. I saw the small waves crash over it and the sand become softer. It reminded me of when I used to play in the sand at the beach when I was younger.
When I saw students planting pinwheels in the ground in honor of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, I just knew I wanted to capture it. Joy’s bright red polo and sunglasses made him a perfect subject.
As I saw this bumblebee and its colony pollinate this Achillea plant, I thought of how quickly the seasons will be changing. Now that summer is coming to an end, the temperature in the air will drop. This is important for bumblebees because their hibernation period starts during the winter.
When I saw this rusty anchor, I thought it would be great to capture for this hunt. It was only until I got closer that I saw the small brown bird perched on top.
I chose to capture Klein, not only because he was wearing a plaid shirt, but because of his surroundings. He was sitting on a bench on top of a small hill that was surrounded by tress. He was all alone and it was quiet, which created a suitable environment for him to work on his homework.
With the amount of boats that were docked in the Port Jefferson Marina, I could have chosen to capture an image that portrayed chaos, but then as the sun was setting, I noticed the reflection of the wooden poles in the water that created a nice scene.