Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunrise: Summertime Photo Scavenger Hunt

I am collecting photos from the scavenger hunt, but those blasted birds on a wire...

Anyway, I got my sunrise. Last week I decided I had time to get up early and go get it. If I felt like it when my alarm went off then I would go, as it happened I was awake at 3:24am for no discernible reason and so I browsed online and then dressed and got Minty ready and we went down the seafront to catch the sunrise as it looked promising.
I was lucky, the sky was clear to the west although it was cloudy on the horizon so I had to wait longer. Worth it though. Once I had captured it and had 20 minutes chill out watching it, we walked around the harbour and caught another few shots I liked.

I especially loved this one. It looked to me as if a volcano was erupting, not a sunrise.
I used Rhonna Farrer's design app to add a border and text to say what I thought.

I have scrapped it for Sue's Sketch Challenge using Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp papers and enamel dots.


Thanks for coming in pursuit of those blasted birds on a wire.


  1. Oh Jen, fabulous photos and a lovely blog post as usual

  2. Brilliant photos Jen, I love them & the layout is gorgeous. I'm having the same bird on wire issues!! I should really get organised & get me sunrise pic when I'm on my nights this week. x

  3. Lovely photos and gorgeous layout.
    Claire xx

  4. I'll swap you 'birds on a wire' for 'sunrise', Jen. LOL! A fab blog post ans an even fabbier page using my sketch. Thanks so much.
    Sue x

  5. Fantastic! I love that you went out to capture this - it's exactly what the scavenger hunt is all about! I keep waiting for a clear night portending a clear morning to go get the sunrise.
    Thanks for sharing and please come link up at the end of the month.

  6. birds on a wire is going to be a bit of a fudge I think. But I have no sunrise at all yet - nicely done!

  7. Superb photos and layout Jen.

  8. Fantastic! A perfect shot.. I admire your perseverance! I got a very hazy one of the birds on the wore..through the car window, on a grey day, taken with my iPhone..not as I would have wanted it..but I got it!

  9. There have been the most amazing sunrises and sunsets haven't there! I am quietly trying to get some of the hunt pictures and (darned hormones helping) I had already got a sunrise as I was (unusually) wide awake one morning at 5.30am. Great that you managed to make a walk of it, bet it set you up for the day! Xxx

  10. wow gorgeous photos and love the Lo you created

  11. That was so worth the planning! Still. It sure when I'm going to get mine and I've now realised I need a good view to go with it. Gorgeous photos x

  12. Lovely photos of the sunrise Jen. I used to get up at 5am for work so saw plenty of sun rises but now I'm not working I have to get up specially to see it. As you found though, it is worth the effort. Your photos are beautiful. Like the way you used it in a layout too.
    By the way - those pesky birds? I'm having trouble too!! I have thought outside the box and got a photo now. I need to start posting them.

  13. Lovely page - the distressing adds to the mood, for sure. Good luck on your bird "stalking".

  14. beautiful photos and a gorgeous layout, jx


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