Sunday, June 12, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - June 5-11 AND Scripture and Snapshot

I am TANNED! My family and I came home Thursday midnight from our four-day vacation at the beach. And I am as tan as I can get. Forgot to put sun screen on but hey! No sunburns. I'm blessed to be Asian and brown. We did absolutely nothing but just laze around the pool three hours each day, ate at restaurants at the mall, and shop a little. It was the most relaxing time I've ever had while on vacation and I spent very little money. Yay!

This will be my second to the last posting from Thailand. More about that next week. ;-)

Here are my shots this week:

1. Long Exposure
This is a 3-second exposure on the beach with my boys running. Not very long but long enough to make the waves on the shore look silky.
SHS - Long Exposure 1

And then, last night my boys and I had fun with a tiny flashlight with a 20-second exposure in a pitch-dark room.
SHS - Long Exposure 2

2. Shape
This is one of the girls in our Student Center. For the first time in their lives the students got to play with sidewalk chalk that my co-worker found at a mall during our vacation this week.
SHS - Shapes

3. Green
This picture is a combination of 3 shots. Middle and bottom raindrops are from two shots after the first one was taken. 
SHS - Green

4. Fruit
This shot was taken back in March when we went to a watermelon patch during harvest time. Just imagine how heavy those baskets are. On average, two watermelons are about 24-25 lbs! Labor costs US$5-7 a day! Not an hour... a day!

5. Childhood Memory
A shot of my boys at the beach on the day we left. They found a dead fish and they dared each other to see who was brave enough to touch it. Hahaha! Boys! Yearly family vacation to this beach is a childhood memory of theirs when they grow up. 
SHS - Childhood Memories

And here's my Scripture and Snapshot photo this week. This verse reminds us that our life is fleeting but the Lord abides forever. 
1 Peter 1:24

Below is a picture of my boys and me at the beach. It was a very beautiful day with beautiful blue sky, it was hard to say goodbye to the beach. Until next year! Have a great week, friends!


Ashley Sisk said...

You always deliver incredible shots - I'm in awe of your collection this week. Amazing!

julie said...

Every one of them is fantastic! LOVE your fruit shot and your long exposure is awesome! :)

kewkew said...

I also love the long exposure. And the green shot is great. Can't believe they can carry all those watermelons!

Kristy said...

Wow! Great photos! My favorite is the long exposure one on the beach, but all of them are terrific.

leavesnbloom said...

Darlene what a great ghosting effect on your long exposure and I really like how you embedded those 3 photos together to show the drips of water - that's soooooo cool :)

I can't wait to hear what the Lord has in store for you as a family next - sounds exciting but you'll have such precious memories to look back on especially with all of your beautiful photos.

leavesnbloom photography

Buckeroomama said...

These shots are amazing --especially your Green shot! Your long exposure shots are soooo good! :)

Heather T. said...

Beautiful photographs, all together...and your Scripture & Snapshot image is capturing. Very nice!!!

Stephanie said...

Great shots! I especially love the stories behind the photos! Your boys crack me up! It is so boyish. HaHa! Great job this week, love them all!

Branson said...

All stunning! I love sets where I can't pick a favorite because they are all amazing! :)

Brooke said...

Your trip sounds amazing! Glad you had such a great time! And captured lots of beautiful shots. That green one rocks!

KT said...

These are all wonderful!

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are all just wonderful!

Ginger said...

All are gorgeous!

Valeria said...

Wonderful entries. I love the feel on Fruit, woo!! so powerful

staci said...

I like the fruit shot, thought provoking.

Miriam said...

Your photography (and the sentiments behind the pictures) is just wonderful. I love every one of them and look forward to seeing your name on the SHS list.

Serline said...

We live in Thailand too, so we see the same stories about those workers around us all the time... love the Green shot!

Anonymous said...

Hey Darlene! Came to your blog through Ashley's. I am not a photography pro, but I love taking snapshots and looking at them. I loved the way you have documented bits and pieces of your life through pics. Will be back to read more. :)

Thailand has a special significance for me and my husband - we went there on our honeymoon. We both fell in love with the place in the 6 days that we stayed there. It's fun to relive those days through your photos. I should thank you for that!

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