Round 34

The twist for this round is we let Scavengers choose the list! In a prior round’s group we sneakily asked about words photographers would like to shoot. We then presented a poll and the top 10 words were the list! It’s an interesting assortment of words, photographed in a variety of styles and interpretations.

Enjoy!

Round 33 Overall Winner

is…..

Chris Goldthorpe!

Congratulations! Your work & creativity continue to inspire and awe the Scavenger Community.

 

Judge’s Winners

THE PRESENTS

Scavengers that completed all 10 words were given the opportunity to create a sheet of their images.

We then let everyone in Round 34 Vote.

After the dust settled and the votes were counted the results are:

1st Place Alan Bland

2nd Place Bretta Elmore

3rd Place Angela Migliore

Category Winners

Round 34 Category Winners – Crack

Round 34 Category Winners – Crack

Crack Winners of the Crack Photography Category Featured Image by Dawn Ellen MillerRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Dawn Ellen Miller 2nd • Angela Migliore 3rd • Chris Goldthorpe Honorable Mentions • Carolyn Lagattuta • Diana Brown • Ariel Kasten • Lou McCorkle • Stephen...

Round 34 Category Winners – Macro

Round 34 Category Winners – Macro

MACRO Winners of the Macro Photography Category Featured Image by Carolyn LagattutaRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Angie Smith 2nd • Chris Goldthorpe 3rd • Bryan Sherman Honorable Mentions • Lucille Galleli • Heather Szarka • Mark Flinders • Lou McCorkle • Kathleen KentMarisa...

Round 34 Category Winners – Chaotic

Round 34 Category Winners – Chaotic

CHAOTIC Winners of the Chaotic Photography Category Featured Image by Bretta ElmoreRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Rainie Mills 2nd • Kirsten Barry 3rd • Julie Mattson Honorable Mentions • Bretta Elmore • Carolyn Lagattuta • Angie Smith • Stephen Maddox • Cathy LovellMarisa S...

Round 34 Category Winners – Glass

Round 34 Category Winners – Glass

GLASS Winners of the Glass Photography Category Featured Image by Penny KerrRobin Griggs Wood 1st • June McNeil 2nd • Penny Kerr 3rd • Liz Kaetterhenry Honorable Mentions • Ken Fischer • Jackie Johnson • Sandra Hochstenbach • Eustace James • Chris GoldthorpeMarisa S...

Round 34 Category Winners – Music

Round 34 Category Winners – Music

MUSIC Winners of the Music Photography Category Featured Image by Michal VörösRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Jennifer Seifert 2nd • Dianne Maguire 3rd • Stephen Maddox Honorable Mentions • Kathleen Milks • Kirsten Barry • June McNeil • Michal Vörös • Chris GoldthorpeMarisa S...

Round 34 Category Winners – Lemon

Round 34 Category Winners – Lemon

LEMON Winners of the Lemon Photography Category Featured Image by Julie MattsonRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Julie Mattson 2nd • Lou McCorkle 3rd • Nick Gatens Honorable Mentions • Diana Brown • Søren Schaffstein • Michal Vörös • Rainie Mills • Marilyn BenhamMarisa S White...

Round 34 Category Winners – Juxtaposition

Round 34 Category Winners – Juxtaposition

JUXTAPOSITION Winners of the Juxtaposition Photography Category Featured Image by Kirsten BarryRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Nick Gatens 2nd • Mary Presson Roberts 3rd • Andrea Savage Honorable Mentions • Angela Migliore • Diana Brown • Sharlea Taft • Frances Schermers...

Round 34 Category Winners – Paint

Round 34 Category Winners – Paint

PAINT Winners of the Paint Photography Category Featured Image by Sharlea TaftRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Nick Gatens 2nd • Sharlea Taft 3rd • Debbie Clayton Honorable Mentions • Angela Migliore • Patt Dickson • Mary Wardell • Chris Goldthorpe • Mary Presson RobertsMarisa...

Round 34 Category Winners – Texture

Round 34 Category Winners – Texture

TEXTURE Winners of the Texture Photography Category Featured Image by Laurie AielloRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Laurie Aiello 2nd • Kevin Epling 3rd • Walter Duvall Honorable Mentions • Angela Migliore • LaLine Ray • Dianne Maguire • Lou McCorkle • Marilyn BenhamMarisa S...

Round 34 Category Winners – Bridge

Round 34 Category Winners – Bridge

BRIDGE Winners of the Bridge Photography Category Featured Image by Ken FischerRobin Griggs Wood 1st • Ken Fischer 2nd • Cathy Custer Donohoue 3rd • Cathy Lovell Honorable Mentions • Cindy Voorhees • Nick Gatens • Marjorie McDonald • Kathleen Kent • Catherine...

Category Reveals

Round 34 Reveals – Music

Round 34 Reveals – Music

MUSIC “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato The Scavengers certainly let their imagination go and gave life to our last reveal album. Turn up the volume and enjoy looking through it. Stay...

Round 34 Reveals – Lemon

Round 34 Reveals – Lemon

LEMON “The yellow glistens.It glistens with various yellows,Citrons, oranges and greensFlowering over the skin.” ― Wallace Stevens Ready for a burst of sunshine? Plenty of it in this album. If that's not your style we have a few other kinds of lemons too. See the...

Round 34 Reveals – Juxtaposition

Round 34 Reveals – Juxtaposition

JUXTAPOSITION “Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.” ― Max Ernst One of the tools of composition is Contrast. Usually it's thought of as light vs dark, sharp vs blurry, but it can also be...

Round 34 Reveals – Paint

Round 34 Reveals – Paint

PAINT “I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”― Bob Ross Paint by numbers, paint with light, pigment, or your imagination. Scavengers have you covered. Enjoy this fun and colorful album. Featured Image by Dianne Maguire Paint was...

Round 34 Reveals – Chaotic

Round 34 Reveals – Chaotic

Chaotic “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity” – Sun Tzu So much crazy fun chaos in this album! While many parents may equate messy with chaotic when they tell us to clean our rooms, chaos can inspire us to look at something from a different point of view....

Round 34 Reveals – Glass

Round 34 Reveals – Glass

GLASS You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. George Bernard Shaw This album is all about the glass. Whether it be a mirror, take photos through (our favorite kind!), something you drink out of, wear to see better, add sparkle,...

Round 34 Reveals – Texture

Round 34 Reveals – Texture

Texture  The photographer has almost as much control over his subject matter as a painter. He can control light and shade, form and space, pattern and texture, motion and mood, everything except composition.-- Andreas Feininger Texture - so many textures! Soft, rough,...

Round 34 Reveals – Bridge

Round 34 Reveals – Bridge

Bridge “Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” – Frida Kahlo Bridges are connections, symbols of change and metamorphosis. They provide transportation and can transform lives. They can also make music, entertain, or hold up glasses. Once in a while...

Round 34 Reveals – Crack

Round 34 Reveals – Crack

Crack I think carrying moral baggage is very dangerous for an artist. If you have a duty, it's to be true and not cover up the cracks. Bono Crack is one of those delightful words than can be a noun, verb or adjective. Because of the variety, it takes on so many...

Round 34 Reveals – Macro

Round 34 Reveals – Macro

Macro I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things.-- Pete Seeger True Macro photography is defined images having a 1:1 magnification ratio (or greater). That means the size of the object in the plane of focus is the same as the image sensor size...

Meet The Judges

We are always grateful for the time and care our judges take.

Please have a look at their bios and visit their websites for more inspiration and incredible photography knowledge.

Noah Berger

Freelance photographer Noah Berger’s career spans 27 years shooting for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works regularly for major news outlets including the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle and Agence France-Presse.

On the news side, Noah specializes in wildfires, social unrest and other edgy situations. After covering the 2013 Rim Fire outside of Yosemite, Noah began devoting summers and autumns to documenting California’s major fires. He often lives out of his car for days at a time carrying everything needed for self-sufficiency.

Along with colleagues at the Associated Press, Noah received the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for his coverage Black Lives Matter protests. He was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Breaking News Photography for his images of California’s deadliest fire season.

Berger lives in Alameda with his wife, 11-year-old son and Labrador pup.

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Noah Berger standing in front of Thomas wildfire smoking a cigarette. Photographed by Stuart Palley

Noah Berger at Thomas Fire — photo credit Stuart-Palley

black and white image of Marisa S White, close up of face framed by arm resting on a knee

Marisa S White

Marisa S White is best known for seamlessly stitching multiple photographs together, weaving her own personal narrative through surrealistic and fantastical imagery. Having grown up in Houston, Texas with The Menil Collection and the MFAH in her backyard, Marisa was heavily influenced by the Surrealists. She incorporates these dream-like scenes to express an idea or an emotion perhaps not so easily conveyed through traditional landscapes and realistic settings. However, her images speak to concepts not so foreign or mysterious, but to touch upon our own questions of life, love, fear, and the unknown.

Initially a mixed media collage artist, she received her BFA at the University of North Texas. Through her studies, she fell in love with the camera and further developed the use of photography in her work after a summer in Missoula, Montana at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

Marisa has received numerous accolades for her art, has exhibited across the US and in Europe and is collected internationally. Her work was recently featured at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

She currently resides in Colorado with her husband of 10+ years, whom she fondly refers to as Captain Awesome, and their two fur babies.

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Robin Griggs Wood

Robin Griggs Wood is a photographer, multimedia artist, and creative mentor and our resident judge at the Photography Scavenger Hunt. Robin is adept at photography, compositing, post-processing and traditional media—including acrylic, oils, watercolor, inks and much more.

She has been championing “The Myth of Talent” as well as mentoring and helping people find their creative selves for close to 15 years.

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Robin Griggs Wood
Rita Zietsma

Rita Zietsma

Rita Zietsma is invited to judge as the winner of Round 33

Rita Zietsma is a photographer located in Burlington, ON. She specializes in all things portraiture – dance, personal branding, professional headshots, beauty and boudoir.

Rita began her career path as a high school teacher. She then went back to school herself to get her certificate in Graphic Design. Photography was always a part of her role as a designer. She began her own photography business as a side hustle in 2011. As her business grew she knew it was time to fully embrace entrepreneurship, and has been a full time photographer since 2017.

Rita has been a participant of the Scavenger Hunt since 2014. She attributes much of her growth as a creative and as a photographer to the scavenger hunt community and to pushing herself each and every hunt to learn new techniques in lighting and post production as she tackled THE LIST round, after round.

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