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Photo Walk

Having it planned and ready we headed out to the photo walk early.  We met up on the river bank for an easy walk.  The weather was stunning with a day overcast but just warm enough to be very pleasant.  http://quietwalkblog.com/ came with hand outs and several cameras.  Brooke from Barnibee photography also came along.  We hiked and about a 1/2 mile along the river, taking our time and clicking pics as we went.

Once we got back to the car it was decided that we could pull together a scavenger hunt in a way to compare and share our walk and our photos.

1: a pair

A pair of rose hips

A pair of rose hips

 2: Open

Open Water.  The ice will be here shortly.  Time to pause and listen to the sound of the unhindered river.

Open Water. The ice will be here shortly. Time to pause and listen to the sound of the unhindered river.

3: Curly

curly vine

curly vine

4: Black

Black Raven Feather

Black Raven Feather

5:Fuzzy

Three small fuzzy little clumps of rock moss

Three small fuzzy little clumps of rock moss

6:Dead

Dead leaves on the trail

Dead leaves on the trail

7: Reflection

reflection of the mountains and trees on the Clack Fork River

reflection of the mountains and trees on the Clack Fork River

8:Autum Colors

In every direction the leaves each became an individual piece of art as the colors seemed to each vie for attention

In every direction the leaves each became an individual piece of art as the colors seemed to each vie for attention

For both homeschool parents and any parent or adult who wishes for a way to interact with a teenager or young adult, I think the photo walks are a perfect opportunity.  They offer a chance to be artistic in their own outlet and while Oden has an actual camera most kids now have cell phones with cameras that can achieve amazing images. Build a list, borrow a list and go for a walk out the front door, take a short drive to a place you have never been or head out to a young person favourite place.  Let the hunt begin start your own blog, share on Facebook, or print up for the wall.

I encourage all my friends with kids old enough to not drop the tool they use to join us on our scavenger treks.  Thanks to Quitewalkphotogrphay and to Barnibee Photography for taking the time.

http://modernmountainschool.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/scavenger-hunt-3/

http://quietwalkblog.com/2014/09/27/scavenger-hunt/

https://www.facebook.com/barnibbephotography

Scavenger Hunt #2

After making a list we grabbed our cameras and headed out.  We had both been suffering upset stomachs and didn’t really feel like taking too long but the day has been too amazing to stay inside.  Tank top weather with threat of freeze in two days we decided to go down the mountain instead of hike up it.

1:Three animals

animal 1

animal 1

animal 2

animal 2

animal 3

animal 3

Something reflectivesept 14 044Something soft

soft field of clover

soft field of clover

Something Blacksept 14 050

Something Squaresept 14 038

Something with Words

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Homeschool is not for everyone, nor is the relaxed method of school that simply immerses a student into activities and tasks.  From learning how to use a camera to building sheds, reading books to learning to cook all things can be made a fun task that seems more of a simple matter of life than a burden enforced on a young mind.

My boy at almost 13 greets his projects with a dozen questions and interest.  Hopefully soon MMW will have a youtube account and he will be learning not only the task at hand but to become a camera man, a director and an editor all in  one.

His scavenger hunt:      http://modernmountainschool.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/scavenger-hunt-2/

A Walk in the Woods

As fall sweeps in and transforms the mountains those last long walks without coats and boats need to be taken.  With the boy getting into projects and tasks set up for home school leaning the camera, as both a tool and an artistic outlet is one of them.  sept 2014 027

We set out on a walk, both of us with a camera.  To try and make it more interactive with a hint of direction I figured a scavenger hunt was the way to go.  I made a quick list: Something metal, something round, 3 different leaves, something red, something BIG, something tiny and something old.

I walked around with him showing him the basics of the camera, the same one I used until I received a new camera for my birthday from my mother, (quietwalkphotography)  I took  my own pictures along the way.

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When we got back to the yard he asked if I had gotten all the pictures I needed.  Well, no I hadn’t but why not?  So we will do the hunts together and trade who makes the list each time.  So here is my scavenger hunt.

Something round in the mushrooms and the ring they grow in

sept 2014 026Something metalsept 2014 030leaf 1 of 3

sept 2014 016leaf 2 of threesept 2014 015leaf 3 oof 3sept 2014 011something redsept 2014 002something bigsept 2014 007something tiny in the little yarrow leaves

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something old – the rocky mountainssept 2014 014

Shortly he will be taking a class on photography, composition, the use of focus and basic skill controls of the camera itself.  I look forward to just how creative he will be as he learns more of what he and his camera can do.

his blog and scavenger hunt

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/73088247/18/