Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Salty

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The theme for this week is salty, and I chose this picture because the 35 mm camera was accidentally dropped into the Gulf of Mexico after it was taken, so it was “salted” with salt water. πŸ˜€ I was amazed that it came out at all.


We were in Corpus Christi, Texas, for a family reunion about 18 or so years ago, and made a visit to Padre Island. I lived in Corpus Christi as a kid, and I had forgotten how much I missed the water til I saw it again. We used to go to the island all the time when I was growing up. I loved that it had sand dunes as far as the eye could see.

This is my middle son, Jason, again. He loved the water and kept crawling right toward it — which is why I think my hand is there right above him, to grab him if he took off again. He always loved water of any kind when he was young — he’d play in the tub for an hour. Sometimes I’d let him fill up the sink and he’d spend all kinds of time there playing with toys. Maybe that’s why he keeps bugging us about getting a swimming pool……. πŸ™‚

53 thoughts on “Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Salty

  1. That’s great! A photo that is literally salty πŸ™‚ It actually has an interesting effect….It’s a great photo with or without the saltedness! Happy Photohunting πŸ™‚

  2. I Love this photo! Maybe because it’s salty, hmmm, no… it’s more, the photo, the colors and the story that comes with it.

    Have a wonderful weekend and greetz from Holland!

  3. Oh I am glad the picture still came out! That certainly wouldn’t happen with a digital camera. I really wonder how all these digital pictures are going to last.

  4. It is quite a lovely picture, salt water and all. And those patterns are so very interesting. Wonder if the salt made them or something in the processing.

  5. Jason is such a darling little boy, nice that the photo did turn out as good as it did, getting wet and all! I was the same way growing up and still love anything to do with water! πŸ™‚

  6. Barbara,
    First of all, thanks a lot for passing by my blog and leaving a comment. New visitors are always highly welcome!

    Well, so far, I did not make any hearts for sale. If you are interested in receiving one, just drop me a line, maybe we could do a little swap…

    Have a great week-end!

  7. Love the photo, looks like it was done on purpose. Thanks for visiting my blog on the party. Women at home really is a cool place, you’d be more than welcome, I say “come on over”.

  8. That’s neat…kinda turned out like an old painting!!
    You know I’m from Corpus, so, this is extra special for me this week. *smiles*

    Mine’s posted this week…OLD SALTS

  9. Amazing that the camera survived at all and you were able to successfully take photos with it. I actually like the effect on the photo. It added a nice touch to it.

    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

  10. wow, the salt water has given the photo a really cool effect πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and has probably added just that little bit extra to the wonderful memory πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    my youngest son is also obsessed with water πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ he’s 11 months old and HATES being taken out of the bath tub.

  11. I really love the way it turned out. It’s as if it was Photoshopped- before Photoshop was invented. Truly beautiful!

    Have a great weekend.

  12. I hope I’m not repeating another comment, but your hand over his head is just such a great thing–it symbolizes a mom so well–often in the background, thinking of the child first, protecting, loving. Our kids look at the big world, as they should because we wouldn’t want them to remain babies forever, but as they look more and more outward, we retain that connection we had from the very beginning. I was just touched by the photo.

  13. Ooh I love Padre Island. πŸ™‚

    How sad that the camera fell into the water, but a neat picture and it fits perfectly this week. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by!

  14. LOL I love it, that’s what you call pickling your camera! lol It truly is amazing that the film developed at all!! Thank you so much for visiting me:-) xox

  15. You have a ‘double feature’ for this week’s theme — salty water and the ‘salted’ picture. I wonder why kids like to go toward the water. I know I did as a kid and so did our son…

    Have a blessed Sunday πŸ™‚

  16. I can’t believe the camera survived that fall but this photo is actually very artistic looking, almost like it’s done on purpose. Very nice.

  17. What a wonderful photo! I thought you had deliberately tinkered with it in Photoshop to get the effects. The bluish paisley design on the right looks intentional. It is quite amazing! Thanks for sharing a unique photo! God bless!

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