Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

Feb 25, 2009 by Lisa Newton

I’m participating in a “local” photo scavenger hunt being hosted by Nicole.

In that vein, I’m going to share this “teaser” post to give everyone a flavor of the interesting, and the unique places and neighborhoods that I’ve recently visited, and will be sharing more in the next week or so.

Right now, you’ll notice a few empty spots, but have no fear. As the days progress, you’ll see each category full. Until then—enjoy the preview:

1. Local currency (Coming soon)

2. Local flag (Coming soon)

3. Local food

4. Something rusty

5. Local wildlife

6. Local nature

7. Local stamp

8. Part of your neighborhood (it can be a very small part)

9. Traditional house

10. A local person

11. Local weather

12. Local transportation

13. Traditional local clothing

14. Night sky (Coming soon)

15. Sunrise

16. Local product non-food (Coming soon)

17. Something furry

18. Something feathery

19. A sign of the season (Coming soon)

20. A part of you (Coming soon)

21. Your main hobby

22. A local shop (Coming soon)

23. A local restaurant

24. A street sign (Coming soon)

25. A local mail box

As you can see, Los Angeles has a large, varied local landscape, full of characters, sites, sounds, and so much more.

If you’d like to see more of the other participants in the scavenger hunt, please visit 1st Scavenger Hunt on NicoleB Photography for the list of bloggers from all over the world.

If you did a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood, what would you find as you went Travelin’ Local?

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19 Responses to “Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Henie says:


    Because I am familiar with the culture and areas you photograph, it makes it even more exciting to me seeing it through another special set of eyes (and heart!)

    Hmmm, I might have to check out this scavenger hunt later.

    Thanks for always making me smile and making me realize how fortunate (and thankful) I am to be living in beautiful SoCal!

    Henie’s last blog post..In the Bosom


  2. Nicole says:

    Gorgeous shots!
    I love, really love what people come up with.
    I sure do envy you for your weather :D
    Can’t wait to see the Rest :D !


  3. LisaNewton says:

    @Henie You’re welcome. I always enjoy your CA shots. In a very short time, I’ve fallen in love with SoCal.

    @Nicole I’m sure spring is just around the corner for you, and I’ll make sure I get the rest of the pics up before the March deadline……………..:)


  4. Lisa's Chaos says:

    You have a great start! Love the local transportation! :) And your local person – what’s with all the pigeons?!

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..World’s Biggest Grandfather Clock and Morel Mushroom


  5. Henie says:

    Hi Lisa!

    How long have you been in California and from where? No wonder you capture such a fresh perspective of our culture! :~) I also think we must meet and go on a photo jaunt together soon! What do you say? :~)

    Henie’s last blog post..The Magic of a Paper Napkin


  6. LisaNewton says:

    @Lisa Thank you. I might change a couple of these photos, if I find something else I like better. The gentleman with the pigeons was a little different. One day, when I was walking on Venice beach, he was just there, surrounded by pigeons because he was feeding them. It appeared that that was what he did. Because I was taking his picture, and from the look of it, his main income was from the people who took his picture, so I took a step forward to put a dollar in his jar. When I stepped forward, the birds suddenly took off, scaring me to death. I apologized for sending the birds off and the gentleman said, “No problem.” Within a few seconds, the birds were back, eating away.

    @Henie I’ve been in CA for a little more than 2 years. I’m lovin’ living here. The idea of shooting with you has also occurred to me. I’m ready when you are. Feel free to email me at lisajnewton at gmail dot com…………….:)


  7. Marc - WelshScribe says:

    Lisa these photos are absolutely stunning! I’m ashamed to admit that this is not what I traditionally imagined Los Angeles to be like.

    Also, this photo scavenger hunt is a great way to encourage the noob photographer such as myself to get out and take some photos :)

    I’m really going to have to start a photography blog aren’t I

    Marc – WelshScribe’s last blog post..Are You Really Wasting Your Time Blogging?


  8. LisaNewton says:

    @Marc Thank you, I’m so glad you liked them. I think Los Angeles’s reputation isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, and I love showing off the city via my photographs. I’d love to see you start a photography blog……………..:)


  9. Marc - WelshScribe says:

    I am literally sitting at this PC trying different plays on words for a Welsh photographer as a name for my new photo blog :)

    …Yes I should be working hehe


  10. LisaNewton says:

    @Marc In lieu of your own photo blog, I’d like to invite you to do a guest post here at Travelin’ Local. I’d love to see where you live, places you love to go, and what’s special about your neighborhood. You can email me at lisajnewton at gmail dot com…………….:)


  11. Marc - WelshScribe says:

    Here I am reading your article on the power of a comment and you go and extend a wonderful invitation like that. Eerie but welcomed none-the-less. Thank you I’ll be taking you up on your offer soon :)


  12. Shutter Photo » What Photography Means to Me says:

    [...] it specifically, her work is photojournalism.  In a recent post, Lisa gives us a preview to a photo scavenger hunt she is participating in.  It’s interesting to see what she has come up with for each of the [...]

  13. LisaNewton says:

    @Marc Great, I look forward to seeing the results of your photographic adventure…………:-)


  14. Mojo says:

    I’m ambivalent about doing a “teaser”, mainly because I’ve got so many other things going right now. But perhaps. I didn’t consider that a “local stamp” might have nothing to do with postage. Very clever of you!

    Mojo’s last blog post..Thematic Photographic 38: "Winter" v.3.0 "The Great Blizzard"


  15. LisaNewton says:

    @Mojo Because graffiti artists are all over LA, it’s like the city stamp. I’m glad you appreciated it…………………:)


  16. Henie says:


    Next stop for you to discover and shoot: The Watts Towers

    Henie’s last blog post..Flowers Have Hearts Too!


  17. LisaNewton says:

    @Henie Thanks for the link. I’m planning on getting downtown soon, and I’ll definitely put the Watts Tower on my long list of places to go. In LA, it’s almost overwhelming all the interesting things to see and do.


  18. Gail Coulter says:

    What fun. I want to participate in the scavenger hunt. I loved your photographs, especially the pigeon man.


  19. LisaNewton says:

    @Gail He was a rather unique individual. I’m glad you liked it, and I’m sure you can sign up for the scavenger hunt.


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