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Time Stamp Closed: TS156 2pm Saturday Nov-3

Discussion in 'Challenges' started by FundyBrian, 2 November 2018.

  1. FundyBrian

    FundyBrian MobiStaff Site Staff MobiSupporter

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    Time Stamp - Phase 3

    New Changes to Time Stamp: We have decided to dispense with the Wrap-up and the Grand Wrapper-Upper and see how that goes. No more favourite photo picked each week. In addition to posting our 2pm photos and the usual exchanges about photos and stories, the focus has changed to enjoying Time Stamp as a happening in itself.

    If you have any ideas to make Time Stamp more fun please share them with us.
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    Join the intrepid Time Stamp team for Saturday, 2pm, adventures!

    Overview: Here at MobiTog we have participants all over the world, in many different time zones. What if everyone made a picture at 2pm on Saturday, of whatever is going on, wherever they happen to be, and share that picture on Time Stamp. We should end up with a global snapshot of what is going on everywhere at 2 pm. This could be ordinary, humorous, puzzling, but it is bound to be interesting. The Time Stamp title comes from the metadata that is added to every new photo at the time it is made, the creation date and time.

    Normally there is no theme, but it could happen sometime so watch out:). Set your phone alarm or alert to go off at 2pm. Wherever you happen to be at that time make some photos that tell us something about your location, what you are doing, what you see, whatever is happening, or make something happen. An important detail is that your picture(s) must be made between 2:00pm to 2:20pm, your local time, on Saturday afternoon. Post your pictures (up to 3) on this thread. See what others are doing in many places around the world.

    If you would like some extra challenge to your Time Stamp activities make use of the opportunity to develop your ability to come up with good photos on the spot, or on demand, even when it seems there is nothing around to work with, and even if you don’t feel the least bit inspired. To discover the extraordinary among the ordinary. This is the skill of a photojournalist. Too often people only make photos when they feel inspired or when the weather is nice. It is about learning and personal growth. Sharpening your powers of observation and then igniting creativity to create something out of nothing. It is also the ability to make a good photo that can stand on it’s own without relying on a bunch of editing to prop it up. Time Stamp is also about sharing how you feel about the situations/subjects you discover.

    Rules:
    • Standard Mobitog image rules apply. Images must be captured/created & edited entirely on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet. Please see the Rules and Guidelines for MobiChallenges posted HERE
    • All images must be photographed and edited between 2:00pm to 2:20pm, local time. Any editing must be done within that time frame. In other words, don't rely on extensive image manipulation or compositing. These things are allowed, but must be accomplished within the 20 minute window of opportunity. Better to concentrate on capturing a unique moment at 2pm.
    • In addition to the regular (up to) 3 images, you are now allowed to post one additional image, if you want, to help "set the scene". This image should be described as "to set the scene" or "setting the scene", or "the location" or something similar.
    • You are free to photograph something actually happening, or nothing happening, or make something happen, or to create your own image from scratch, as long as it and any added parts or layers are photographed within the 2:00 to 2:20pm window of opportunity.

    Time Shift Exemption: This applies to special events happening outside the usual Time Stamp window. If you think the event is significant enough and that others would like to see it you can claim the Time Shift Exemption and move your 2pm to fit the event. Try not to overuse this loophole.

    Post your images to this thread.

    Closing date: entries must be posted no later than 2pm the following day (Sunday). You can post your images right away after making them but if you happen to be in a situation where this is not possible, you have 24 hours.

    • Have some creative fun!

    Time Stamp is hereby declared an acronym-free zone.

    Tips on setting alarms: you can use the Calendar app to set 2 alerts. I like to set the first alert 1 hour ahead in case I have completely forgotten (where's my phone!)(my battery is dead). The second alert I set 15 minutes ahead so I can get ready. You can create a second event at the same time for more alerts! Maybe set your alarm clock to go off right at 2pm to make you jump. Set another alarm to let you know when your time is up.
     
  2. FundyBrian

    FundyBrian MobiStaff Site Staff MobiSupporter

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    I’m in! I wonder what I’ll be doing.
     
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    I will be the first to post since it’s already 2:25 PM here in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. I’m going to invoke the time shift exemption because we took an absolutely beautiful hike mid day today, finishing around 1. (I am also taking the Gouvy exemption, posting multiple photos, this being a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.) We hiked in the Grand Canyon of the Blue Mountains , dropping down from the top of an escarpment into a fern filled stream bed, cool and moist. The ferns were 3 to 4 m high. The hike out goes along the middle of the opposite cliff, back up to the top of the escarpment. The entire area is one large eucalyptus forest, so there was continually the scent of eucalyptus oil in the air.

    The entire initial descent consisted of steps carved into the stone dropping from the escarpment in to the fern grotto.
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    Grace among the ferns.
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    Small red ferns.
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    Wildflowers and eucalyptus on the opposite canyon wall.
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    Walking under the overhanging cliff.
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    Looking up at the sandstone escarpment wall.
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    Cooling off
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    Waratah blossom
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    Here’s what we were doing at 2 PM.
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  4. FundyBrian

    FundyBrian MobiStaff Site Staff MobiSupporter

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    Quite an adventure! So many beautiful views.
     
  5. rizole

    rizole In for it!

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    Good name for a book.
     
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    rizole In for it!

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    I'm invoking the I only realised the time at 2.13 and then my other half needed to talk to me so I didn't get all my pictures taken in the alloted time exemption.
    I think I may also be able to invent the I'm noticing a pattern of repeatedly not sticking to the timing rules and inventing ever more ridiculous exemptions to cover my back exemption.
    To set the scene here's the, ironically, only part of my bike that was broken when a bus pulled out in front of me and put me in a life threatening, critical condition.... The hammer on the bell.
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    I'm working on the bike shed today. it's nearing completion, just a bit more cladding and detail and it's largely there.
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    A place for the water butt. The glittering needs tweaking.
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    And a found face.

    20181103_160527.jpg I've not put a lock on the back door, just this latch on the inside. It means it can only be open from the inside but we'll rearly open it in practice.
     
  7. FundyBrian

    FundyBrian MobiStaff Site Staff MobiSupporter

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    I was saved from more digging a hole by the 2pm alert. I’m replacing a broken cement support for my deck. It was broken in 3 pieces by the frost. Just imagine the force of frost that can break a 6” diameter post by trying to stretch it.
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    I’m down about 2 feet so far and the top two broken sections have been removed. 2 more feet down to go to be below the frost line. I’m replacing the cement posts with those new auger-tipped metal posts with adjustable length tops.

    During my break I put the Moment wide angle lens on my iPhone and made some photos of fall colours, which I’m sure you realize is the colour of death.
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    Flattened leaves of the Japanese Irises. They are passing through a beautiful yellow stage.

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    The ribbon grass takes on a more fragile papery appearance. Gradually bowing down.
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    The Hostas are a little more interesting as they die. Much like you can imagine frozen lettuce would turn out. Limp and becoming semi-transparent.
     
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    I just returned from grocery shopping at 2:00pm. It’s an absolutely gorgeous, windy, blue skies and fluffy clouds Autumn day..... but unfortunately my images don’t reflect it. o_O Instead, here’s a mish mosh of stuff I photographed from the parking lot to my apartment.

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    Lots of leaves and pine needles blown to the ground... it smells delicious!

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    A new Etsy purchase to burn leftover bits of dried sage - a mini Witch’s cauldron? :sneaky:

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    Still life.

    Snapseed, VSCO, Pixlr
     
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    :lmao: One of the many reasons why you’re awesome.
     
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    You're very kind. :notworthy:
     
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    rizole In for it!

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    The colour of dormancy surely?
     
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    Simple delights.
     
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    Your bike shed is coming along nicely. I guess you don’t have to worry about snow loading there. I always worry about my greenhouse roof and carport roof when there’s a couple of feet of snow and then rain in the forecast. So then I have to clear off the roof and deck. Such a big area can add up to a few thousand pounds with wet snow.
    Your found face is a good one!
    I suppose your neighbour wouldn’t be happy if you directed the water from your roof across the fence into his/her yard.
     
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    Yes, to some degree. There are some woody stemmed shrubs and of course trees that continue to build on the previous year’s growth. For the rest of the plants they completely die off, many being regrown new from seeds the plants distributed in the fall. This foliage will die off completely. For many plants even the roots die and rot. Definitely dead and cast off. The winter snow will flatten them to the ground. The only part becoming dormant will be the rootstock of some perennials. Whatever comes up next year will be entirely new.
     
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    After the heavy rains we now have high winds and a power failure affecting 19,000 customers. No estimate on the return of power.

    Edit: Up to 61,000 now without power.
     
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    A couple of feet of snow would be the exception around here. Even this far north we sometimes get no snow years.
    I've been quite careful not to impact out neighbours while building this. We get on fine but have diverging points of view and I want to do as little as I can to add to the divergence.
     
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    I’m in!
    But invoking time shift. :)
    For some reason I switched the alarm for Saturday off and because I forgot my iPod st home I had no backup with me. But I arrived my destination after 3pm anyway, I’d used time shift anyway, too.

    I’ve been to a fair of young designers called “Stijlmarkt” at the Casino of the Goerthe University and had a lot of fun.

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    You could find anything there: Clothes, jewellery,herbs-mixes, alcoholic sprits, bags …

    Here are some Hipstamatic moments within the 20 minutes of our time slot (this time 3.15 to 3.35 pm).

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    And you may even see it was a bright sunny day, though wintert chilly.
    On the way back I even found Frankfurt has a Korean garden! But they do some things there and fenced most of it. Will go there next year for photos. :)
     
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    Looks like an energetic and hopeful event. I’m sure you had fun.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Still in power failure mode. Not even an estimate yet of when power will be restored, and that is unusual. Oddly, the biggest hardship is no wifi. The wood stove keeps up warm. We still have water since it is gravity fed from a spring and doesn’t rely on power to provide pressure. We even still have hot water heated by the wood stove. A little propane burner can warm up some food.
    No trees fell on the car. Still windy.
     
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    This looks absolutely magical!! :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes: I can just imagine walking with the scent of eucalyptus wafting... :inlove: Beautiful images. <hi Grace!! waves and sends a hug> :lol: @ the final image.
     
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    Wow...I can’t believe your bike came out unscathed except for this! That’s bizarre. :fearscream: The shed looks absolutely fab... Well done. :notworthy: And I’m guessing “glittering” is a hi-tech official construction term, and not the evil-substance-that-must-not-be-named. :barf:
     
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    That looks and sounds like a lot of work. :eek: The fall colors are lovely... although I’ve never thought of them as “the color of death”, even though, yes, that’s exactly what it is.
     
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    :lol: :thumbs:
     
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    I love a fair, and this one looks particularly interesting. Those t-shirts cracked me up (I want that “nope” one... The rhino is hilarious! :lmao: )
     

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