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Time Stamp OPEN: TS146 2pm Saturday Aug-25

FundyBrian

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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.

If you would like to join in the fun, just post a message below saying "I'm in!"
 

ImageArt

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We were on our way home from shopping when the alarm went off so I decided to test Enlight Quickshot. I have bought it for a month to see if it is worth paying the hefty price of £55 but it’s doubtful at this stage. I particularly liked the Strobe feature which ubbyisis demonstrated on her 365 and wanted to give it a try. I tested it alongside one of my favourites, OverCam.

Firstly, you can’t move the camera, it doesn’t like it and won’t save a strobe. So the camera has to be still and the subjects moving - quite difficult in the car unless we are at a standstill. I like the fact that you can erase any blur you don’t like - it keeps the last image as your ‘base’. What is disappointing is the quality. It only saves strobe images at 1080x1920. Also it saves them all as Quickshot.heic so sometimes a problem with backup. I could have edited it in the app but decided going over to Snapseed due to the time constraint.
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Here is one with OverCam which saves at a much higher resolution. Also edited in Snapseed.
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I struggled with the light today. Both original images were quite dark.
 
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FundyBrian

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At the alarm I got down from my ladder and grabbed my phone and macro lens and went outside.
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First, some of the last Meadowsweet in bloom. I chased after a spider with disappointing results. Moving around the house I passed by an old fishing float.
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The float has some nice paint patterns complete with water pressure cracks.
Walking around the other side of the house I remembered the hummingbirds so I dashed inside to get my Moment tele & closeup lens, which I stuck on with tape. The tele went on the 2x lens position and I used the Moment camera app. I made lots of pictures and was surprised to see at least 1/3 had no bird in the frame at all. Too much time lag from shutter press.
My first shot.
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I was using about -1.8 exposure compensation and focusing was a challenge.
A few minutes later I got a different wing position.
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The vast majority of hummingbird photos were trashed on first inspection. Mostly bad focus as they move around so quickly. They come in for a sip and then back up to look around, then zip back down for another quick sip and up again. Incredibly fast. The only kind of hummingbirds we have are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and only the adult males have the red throat so this is either a young one or a female.
 

MsDee

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I’m in...

Slumming around at home today... need a day to relax after the past couple weeks.

Before we left, my DH put up our new Bahama hurricane shutters on the West side of the house, for the other windows he made regular hurricane shutters. The Bahama shutters help shade the windows when the sun goes over the house mid-day, but not block all the light. Here are two of the three shutters he installed:

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Then I wandered around the yard...

My Cat Whiskers is blooming... looks like portrait mode blurred out the “whiskers”
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Our crown of thorns has a colorful bunch on top, the plant has grown a lot this year...

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MsDee

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At the alarm I got down from my ladder and grabbed my phone and macro lens and went outside.
View attachment 113314
First, some of the last Meadowsweet in bloom. I chased after a spider with disappointing results. Moving around the house I passed by an old fishing float.
View attachment 113317
The float has some nice paint patterns complete with water pressure cracks.
Walking around the other side of the house I remembered the hummingbirds so I dashed inside to get my Moment tele & closeup lens, which I stuck on with tape. The tele went on the 2x lens position and I used the Moment camera app. I made lots of pictures and was surprised to see at least 1/3 had no bird in the frame at all. Too much time lag from shutter press.
My first shot.
View attachment 113316
I was using about -1.8 exposure compensation and focusing was a challenge.
A few minutes later I got a different wing position.
View attachment 113315
The vast majority of hummingbird photos were trashed on first inspection. Mostly bad focus as they move around so quickly. They come in for a sip and then back up to look around, then zip back down for another quick sip and up again. Incredibly fast. The only kind of hummingbirds we have are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and only the adult males have the red throat so this is either a young one or a female.
Nicely done! Wow!
 

ImageArt

MobiLifer
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Ann
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At the alarm I got down from my ladder and grabbed my phone and macro lens and went outside.
View attachment 113314
First, some of the last Meadowsweet in bloom. I chased after a spider with disappointing results. Moving around the house I passed by an old fishing float.
View attachment 113317
The float has some nice paint patterns complete with water pressure cracks.
Walking around the other side of the house I remembered the hummingbirds so I dashed inside to get my Moment tele & closeup lens, which I stuck on with tape. The tele went on the 2x lens position and I used the Moment camera app. I made lots of pictures and was surprised to see at least 1/3 had no bird in the frame at all. Too much time lag from shutter press.
My first shot.
View attachment 113316
I was using about -1.8 exposure compensation and focusing was a challenge.
A few minutes later I got a different wing position.
View attachment 113315
The vast majority of hummingbird photos were trashed on first inspection. Mostly bad focus as they move around so quickly. They come in for a sip and then back up to look around, then zip back down for another quick sip and up again. Incredibly fast. The only kind of hummingbirds we have are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and only the adult males have the red throat so this is either a young one or a female.
Oh but those images are stunning! Who cares that the rest were trash. How far away were you?
 

ImageArt

MobiLifer
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Ann
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I’m in...

Slumming around at home today... need a day to relax after the past couple weeks.

Before we left, my DH put up our new Bahama hurricane shutters on the West side of the house, for the other windows he made regular hurricane shutters. The Bahama shutters help shade the windows when the sun goes over the house mid-day, but not block all the light. Here are two of the three shutters he installed:

View attachment 113318

Then I wandered around the yard...

My Cat Whiskers is blooming... looks like portrait mode blurred out the “whiskers”
View attachment 113319

Our crown of thorns has a colorful bunch on top, the plant has grown a lot this year...

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I suddenly wondered if you edited that image in Darkroom whether it would bring back some of the ‘whiskers’? I will have to try with one of my old portrait images. Edit: hmmm, had a go. It might only work if the images were taken with Halide’s portrait mode. Will have to do some testing tomorrow.

Nice to see some of your house and garden!
 
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RoseCat

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I’m in...

Slumming around at home today... need a day to relax after the past couple weeks.

Before we left, my DH put up our new Bahama hurricane shutters on the West side of the house, for the other windows he made regular hurricane shutters. The Bahama shutters help shade the windows when the sun goes over the house mid-day, but not block all the light. Here are two of the three shutters he installed:

View attachment 113318

Then I wandered around the yard...

My Cat Whiskers is blooming... looks like portrait mode blurred out the “whiskers”
View attachment 113319

Our crown of thorns has a colorful bunch on top, the plant has grown a lot this year...

View attachment 113320

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So Dee, you’d like this post moved to your 365? :confused:
 

RoseCat

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At 2:00pm I was still driving, heading to Northampton, Massachusetts. These photos were taken around 3:15.... on a walk with none other than deepop David and Grace!! :D This lovely Gratitude installment is tucked alongside a wooded trail that runs along a river... It was a beautiful walk. :inlove:

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And there’s a labyrinth too... :inlove:

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Really the highlight of today is spending time with the lovely David and Grace.... we’re having so much fun, with some very entertaining conversations. :D
 

deepop

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At 2 we were eagerly awaiting Catherine’s arrival. She was slated to arrive around 1 but encountered a lot of traffic en route. So without her actual presence I took some photos of her empty room and the view from the window.
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Snapseed
Yay. She pulled in around 215.

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RoseCat

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RoseCat

MobiStaff
Site Staff
MobiSupporter
Real Name
Catherine
Device
iPhone 7 Plus
I’m in...

Slumming around at home today... need a day to relax after the past couple weeks.

Before we left, my DH put up our new Bahama hurricane shutters on the West side of the house, for the other windows he made regular hurricane shutters. The Bahama shutters help shade the windows when the sun goes over the house mid-day, but not block all the light. Here are two of the three shutters he installed:

View attachment 113318

Then I wandered around the yard...

My Cat Whiskers is blooming... looks like portrait mode blurred out the “whiskers”
View attachment 113319

Our crown of thorns has a colorful bunch on top, the plant has grown a lot this year...

View attachment 113320

View attachment 113321
Great idea! I did and it did bring them back...

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I love the shutters! And your garden is beautiful...so lush! The Cat Whiskers is such an interesting, exotic looking plant.... wow! I’ve never seen anything like it.
 

RoseCat

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We were on our way home from shopping when the alarm went off so I decided to test Enlight Quickshot. I have bought it for a month to see if it is worth paying the hefty price of £55 but it’s doubtful at this stage. I particularly liked the Strobe feature which ubbyisis demonstrated on her 365 and wanted to give it a try. I tested it alongside one of my favourites, OverCam.

Firstly, you can’t move the camera, it doesn’t like it and won’t save a strobe. So the camera has to be still and the subjects moving - quite difficult in the car unless we are at a standstill. I like the fact that you can erase any blur you don’t like - it keeps the last image as your ‘base’. What is disappointing is the quality. It only saves strobe images at 1080x1920. Also it saves them all as Quickshot.heic so sometimes a problem with backup. I could have edited it in the app but decided going over to Snapseed due to the time constraint.
View attachment 113291

Here is one with OverCam which saves at a much higher resolution. Also edited in Snapseed.
View attachment 113292

I struggled with the light today. Both original images were quite dark.
These are really cool! I think you’re going to come up with some really creative uses for it.
 

RoseCat

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Catherine
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At the alarm I got down from my ladder and grabbed my phone and macro lens and went outside.
View attachment 113314
First, some of the last Meadowsweet in bloom. I chased after a spider with disappointing results. Moving around the house I passed by an old fishing float.
View attachment 113317
The float has some nice paint patterns complete with water pressure cracks.
Walking around the other side of the house I remembered the hummingbirds so I dashed inside to get my Moment tele & closeup lens, which I stuck on with tape. The tele went on the 2x lens position and I used the Moment camera app. I made lots of pictures and was surprised to see at least 1/3 had no bird in the frame at all. Too much time lag from shutter press.
My first shot.
View attachment 113316
I was using about -1.8 exposure compensation and focusing was a challenge.
A few minutes later I got a different wing position.
View attachment 113315
The vast majority of hummingbird photos were trashed on first inspection. Mostly bad focus as they move around so quickly. They come in for a sip and then back up to look around, then zip back down for another quick sip and up again. Incredibly fast. The only kind of hummingbirds we have are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and only the adult males have the red throat so this is either a young one or a female.
These hummingbird images are AMAZING. :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes: And the float is super cool! Almost like an aerial view of some funky planet.
 

ImageArt

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GroovyGouvy

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The alarm went off the moment I’ve parked my backside in the car to get the last bits. So it’s past, present and future in one picture: the way I came from, where I am and where I’ll go to.

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And after I arrived at the Lidl.

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Both Hipstamatic for the duty.

About two hours later I went to the Museumsuferfest (Festival of the banks of the museums). Remember the dragon boats last year and such?
This year we went to 4 museums and through the (felt) millions of people that were there. So freestyle of different times at the festival.
4.12 pm. I pretty like this shot: before the Schirn were some wire sculptures and now looking at the pictures it seems someone doodled on the images. :D (Hipstamatic)

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6.31 pm we crossed the river via the “Eiserne Steg” (Iron footbridge). Under the other bridge far away the dragon boats set up for probably the finale. (6pod native, Snapseed)

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7.45 pm: View from the MAK (Museum für angewandte Kunst/Museum of Applied Art) down to the festival on this side of the river. (6pod native, no edits)

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8.47 pm: And the last picture from this side to the other side with the Cathedral.
(6pod native, no edits)

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GroovyGouvy

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Gouvy
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We were on our way home from shopping when the alarm went off so I decided to test Enlight Quickshot. I have bought it for a month to see if it is worth paying the hefty price of £55 but it’s doubtful at this stage. I particularly liked the Strobe feature which ubbyisis demonstrated on her 365 and wanted to give it a try. I tested it alongside one of my favourites, OverCam.

Firstly, you can’t move the camera, it doesn’t like it and won’t save a strobe. So the camera has to be still and the subjects moving - quite difficult in the car unless we are at a standstill. I like the fact that you can erase any blur you don’t like - it keeps the last image as your ‘base’. What is disappointing is the quality. It only saves strobe images at 1080x1920. Also it saves them all as Quickshot.heic so sometimes a problem with backup. I could have edited it in the app but decided going over to Snapseed due to the time constraint.
View attachment 113291

Here is one with OverCam which saves at a much higher resolution. Also edited in Snapseed.
View attachment 113292

I struggled with the light today. Both original images were quite dark.
I like the overcam one very much. Must try more strobes. It's really a cool effect. :thumbs: :)
 

GroovyGouvy

MobiLifer
Real Name
Gouvy
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iPhone Xs Max
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My MobiTog 365
At the alarm I got down from my ladder and grabbed my phone and macro lens and went outside.
View attachment 113314
First, some of the last Meadowsweet in bloom. I chased after a spider with disappointing results. Moving around the house I passed by an old fishing float.
View attachment 113317
The float has some nice paint patterns complete with water pressure cracks.
Walking around the other side of the house I remembered the hummingbirds so I dashed inside to get my Moment tele & closeup lens, which I stuck on with tape. The tele went on the 2x lens position and I used the Moment camera app. I made lots of pictures and was surprised to see at least 1/3 had no bird in the frame at all. Too much time lag from shutter press.
My first shot.
View attachment 113316
I was using about -1.8 exposure compensation and focusing was a challenge.
A few minutes later I got a different wing position.
View attachment 113315
The vast majority of hummingbird photos were trashed on first inspection. Mostly bad focus as they move around so quickly. They come in for a sip and then back up to look around, then zip back down for another quick sip and up again. Incredibly fast. The only kind of hummingbirds we have are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and only the adult males have the red throat so this is either a young one or a female.
They are all marvellous and though I like the float pattern (I see a kind of amphitheater with a lion head as a kind of architectural drawing in it). I fell in love with you humming bird pictures. Nearly unbelievable what you can do with your phone. :inlove:
 
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