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Time Stamp Results! TS103 2pm Saturday Oct-28

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Join the elite Time Stamp team for Saturday, 2pm, adventures!

Overview: Participants are invited to make pictures for the Time Stamp project. There is no theme this round. Photograph whatever is happening, or make something happen. However, the catch is that your picture(s) must be made at 2:00pm, your local time, on Saturday afternoon. Post your pictures (up to 3) on this thread. Sit back and await fame and recognition, and maybe a spiffy new virtual award.

If you're new to the Time Stamp idea here's the 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 shot, the creation date and time.

Rules: Please see the Rules and Guidelines for MobiChallenges posted HERE

• Standard Mobitog image rules apply. Images must be captured/created & edited entirely on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

• 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.

Secret tip: This isn't strictly a photo contest. Good reportage or storytelling can get you lots of bonus points. Helping other people discover some place near you is another way to get bonus points. Make a connection.

• In addition to the regular (up to) 3 images, you are now allowed to post one additional image, if you want to, 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, to clearly identify it because it won't be counted as part of your submission of 3 photos.

• 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.

NEW! Time Shift Exemption: This applies to special events happening 2 or 3 hours 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. This is a test to see how it works.

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!

Any questions? Let's try to get them sorted out before the big day.

• There will be an overview, or Wrap-up, after each event to discuss any observations of things of special interest.

NEW: Each week the person making the next Wrap-up will be selected by the current Wrapper-Upper.

• AWARDS! There will be some new virtual awards spontaneously made up as the occasions arise. The award recipient will gain the privilege of wearing (flaunting), for one week, the virtual hat/cape/glasses/etc. associated with that award. Topics might be photojournalism, humour, documentary, brilliant observation, street photography, decisive moment, that was unexpected!, quick thinking under duress, inspired making of instant art, doing the best you can in a boring situation, etc. I will present the awards but participants may nominate other participants for awards of merit and even invent new awards as they see fit.

• Imagine being able to wear the Glowing Crown of Omnipotence for a whole week, where your every opinion expressed must accepted and acknowledged as undeniable truth.

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!"
 

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Could do a time shift.
Actually, had to cancel. I think I have torn my right knee again. Started the wheels grinding to get it fixed. Hard to believe I got my op done in Hong Kong within two weeks from the time of first going to the doc and here I’ll be lucky to get to a specialist within two weeks for an assessment.
 

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Actually, had to cancel. I think I have torn my right knee again. Started the wheels grinding to get it fixed. Hard to believe I got my op done in Hong Kong within two weeks from the time of first going to the doc and here I’ll be lucky to get to a specialist within two weeks for an assessment.
I know. It takes forever. What I’m finding is the receptionists seem to be fending off patients. It doesn’t make sense having non-medically trained personnel making decisions about whether or not you can even get to see the doctor to get a medical opinion about your condition. Perhaps the idea is that by the time you can get an appointment your problem has either gone away or else you have died.
 

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Actually, had to cancel. I think I have torn my right knee again. Started the wheels grinding to get it fixed. Hard to believe I got my op done in Hong Kong within two weeks from the time of first going to the doc and here I’ll be lucky to get to a specialist within two weeks for an assessment.
Oh no!! :(
 

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I know. It takes forever. What I’m finding is the receptionists seem to be fending off patients. It doesn’t make sense having non-medically trained personnel making decisions about whether or not you can even get to see the doctor to get a medical opinion about your condition. Perhaps the idea is that by the time you can get an appointment your problem has either gone away or else you have died.
I initially phoned for an ordinary appointment and the soonest I could get was in three weeks time! So then the secret is to get to the surgery at 8.15 to get in the queue to snaffle one of the emergency slots. If you try by phone you just won't get through. The problem is that we had private medical aid all our working lives and never used it (well, except in HK) and now that we are retiring and we don't have private medical aid we need it!
 

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I initially phoned for an ordinary appointment and the soonest I could get was in three weeks time! So then the secret is to get to the surgery at 8.15 to get in the queue to snaffle one of the emergency slots. If you try by phone you just won't get through. The problem is that we had private medical aid all our working lives and never used it (well, except in HK) and now that we are retiring and we don't have private medical aid we need it!
I, too, have found the fastest way to get an appointment is to show up in person in front of the receptionist. She can’t pretend to be too busy for long. It sometimes takes 3 days of repeated phoning to get through. It’s the worst answering system I have ever seen. Any other doctor I call the receptionist answers right away. Even though it is 1.25 hour drive to the office it saves time in the long run to drive there just to get an appointment.
If you want to get seen sooner you just go and wait at one of the after hours clinics and a Dr. will see you in an hour or so, but not your own doctor.
 

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I, too, have found the fastest way to get an appointment is to show up in person in front of the receptionist. She can’t pretend to be too busy for long. It sometimes takes 3 days of repeated phoning to get through. It’s the worst answering system I have ever seen. Any other doctor I call the receptionist answers right away. Even though it is 1.25 hour drive to the office it saves time in the long run to drive there just to get an appointment.
If you want to get seen sooner you just go and wait at one of the after hours clinics and a Dr. will see you in an hour or so, but not your own doctor.
Sounds like you have a similar system to ours. We also have a Town walk-in clinic but it’s during the day. When Tom was ill with bronchitis three weeks ago we ended up paying to see a private doctor because he just felt too ill to sit in a waiting room.
 

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I initially phoned for an ordinary appointment and the soonest I could get was in three weeks time! So then the secret is to get to the surgery at 8.15 to get in the queue to snaffle one of the emergency slots. If you try by phone you just won't get through. The problem is that we had private medical aid all our working lives and never used it (well, except in HK) and now that we are retiring and we don't have private medical aid we need it!
Why does quality medical care have to be so complicated? I was ready to retire in December, until I had a look at what the insurance would cost. Holy moly! I was going to by myself an iPad Pro 12.9 as a retirement present. Now, I’m buying one to console myself! [emoji849]
 

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Why does quality medical care have to be so complicated? I was ready to retire in December, until I had a look at what the insurance would cost. Holy moly! I was going to by myself an iPad Pro 12.9 as a retirement present. Now, I’m buying one to console myself! [emoji849]
Well that’s one difference. There is still no cost, even if you’re retired.
 

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It's a bit after two here, just posted last weeks winners at TS and I'm in, but declaring Time Shift as I have to hurry now, we will work in an hour to midnight doing the midnight news paper for an event in the Alte Oper (old opera) and I could be a picture per hour or all at once to a certain time. It will be stress, horror and pain like every year but a bucket full of pride if we will make it again. Please cross your fingers or send us a prayer, we're thankful for both. This is the night we are getting our hour Backform summer to winter time and I age two years instead of one with this event. Hope everything goes well again. See you later!
 

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So, I’ll start with the last photo first to set the scene.

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Two bottles of English wine. We got up this morning at 6.30am:eek: to leave the house at 7.30am to be at the vineyard at 8.30am to start their grape harvest! Yes, we were picking grapes today. Benson came too. What an experience. Before we started we had a short lesson in how to pick and how NOT to get our fingers snipped by the secateurs.o_O And then off we went.

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The grapes were sooooo sweet (well, I had to try one didn’t I?).

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The guard dog making sure that not too many grapes were eaten. She and Benson had a mad run around before Benson had to go back into the car for a lay down.:lol:

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Here are the large tubs of grapes being readied for loading onto the truck to go to the winery in Gloucestershire (about a three hour drive away).
The two bottles of wine at the beginning were our payment for picking. I would have been happy to do it without any reward, as it was something I’d never done before.
 

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So, I’ll start with the last photo first to set the scene.

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Two bottles of English wine. We got up this morning at 6.30am:eek: to leave the house at 7.30am to be at the vineyard at 8.30am to start their grape harvest! Yes, we were picking grapes today. Benson came too. What an experience. Before we started we had a short lesson in how to pick and how NOT to get our fingers snipped by the secateurs.o_O And then off we went.

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The grapes were sooooo sweet (well, I had to try one didn’t I?).

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The guard dog making sure that not too many grapes were eaten. She and Benson had a mad run around before Benson had to go back into the car for a lay down.:lol:

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Here are the large tubs of grapes being readied for loading onto the truck to go to the winery in Gloucestershire (about a three hour drive away).
The two bottles of wine at the beginning were our payment for picking. I would have been happy to do it without any reward, as it was something I’d never done before.
HOW FUN!!!! What a cool thing to do! I love all your photos... great storytelling! :inlove: Now, have you popped open those bottles yet?
 

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So, I’ll start with the last photo first to set the scene.

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Two bottles of English wine. We got up this morning at 6.30am:eek: to leave the house at 7.30am to be at the vineyard at 8.30am to start their grape harvest! Yes, we were picking grapes today. Benson came too. What an experience. Before we started we had a short lesson in how to pick and how NOT to get our fingers snipped by the secateurs.o_O And then off we went.

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The grapes were sooooo sweet (well, I had to try one didn’t I?).

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The guard dog making sure that not too many grapes were eaten. She and Benson had a mad run around before Benson had to go back into the car for a lay down.:lol:

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Here are the large tubs of grapes being readied for loading onto the truck to go to the winery in Gloucestershire (about a three hour drive away).
The two bottles of wine at the beginning were our payment for picking. I would have been happy to do it without any reward, as it was something I’d never done before.
Looks like fun!
 

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5 minutes from my golf club is the Brookwood Cemetary. We had our yearly AGM at the club and as I wasn’t playing I decided to to visit the Cemetary which has been on my list for a while (actually to see the ordinary part of the Cemetary which has a fascinating history).

However, the military part of the Cemetary which is run by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is commemorating the 100th year of the Brookwood Military Cemetary (ww1 and ww2 graves only) with an exhibition and free guided tours so I decided to make that my prime target today with a future tour of the other part of the Cemetary on another Timestamp. All graves are maintained by them.

I arrived just before 2pm and lucky for me a tour was starting at 2. Although it would curtail the photos I could get for Timestamp, the guided tour would be well worth the information that it provided.

Much thought went into the planning of the Cemetary particularly the gravestones. The original gravestones were wood and have been replaced by mostly Plymouth stone for durability. The whole idea was that they should all look the same whatever the race, religion or rank with the actual shape of the gravestone not adhering to any of the beliefs of a particularly religion. Although there was a strong influential group lobbying for a cross, Sir Winston Churchill supported the idea of a generic shape which was eventually chosen. It also meant that the larger surface allowed the relatives to include a small inscription.

Very aptly I thought, with Brian being the organiser of Timestamp, we started in the Canadian section of the Cemetary.
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The large memorial stone in front was also kept plain so that it would be in keeping with all religions or atheists. However, the cross in the background is the Cross of Sacrifice. Words are by Rudyard Kipling.
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The story behind this person left a massive lump in my throat. He was an instructor and was teaching the men to throw live grenades. One young man suffered from a fit of nerves and dropped a live grenade into the trench next to himself. Sergeant J Rennie threw himself over the grenade sacrificing himself and saving everybody else around it. You will notice unlike the other gravestones, his has the St George’s Cross for bravery.
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Here’s another gravestone which invoked strong feelings:
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Typical, the sun came out later so these were taken later:

Part of the Cemetary is owned by America. This area is American and their gravestones are crosses or a Star of David.
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The beautiful grounds:
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Taken from one of the main memorials which commemorate soldiers that have no known grave:
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Sorry got a bit carried away this week!
 

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So, I’ll start with the last photo first to set the scene.

View attachment 101109
Two bottles of English wine. We got up this morning at 6.30am:eek: to leave the house at 7.30am to be at the vineyard at 8.30am to start their grape harvest! Yes, we were picking grapes today. Benson came too. What an experience. Before we started we had a short lesson in how to pick and how NOT to get our fingers snipped by the secateurs.o_O And then off we went.

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The grapes were sooooo sweet (well, I had to try one didn’t I?).

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The guard dog making sure that not too many grapes were eaten. She and Benson had a mad run around before Benson had to go back into the car for a lay down.:lol:

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Here are the large tubs of grapes being readied for loading onto the truck to go to the winery in Gloucestershire (about a three hour drive away).
The two bottles of wine at the beginning were our payment for picking. I would have been happy to do it without any reward, as it was something I’d never done before.
I always find it exciting to see the first posts arrive before it even gets to 2pm here. It emphasizes the rotation of the earth and how people are up and doing things before I even get out of bed. No matter what I do I can never catch up! Except by moving east a few time zones.
Looks like you had an exciting day and even Benson had a good time.
Your photo story picture situations were well chosen to give us a good understanding of the activities.
 
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