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Time Stamp Results! TS95 2pm Saturday Sept-2

FundyBrian

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Join the elite Time Stamp team for Saturday, 2pm, adventures!
Egad! it's September already!

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 after each event to discuss any observations of things of special interest.

• AWARDS! There will be some new virtual awards spontaneously made up as the occasions arise. The award winner 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!"
 

FundyBrian

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Time Stamp is coming soon to a time zone near you. Remember to turn on your alarm.
I prefer to set a weekly repeating alert in my calendar app. 15 minutes ahead of 2 and another right at 2.
This rooster is just warming up to crow at 2pm. Let me know if you hear it.
 
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FundyBrian

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What does everyone think about getting last week's top favourite to do the awards the following week. They would be entirely free to do it as they wanted to without following any past format. We might discover new ideas along the way. I see potential entanglements coming up for me again this week and I don't like keeping people waiting too long for the results.
 

Starzee

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I love your wrap ups! At the same time, I understand it is just too much for one person do it every week. I'm vote for sharing the burden, but I don't like it picking a "winner". How would we judge?
 

kennyh

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This is where I was going to get a picture, but I was late, so this rather nice metal sign will have to do-on the info it says taken at 14.52,but it was taken at 2.00,then resizes in Big Photo to comply with upload reqs.I,ve just read the rules(!),and realise that a resize may be considered an edit and hence out of time(sic)-there was nothing else done to the picture from native cam-if it's too late I'll just sulk till next week.
 
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JillyG

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This is where I was going to get a picture, but I was late, so this rather nice metal sign will have to do-on the info it says taken at 14.52,but it was taken at 2.00,then resizes in Big Photo to comply with upload reqs.I,ve just read the rules(!),and realise that a resize may be considered an edit and hence out of time(sic)-there was nothing else done to the picture from native cam-if it's too late I'll just sulk till next week.
No, don't sulk.:D I'm sure Brian will cut you some slack as you're a newbie to TS. :lol: Great image. The map looks like some sort of abstract George and the Dragon.
 

FundyBrian

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I love your wrap ups! At the same time, I understand it is just too much for one person do it every week. I'm vote for sharing the burden, but I don't like it picking a "winner". How would we judge?
Your message started me writing an epic that I had to delete. For a short message yours contains significant points that each would take a lot to explore.
I would like to give more time to this than I have right now but here's a start.

Let's look at the origins of Time Stamp.
Time Stamp started out as a way to bring people together who are otherwise very far apart. What could bring such a diverse group of people together better than to collaborate on a photo project? What could be the point of commonality among the group? Sharing a snapshot of your everyday life at some selected time of day. Whatever you happen to be doing, wherever you happen to be. What is happening around the world right now at some particular moment in time, a snapshot of the world, so to speak.
After a while it seemed people needed a conclusion or wrap-up to the event and to add further interest by bring recognition to images that deserve a second look.
Did you notice this? Or, look at that.
How then to bring forth a selection of images without putting them in order? Just the way images are posted or the way a message can be written imposes an order. I can't equally post 3 images at once without some assumptions being made as to which is the first, second, and third choice. Beyond that some people like some competition to keep everyone striving to do better.
It's a work in progress.

Another key element of Time Stamp is "Hey, Rockey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat". (Bullwinkle)
Photojournalists have to be able to act decisively, often with no advance warning, and come up with an interesting photo to describe a given situation. People who usually do landscape or general photography are more used to waiting for inspiration or luck to get them going. Having to create something interesting on demand when you have no idea in advance where you will be or what the subject matter will be is tremendously valuable to develop your creative ability to observe, plan, and act decisively. You quickly find out where your weak points are and learn to strengthen them.

Early on, the stories behind the images began to appear and this soon became as interesting as the photos. I've been making photos long enough that I don't need to ask "how did you do that?". However, something much more fascinating is "why did you do that?". The back story helps reveal the "why". The personal struggles, interests and reasons behind a certain type of personal expression became more evident. Now we're getting to something much more important than just photos, although photographs is the point of commonality.

You will notice I never say " and the winner is..." or " in first place we have..."
I don't see Time Stamp as a typical photo contest. For one thing a regular photo contest just looks at each image in isolation and I reject that idea. Personally, I'm far more of a cooperator than a competitor. Although some people seem to thrive on competition and winning I believe competition is more destructive than beneficial.

Another question I see is: how do we become a photo judge? That will take another epistle to address.
 

JillyG

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At 2pm I'd just arrived home with my alarm going off. I'd been to the supermarket and had left an apple and cinnamon cake cooling.

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Two slices out of it. :D

I'd also sewn a little bowl using water soluble membrane, some fabric scraps and my sewing machine - it had been drying in the airing cupboard. I will Modge Podge it to stiffen it.
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Our dinner this evening, plus a glass of wine.

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GroovyGouvy

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Since last night I'm staying with my friends in Bad Marienberg in the Western Forest. Today we will have a BBQ in the evening with even more friends coming up. At 2.00 we started to prepare for later, but I took a break for some minutes to my shots. [emoji4]
My friends have an adorable new family member since two weeks: two month old Neo

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On the shelf outside is the cactus collection or better family my friend started with three tiny shrunk and dry cactuses back in 2003, here you see half her collection, the other four shelves are underneath and approx the same amount had already been given away.

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The "fly in Diner" bird feeder in the garden.

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The fire bowl we are hoping to use when the sun is down and hopefully having marshmallows on a stick along with some serious drinks. [emoji51]

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But 2.18 heavily rain started to come down. That is the temporary "roof" over the barbecue in the picture. So we will definitely have or different meat and veggie stuff.

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It's now 6.29 pm, just had time for the post and now we are getting ready to eat our goods. [emoji1] the rain stopped since an hour so we maybe light up the fire in the bowl later, too. Crossing fingers.
 

JillyG

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Since last night I'm staying with my friends in Bad Marienberg in the Western Forest. Today we will have a BBQ in the evening with even more friends coming up. At 2.00 we started to prepare for later, but I took a break for some minutes to my shots. [emoji4]
My friends have an adorable new family member since two weeks: two month old Neo

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On the shelf outside is the cactus collection or better family my friend started with three tiny shrunk and dry cactuses back in 2003, here you see half her collection, the other four shelves are underneath and approx the same amount had already been given away.

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The "fly in Diner" bird feeder in the garden.

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The fire bowl we are hoping to use when the sun is down and hopefully having marshmallows on a stick along with some serious drinks. [emoji51]

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But 2.18 heavily rain started to come down. That is the temporary "roof" over the barbecue in the picture. So we will definitely have or different meat and veggie stuff.

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It's now 6.29 pm, just had time for the post and now we are getting ready to eat our goods. [emoji1] the rain stopped since an hour so we maybe light up the fire in the bowl later, too. Crossing fingers.
Wow, what a garden! That bird feeder is something else.
 

deepop

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I'm asking for a Time Shift Exemption, as my photos were taken around 11:15 this morning, watching a parade of 200 tractors going to the county fair, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary (boasting that it's the oldest county fair in the U.S.)
It was a slow moving affair but it kept chugging along
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JillyG

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I'm asking for a Time Shift Exemption, as my photos were taken around 11:15 this morning, watching a parade of 200 tractors going to the county fair, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary (boasting that it's the oldest county fair in the U.S.)
It was a slow moving affair but it kept chugging along
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What a fabulous procession of tractors! Amazing.
 

RoseCat

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Time Stamp is coming soon to a time zone near you. Remember to turn on your alarm.
I prefer to set a weekly repeating alert in my calendar app. 15 minutes ahead of 2 and another right at 2.
This rooster is just warming up to crow at 2pm. Let me know if you hear it.
This is fantastic!!! I think my favorite of any you've ever made. :inlove:
 

RoseCat

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This is where I was going to get a picture, but I was late, so this rather nice metal sign will have to do-on the info it says taken at 14.52,but it was taken at 2.00,then resizes in Big Photo to comply with upload reqs.I,ve just read the rules(!),and realise that a resize may be considered an edit and hence out of time(sic)-there was nothing else done to the picture from native cam-if it's too late I'll just sulk till next week.
Looking at the map, that looks like a great place to walk/bike! And the metal sign looks like it's quite beautifully detailed.
 

RoseCat

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At 2pm I'd just arrived home with my alarm going off. I'd been to the supermarket and had left an apple and cinnamon cake cooling.

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Two slices out of it. :D

I'd also sewn a little bowl using water soluble membrane, some fabric scraps and my sewing machine - it had been drying in the airing cupboard. I will Modge Podge it to stiffen it.
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Our dinner this evening, plus a glass of wine.

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<looks at wristwatch> Ok, I'll be over for dinner in just a few, okay? :drool:

OMG that all looks so delicious. And your beautiful nest bowl is so creative! I just love it. :inlove:

I think this is maybe only the second time I've not participated in TS... :( Still at home and was not inspired by anything in my wee apartment - I think I've already photographed pretty much all there is to show. LOL
 

RoseCat

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Since last night I'm staying with my friends in Bad Marienberg in the Western Forest. Today we will have a BBQ in the evening with even more friends coming up. At 2.00 we started to prepare for later, but I took a break for some minutes to my shots. [emoji4]
My friends have an adorable new family member since two weeks: two month old Neo

View attachment 98601

On the shelf outside is the cactus collection or better family my friend started with three tiny shrunk and dry cactuses back in 2003, here you see half her collection, the other four shelves are underneath and approx the same amount had already been given away.

View attachment 98603

The "fly in Diner" bird feeder in the garden.

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The fire bowl we are hoping to use when the sun is down and hopefully having marshmallows on a stick along with some serious drinks. [emoji51]

View attachment 98605

But 2.18 heavily rain started to come down. That is the temporary "roof" over the barbecue in the picture. So we will definitely have or different meat and veggie stuff.

View attachment 98606

It's now 6.29 pm, just had time for the post and now we are getting ready to eat our goods. [emoji1] the rain stopped since an hour so we maybe light up the fire in the bowl later, too. Crossing fingers.
Ooooo...sounds like a really fun day, and the perfect yard for a BBQ, despite the rain, but glad it stopped. That bird feeder sign is hilarious. And Neo is just way too cute. :D
 

RoseCat

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I'm asking for a Time Shift Exemption, as my photos were taken around 11:15 this morning, watching a parade of 200 tractors going to the county fair, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary (boasting that it's the oldest county fair in the U.S.)
It was a slow moving affair but it kept chugging along
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HAHA!!! What a sight that must have been!! Just love it... and your fab tractor pics. :D :thumbs:
 

FundyBrian

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This is where I was going to get a picture, but I was late, so this rather nice metal sign will have to do-on the info it says taken at 14.52,but it was taken at 2.00,then resizes in Big Photo to comply with upload reqs.I,ve just read the rules(!),and realise that a resize may be considered an edit and hence out of time(sic)-there was nothing else done to the picture from native cam-if it's too late I'll just sulk till next week.
Pretty nice sign.
Don't worry about resizing in order to post. That won't count as an edit. Incidentally, when you post via the Mobi app it automatically resizes smaller so you don't have to do the resizing step manually.
 
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