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Time Stamp AWARDS! TS82 2pm Saturday June-3

Discussion in 'Challenges' started by FundyBrian, 1 June 2017.

  1. FundyBrian

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    Saturday, 2pm, TimeStamp is hereby declared an acronym-free zone.

    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.

    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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    I'm in!

    Did you notice "Time Stamp is hereby declared an acronym-free zone" in the intro?
     
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    LMAO!!! I love it. :lol: :sneaky: (Oops.... I just used an acronym!! :eek: )
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    II!! Oops, I used the acronym for I'm in! Seriously, I don't even know what most of them mean.
     
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    I am in :lol:
     
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    Some acronyms we use so much we forget the actual meaning. See you at 2 post meridiem. This one is actually Latin, but perhaps "past midday" would do. Or avoid it all together and say 14:00 hours. I wonder why we never switched to metric time.
     
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    I mostly wrote 14 h and then have to correct it to 2pm. Is so easy, but grew up with the 24hrs mode.
    I'm in and will probably at home. It's only another half an hour. Dyed my shorts and some T-shirts, they were just dry and I got them in. Now I'll make myself ready to go out. Need the mall for some food. It's a long weekend here, means Sunday and Monday are holidays = Pfingsten (Pentecost/Whitsun), so shops will be open again on Tuesday.
    Think I'll stay till 2pm and give you an update on my tomatoes.
    The weather is good at moment, but no blue sky or sunshine. Just dry and warm. Rain will come. Oh, if I continue to write it will be Time Stamp time and I can post right here.
    So I'll loose some more words about Pentecost Tuesday in Frankfurt. It was a very special day, no it still is and has a special Name here: "Wäldchestag" (Day of the Wäldchen). Since the late 1700's the citizens of Frankfurt were allowed on this day to collect wood for the winter in the Wäldches, which is the Frankfurt City Forest, but means tenderly in Frankfurtian language (Hessian) little forest. It is said, that richer people came with their servants and food and drink to collect the wood. The first poems and stories about swarms of Frankfurters gathering together for food and drink were written from 1802 on.

    Later, in the 1960's, where my memories are from, it turned to a fair, where huts with food, drinks, raffle ticket booths and carousels were there. Meanwhile from Pentecost Saturday on.

    Now the alarm went off. Gotta take the pictures and it just started to rain.
    Piccies taken. Aww, now I even have to go inside it seems it rains horizontally.

    Back to the story: But the best on Pentecost Tuesday was, that almost everything was closed down at noon, the schools, kindergarten, shops, offices, everything but gas stations and hospitals, so parents and their children could go out to the little forest and celebrate it. Often it rained and we went through muddy paths, but we were together out on a weekday. Half of Frankfurt must have been there. Maybe more.
    But in the 90's they said they can't afford it any longer and the half holiday was crossed out. That was sad, really. But the fair is still on. From Saturday to Tuesday. If you want to go on Tuesday, you'll have to take half a day or a day off.
    Think I should go this year for the old memories. But not now, it rains enough to change my plans and only go to Aldi for the necessarys.

    But first the Hipsta pictures, let's see if there are some nice ones.
    Oh yes:
    Do you remember: The Zebra sniffing at the tomatoes? Meanwhile it's hardly visible!

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    The little Buddha watching over the strawberries? Now the strawberries watching over him!

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    The lavender that just started with a rim of purple on its (two) buds? It's really blooming now!

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    And the first tomato buds are coming, too!

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    14.25 h: And this is the end of real Time Stamp report.
     
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    Sorry, me again. Outside the TS-window. Just watered the plants, the first time in daylight since last week. And one tomato already has blossoms! Shyly turned to its back so I couldn't see them before.

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    Great story, Gouvy. Seems very much like stream-of-consciousness writing.
    You plants are certainly coming along nicely.
     
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    What a really lovely update! Enjoyed reading the history immensely. And you have such a wonderful viewpoint and way of saying things ... 'Shyly turned its back...' So expressive!
     
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    At home at 2pm today, catching up on the washing as it's such a perfect day for drying washing - warm and windy. I decided to try out the new Hipsta Denali pak on my Time Stamp photos.

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    A double exposure of my wooden raised beds and my tractor tyre, which now has sugarsnap pea plants in it.

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    A daisy with ants, farming the blackfly.

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    A poppy.

    And, one for GroovyGouvy Gouvy.
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    A flowering bush made purple with some tweaks in Tint and Temperature.

    OriginalPhoto-518187706.266678.jpg Here's a photo of my tractor tyre planted with peas.
     
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    Well, I am at home too. We only have one car at the moment and the DH is not yet back from golf. It's a glorious day and I have just eaten my salad on the patio. Sigh... Did miss this so much but on the flip side I also miss the proximity of everything in HK. I did walk into town this morning through the forest and along the towpath (which I love but only do when I know lots of people are about) to catch up on the internet and to save what precious SIM data I have. I STILL don't have broadband and it will now only be arriving on the 13th June. Groan. It will be a whole month - it has been painful.

    Anyhow, the garden might still be a little wild but just glorious so here are my pics all edited in Snapseed.

    The chives which have now gone to flower!
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    A rather unusual looking insect
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    You just beat me! Isn't it just such a lovely day and wonderful to be out in the garden. Love the daisy with this pak.
     
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    Yes, it's my favourite sort of day. Whites seem to stay white with this pak, but everything else has a rosy tone. I'd like to see what others do with it.
     
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    It's a bit shocking seeing your lovely green garden turned brown like winter but the pictures are dramatically different.
    I think the insects on the daisy stem being attended to by ants are aphids. They suck plant juices and exude a sweet honeydew that the ants harvest.
     
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    It seems this time we have a garden thread. lovely to see all those plant in your gardens.
    Thanks JillyG for the my flowers. the tractor tyre looks so great now. So cool we saw its improvement.
    ImageArt Ann, the chives look so lovely, too! Is it true you can or shan't eat them when they have bloomed?
    I'm not always sure when I use my kinda decorative words creations that it's alright, but I'm happy for every phrase that can surprise or touch English mother-tongue speaker.
    FundyBrian: yes there are aphids, but until I've posted the b/w "massacre" I always thought ants only farming the green ones, but Jilly knew better, they don't care for the colour.
    Meanwhile I found the real massacre on the daisies (do you call everything daisy if it looks like an egg just nicer rims? Here the big ones are called "Magerite", … wait have to ask the dictionary … yes, it seems you do! There is only a French daisy which implements it is a bigger one than the "Gänseblümchen" (little flowers go geese = daisies). Funny, how do you know if it's the big or small ones you talk about?
    Sorry, got distracted again: here is the real massacre picture:

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    When the lady birds or in this case their larvaes are out to get their share.
    (No Hipsta, just manual cam and cut in cam roll)
     
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    I am trying out a new app: CameraB. It sounded interesting to I sprung for the $3.99 +tax= $4.59. A bit too much methinks.
    The camera portion of this app is fairly plain. It is the lens and films selections that make it interesting. Each lens and film is well described as to its effect on images so you don't have to stumble about wondering what is going to happen.
    Unfortunately, a great many blackflies required I wear my bug net over my head to avoid going mad.
    All photos with close up lens.
    My first photo features the Summicron-M lens and Fuji RVP Velvia film, one I am fairly familiar with.
    In case anyone thinks RVP is an acronym it is actually a film type code.
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    Also, I inadvertently selected 3:2 format.
    Just for comparison here is the same subject except with a film identified as National Geographic colour style.
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    Next here's some Purple Avens starting to bloom. The one open bloom is about as open as they get.
    Still the same National Geographic film.
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    Lastly, a Sensitive Fern frond just opening. It will lose the red later.
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    It gets the name Sensitive because it is the very first fern to brown with the first hint of frost.
    Another interesting aspect to the app, not explored yet, is the ability to edit or create your own film types based on a 10 band colour HSL adjustment sliders.
    There are a few example "films" included to demonstrate these adjustments.
    Photos unedited.
     
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    Today started out gray and rainy and I thought it was going to be another Timestamp day trying to find something inside my apartment. But then the rain stopped and the grey clouds parted and were replaced with masses of white cottony clouds, the sun came out, and I'm on the trail near my place. Life is good. :)

    I love the shape of this leaf!

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    All made with iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode; applied Structure in Snapseed.
     
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    Lovely, lovely! Ah, have so missed having so much nature around!

    Black flies :eek:? What are they? The only problem for me in NZ we're all the sand flies and boy did they bite and the bites itch for days!
     
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    Can so image the scene because it's like the wood behind my house. Even though I can't see the whole vista, I can just feel the tranquility!
     
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    Beautiful! So Spring arrived in Canada as well. That is great. And the app seems to be good, but nothing really new? Though pretty sharp. Are them forget-me-nots on the first two?
    After the short rain today it was sooo sticky here. Went late to Aldi, now back in and yohoo, it's raining again. Better air now.
     
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    A quick climate comparison. You no doubt remember deepop-David's lovely rhododendrons in bloom last week? Here is what our rhododendrons look like today.
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    Yes, Forget-me-nots. They grow wild here. I've never planted any but they are all over the place.
    Likewise the Purple Avens is a wildflower.
    Too soon to give a final verdict on the CameraB app. I'm interested in exploring the HSL editors for film types.
    On the negative side, the on-screen text is too hard to see in daylight.
    The shutter button is movable to left and right a bit. Not sure why.
     
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