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Sunday, June 24, 2007

The 11th Hour Project

What Is It?
The first "11th Hour" project started a couple of years ago on the forums at morgueFile. It was the brainchild of David Wicks, a contributor to morgueFile, and still considered a moderator there.

His idea was to bring photographers together from all over the world through pictures. Pictures of our everyday lives, taken at different times during a one-day (24 hour time frame). Pictures taken at the "11th hour". Every photographer involved in the project was to submit images taken at the same time - 11:00 greenwich time was the original thought, which would end up being a different actual time for everyone around the world.

I believe it ended up being three times - I remember having to take my images at 7:00pm the first night, 7:00am and then 7:oopm to round out the 24 hour period.

As the project rolled along, Dave decided we could create a pictoral map of people's everyday lives around the world by publishing a book with these images, and then selling the book to raise funds for a children's charity.

In the end the project fell apart at the book stage - I'm not really sure what happened at that point.

Right now, a new 11th Hour project is being started on morgueFile, resurrected by Paul Andersen (known fondly on morgueFile as earl53) - an accomplished professional photographer, and prolific contributor to morgueFile.

Sooooo, why am I a writing about this on my tutorial blog? This is a "call to arms" for all photographers who would like to participate in the new project. At this point in time, how the images will be produced hasn't been decided upon, nor has the time frame. Paul is in the process of collecting volunteer photographers to participate.

If you are interested, register at morgueFile and introduce yourself in the 11th hour thread - leave your name and a place where you can be contacted, or just ask some questions before you decide.

It was a tremendous amount of fun the last time - I've signed up for the second round. Hopefully, we can still make use of any of the photos from the first round that still exist.

Posted image was from the first time period (a half hour window)
Sept. 24, 2004 @ 7:06pm, Nikon Coolpix 3200
f3.9, ISO 50, Focal length 11.5mm, no flash
Taken on the shore of Bass Lake, Orillia

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