One Minute On Earth 2014
On the 21st of June 2014 (Summer Solstice) I took part in a special photographic event. The event was organised by http://www.kujaja.com/ which is a website that produces photo books that are sold to raise money for charities. Having been prompted (several time :-) ) by James Gramm during the run up to the night I had to come up with a location and hope for better weather!
The idea behind the project was for photographers all over the world to take a photo at exactly the same time. Capturing a moment in time across the world and to support the Vuka Ntomboyi Culture Home’s shelter for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Langa South Africa.
As the time approached I was alone on the hill, or I thought I was! I had the feeling I was being watched. I turned round and found I was being watched by several sheep that had moved up behind me. Panic over :-)
Just before 10pm I was joined by a party of friends who were spending the Solstice on the hill. After a quick chat I took the shot above, 5 bracketed exposures and combined in Photoshop later. Check out the photo book at http://photobooks.gallery/en/ or http://www.kujaja.com/en/photobooks/photos/one-minute-on-earth-2014 to see all the shots from around the world. Below are a few others from that evening.
All the Best