On Minute On Earth 2014

December 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

One Minute On Earth 2014

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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.

Mam Tor seemed a good location being very accessible with great views too!  The time of all the photos had to be 9pm GMT so 10pm BST for the UK. Sunset was around 9:45 so there was still going to be plenty of light available.  Its a short walk up to the summit from the car park but I got there nice and early to get a good spot.  Its a busy place during the day and especially in the morning for sunrise shots so I wasn't surprised to find a photographer in place.  Luckily he packed up in plenty of time for me to get into position and check my composition.

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

Tim

 

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