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    NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Just saw this on the NYT web site:

    http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/readers-9/

    They want photos from around the world all taken exactly at 15:00 UTC on 2 May. You've got 5 days to get them the file, so this would be a challenge for LF shooters, but not insurmountable. That's 8AM on a Sunday for California, so this appears to be more appropriate for more eastern time zones.

    I didn't see any link to their copyright policy, hopefully it's not too onerous.
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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Sounds like fun. For me, that will fall at 23 minutes after sunrise with a large moon on the opposite horizon.

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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Sounds like fun! I'm thinking 4x5 pinhole...

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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    They will probably reject our photos because we don't have EXIF information with the date and time the photo was taken.

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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Quote Originally Posted by domaz View Post
    They will probably reject our photos because we don't have EXIF information with the date and time the photo was taken.
    I know the secret formula for EXIF collodion.

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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Quote Originally Posted by domaz View Post
    They will probably reject our photos because we don't have EXIF information with the date and time the photo was taken.
    Just use EXIFtools to modify the date/time in the scans. I do this to make it reflect the shot time rather then the scan time. You can also add shutter speed and aperture, lens length, etc if you really want.

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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    Did anyone do this? I had work on Saturday at 5am, so I was disinclined to be up and shooting on Sunday at 8.
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    Re: NY Times "A Moment in May"

    The religious institution to which I belong (but rarely attend) was having a picnic for the final day of Sunday school to commence at exactly the appointed hour. Since they are also threatening to dramatically rebuild on the same location, I have also been thinking that I should photograph the existing building before the demolition & construction begins. I showed up more than half an hour early, scouted out the location and planned my shot for 15:00 UTC. Ten minutes before the hour I set up the camera, focused and confirmed my metering. Unfortunately nobody else showed up, but I took the shot anyway. It turned out that I had missed the detail that the picnic was at an out-of-town park. Without the people trooping in it is not much of a shot so I am unlikely to go through the submission process, (not owning a scanner) but I did hang around and make a total of 4 exposures and had a great time; until a mist began to drift down and I decided to call it quits and returned to my purely functional daily existence.

    I have been meaning to do something like that every Sunday.

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