how to post 1 picture an hour for 24 hours

he's just so into her

he’s just so into her


© 2015 Dave Weinberg

At about 2 minutes till midnight on Friday, March 20, I decided to opt-in to the 24 Hour Project – a documentary street photography project that challenged shooters to post one picture of their city on Instagram each hour for 24 hours beginning at 12 midnight, March 21, Eastern Standard Time.

12:11am

12:11am

Now, Freeport, Maine is more of a town than a city and while I hadn’t a clue whether I’d actually complete the challenge, I figured that if I could get through the first 5 or 6 posts in between short naps, I might have a shot (no pun intended) at it. I posted the first image at 11 minutes into Saturday, March 21; the last at 11:09pm.
11:09pm

11:09pm

In between, an interesting, if not surreal day, viewing my locale in different ways and at times that I would not ordinarily be passing through.

While presented as a project centered around street photography, the web site highlighted the ‘human condition’ as the theme for 2015, noting that “…as human beings we all go through positive and negative aspects of existence. Think of the universal emotions of humor, love, sadness, joy, fulfillment, pain, loneliness…” with an invitation to capture these emotions in one’s photos.

I chose to shoot everything using the Hipstamatic app with a different Shake to Randomize, film, lens, flash combo, for each image. And as always, given the ‘sketch’ nature of this web site – I gave myself the freedom to play around the edges of ‘street’, the sub-theme and the need for speed naps!

In total, I shot 566 images in 24 hours. The final selects can be seen here.

how to spread a little hope around

with feathers

with feathers


© 2015 Kristina Růčková‎


cellphoneSketchpad stumbled onto the very talented work of Kristina Růčková‎, last night. We asked Kristina if the above image was a composite/double exposure or if she had truly startled a seagull. We loved the motion in the image – both on the diagonal – the apparent speed of take off, but also the blurred zoom effect giving it extra dimension. Kristina used MasterFX to create the image, offering that she doesn’t think when she creates – that everything is a happy accident.

Check out more of Kristina’s work on Instagram.
Her response captures the spirit of this blog, ntm, the spirit of Emily…

Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

– Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886

how to not forget the capers

2 chicken breasts, 1 medium onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives, 2 cans diced tomatos, 1 small can tomato sauce, pinch of salt, dried oregano, basil, baby spinach... capers! Serve over penne. Sprinkle with feta..

2 chicken breasts, 1 medium onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives, 2 cans diced tomatos, 1 small can tomato sauce, pinch of salt, dried oregano, basil, baby spinach… capers! Serve over penne. Sprinkle with feta. Enjoy!

pairs well with a negroni (equal parts gin, compari, sweet vermouth. garnish with orange peel)

pairs well with a negroni (equal parts gin, compari, sweet vermouth. garnish with orange peel)


© 2015 Dave Weinberg