Sunday, May 02, 2010

A Moment in May

Here's news of a terrific global community event that's open to anyone with a digital camera; the countdown is on but the 'click minute' is still a few hours away. Details re; image file sizes and upload instructions can be found on the New York Times site.

"... Journalists are often at their worst when trying to predict the future. But it seems safe to say that many hundreds — if not thousands — of shutters will be released simultaneously on Sunday, May 2, as photographers around the world help Lens create “A Moment in Time”; one single moment in the life of the planet.

That moment will be 15:00 hours in Coordinated Universal Time or U.T.C., the contemporary equivalent of Greenwich Mean Time. In the United States, under daylight time, this would be 11 a.m. on the East Coast, 10 a.m. in the Midwest, 9 a.m. in the West and 8 a.m. on the West Coast. For local times around the world, you can consult this converter from"

Northern Hemisphere participants will have it easier than those of us in the Pacific. 3.00AM on Monday 3 May is the time we have to be up in order to push our shutter buttons in synch with the rest of the world!

My alarm is set. Proof of this particular pudding will be a photograph posted here a few hours from now. Anyone else keen to join in?


  1. Claire- I just read this before midnight Sunday ... how exciting! I'm going to give it a go ...

  2. Thanks for reminding me of this. I got my image. :)

  3. Hi Kay - did you stay up/get up? I'd had this bookmarked in Safari for weeks but had forgotten about it till just before bedtime last night! Glad you spotted it - will you post your pic? L, C x

  4. Hi Beloved Snail - great that you took part, too! I'm heading over to your blog now to see your N. Hemisphere, daytime pic!