Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's 4am, do you know where your camera is?

So what if I told you I got up at 4am Saturday morning along with hundreds (maybe even thousands) of other photographers from around the word and took a picture?

Well I did, even though I've been feeling like garbage from a cold. I didn't venture far - luckily I had a shot in mind - so I setup the night before and went to bed with my alarm set for 3:45am. I popped up, checked the shot, fired a few frames off and then returned to bed. Luckily the fog I had seen earlier was still around so the shot I had in my mind turned out the bet the shot I grabbed.

The 4am Project is the brainchild of Karen Strunks and you can read more about the project here: www.4amproject.org.

Next time there's a similar early AM project I'll hopefully be without a cold so I can go to a more interesting location than my front yard.

7 comments:

joannaphotography said...

Hope you'll feel better soon!
Your photo is really nice- I like the soft "stream" effect made by light in this thick fog.
:)

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

really great shot matt! it was worth getting up at 4am, right? :P
hope you are feeling better! :)
-michelle

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Awesome shot! I really love the soft simplicity of the light in the fog. Get well soon!

Jennifer Aitchison said...

Cool shot!
I would have to pre plan that one even without a cold. LOL
Hope you feel better soon.

Hey Harriet said...

That's a super shot! What a cool idea for a project. Well, except for the getting up at 4am part ;)

Sure hope you feel better soon!

Mia said...

Hope you're feeling better Matt. I had a cold myself last night. It's a lovely shot =) wish I could wake up as early as you did to take a picture

Snapshutter said...

Isn't great when you get exactly the photo you'd hoped for? I frequently go back to the same setting multiple times do get a photo to my liking.