Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The 4am project - round 2

Last April 4th I woke up a few minutes before 4am and took this picture:

You might be wondering why I woke up at that hour. Why would I get up at 4am just to take a picture? It wasn't necessarily for the shot, it was to take part in a 'round the world event called the 4am project.

You can read more about my experience last year at this older post: It's 4am, do you know where your camera is? As I mentioned last year this project was started by Karen Strunks to "gather a collection of photos from around the world at the magical time of 4am."

My first photo for the 4am project was a setup shot taken out of my window at a nearby streetlight. This year my goal is to scout out a spot ahead of time and head out away from my house to capture the image. It's not gonna be easy. 4am is a tough our to get up at.

Anyway, I have a month and a half to figure out what I'll capture, so if you have any ideas leave them in the comments. Until then, let the countdown begin:


Judi FitzPatrick said...

Sounds like a fun thing to do. I don't have any ideas,but if I think of something I'll be back.

tkr said...

Very cool idea. Looking forward to seeing what you shoot.

PS: Why don't you just stay up UNTIL 4 a.m., instead of getting up at 4 a.m.... wait, that's obviously coming from a person without kiddos! :)

A. Parker said...

How about outside a bakery...

May sound weird but alot of bakers get to the kitchen at this hour and congregate around back doors smoking and whatnot.

Matt Allen Photography said...

the bakery idea is great! hmm.... and it could lead to free donuts.


Craig said...

Love this shot! You transformed an everyday streetlight into something with mystery. Wonderful work!