Good morning/evening, everyone!!!
1. On behalf of the organizing team and myself, a heartfelt THANK YOU to all for taking part in One Minute on Earth 2014! We are overwhelmed with joy and honored to have had you joined, with a commitment and response that has already surpassed last year's effort.
2. You and us are experiencing the awe of having participated and we are starting to discover how the world looked in the One Minute through each one of the participant's experience and through their cameras as images have begun to be posted.
3. We are all human and we have seen this again on the postings we have read so far. Despite the reminders, some people forgot to update the clocks on their cameras before going out to take their photos. If this happened to you, as the philosophy and the experience is that of all the participants having shot on the same One Minute, we would like you to submit and post your photographs and mention in the narrative why the discrepancy. The narrative should say more than that, though! We will take your word! This is about the experience. At least for this year, we are not going for a Guinness World record, although we probably can claim it with all the photos taken within the minute.
4. Looks like a couple of people just posted photos they had on their archives, not a photo around the One Minute. We will kindly request those photos be removed from the postings.
5. Last year (as well this year) we had discussions among the organizers on whether to enforce an strict one minute for the photographs or to allow a wider window of photographs that would be eligible for the project. If you think about it, even though time synchronization is much better in the internet era, it is by no means perfect. Even after having had our camera clocks adjusted before or on the say of the shooting, you would probably find a few seconds to minute errors in photos that were taken on the same second in different areas if we were to scrutinize obsessively. In addition, if you lost sleep and got up before 3 or 5 AM for the One Minute on Earth 2014 project, or left work early, or risked being attacked by a band of drunkards, heck we want to see your best shot even if it ended up falling a couple of minutes before or after the One Minute!!!
6. Given this, I would like to suggest the following for all.
a. Post your best shot within the One Minute (21:00 to 21:01) according to your camera's clock, especially if you adjusted the time before going out to shoot.
b. If you think you got a much better shot, but that ended up being outside the One Minute according to your camera's clock (few minutes before or after), PLEASE post it too (a second image).
c. If you goofed and did not adjust the camera's clock before going to take your photos, but shot on the One Minute, please post your best shot and mention the discrepancy in your narrative.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!