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05 Oct, 2010

Commemorating 10-10-10 … in 10 photos

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Challenge me, challenge you|Photography

Last year around this time I hosted an hourly photo challenge. I want to do it again, this time to commemorate the lucky-sounding 10-10-10. Who’s in?

Here’s the nitty gritty:

The date: Sunday October 10, 2010
The deal: Take one photo every hour, on the hour, for ten hours. The goal is to get ten photos.

I’m going to start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.

Use whatever camera or mobile device you prefer. Post them to your blog and/or your photosharing site as you are able. Just make sure you let us know where you’re posting them so we can all have a look. Tag them “10photos” so they’re easy to find. Twitter along with the #10photos too. (ETA: follow the twitter feed here.)

Would you like to make it extra challenging for yourself? DON’T DO RETAKES. (!) This is not mandatory but I thought I’d throw it out there in case you’re the kind of person who likes a challenge. :)

Here’s a tip if you have a mobile phone or alarm clock on your watch. Set it for one minute before the hour i.e. at 7:59, 8:59 etc. That will give you a solid minute to get your camera ready and snap The Thing You Happened To Be Looking At.

Please consider playing along! It’s really interesting to see what other people are seeing at the same time you are. (Um, that is, provided we’re in the same time zone, if not, that’s okay too.)

It’s not a problem if you aren’t can’t upload as you go. Upload in batches when you have the chance. ETA: Or even the next day. If you’re blogging your photo uploads I will later update the link below to your 10photos blog post.

Who’s in? I’ll keep the list of participants and their respective Flickrs/blogs/Twitter accounts updated here for reference.


Participants included:

54 Responses to "Commemorating 10-10-10 … in 10 photos"

1 | mapsgirl

October 5th, 2010 at 8:20 am


Ooo… this could be fun! We’re at church that morning and then at a wedding later in the day. I’m not sure if I can strategically do this, but it’s worth a shot!

2 | Maranda

October 5th, 2010 at 8:30 am


Sounds fun! I will give it a try :0

@hotelqueen on twitter
marandacarvell on flickr

4 | Jenn

October 5th, 2010 at 11:46 am


Sounds fun! I’m in too!!

5 | Kaitlin

October 5th, 2010 at 12:32 pm


i am in! this sounds like a good way to capture my first time hosting Thanksgiving!

7 | Jenn

October 5th, 2010 at 12:46 pm


Oops forgot to put in my blog address!


Fun stuff!

8 | Lara

October 5th, 2010 at 12:53 pm


SO in. Did it on Christmas day last year with you and LOVED it! :)

9 | Loukia

October 5th, 2010 at 12:57 pm


I am up for this challenge! Great idea!

10 | Sara

October 5th, 2010 at 1:02 pm


Count me in too!

11 | Annie

October 5th, 2010 at 6:40 pm


I’ll give it a whirl! Will be a busy day!

12 | vicky weiss

October 5th, 2010 at 8:02 pm


I love this idea. Except I will be in Ottawa and most likely driving back to Toronto. Don’t think I can stop the car every hour!! Hope you do this again…love the idea.

13 | Ginger

October 5th, 2010 at 9:31 pm


So…I don’t see my comment so I am going to try again….

I was just thinking about last year and how I was wanting to do this again. So count me in!


thesmallmoments (twitter)


14 | Ginger

October 5th, 2010 at 9:46 pm


It isn’t posting my comments. So…short version. I am in! I can send you my flicker info later.

15 | Mel Gallant

October 6th, 2010 at 7:52 am


I too will give this a try. Should make for an interesting day!

16 | Chantal

October 6th, 2010 at 7:53 am


I think I will give it a try, although don’t be surprised if it is all photos of me cleaning my house :) I will post it on my blog/twitter since I don’t have a flickr account.

17 | Judy

October 6th, 2010 at 8:28 am


I am going to try again this year… last year I didn’t really make it. Sunday will be interesting… making a turkey, friends coming over with their kids…

18 | Annie @ PhD in Parenting

October 6th, 2010 at 8:32 am


Sounds like fun! I assume it is okay to start later in the day? I have great evening plans on Sunday and would love to include them in the set.

19 | Shan @ The Fairy Blogmother

October 6th, 2010 at 5:20 pm


I love these! I am in! Great idea!!

21 | Glen Gower

October 6th, 2010 at 8:53 pm


Hi Andrea. OttawaStart is in, and I’ll post photos on our blog at http://ottawastart.blogspot.com

At the very least this will give us some motivation to liven up a lazy Sunday!

22 | Melanie B

October 7th, 2010 at 8:40 am


I just saw this posted on Ottawastart blog and I am in.
Will be in Renfrew without mobile access so my photos won’t be up til later in the day.

Great idea!



23 | candis

October 7th, 2010 at 1:00 pm


De-lurking to say this is a great idea. I’m in too. :-)

24 | Amy @ Muddy Boots

October 7th, 2010 at 1:08 pm


Sounds great! And we might be hitting up a huge flea market here in Bogota on Sunday, then the huge Simon Bolivar park. I’m sure there’ll be a thing or two to photograph. ;)

@muddybootsblog on twitter
muddybootsphoto on flickr

25 | Urban Girl

October 7th, 2010 at 7:47 pm


Cool! I had only heard of 10-10-10 for 350.org.

Maybe there’ll be some cross over!

Can’t wait to see what people come up with!

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27 | Joanne

October 8th, 2010 at 4:20 pm


I am in! DH turns 36 that day – it will be fun to capture his special day. I will up load them to my blog.

28 | Rae

October 9th, 2010 at 7:52 am


I will! I did it last year and it was fun! We’re doing turkey that day, so it’ll add a dimension ;)

I’ll likely add them to flickr at the end of the day b/c I have no mobile photo cap. anymore ;)

Flickr: flickr.com/soire

29 | Mary @ Parenthood

October 9th, 2010 at 8:18 am


We’re going to do this too (although my photographing abilities are NOT in the same league as the rest of you!)

30 | Kimberly

October 9th, 2010 at 3:38 pm


I just figured out how to upload to Twitter from my iPhone. So count me in @McFishing

31 | Karen

October 9th, 2010 at 6:18 pm


Count me in, too! @KarenChronicles and I’ll post to Flickr, same username – KarenChronicles. Great idea – I can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures!

32 | Myke

October 10th, 2010 at 1:48 am


I’ve got a hell of a day ahead, but I think I’ll give it a shot too! (doesn’t hurt that I’m on assignment for 4 of those hours ;)

Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegeiger/
Twitter – http://twitter.com/mware

33 | Lima

October 10th, 2010 at 5:22 am


Mind if I join in? I’m not a brilliant photographer but every now and then I have a wow moment. Maybe I’ll get one of those today…


34 | liveotherwise

October 10th, 2010 at 5:24 am


Only found this yesterday, but I’m joining in, what a fabulous idea. I have 4 shots so far. Not brave enough to go without retakes though, not least as I can’t see the time on my camera when I’m shooting :)

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36 | Brenda (@ottawamom)

October 10th, 2010 at 8:06 am


Going to try and give this a shot. I am certainly not a photographer but sounds like fun.

37 | Josee DesRosiers

October 10th, 2010 at 8:12 am


Sounds like fun.
Let’s get started:)

38 | Eden Spodek

October 10th, 2010 at 8:18 am


I’m in. @EdenSpodek and EdenSpodek on flickr with a plan to post it on Bargainista.ca.

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44 | Jenn

October 10th, 2010 at 5:29 pm


Just posted my photos, thanks this was a great idea!!

45 | Mary @ Parenthood

October 10th, 2010 at 8:28 pm


Hi Andrea,

Since it was my first time doing this sort of thing, I thought I’d just use the same start and end times you suggested.

Imagine my surprise when I counted and realized I have eleven photos! Do you?

Otherwise, inquiring minds want to know how you managed to take photos from 8am to 6pm and still end up with only ten photos.

PS Should I remove my 6pm photo from the flickr set?

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47 | Neeroc

October 10th, 2010 at 8:59 pm


So in the spirit of bass-ackwardness, I’ve done the 10 in 10 on 10/10/10 and now I’m posting that I’ll join!

Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/neeroc/
and I’ll be adding them to the Flickr group too.

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51 | Dan Awesome

October 11th, 2010 at 11:07 am


Heya… after some strife with my web host, who chose to go offline for about eight hours as I was taking my photos… well, they’re up. Finally.


A day late, but better than not at all, it says here.

52 | Kaitlin

October 12th, 2010 at 8:47 am


Thought I would mention that I posted the photos to a Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carboniferous/sets/72157625148347612/with/5075250732/

I’ll be sharing some of them on the blog as well.

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