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25 Dec, 2010

Christmas Day 2010 – one hour at a time (Hourly photo results!)

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

… as referred to in yesterday’s post. :)

This page will be updated in fits and spurts as the day goes on and all updates will be posted below (most recent at the bottom), although the Flickr set will always be updated first. You can click to enlarge too.



7:00 a.m. – First official shot of the day!

7:00 a.m. - Coffee first!

8:00 a.m. – Survey says

8:00 a.m - surveying the scene

9:00 a.m. – getting dressed for the day, and a new necklace! It’s foxy!

9:00 a.m.  - getting dressed for the day

10:00 a.m. – Operation Christmas Phase Two

10:00 a.m. - Operation Christmas Phase Two

11:00 a.m. – Unwrapping is done. I’m up and admiring the table and the centrepiece:

11:00 a.m. - admiring the centrepiece

12:00 noon – it’s not Christmas without a rubber chicken:

12:00 noon - playing around with the rubber chicken

1:00 p.m. – tea time! I’m still waiting to get over my cold. Boo.

1:00 p.m. -tea time

2:00 p.m. – Let the gaming begin! This is Donkey Kong.

2:00 p.m - let the gaming begin

3:00 p.m. – a much-needed catnap:

3:00 p.m - nap time

4:00 p.m. – time to snap into action and start chopping somethin’:

4:00 p.m. - making cabbage

5:00 p.m. – just about to sit down for dinner:

5:00 p.m. - ready for dinner!

6:00 p.m. – playing Doodlejump on the iPad

6:00 p.m. - Playtime

That’s it! I got my twelve photos, every hour, on the hour. After that last shot we settled down to watch a movie, and frankly, that doesn’t make for great photos. Otherwise I would have kept going. :)

I’m going to spend the next while looking at your contributions to this challenge. They were great. I was following along on Twitter when/if I was able. It was a lovely peek inside your lives. Thank you so much for sharing!

15 Responses to "Christmas Day 2010 – one hour at a time (Hourly photo results!)"

1 | Sara Horton

December 26th, 2010 at 9:31 am


Here’s my result for your Christmas Day challenge — thanks. It was fun to try to take a photo every hour.


2 | Christmas 2010 - action packed and photo-heavy, to say the least >> a peek inside the fishbowl

December 26th, 2010 at 1:06 pm


[…] I took a photo every hour on Christmas Day. You can see the results of that here. […]

3 | FireMom

December 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm


Mmm, naps. I love whatever you wearing for Christmas as well! Lovely ruffles and foxy necklace!

4 | Day 303 – 12 Hours of Christmas « A Year of Joy

December 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm


[…] by this fun photo project, I documented my Christmas day with 12 photos taken every hour from approx 7:30am to 7:30pm.  I […]

5 | Jen Hughes

December 27th, 2010 at 12:54 am


I’d love to know where you got that super-cute alarm clock!

6 | Lara

December 27th, 2010 at 8:18 am


So glad you did this again this year. I love your photos and I SO need to get a photo app on my iphone (she says for the 50th time!)
My photos are all up here now! http://www.glidingthroughmotherhood.com/?p=828

7 | My Christmas 12 | Life in the hutch

December 27th, 2010 at 1:13 pm


[…] Christmas 12 Posted on December 27, 2010 by lilbunnyrabbitz Andrea over at a peak inside the fishbowl hosted an hourly photo challenge on Christmas day, and I played along.  Our day was crazy hectic, […]

8 | Hello again! Merry Christmas! | Unshuttered

December 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm


[…] day challenge that fit the bill: a photo each hour on the hour of Christmas day. Go and check out her results. They make a great Christmas […]

9 | Ryan

December 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm


Well, I finally got it up. I didn’t post on the challenge, as I wasn’t sure I’d be up to it, but here it is. Thanks!


10 | Lynn

December 30th, 2010 at 9:04 pm


I’m with Jen – I adore your button clock. Where is it from?

11 | andrea

December 31st, 2010 at 10:40 am


The clock is from Pottery Barn kids in T.O. :)

12 | Johnny Waite

January 2nd, 2011 at 5:34 pm


After much avoiding technology, I successfully uploaded my Christmas day. Here it is:

13 | Mary @ Parenthood

January 4th, 2011 at 4:51 pm


Finally got around to posting my version (ok, so not all photos were taken exactly on the dot…)

Loved doing it though. Forced me to have more even coverage throughout the day and I ended up with some favourite shots that I would have otherwise missed.


14 | 2010 Christmas Hourly Photo Challenge « Namaste Mommy

January 5th, 2011 at 5:43 am


[…] Peek Inside the Fishbowl held another Christmas hourly photo challenge this year.  Check out hers here! The challenge- to take a photo an hour for at least 12 […]

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