A Moment In Time May 2nd 2010

The Lens blog of The New York Times invited all photographers, of all levels of skill, to submit a photo taken at 15:00 UTC, which translated into 10 AM C.S.T. for me.

May Day Lingerers Chicago

May 2nd. Activists lingering at the Haymarket Riot Memorial Statue, with guitars and so forth.


Uploaded to the New York Times “A Moment in Time” global mosaic.

Where will you be on Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 hours (U.T.C.)?

Wherever you are, we hope you’ll have a camera — or a camera phone — in hand. And we hope you’ll be taking a picture to send to Lens that will capture this singular instant in whatever way you think would add to a marvelous global mosaic; a Web-built image of one moment in time across the world.

We extend the invitation to everyone, everywhere. Amateurs. Students. Pros. People who’ve been photographing for a lifetime or who just started yesterday.

What matters more than technique is the thought behind the picture, because you’ll only be sending us one. So please do think beforehand about where you will want to be and what you will want to focus on. Here are the general topics:

Nature and the Environment
Arts and Entertainment
Money and the Economy
Social Issues

[Click to continue reading A Timely Global Mosaic, Created by All of Us – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com]

I was reading my Sunday papers (including, coincidentally, The New York Times), drinking my first coffee of the day, and almost forgot about the project. However, I remembered in time to put on a clean shirt and strap on my camera for a brief walk up and down my street. I took about a dozen photos, a few of which I’ve uploaded to Flickr. The photo above, of the Haymarket Riot Memorial Statue is the one I submitted, even though I’m not that happy with it, truth be told.

Here are a few others I took this morning. Click a photo to enlarge it…

Everlasting Broken Windows
Everlasting broken windows

Sunday Morning Parking Lot
Sunday morning Parking Lot

Contrained Urban Living
Constrained Urban Living – Polapan Blue

Roofs May Second 2010

Green Roof-esque
Green Roof-esque

Chicago Ice Age
Chicago Ice Age

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