Wow, what a response!
Thanks to everyone who participated in my Moment In Time experiment. If you don't remember, it was where I asked my subscribers to take a photo around them at 10:30am, Saturday 19th June. In the end, there were over 600 gorgeous photos uploaded and they really show the diversity of our world.
And The Winner Is
As part of this experiment, I promised to give away a camera to a randomly selected photo from those uploaded with an email address. That winner is Michael Greer from Boonville, Indiana. Michael's photo is a wonderful shot of a bee close to a lavender tree.
Michael said "Saturday, June 19th found me running late as usual, 10:15 and I'm still sitting behind the computer. I quickly grabbed the tripod, camera and shutter release and headed for the backyard, knowing there's always a photo to be found in ones backyard.
"The Lavender Bush was alive with bee activity, so using the watering bucket for a seat, I sat up the tripod, focused on what looked like a good flower and waited.
"I shot several images for the next 15 minutes or so, figured if I didn't have a keeper by then, well I tried. I was never able to get a head-on shot of a bee, hard to get a perfect pose from Wildlife.
His camera is a Canon 50D and the photo was taken with a shutter speed of 1/500, F6.3, ISO 200, Focal Length 99mm with a Canon 24-105 is USM lens. Congratulations Michael. Your camera will be sent to you soon.
You can see Michael's original uploaded photo, and while you are on the site, look at the different types of photos uploaded. Click on the 'more' link below the images to show another 24 random images from all those uploaded. Who knows, it may even give you some inspiration for YOUR next photo.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. I've had a number of email from subscribers asking me to repeat the experiment as they either didn't receive my email in time, or were busy that day. So I'll definitely do it again - maybe next season when the fall leaves are falling, or even winter. Stay tuned!