Finally, I got the opportunity today to accept Mr C’s Nine in Forty Five challenge. What is that? Put simply, nine photograph in forty five minutes following the following rules, taken directly from Mr C’s “forty Five” blog:
RULES OF FORTY FIVE
- Select a starting point for your walk but do not take a photograph.
- Walk for 5 minutes and take your first photograph from where you stand.
- Repeat and stop every 5 minutes for the duration of 45 minutes to complete a set of 9 images.
- Take only one photograph at each location and none in between.
- Spend no more than one minute selecting, composing and shooting the image then move on to the next.
- The first image at each location will be the one you keep.
- Do not delete or retake any images.
- Images can be taken in colour or black &white.
- Photographs should essentially be straight from camera. Any post processing should be minimal – levelling, tweaking and minor cropping are permitted.
- Photographs should not be heavily processed or put through filter styles.
- Selfies are not eligible for inclusion on Forty Five.
I’m not going to reflect upon the challenge in this post, I will do that later with the benefit of a few days distance from the challenge, but what I will say is that whilst there are several images her that I would not otherwise have taken I do wish I’d walked a route I’m not quite so familiar with for this first 9-in-45. In the meantime here are all nine images, click on any image for the full-sized versions:
My first attempt at the 9/45 Challenge started at 9.37am on Thursday 5th September, walking from Calderdale Royal Infirmary in Halifax to Elland Bridge, finishing 0n the bridge at 10.32.