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15:00 U.T.C./G.M.T.? What Does That Mean?

Legislative Hall

Legislative Hall, Dover, Delaware

Where were you today, Sunday, May 2 at 15:00 U.T.C./G.M.T.?  For those who don’t have the iPhone app CityTime – World Time ($0.99), 15:00 U.T.C./G.M.T. was 11:00 A.M. on the East coast or 8:00 A.M. on the West coast.  U.T.C. stands for Coordinated Universal Time and G.M.T. is Greenwich Mean Time; both are the same.  Then there is Zulu time which the military uses; I won’t get into that because you probably are confused enough.  Please don’t ask me why Coordinated Universal Time is abbreviated U.T.C. because I don’t have a logical answer.  I’m just a photographer.

Anyway, today at 15:00 U.T.C./G.M.T., photographers around the world were asked to take a photo or photos at that exact hour or close to it as part of the “A Moment in Time” project by the New York Times.  I took my photo at 11:00, downloaded the images, selected my one submission, did a little Photoshop magic, and uploaded my photo to the New York Times.  All photos submitted for this project should be viewable soon.

The photo I submitted is of Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware.  Dover is the capital of Delaware; most people would think Wilmington is because it is the biggest city here in the First State.  Getting back to the photo, I submitted it in the Community category.  There were numerous categories for this project but this category required the least amount of pre-planning and a little luck from the weather.  I decided to convert the photo to black & white for two reasons, one being I wanted the white clouds and white top of the building to stand out against the sky.  Second, I could bring out the detail in the statues more than in the original color version.

It was fun participating in this global project today and I’m looking forward to taking some great photos at the New York Pro show on May 8th.  See you there!

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