12 hours, 12 pictures, 28 kilometers

The 25th of August I participated in Oslo Photo Marathon. 140 people started the marathon at 11 am this beautiful Saturday in Oslo. 130 made it to the finish line. During the day the participants would receive 12 assignments in a given order, three assignments at a time. The participants would pass check points at a given time where they would receive the next three assignments. At the end of the day, the final delivery would have to be handed in by 11 pm. And by this time the participants would have to delete all the pictures they weren’t handing in, so all they would have left on the memory card was 12 pictures. The pictures had to be delivered in the same order as the assignments were given, and the pictures were not to be altered after they were taken.

So, I put on my good shoes and headed to the starting point full of anticipation and excitement.

The assignments were soft, green, near, light, border, portrait of a stranger, red, round, triangle, tight, wet, darkness.

I walked 28 kilometers (17,5 miles) that day. I learned a lot. I have 12 pictures to show for it. Some I like, some I don’t. I wanted to finish, so I handed them in anyway. Taking the pictures in the given order was really challenging, not to mention choosing and deleting! At least I’ve got some ideas for next time, and I’m looking forward to next time round. What a great way to burn energy!

4 thoughts on “12 hours, 12 pictures, 28 kilometers

    • Jessica October 7, 2012 / 8:14 pm

      To amateur photographers started this in Oslo a couple of years ago. It’s been done before in many different countries. The profit goes toward running a photo class in a school in Columbia called Centro Educativo y de Protección. I loved the day, it was so much fun!

  1. hartmurmurings October 7, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    Very nice– scenes from the Life. Also good to put on one’s walking shoes. Might make for a good community-building event and/or fundraiser for a worthy cause. Contact Featherstone? Or somesuch?

    • Jessica October 7, 2012 / 8:17 pm

      I do enjoy wearing good shoes. The profit from this arrangement went toward running a photo class in a school in Columbia called Centro Educativo y de Protección according to the marathon’s web-pages.

      Thank you for commenting!

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