18
Jan

Liberia Contest

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Contest

I give up.  Jet lag doesn’t usually get the best of me, but here I am wide awake at 2:30 in the morning.  Actually being awake at 2:30 am isn’t that big of a deal for me, but the problem this time is I just woke up after sleeping for the past 8 hours.  I have a feeling getting back into a Pacific Time rhythm is going to be difficult.
I just realized, many of you probably have no idea what I am talking about.  I suppose if you haven’t been on my Twitter feed or Facebook Page you may be out of the loop.  Yesterday, I ended a 10 day trip to Liberia with 32 straight hours of traveling.   It’s good to be home to say the least.  I had an amazing time, met some wonderful people and saw a part of the world I had never been to before.  It was quite a learning experience, and I want to thank MiiR Bottles for working with me on this project.  I will have a lot more to say and show in the weeks and months to come, but that is not why I am writing now.

Before I left for Liberia, I started a fun contest on Twitter and I want to extend it to everyone who reads my blog as well.  It’s very simple.  Guess how many pictures I took in Liberia. The person with the closest guess will receive a free print from my trip.   One guess per person, and I will only accept guesses left as a comment on this blog post, on Twitter (@johnkeatley) or on my Facebook Page.  I am looking for the total number of shots.  I shot for 6 1/2 days, and I used my Canon 5D Mark II and Hasselblad H3DII.  I will stop taking guesses on the 21st of January at noon PST.  If the winner Likes this post on Facebook and or guesses the EXACT number correctly there will be a bonus prize.  Good luck!  Start posting your guesses.

Comments

I’m going to guess 3354 photos.

Love your work and the blog, John. Thank you.

posted by Rob Davidson on 01.18.11 at 9:00 am

3,975.

posted by Josh Durias on 01.18.11 at 9:36 am

6001 Shots.

posted by Erik Holmberg on 01.18.11 at 9:59 am

My guess is 8769 :)

posted by Erik Flyg on 01.18.11 at 11:05 am

My guess is 1847.

Glad to hear you had such a fun trip.

posted by Paul Conrad on 01.18.11 at 12:29 pm

5645

posted by Andrew McGibbon on 01.18.11 at 12:33 pm

I’m in !

3524.

posted by Antoine GRASSET on 01.18.11 at 1:01 pm

4360

posted by Tim Broyer on 01.18.11 at 1:42 pm

I’m going to guess 11,231. Go big or go home I always say.

posted by Craig on 01.18.11 at 3:33 pm

I’ll say 7456 shots, ftw!

posted by Sebastian on 01.18.11 at 4:07 pm

2345

posted by John W. MacDonald on 01.18.11 at 5:30 pm

I’m going to guess 6721 photos.

posted by Helen Clark on 01.18.11 at 6:53 pm

Man, either the guessers so far shoot a lot more frames than I do, or I’m not running my buffer hard enough. I’m going to assume John K. is a bit more judiciious with his shutter (like myself) and go with a 1,697

posted by Christopher Bersbach on 01.18.11 at 8:21 pm

4276

Can’t wait to see your photos man!

posted by Rey Bugia on 01.18.11 at 8:21 pm

4747

posted by Johnny on 01.18.11 at 8:24 pm

My guess is 2,397

posted by Annie on 01.18.11 at 8:35 pm

6.5 days, say 1500 images per day, so 9750 images – prolific!

posted by Shane Ambry on 01.18.11 at 9:56 pm

1150
Quality over Quantity
:-)

posted by Chris f on 01.19.11 at 4:11 am

5245 images :)

posted by Juha Sompinmäki on 01.19.11 at 4:28 am

2472

posted by Dennis Pike on 01.19.11 at 4:59 am

5600 frames

posted by Stephen Reed on 01.19.11 at 7:26 am

7514

posted by Chris Fugitt on 01.19.11 at 7:39 am

2280. Looking forward to seeing the results of your trip John.

posted by Andrew Starks on 01.19.11 at 7:43 am

Liberia – 6226 shots.

posted by dan brien on 01.19.11 at 8:00 am

7558

posted by Nick Nieto on 01.19.11 at 8:11 am

10341

posted by Cooper Blade on 01.19.11 at 8:21 am

I just came back from filming and photographing in India. Since I plan on going back every year to finish the documentary I decided to let myself enjoy the trip and not go trigger happy because I wanted to to build a relationship with myself and the people and the places I visited. I played a little game with myself that dared me to think that I had film in my camera and only 1-3 times to get the shot . I also didn’t want to look like the tourist. So, from a month long trip a 5D and a video camera, I took about 2190. I’m going to guess…2200.

posted by Karina on 01.19.11 at 9:40 am

I guess 11,500.

posted by John Robenalt on 01.19.11 at 11:19 am

6 days… Im going with 18,384 shots!

posted by Tim Marvin on 01.19.11 at 12:07 pm

11,589

posted by John Bahr on 01.19.11 at 3:30 pm

4, 827.

posted by Daniel Berman on 01.19.11 at 8:42 pm

For 6.5 days, I think you probably snapped about 5,233 shots!

posted by Eric Lovelin on 01.20.11 at 11:46 am

I never win anything.

6507

posted by Monica Schlange on 01.20.11 at 1:08 pm

5,750 Love your work!

posted by Mark Verner on 01.20.11 at 2:42 pm

lets see, I take between 100 and 200 pics per day when traveling. are you going to take more because photography is your main goal of the trip or less because you are a better photog than I who doesn’t need to shoot as much? hmmm….

2229

posted by Tuffer on 01.20.11 at 2:48 pm

I’m going with 638.

posted by Matt on 01.20.11 at 3:02 pm

I feel like I’m on ‘The Price Is Right’, haha.

I’m going with a lower number than the rest: 1,133.

Can’t wait to see the work!

posted by Jessyel Ty Gonzalez on 01.20.11 at 8:22 pm

I have no idea how fat you shoot, but I’m guessing: 11,111.

posted by Anthony Gross on 01.20.11 at 9:27 pm

9876

posted by Thomas Dagg on 01.23.11 at 8:41 pm

Is it too late to guess? I’m gonna guess 12,900. Hope you’re having lots of time to process & reflect on the trip.

posted by Bethany von Steinbergs on 01.24.11 at 5:59 am

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