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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.
I'm going to guess 3354 photos.
Love your work and the blog, John. Thank you.
POSTED BY Rob Davidson on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY Josh Durias on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY Erik Holmberg on 1-18-2011
My guess is 8769 :)
POSTED BY Erik Flyg on 1-18-2011
My guess is 1847.
Glad to hear you had such a fun trip.
POSTED BY Paul Conrad on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY Andrew McGibbon on 1-18-2011
I'm in !
POSTED BY Antoine GRASSET on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY Tim Broyer on 1-18-2011
I'm going to guess 11,231. Go big or go home I always say.
POSTED BY Craig on 1-18-2011
I'll say 7456 shots, ftw!
POSTED BY Sebastian on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY John W. MacDonald on 1-18-2011
I'm going to guess 6721 photos.
POSTED BY Helen Clark on 1-18-2011
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 1-18-2011
Can't wait to see your photos man!
POSTED BY Rey Bugia on 1-18-2011
POSTED BY Johnny on 1-18-2011
My guess is 2,397
POSTED BY Annie on 1-18-2011
6.5 days, say 1500 images per day, so 9750 images - prolific!
POSTED BY Shane Ambry on 1-18-2011
Quality over Quantity
POSTED BY Chris f on 1-19-2011
5245 images :)
POSTED BY Juha Sompinmäki on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Dennis Pike on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Stephen Reed on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Chris Fugitt on 1-19-2011
2280. Looking forward to seeing the results of your trip John.
POSTED BY Andrew Starks on 1-19-2011
Liberia - 6226 shots.
POSTED BY dan brien on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Nick Nieto on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Cooper Blade on 1-19-2011
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 1-19-2011
I guess 11,500.
POSTED BY John Robenalt on 1-19-2011
6 days... Im going with 18,384 shots!
POSTED BY Tim Marvin on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY John Bahr on 1-19-2011
POSTED BY Daniel Berman on 1-19-2011
For 6.5 days, I think you probably snapped about 5,233 shots!
POSTED BY Eric Lovelin on 1-20-2011
I never win anything.
POSTED BY Monica Schlange on 1-20-2011
5,750 Love your work!
POSTED BY Mark Verner on 1-20-2011
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....
POSTED BY Tuffer on 1-20-2011
I'm going with 638.
POSTED BY Matt on 1-20-2011
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 1-20-2011
I have no idea how fat you shoot, but I'm guessing: 11,111.
POSTED BY Anthony Gross on 1-20-2011
POSTED BY Thomas Dagg on 1-23-2011
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 1-24-2011
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POSTED BY John Keatley - Liberia Contest Winner on 1-24-2011
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