Liberia Contest

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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.

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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

6001 Shots.

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 ! 3524.

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

4276 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

1150 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

5600 frames

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

4, 827.

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. 6507

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.... 2229

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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