1 Day 1 World Project: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


The late afternoon/early evening hours are my favorite times of day and since we’ve had a stretch of absolutely beautiful June weather the toughest part of today’s post was choosing which photo to share.  In the end I settled on this shot from Brackett’s Landing because even though Herons are a common sight in our part of the Pacific Northwest this is the first time I’ve successfully captured one on film.

The Heron remained in this spot hunting for its dinner while ignoring  the families playing and freight trains clattering behind us.  I lost track of how long we stood here watching but Ryan and I couldn’t leave the beach for home and our own dinner until we saw a successful catch.

It’s been so much fun to watch this series grow in popularity and a quick view of my stats revealed the project introduction is already my second most viewed post of the past 12 months.  Quite a feat considering it’s only been up for six weeks!  Last week was really entertaining and we saw entries from Slovenia, England and Australia as well as the US States of Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas. If you have a photo or story to share about your 5:00 pm hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy your view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 5:00 pm post will remain open for new submissions until the end of Saturday, June 14th and a new post for the 6:00 pm hour will open for entries Sunday, June 15th.








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94 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  1. I so love this Lisa.. the composition, the mood, the setting 🙂 I would have participated in your project, but I have too much going on…


    1. I’ts so nice to hear you like this photo, Paula. 🙂 You are welcome to jump into the project at any time if you find a photo moment but visits and your lovely comments are always appreciated just as much. 🙂


  2. Congratulations on your success with the series, Lisa! It’s such a great and creative idea. I may have to jump in at some point before the “day” runs out!


  3. Congratulations on the increasing popularity of your new series.

    I’ve had some luck with Great Blue Herons but not much. They’re estremely skittish most of the time.


    1. Thanks so much, Allan. I was really surprised by how patient this one was, it ignored all the activity on the beach and didn’t fly away until after dinner. The only reason I was able to get a shot. 🙂


  4. Lisa, what a truly wonderful job you did on this photo. I love the overall feeling you created. Just wonderful! To get a Heron is a feat of superhuman effort. Every little movement and they are gone! I am seriously impressed. xx Amy


      1. Consider yourself VERY fortunate because Herons do NOT sit still. Look up what Heron means metaphysically. I do believe he has just become your “animal totem”. You may be surprised what Heron means. (smile) (((HUGS))) Amy


      1. I’ve tried to photograph Herons. I just bought a long range zoom lens, so now I will be on the lookout for Herons wherever I go. You’ve inspired me!!! Thank you for the link for another look. (((HUGS))) Amy


      2. Jude, I shall. OH! I have waited a LONG time for this. Hubs has been observing me when I photograph and he now realizes how serious I am, and I would just about go to any length to get an image. You’ve been so wonderful and I really do love your work, I am pushing the follow button. With Love, Amy


  5. […] Northwest Frame of Mind started a new series on her blog where participants write a post on what they were doing during the specified hour on the Saturday of each week. Kind of like the television program ’24′.  It’s an interesting idea, you can check out the other submission form all over the world to see what other people have been doing at that time.  Here’s my submission. […]


  6. Your heron looks just like our White-Faced Heron, only much bigger! We were lucky enough to see one, but not close enough for a decent photo, sadly. Your photo is lovely – so calm and blue!


    1. You got everything right and a great post, M-R! I love that you included before and after shots even though I’m really sorry about the ugly building. 😦 We used to have a view from our deck too but a few happy Cedar trees took care of that. Now calling it a peek-a-boo view would be a stretch. 🙂


      1. Life is full of others removing one’s … whatever ! Just think of the poor people who bought astonishingly expensive apartments over against the city skyline and who will soon be looking at the backside of that horrible development instead of Darling Harbour !


  7. This is a wonderful idea! I will see if I can garner the added steam to participate. I found you through M-R, and I think this is very special. I’ll see what I can do. Greetings from Los Angeles.


  8. This picture has a very special mood. It looks very nice there at the water. I am very much enjoying your project!


  9. well I am still looking for a photo to join in on this project – and cool idea it is!!

    also, I love this shot – the heron must have been VERY hungry to ignore the backdrop of everyone – and well, this is one of my favorite birds – and seeing him in the water like that has a natural beauty – 🙂


      1. you know amy – thanks so much for saying that about “seeing” us through the comments – shows you are the hostess with the mostest – ha! and just rocks cause there are many ways to stay connected eh?


  10. Okay, I am getting in under the wire! I thought about this all week and really tried to get the shot I wanted that would just call out “5 – 6 pm”, but it didn’t happen. But I am learning a lot about photography by participating, so thanks for hosting!
    June Evening in Texas


    1. Wow, it’s so nice to hear you’re thinking about the project during the week and trying new things! I really like the title “June evening in Texas” and this kind of post is exactly what I was hoping for when I introduced this whole, crazy 24 hour project.


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