1 Day 1 World Project: 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm

As we get deeper into the late night hours of this project I’m starting to worry a little about finding original material to share.  I have a few things in mind for the seriously late hours but 11:00 pm is just not in my usual comfort zone and while the creative challenge is a great one it’s clashing with my natural state of over planning for everything.  🙂  I’m happy to report we have a few night owls posting their activities here each week so fun posts are rolling in even if mine are a little sleepy for the next few hours.

This week has been particularly busy one though and when I realized it was almost 11:00 pm on a Tuesday I knew I had to make the most of the fact that I was still up. John and Ryan were in bed and I didn’t feel like taking photos of a mid-week mess or going for a drive to see what was happening outside so I started walking around the dark house looking for something interesting to photograph. I know my iPhone native camera isn’t great in low light conditions but I liked how the glow from a small lamp illuminated this painting and decided to experiment with some Hipstamatic filter + lens combinations.  If you have a chance to click on the first image then scroll through it’s a little easier to see how each setting change captured a different element and color palette.  Do you have a favorite?

If you have a photo or story to share about your 11:00 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 the 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 11:00 pm post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, July 26th and a new post for the 12:00 pm hour will open for entries Sunday, July 27th.

To see more unique views from the 11:00 pm hour take a look below:


Late night life of pet dog and street cats












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78 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm

  1. I sppose … Burke & Robusta, whatever that means, Lisa. Having ascertained that I can’t find a single Sydney webcam that retains images from the past 12 hours (say), I’m stuffed. Unless Lui Stringer wakes me up, or I wake up meself for a pee of something, I’m not going to be able to do anything with the night hours. Wish I were younger, that’s all I can add.


    1. I’m glad you like the results from Burke and Robusta, M-R. Burke is from a Seattle themed pack of lens and filters and Robusta is my go to favorite for film choices. 🙂 If you can’t find an image to use maybe you have a story or two to share from a late night hour in the past? We don’t have to be limited to current photos since I know how hard certain times of the day may be to capture. 🙂


    2. I too must say something, M-R, for I know what you are talking about. Let’s just say I have arrived. Those of the younger group have no clue, yet they will, they will. I thought never not me! HA! Joke is on me. Yep, I am all but too familiar with those um pees. So, M-R, looks like you are not alone. And as for the 11pm challenge, forget it. I cannot even see at that time of the hour. My eyes only have enough strength in them to find my pillow. xx Amy


  2. I’m reading this post on my iPhone so I have to cluck each image individually rather than scroll through. I kind of like John S + Pistil. The effect reminds me a bit of the Northern Lights (which I’ve never seen in person, mind you, but a definite bucket list item).


    1. John S + Pistil is my newest find, I’m glad you like it too. 🙂 You’ll love the Northern Lights, Nancy and you can find them from some pretty easy to get to locations. Unless the arctic north is also on your bucket list. 🙂 I grew up in a town about 1 hr south of Vancouver, BC and every couple of years the lights traveled enough that we could see them from our north facing front porch. Truly an amazing sight.


      1. Northern Ontario puts on a spectacular show every year. Unfortunately it’s the only draw to that area (for me) :-). One of these days. 🙂


  3. Jane + Robusta is my favourite – looks like a golden sunset.
    I have been a little inventive myself this week Lisa, don’t know if I’ll manage anything over the next few weeks, but as someone who often can’t sleep, you never know!


    1. Jane + Robusta is my favorite combination for outdoor nature shots and I’m happy to see it works here inside too. 🙂 Inventive takes on the challenge are how we will make it through the next few weeks/hours. 🙂


  4. That’s a creative find…sometimes all we have to do is look closely at where we are, which you did. I like the whole series of 6 images, can even see it as an abstract collage of pictures on the living room wall..


    1. You’re right, these would make a fun collage on the wall if I ever got around to printing them. 🙂 It’s good to remember that interesting things are all around us just waiting for a second look.


  5. What a great group of images! I love capturing small, overlooked details. When I scroll through and view them individually, I am attracted to the Labatique images, but when I see the shots in a group, I like the additional teal highlights of the two John S ones. That’s why I agree that these would make a stunning series displayed together!


    1. Thanks for your comments, D’Arcy it’s great to hear you like different aspects of each filter combination. Outside of the house I’ve found Libatique works great for architecture and the teal/green colors in John S + Pistil are my favorite parts of the duo too. 🙂


    1. The images are part of one of our many paintings by my aunt, Maryellen Stewart. She is a fantastic artist and our home is full of her work. 🙂 Since the colors here are filtered through Hipstamatic they aren’t really true representations of her finished piece but I like how they document the importance of light and show so many possibilities. Do you see your link now? I just added it to the list. 🙂


      1. I really liked them. She is very talented and you could build an entire room around them! Thanks for adding my link, I am doing it right so I don’t know whats up with that!


      2. Actually I have her work in almost every room in my house. 🙂 and yes, sometimes they do influence what I place around them. You’re doing everything right with your links it’s just that I have pingbacks set to go to moderation first so I don’t lose track of any posts. I approve them as soon as I can but sometimes there is a delay if I’m working or away from my computer. Links inside your comments should show right away but the list of participants at the end of the post has to wait until I edit it with each individual pingback.


  6. Hello Lisa-
    This is actually going to be fun… looking at the world in the dark. A chance to play around with night photography.

    Started out listening to sounds of the night… our wetland is almost obscene with bullfrogs croaking. But, trying to get of shot of a frog a night? If anyone has an idea how to accomplish that… I’m willing to take on the challenge :;

    Settled on a still subject instead. The bonus- it will connect to a related photo as we move into daylight hours later…



    1. Hi Jane! I agree with you, the challenge of looking at our world in a very different way is going to be fun. 🙂 We used to have a lot of frogs by our old house and the nighttime croaking was something else. I kind of miss them here. 🙂


  7. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. All I can say must be nice to be young. Enjoy it. I replied above under M-R, and explained about the late hour and the pee issue. Have fun, please do!!! Make sure you know that what is coming, you too will understand. Just sayin’ …. Hehehehehe (((HUGS))) Amy


      1. Yep, if I don’t get my sleep, I am shot the next day. I’m right there with you, and that has nothing to do with age. I’ve always been like that. (((HUGS))) Amy


  8. I really like the 4th one (022). I like the partial vignette and the wider range of colors. And what a great idea to wander the house looking for inspiration. When I was doing my photo a day project, I did that on occasion when I’d forgotten to post something! (and you’re right, iPhone cameras don’t do well in low light!)


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