6:06 – Week 19 of 52 week photography project

Welcome to my wrap-up post for week 19 of our 52 week photo project. This is where I link to the original post and summarise everyone’s photos in my own words.

The theme for Week 19 was 6:06, which proved to be lots of fun. 

As we were at the gorgeous Lake Taupo for a few days I experimented with 6:06am shots and 6:06pm shots. Well, if I’m being honest I got up early on one occasion and then decided 6.06pm was a much better option 🙂

One afternoon while at the beach watching an amazing storm approach,  I realised it was almost 6pm so I decided I’d try to capture it at exactly 6:06.

I just ‘happened’ to voice a fun creative thought which had flashed through my mind earlier, of spelling out 6:06 using the abundant pumice stones on the beach and within minutes my helpful husband was scurrying around doing just that for me! 

I think I managed to capture the dramatic stormy sky coming in over the water, the block of rain falling out there,  the volcanic sandy beach littered with pumice stones and the 6:06 – all at 6:06pm NZ time. So there are just a few layers in my photo!!

6:06 storm approaching over Lake Taupo
6:06 storm approaching over Lake Taupo

My accompanying words: Watching a storm roll in over Lake Taupo with just enough time to spell out 6:06 in pumice stones from the thousands lying all over the beach. A fitting reminder that this area is the result of volcanic activity many years ago. The storm was amazing when it eventually hit us a short while later.

The photos from everyone else show a great variety of interpretation, as per usual! 

Alison’s photo shows a clock with the caption of running late!

Daniel tried to get back some of his weekend time with his shot. Good luck with that one!

Grant’s photo was a very clever capture of a boat with the numbers 606 on it, taken at exactly 6:06pm

Melanie used the fact that it’s dark at both 6:06am and 6:06pm where she lives but she managed to capture a beautiful shot before morning had even broken.

Sharon was up very early to capture the gorgeous Tasmanian morning light in a simply stunning photo.

Tim’s photo was of an empty road that is normally very busy! His timing was impeccable.


A funny thing happened the next day at the beach at Lake Taupo – someone had stopped by and changed the time from 6:06 to 3:20.  As we left we changed it to 8:45, so it’s a digital timepiece in action!! I’m hoping it continues to change even though I’m no longer there to capture it.

I encourage you to go and have a look for yourself and let me know what you think of this week’s collection of photos. It’s always fun to see what everyone comes up with!


What’s the story behind the 52 week photography project I hear you ask?

You can read all about it here: 52 week photography project  – but basically I have joined with 6 photographers, of varying experience, to take a photo every week for a year, one theme at a time. That’s 52 weeks of photos!

It’s interesting to see how we all interpret the theme each week. 

I like to do a wrap-up post each week linking back to the 52 Week project blog’s page to share the fantastic talent of the group. My posts have a page of their own now here on my blog, so I can keep track of them easily: 52 weeks photography project

It’s great to be involved in such a creative challenge with a small supportive group.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on our various takes on any of these themes.  Be sure to click on the link to check out the full post over on the blog 52 Weeks Photography Group.

Happy photographing! Let me know what you think of our photos this week. As always I appreciate your thoughts, especially if you have any feedback to offer.

Next week’s theme is Photographer’s choice #2 – always a good to see what everyone comes up with when it’s such an open ended theme. 

Enjoy the week ahead!

Deb 🙂

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4 Replies to “6:06 – Week 19 of 52 week photography project”

  1. You are so clever Deb – thinking about this challenge and the time! Lake Taupo is gorgeous isn’t it? I think I mentioned we spent a New Year’s Eve there and it was lovely. I enjoy your weekly photo challenge and would love to try something like this next year.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I love trying to think of something a bit different for my challenges and it’s great fun as it stretches my mind.
      I love Lake Taupo and spending New Year’s Eve there sounds brilliant. We were so lucky to have the use of a friend’s beach house and just chilled out for a few days. Now home and trying to catch up….not so much fun but I am glad to be home.

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