50 Paces Project Printed

Yesterday, Nancy and the rest of the good folks at TPH finished printing the photos for the 50 Paces Project!Printing 50 Paces

A BIG thanks to gkaufman of the Monthly Scavenger Hunt  who whipped off a program to generate labels for all the photos. Each photo will be tagged with the title, flickr photographer’s name and where in the world the photo was taken.

After a lot of back and forth trying to figure out the best way to print our photos with maximize resolution, consistency, and to minimize cropping, I finally decided to print all images at 2″x3″. This will allow us to easily hang up to 15 photos per tree without them catching the wind and blowing down the river immediately.

50 Paces Collection

I may be doing a little packing tape lamination on them as well, since the weather in New Brunswick has been very wet and windy lately, and I’d like the photos to hold up for more than a day or two. Besides it would give me something use to hang them without punching a hole in the photos.

50 Paces Photos Laminated

We have photos from Taiwan, Brooklyn, Istanbul, Melbourne, Cincinnati, Zurich, The Netherlands and even… gasp… Etobicoke. Sandy even submitted a couple of dad’s hot dog stand on the river from the late ’80s.

Now, cross your fingers that I get good weather, because there are some trees to be put in the ice before we can start hanging the installation!

To see all the photos that will be hung on this floating gallery check out the on Flickr.com

p.s. keep an eye on www.unsweetened.ca to see what’s happening over the next week. I’ll be posting exclusively from my cellphone since it’ll be my only internet access.

p.p.s No One Care What You Had For Lunch post 92 – Look Harder

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

5 thoughts on “50 Paces Project Printed

  • February 16, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Oh, shoot. I really wanted to participate. I am far too good at finding a great project to participate in then promptly forgetting to act about it.

    Then again, this has at least inspired me to take more photos! I may just have to do a little “50 paces” thing of my own, maybe one starting at home and another at school.

  • February 16, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Fret not… It’s possible we’ll do this again next year.

  • February 16, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Ooooooh, I’m so excited! Really, I’m not kidding, I think this is great. Any chance you’ll get some local press on this?

  • February 16, 2007 at 10:38 am

    With a little hussle I think we could.  The challenge at this point is that there might not be any trees in the ice yet.  Dad neglected to mention this.  I thought he had at least 10 in.  So… 40 trees to be thinned from the forest and 40 holes to be cut into month-old ice before I can start hanging pictures.  It’s going to be a work-intensive week.  And that’s assuming decent weather.  If the weather continues to be wet and windy, it’s not always a matter of working through it… sometimes you simply can’t do it.

    All that said, I’m hesitant to start poking the media until I know we can get the gallery setup first.

    Cross your fingers and pray for sunshine, warm days and cold nights.

  • February 16, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    From the Wet Coast of the country, we wish you and your photographing peers good luck in the installation.  Wish we could be there to cheer and support, but we will have to watch the blogs for updates.  Our M.Tinto will keep us in the loop, I’m sure.

    But most importantly, have fun!


What do you think?