I participated in RDU Baton on Tuesday and I had a lot of fun.
What is RDU Baton? From NewRaleigh.com
RDU Baton is a collaborative photo relay that allows participants to access an Instagram account and share pictures of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill each day. At midnight, the next runner in line takes hold of the account and posts pictures throughout the day. Photographers can be professionals or amateurs. Quality or subject isn’t the heart of the idea - it’s about sharing perspectives and building a portrait of the city, each photo a brushstroke.
I think this is a fantastic idea. Everyone that participates gets to show their unique day-to-day lives through photos. I also learned that one exists in NYC as well, NYCBaton.
In addition, if you care about the geeky details, every time a photo is posted to the RDU Baton Instagram account, a IFTTT (If This, Then That) recipe is triggered which then posts the photo to RDU Baton’s several social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.) pages.
Here are all the shots I took throughout the day, you can click on each one to see it on the Instagram page. Surprisingly the most popular one was the one I took at The NC State Farmer’s market. I thought cats > everything.
Buenos días, #Raleigh! My morning routine makes me feel like a chemist. Taste testing @cafemuertos beans today to get my caffeine fix
Stands at the #StateFarmersMarket make me want to buy ALL the things! Today’s haul includes cabbage, kale, spaghetti squash, and Cheerwine in a glass bottle.
#HuntLibrary has a variety of chairs, but this one is a guest. Sometimes you have to sit to take a stand. The Red Chair serves to bring awareness to the need for more women in computing and IT and recognize them for the important role they play in creating future technology. Learn more at http://sitwithme.org
Dusk: a mini Eiffel Tower at @LafayetteVill in North Raleigh.
I think George agrees. It’s been a fun day, but it’s time to say goodnight! Take it away, @matthewbetti.