Challenge #525 - Watches / Clocks
Congratulations to all and thanks for another awesome collection of photos.
Comments in the order of appearance:
- Car – G7 – One of the Liver Birds watching over time
I love the symmetry of the two sides of the tower broken by the bird pointing its head to other direction. A symmetry with the twin bird in the other tower, perhaps?
The asymmetric shadows create an interesting sensation of volume. I like the simple and elegant design of the clocks, too.
- Spoco57 – G1X – It's Guinness Time!
Well, I think it is mainly a sign and the letters are important but, for some reason, the clock has a prominent site in it. Interesting balance between the sign and the flag with the background of the bricks and the white windows.
- JimAskew – G11 – Elgin Elegance Circa 1897
What an awesome machine! All that attention to detail and beautiful patterns not escential to the operation of the clock placed in the pieces that will be hiden by the cover are signs of older times.
The balance with the STMA logo besides the clock is a nice addition. The low angle of the light enhances the patterns and add volume to the photo.
- Maureen Souza – Pro1 - Watch Graveyard: Time is Dead
An interesting collection of wristwatches in a beautiful 'stage': The transition from the wooden table to the black background broken in the center by the white clock and the pointers make a well balanced composition.
- Michael Wells – G9 – Keeping Watch by Night
Nice angle to capture the tower as a sentinel in the night. The dark bricks and clear borders help to build the volume while the backlit circles and the pointers are a reminder of what is the main subject of the photo.
- Raven – G16 – Equatorial sundial - accuracy ~ 2-3 minutes
Sundials!, that was one of the missing categories. In Spanish, they are 'relojes de sol' (sol=sun) as explained in the theme description.
It seems a fantastic sundial and the inclination of the gnomon (the pointer) catches my attention strongly. In Seattle, you are at Lat. 47°41'53.3"N.
In Quito, at Lat. 0°0'0" the gnomon of a similar equatorial sundial is basically horizontal, parallel to ground.
Back to the photo well, it is a beautiful capture of a most interesting instrument, thanks for sharing.
I selected three, changed my mind and selected another group of three several times. I must say: every picture was at least once in the group of the selected winners before I made the final selection presented below.
- 1st - Car – G7 – One of the Liver Birds watching over time
- 2nd - JimAskew – G11 – Elgin Elegance Circa 1897
- 3rd - Raven – G16 – Equatorial sundial - accuracy ~ 2-3 minutes
Car, With a little help from the Liver Bird, you are the host and judge for challenge #526. Congratulations and good luck!
Description of this week topic:
In Spanish, 'reloj' (plural relojes) is a word that universally designates watches, clocks, wristwatches, hourglasses and probably some other time measuring machines that may have other names in English, so let's think of a universal word than can globally describe all those machines.
Why watches-and-the-like? because cellphones are probably rendering them useless.
Another reason? Yes! Apple Watch will generate a lot of chat around watches this month.
So, show me photos of those machines as you want: in a wrist, in a nightstand, in a store display in the Tower of the Parliament or in other towers.
Be imaginative, keep quality high and enjoy the challenge.
NO CELLPHONES THIS TIME, PLEASE. The only exception to this rule: You can show us your Apple Watch if you have one
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