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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #525 - Watches / Clocks

 
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Mar 10, 2015 22:16 |  #1

Challenge #525 - Watches / Clocks

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I really need a six winner's podium for this week. I will do my best to select only three winners.
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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 (external link) is basically horizontal, parallel to ground.
    Back to the photo :oops: well, it is a beautiful capture of a most interesting instrument, thanks for sharing.
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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.
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Winners

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Car, With a little help from the Liver Bird, you are the host and judge for challenge #526. Congratulations and good luck!

Regards

rafael
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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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To submit, click the button labeled 'POST TO THREAD' and put your Photo Title in the first line of the post, above your photo.
Don't forget your Camera Model.

Post until Monday noon GMT, 16 March 2015.

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  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1X, G1X Mark II, G7 X and Pro1 only.
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  2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
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  3. Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
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  4. Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
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  5. Posting --
    • One photo per photographer in each challenge.
    • Photo Title in the first line of the post.
    • Camera model.
    • EXIF data, if you like.

  6. Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone, including the photographer. Once the winners are declared, photographers can add comments to their images and everyone is invited to discuss.
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One challenge every week, on the following schedule:
  • New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
  • Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
  • Posting Stops ... Monday noon GMT
  • Winners Announcement ... As soon as possible, max. until Tuesday noon GMT.

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Thank you.
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Mar 12, 2015 06:55 |  #2

One of the Liver Birds watching over time

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Mar 12, 2015 12:02 |  #3

It's Guinness Time!
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Mar 13, 2015 12:03 |  #4

Elgin Elegance Circa 1897
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Mar 13, 2015 20:26 |  #5

Watch Graveyard: Time is Dead

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Mar 15, 2015 17:05 |  #6

Keeping Watch by Night
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Mar 15, 2015 23:58 |  #7

Equatorial sundial - accuracy ~ 2-3 minutes

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Mar 16, 2015 07:01 |  #8

Thank you very much for the interesting photos.

Challenge #525 - Watches / Clocks is now CLOSED for judging.
Winners will be announced as soon as possible.


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Mar 17, 2015 00:27 |  #9

Winners announced in the first post.

Comments are welcome!


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Mar 17, 2015 01:33 |  #10

Congratulations to Carolyn, Jim & Jim!!!! Carolyn, yours was my favorite entry again! Sadly, mine was a very feeble attempt to put in something a little different as I almost entered a similar shot to some of the other entries. Our local Fox theater is 109 years old & I love the clock tower on it but I think I have entered the whole building in another contest.

Thanks for challenge this week, Rafael. It is nice to be back in the weekly challenges.


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Mar 17, 2015 06:34 |  #11

Great photos, everyone. Congrats Car. The symmetry of that shot is amazing!

The pocketwatch reminds me of my Grandpa's (which I now have). I'd be real interested in seeing the way that sundial works, too! Congrats to Jim and Raven.

My shot was of a pub in Dublin. I just liked the cartoon man holding the clock.

Thanks for the great idea and doing the honors, Rafael. Much appreciated!




  
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Mar 17, 2015 07:08 |  #12

Congratulations to Jim and Jim and thanks Raphael for hosting a judging. A tough one to call this time I think.

You were right about the symmetry of the Liver birds Raphael - "The modern popularity of the symbol largely dates to 1911, when the Liver Building was built. This prominent display of two liver birds rekindled the idea that the liver was a mythical bird that once haunted the local shoreline. According to popular legend, they are a male and female pair, the female looking out to sea, (watching for the seamen to return safely home) whilst the male looks towards the city (making sure the pubs are open). An alternative version says that the male bird is looking in to watch over and protect the families of the seamen. Local legend also holds that the birds face away from each other as, if were they to mate and fly away, the city would cease to exist. In fact, they were indeed designed to watch the City (Our People) and the Sea (Our Prosperity). Another legend says that if an honest man and a virgin woman were to fall in love in front of the liverbird that the couple of liverbirds that are in statue form would come to life, fly away and Liverpool would cease to exist. Another popular story told about them is that they are chained down, as if they were to fly away the River Mersey would burst its banks and flood the city of Liverpool. This is somewhat similar to the mating story."

I have attached a second photograph to show this. I took the girls down to Liverpool last summer to visit my Mum and Dad and we went into town for the day to Ferry across the Mersey - something I haven't done for years. We had a great day, although the weather turned rather cloudy once we were on the Mersey.

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Mar 17, 2015 08:05 |  #13

Congrats to Carolyn, Jim, and Jim! I thought about shooting the inner workings of an old clock we have, but had already used it in an earlier challenge, so looked for something different. I was working away on Sat. night, and decided to grab a night shot of our church tower when I rolled back into town about 1:15 AM. While I was able to get what I was after, I was more concerned about how I was going to explain to a passing police officer why I was wandering around at 1:30 in the morning in a tuxedo taking pictures of a dark church! ( Fortunately, that didn't happen, as I still don't have a good explanation. -? ) Thanks, Raphael…great topic, and as always great comments from you!


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Mar 17, 2015 10:27 |  #14

Congratulations to Carolyn and Jim; really to everyone as all the entries were awesome entries this week. Many thanks to Raphael for the coveted 2nd position and for running a really fun contest.

My Elgin was made in 1897. I picked it up at a flea market years ago for $5.00 as it was not running. For $15.00 I had a new mainspring put in it and it has run perfectly for me for the past 35 years :-) It is truly a testament to a time long ago when craftsmanship was everything. To think that a 118 year old mechanical watch still keeps perfect time is amazing to me. The icing on the cake is the fact that the case is 0.999 Fine Silver! Here is a iPhone photo of the front of the watch :-)


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Mar 17, 2015 10:41 |  #15

Congratulations to Carolyn and everyone else who entered this week! With no public clocks in our town and not a single antique or beautiful watch in the house, not even an egg-timer, I soon realized there's no way I could compete with even one of the entries, so sat this one out.;-)a




  
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