Showing posts with label Clocks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clocks. Show all posts

Friday, March 9, 2012


- When doing a 365 project one has days where the picture doesn't come easy. So it's 9:50pm, no picture and no ideas. I decided to ready the coffee maker for the morning and the orange LED clock struck my eye. Looking around I see digital clocks everywhere in the kitchen and realize tomorrow night I'll be jumping them all ahead one hour. I break out the camera and grab a quick macro photo of each clock showing the exact same time of 9:52 and then make a quick collage in Google Picasa. There you have a picture for day number 1165 in my 365x4 project. Canon 7D, 125 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400, 100mm macro.

Monday, November 7, 2011


- Have you ever noticed when looking at marketing and promotional pictures of clocks that the hands are often positioned at 10:10? It's not just by accident. The hands are positioned that way because just it looks better, aesthetically and practically. Some say the clock has a 'smile' on its face much better than a pouty face at 8:20. Canon G11, 1/50 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400.

Monday, November 30, 2009

334 - Hands of Time

From 365 Project
Marking the passage of time has created some of most magnificent technologies. This is a close up of the hands from a regulator clock that has been in our house for over 30 years. It chimes every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day with the Westminster Chimes. Most people notice the chimes right a way when visiting our house and comment about them. It brings great comfort on sleepless nights. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/125 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200, 50mm compact macro lens.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

77 - Torsion Pendulum

From 365 Project
The torsion pendulum on our anniversary mantel clock spins away night and day. Anniversary Clocks got their name because they were designed to run for over a year without being wound. Sometimes they are referred to as 400 day clocks. The idea was that by giving one as a wedding present, it could be wound again on each and every anniversary of the day it was given. Canon G10, 0.8s at f/4.0, ISO 100, 88mm equivalent focal length in macro mode.