Mini Challenge #303: "Devices indicating the time, or the passage of time"

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,934 Major grins
edited August 2, 2020 in The Dgrin Challenges

This mini will feature "Devices indicating the time, or the passage of time". The first things that come to mind are clocks, watches, stopwatches, sun dials, metronomes but there's probably some that I overlooked. It can both be a close-up of the device or a much wider view to show it in its context.

Here's a few examples from my collection to warm you up, but don't let these restrict your creativity to show something entirely different.

Sun dial

Clock

Modern sun dial

Good luck, happy shooting and this mini will stay open until Wednesday August 19, 2020, midnight, NWE time.

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Comments

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins

    Great idea

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,451 moderator

    Good thinking Pieter! Here are my 3..

    1 Time marches on (my dad's pocket watch and Korean War medallion that actually was a left over from WWII)

    2 Worn Clock (found in Rome Italy off the Piazza del Popolo)

    3 Big Ben (of course we have to acknowledge one of the most famous clocks)

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,425 Major grins
    edited August 4, 2020

    I don't have many shots that fit the theme, but I'll try these.

    1) This may be a stretch, but this is the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca. It's a walking bridge and it's even prettier at night when all lit up.

    2) Train Station Master checking his watch.

    3) Mariposa mural with Oldest Courthouse still-in-use in California depicted on the right with it's clock tower. (This was a mural on a building wall in Mariposa - until the entire block burned down in May of 2012 - 7 buildings were destroyed.)

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,745 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2020

    I am entering the three clocks that I think have the most interesting stories

    1. Bromo-Seltzer Tower Clock

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    Captain Isaac Emerson, the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer had this tower built at 312-318 West Lombard St. and South Paca St. next to his factory. The factory no longer exists. Modeled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy the Bromo Seltzer tower has been a Baltimore landmark since 1911, although there are other buildings on the skyline that overshadow it now. I don't remember it, but the tower was originally topped with a 51-foot revolving replica of the blue Bromo-Seltzer bottle, which was illuminated by 596 lights and could be seen from 20 miles away. The bottle had to be removed in 1936 (before my time) due to structural concerns. The four clock faces are all still working and the face displays the word BROMO-SELTZER instead of numbers.

    1. Clock in St. Mark's square

    This was built in 1499. It was designed by Mauro Codussi, and decorated with an astronomic clock that shows the hour, the moon phases and zodiac signs. At the top of the tower, once an hour the bronze statues of two huge shepherds or moors strike the bell. The figures are sometimes referred to as Moors because of the dark color of the bronze patina.At Epiphany and the Ascension (just twice a year) the procession of the statues of the three Kings led by an angel appears. The Magi's carousel; the three Kings, preceded by an Angel blowing a trumpet, passed in front of the gilded bronze Madonna with Child. Originally, the trumpet actually emitted a sound.

    In the 1979 film Moonraker, James Bond is seen throwing Chang (the bad guy) through the glass face of the famous St. Mark's clock and down into a piano below, thus disrupting an opera performance. The real clock was obviously not used. For one thing, face of the real clock consists of revolving metal disks so a glass-fronted studio-based 'clock stunt double' was used.

    1. The Clocktower Mall Tide Clock

    There are two towers on the Clocktower Mall in Bermuda. Originally the building was the Great Eastern Storehouse which was built in 1856 with 3 foot thick walls. The regular clock on the south tower was cast in England in 1857 by John Moore and Sons.

    My photo is of the north tower. What seems to be a single hand clock on the eastern side of the north tower is a rare "tide clock." In Royal Navy days, the hand was set daily to indicate the time of high tide. The towers are still easily identified from a distance, making them an excellent reference point for mariners. The tide clock is no longer set

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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