Mini Challenge # 333 "Keeping Time"

pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

The subject of this mini is "Keeping Time" in which I want to see a clock or another timekeeping device in every submission.
Any instrument that shows time is fine, so it can be clocks, watches, sundials or any other method people have thought of to keep time.

A few examples form me:

Modern sundial

Antique sundial

Tower clock

But obviously there are many, many more examples of instruments keeping time, I'm looking forward to what you come up with. Please make my judging job a hard one :)

This mini will run for about 2 1/2 weeks until Tuesday March 29, 19:00 NWE time.

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed, including making composites as long as everthing you put in the photo is taken from a photo made by yourself. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging start a new thread (again use the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up, it is important to have runners up incase the winner does not show within the 72hr window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
7. After the 72hrs and the winner does not show up, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the show.

Pieter, aka pegelli
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    grandmaRgrandmaR Registered Users Posts: 1,947 Major grins

    I've been looking through my photos and I have managed to winnow the submissions down to about 10. What didn't make the final cut was the beautiful Clock Tower in St. Mark's square is possibly the second most well known clock in the world; after "Big Ben". It 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. 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. But my photo of it wasn't such a good one, so I haven't used it. I eliminated all the usual kinds of clocks. So... The first one is one of the towers in the..

    1. Clocktower Mall

      This is actually a Tide Clock. The towers are visible from several miles out at sea. One of the towers is a regular clock. But this one tells the captain when high tide is.

    2. Floral clock from a Botonical Garden in Santo Domingo

    3. Oaklawn Racetrack

    And an extra, because I didn't take one of the photos - is a Then and Now photo of the Weighthouse clock in Alkmaar - the photo on the right taken in 1950 by my dad and the one of the left taken by me in 2016

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    Thanks for entering grandmaR, nice diverse "timekeepers", especially the tide clock is interesting, I never knew something like that existed.

    And thanks for the bonus shots from Alkmaar, it's almost a "seek the 10 differences" puzzle, but the overall similarity is striking!

    @ all others, we need more than one entry, so pls. show us your clocks and other time pieces and make my job hard.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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    sarasphotossarasphotos Registered Users Posts: 3,830 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2022

    Finally got my act together and made some choices.

    1) MANY clocks, El Rastro flea market, Madrid

    2) Dijon cathedral, France

    3) Unexpected gems: atop a small chapel in a village in a rural area of the state of Piedmont, Italy.

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    DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Registered Users Posts: 819 Many Grins

    three to consider

    1. what time is it (Basilica, Quito Equador)

    1. Bayamo, Cuba

    1. Montreal

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    JAGJAG Super Moderators Posts: 9,088 moderator

    Great theme!
    Wouldn't be right to not include;
    1 Big Ben

    2 That morning cup of jo

    3 A timeless piece

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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    Thanks for entering Sara, Dave and Joyce, and great to see you back Joyce <3

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    Oops, forgot to close last tuesday, but this mini is now closed!

    I'll try to have the results up today or tomorrow.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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