Weekly Assignment #56: Time flies

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRLa LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited May 27, 2009 in Assignments
Apparently the last few assignments turned out to be too technical. :cry
So for this one I dediced to dial the techical aspect down a few notches.

This week's task is to photograph the movement of time :D

It can be as simple as a snapshot of the city clock tower, or a realtively long (5-15 sec) exposure of a timepiece with the third hand blurred, or whatever...
Get a shot at it, I promise not to be overly restrictive this time :wink

Let's see if you can capture how the time flies!
"May the f/stop be with you!"

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 28, 2007
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 28, 2007
    candle storyboard
    Not bad, good thinking! thumb.gif
    Now, can you produce a single shot with the similar concept?mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 31, 2007
    56 years aparth.
    Two shots and time ...mwink.gif

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    The older shot was done in S. Sebastian, Spain.
    My travels come from that time ...

    I almost forgot the EXIF
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 31, 2007
    56 years aparth.
    Two shots and time ...mwink.gif

    The older shot was done in S. Sebastian, Spain.
    My travels come from that time ...

    I almost forgot the EXIF

    Interesting concept! Good thinking! Thank you! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    Nice shot!

    I feel a conflict however. The deepest sorrow of losing someone close is conflicting with the bright colors of lovely day. I'd say duotone treatment would be more appropriate, otherwise it's a mixed message... ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    Nikolai: Life is in color ! mwink.gif
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    Nikolai. Look at that beautiful use of the flash !! :D:D:D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    Oh, right, Day Of The Dead.... I forgot...
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    Today, the 1.st November is the all saints day.
    Tomorrow, the 2.ed November is the day of the dead.

    Meanwhile, as I want you t be happy I made this shot for you.
    A different mood, yes.mwink.gif
    More deprecive.

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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 1, 2007
    Today, the 1.st November is the all saints day.
    Tomorrow, the 2.ed November is the day of the dead.

    Meanwhile, as I want you t be happy I made this shot for you.
    A different mood, yes.mwink.gif
    More deprecive.

    Yay, thanks! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • MooreDrivenMooreDriven Major grins Houston, TXRegistered Users Posts: 260 Major grins
    edited November 2, 2007
    Antonio,

    I've been strugglilng with what to shoot for this assignment. More time consraints than anything. However, I feel this shot captures the assignment perfectly. thumb.gif

    Dale
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited November 2, 2007
    Antonio, I've been struggling with what to shoot for this assignment. More time constraints than anything. However, I feel this shot captures the assignment perfectly. thumb.gif Dale


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    Dale,
    I went to the cemetery with this purpose.
    I have been to one cemetery in Setubal, where they forbid me to shoot, then I headed to the other - this one, larger and modern.
    I am sorry because the older is more interesting and it was crowded.ne_nau.gif

    I did not compose this shot.
    I was just walking with the 20D + 1.4 x + 70-200 and the 350D + 16-35 when I saw this man.
    I rose the camera and shot 3 or 4 photos.

    He rose his head by then, but I had done the shots already.:D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Redditch, UKRegistered Users Posts: 119 Major grins
    edited November 5, 2007
    Tempus Fugit
    Sorry about the flash reflection, I used my ring for this and don't have enough hands to hold it off camera whilst swinging the fob watch and releasing the shutter...

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 5, 2007
    mwalters wrote:
    Sorry about the flash reflection, I used my ring for this and don't have enough hands to hold it off camera whilst swinging the fob watch and releasing the shutter...

    Matthew

    Thank you! thumb.gif

    However, I must say, it's so subtle that I'm at a loss: what moves? headscratch.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • mwaltersmwalters Major grins Redditch, UKRegistered Users Posts: 119 Major grins
    edited November 7, 2007
    Hi Nikolai

    I went for a literal interpretation - the watch itslef was swinging like a pendulum, you should be able to see a ghost on the left side.

    I tried the 'sweeping' second hand, but no matter how much I wound the watch, it wouldn't start. My other watch has a second hand, but it jumps, not sweeps - I tried a 30s exposure and just ended up with 30 lines...

    Matthew
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 7, 2007
    mwalters wrote:
    Hi Nikolai

    I went for a literal interpretation - the watch itslef was swinging like a pendulum, you should be able to see a ghost on the left side.

    I tried the 'sweeping' second hand, but no matter how much I wound the watch, it wouldn't start. My other watch has a second hand, but it jumps, not sweeps - I tried a 30s exposure and just ended up with 30 lines...

    Matthew

    Gotcha!

    Thank you fro the explanation! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • doug pettwaydoug pettway Douguerreotypes Shepherdstown, WVRegistered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited January 20, 2008
    as i attempt to play catch up with these assignments i find that i sometimes dont have the proper materials to photograph what i have in mind.

    in this case, i wanted to photograph a digital timer/stop watch. not having that, i went with the only other digital time piece i have...my computer.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2008
    as i attempt to play catch up with these assignments i find that i sometimes dont have the proper materials to photograph what i have in mind.

    in this case, i wanted to photograph a digital timer/stop watch. not having that, i went with the only other digital time piece i have...my computer.
    I hope it's not a screengrab ;-)
    Thanks, what's the EXIF on this?
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • doug pettwaydoug pettway Douguerreotypes Shepherdstown, WVRegistered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited January 20, 2008
    ah ha. a skeptic. :D

    when i pull up the EXIF info window i dont get the link to copy and paste but here is the link to the actual photo with most of the EXIF:

    http://douglaspettway.smugmug.com/gallery/4199192/1/245424696#245424696

    in fact, now that i look at my other photos...i cant get the link to those either.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2008
    ah ha. a skeptic. :D
    That I am :-)
    when i pull up the EXIF info window i dont get the link to copy and paste but here is the link to the actual photo with most of the EXIF:

    http://douglaspettway.smugmug.com/gallery/4199192/1/245424696#245424696

    in fact, now that i look at my other photos...i cant get the link to those either.
    it's easy:
    http://douglaspettway.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=245424696 just replace an image id

    Thanks!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • doug pettwaydoug pettway Douguerreotypes Shepherdstown, WVRegistered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited January 21, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:

    ok, sweet. thanks.
  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Bronx, NYRegistered Users Posts: 649 Major grins
    edited September 2, 2008
    4 seconds in New York city.

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    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited September 2, 2008
    Trevlan wrote:
    4 seconds in New York city.
    Nice motion blur - check. thumb.gif
    Concept of time - no, sorry :-( ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Gilsum, NHRegistered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited November 11, 2008
    I had a hard time getting the second hand to look good while doing a longer exporsure. But here is a shot at it. The seconds part of my uncle's grandfather clock.

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    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited November 11, 2008
    sdways01 wrote:
    I had a hard time getting the second hand to look good while doing a longer exporsure. But here is a shot at it. The seconds part of my uncle's grandfather clock.
    Adam, it's a beautiful piece, but the "time flies" effect is almost zero... ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Gilsum, NHRegistered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited November 12, 2008
    I was trying to get the second hand to look like it was moving, but no matter what I did I didn't have much luck.
    Nikolai wrote:
    Adam, it's a beautiful piece, but the "time flies" effect is almost zero... ne_nau.gif
    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited May 26, 2009
    Spotted this scene at Ikea yesterday and thought of this assignment.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 26, 2009
    spb13 wrote:
    Spotted this scene at Ikea yesterday and thought of this assignment.
    Sean,
    nice image!
    "Time" is there. thumb.gif
    "..flies" is not ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Orlando, FLRegistered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited May 27, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Sean,
    nice image!
    "Time" is there. thumb.gif
    "..flies" is not ne_nau.gif

    I guess you see it more as "hang time". ;-)
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