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Image of the Week: December 12th, 2008 December 12, 2008

Posted by Team SnapVillage in snapvillage.


Image: 43-00664113
  “Wall of old analog clocks”
Contributor: drob


Time’s running out for holiday gift shopping!  Are you ready?

In a world of rapidly growing digital media and fancy mobile devices, these old-fashioned analog clocks are a welcome reprieve.  We love how the timepieces are squeezed into every nook and cranny, creating an unusual texture that keeps the eye busy.  It evokes the memory of a time gone by when things were slower and less complicated.  We can almost hear the sea of ticks, perhaps inside an antique store off the beaten path.  At the same time, the sheer number of clocks scream “Wake up!  Hurry!  Pressure!  Deadline!” 

This example shows you don’t need a studio full of overly stylized props and complex lighting to shoot a great image.  Appealing subjects are all around us!  Keep your eyes peeled for standout shapes, texture, and colors.  Use existing light to accentuate your subject.  Shoot many frames and shoot often until you find the perfect composition.  You might not always stumble upon something wonderful like a wall full of clocks, but keep in mind that visual interest can come from unlikely sources.  Everyday objects, while seemingly mundane, can be transformed with your camera.  Take a look at the entries from this 2005 photo competition called “Interesting Photo of a Boring Subject”:



…And if you’re still not sure what to get your loved ones for the holidays, a quality timepiece makes a great gift!  😉


– Betty



1. Henrik - December 13, 2008

Very inspirational images!

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