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Old Pocket Watch



Yes it's running. :)

Yes it's running. :)
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Awards

Contest Finalist in Macro Still Life Photo Contest
Winner in Time Pieces Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in Still Life Macro Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Tiny Things Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superior Skill
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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Anything Vintage Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Vintage Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Anything Vintage Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everyday Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
Macro Still Life Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Still Life Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Macro Still Life Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
A Blast From The Past Photo ContestTop 30 class
A Blast From The Past Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
A Blast From The Past Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
A Blast From The Past Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Finding Letters Photo ContestTop 10 class
Finding Letters Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sharpness Photo ContestTop 10 class
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Still Life Macro Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Tiny Things Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth April 01, 2014
Oh Oh, I may break into song!
UnkleFrank PRO+
UnkleFrank April 01, 2014
Ok in the key of G.......
rong792 PRO+
 
rong792 April 07, 2014
WOW.....Incredibly sharp detail. Great shot.
rong792 PRO+
 
rong792 April 07, 2014
This would show well in the project "Time Will Tell"
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD April 16, 2014
Great composition !
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery April 18, 2014
Fantastic details, Frank, and agree, great comp!! A fave! :-)))
AndreaE
 
AndreaE May 12, 2014
Amazing detail! :)
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset May 24, 2014
Great shot! Love the details, feels 3D
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis July 26, 2014
Excellent detail and composition :-)
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen November 03, 2014
Lovely!
Bozzzzz
 
Bozzzzz December 25, 2014
Very nice macro.
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka August 06, 2015
Excellent subject for this competition. Well crafted. Voted.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 12, 2015
exquisite detail!
voted Tiny
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 28, 2015
Awesome Frank! Congrats on being a finalist!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 28, 2015
I love this!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 28, 2015
yay...congrats on your Finalist Award Frank. So happy for you!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 28, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist win in Tiny Things competition
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 28, 2015
Yay! Congrats on being a Finalist, Frank! Excellent.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 29, 2015
wow wow wow - Congratulations, Unk!!! Finalist in Tiny Things Contest - so proud of you and so deserved!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 05, 2015
Congratulations o your Award!
Parallel
 
Parallel October 01, 2015
My congratulations! WOW-WOW-WOW!!! :))
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 25, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Tiny Things Photo Contest!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 04, 2016
Time is standing Still! voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 09, 2016
Voted still life macro!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 25, 2016
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Still Life Macro ... Stunnng detail
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita April 25, 2016
you did it again!!!! Congrats Frank xoxoxo
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 25, 2016
The BIGGEST congratulations for this beautiful image being finalist in the Still Life Macro contest. So well-deserved.
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals April 29, 2016
Awesome macro, Frank! Incredibly sharp detail. Congratulations on your Finalist award.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 04, 2016
Extra Sharp! voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 01, 2016
Yea! One of my favorites. Congratulations on the Feature, Frank!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 06, 2016
How does Franky feel when it was featured, very happy. Congratulations on your Feature Award Frankie!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth December 13, 2016
Voted Finding Letters :)
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt December 18, 2016
Great detail. I love anything with gears.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 January 26, 2017
Excellent details, voted A Blast from the Past
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 10, 2017
voted Best Shot!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 15, 2017
voted my best shots
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Voted My Best shot
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Voted Low Vantage Point
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 April 21, 2017
Voted Macro Masterpieces
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell April 29, 2017
Superb artistry and creativity!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 07, 2017
Yay, Frank, congrats on a 2nd Finalist Award! Sorry I'm so late in noticing!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer July 07, 2017
Congratulations on your well-deserved win in the Timepieces Challenge! This is one of my favorite of many!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 24, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 24, 2017
voted macro still life!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer July 31, 2017
Yea!! Congratulations, dear Unk - Finalist in Macro Still Life Photo Contest !! So deserved for Mr Macro!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 01, 2017
Congrats on you finalist award, Frank! This has always been one of favorite of your images! :)
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset August 07, 2017
Magnificent! Congrats Frank, this is a beauty!
Parallel
 
Parallel August 12, 2017
Again!!! :)) WOW!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 06, 2017
Congrats, again!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 08, 2017
Congratulations on your Macro still life award!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth March 02, 2018
Voted Talent Awards :)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 06, 2018
This, among your many fantabulous photos, show SO much Talent! Voted
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 06, 2018
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KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer December 04, 2018
An old favorite! Voted Everyday Things

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was set up on the center isle granite counter top between the kitchen and dining room. I capture many of my images there. The lighting is very good and the island height is perfect for staging and arranging gear and subjects.
Time
I took this shot in mid morning.
Lighting
The natural lighting is very good in this area. I have a bank of windows in the dining room that are 4 feet tall and 8 feet long. Then after a short wall,leading into the back of the kitchen, I have a full windowed door with side lights on either side of the door. So the lighting is very good there. After 3 o'clock or so the sun is on that side of the house and can become quite bright. On the day I decided to capture this watch, it was mid morning and cloudy, so I did have to bump up the ISO and white balance.
Equipment
I used my Sony a65, My favorite Tamron 90mm 2.8macro lens. I also used my Revelli tripod, and Photive cabled trigger.
Inspiration
I worked my whole life as an industrial millwright. I always loved machines of any kind. Pocket watches have always intrigued me with how delicate they are and how impeccably they work. I am also enamoured by the talent of the men and women who built these intricate mechanical marvels. Just think, here they were without modern technology, manufacturing these beauties nothing more than hand tools and meager lenses to see the tiny parts. That alone is enough for me to document these little beauties.
Editing
I was lucky with this photo all settings were spot on so I did not have to edit this
In my camera bag
I have the usual array tools. But, I always have my macro lens on my camera. My Glotto Rocket-Air blower (wont leave home without it) there is nothing like loading your images only to find dust particles have invaded your image in the most inopportune way . A remote Sony trigger along with my Photive trigger. A few filters, 50mm Maxxum lens, and a Sigma DG 70-300mm.
Feedback
I would invest in a good tripod, although a steady shot can be made with sand bags or other stable surfaces. A remote trigger is very nice to have but if your camera is equipped with a self timer, use it. I think most cameras come with a 2 and or 10 second delay setting. All is critical with macro shots whether to keep the camera steady. I usually shoot with all manual settings and try to always manually focus on my subject. On my Sony, I tend to shoot with the focus magnification setting turned on in the spot focus mode so I can maneuver my focus point left, right, up or down, to focus sharply on the subject in any part of the frame I want in order to comply with the rules, e.g. Rules of Thirds, if I feel the need to. Keep your subject in decent light. Be attentive to what aperture you are shooting in for DOF, this shot I wanted the frame to be in focus so F.11 was thought to do the job. You also might like a image with more Bokeh, then I would advise f.5.6 or smaller number. The most important piece of equipment is a good macro lens, although I have seen some great work with screw on magnification filters. They are cheap and a good starting point without paying over $600.

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