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Good Times - Bad Times



Photography by Randy Benzie

Photography by Randy Benzie
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cheri
 
cheri November 05, 2013
Great photo. Brilliantly done.
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek November 13, 2013
Beautiful work!
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger December 13, 2013
Terrific image
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl March 05, 2014
Oooooo, lovely.
markborinelli PRO
 
markborinelli June 04, 2014
Simply Awesome
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan June 04, 2014
Nice antique look, nice selection of contents and wonderful interpretation of "Time is Money".....well done. Congrats on the feature.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 June 04, 2014
very nice details, congrats on being featured
yvonnemason PRO+
 
yvonnemason June 04, 2014
What creativity. Brings to mind the past , old men and lost memories. As an author I see book covers in photos. This would make a great one.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK June 04, 2014
Awesome composition and detail. Congratulations on your Feature!
Rob-Carter
 
Rob-Carter June 04, 2014
cracking photo works well
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz June 04, 2014
Exceptionally well presented! Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 04, 2014
Wonderful still life closeup. Congratulations.
kkat PRO
 
kkat June 04, 2014
Very Nice! Coins, etc. from my father's time!!! Congratulations!
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 04, 2014
Beautiful focus in this wonderful shot.Congrats!
randybenzie PRO
 
randybenzie June 04, 2014
Thank you all so much for the kind words... It is very much appreciated! :)
preetshah
 
preetshah June 04, 2014
Masterpiece of master-(I want give you award like this name...its not in options so)
gervlove
 
gervlove June 04, 2014
Beautiful.
LizOSullivan
 
LizOSullivan June 04, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations on your feature.
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 June 04, 2014
WOW!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
jojoxena
 
jojoxena June 04, 2014
Fantastic detail,lovely old 'patina' tones!
catini
 
catini June 04, 2014
Great composition and work, congrats on your feature!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican June 04, 2014
nice
amanmarandi
 
amanmarandi June 04, 2014
amazing
paulinesimmonds
 
paulinesimmonds June 05, 2014
Wonderful tones and textures, Terrific subject and shot.
running56horses PRO+
 
running56horses June 06, 2014
Love this shot! Unique and compelling composition. Good job! - Jamie
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 06, 2014
awesome
Juliebuger
 
Juliebuger June 07, 2014
Where we've been....
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 08, 2014
Amazing still life shot. Congrats. - Jake
marystory2005
 
marystory2005 June 09, 2014
Very nice capture!
gustavodiazdevivar
 
gustavodiazdevivar June 09, 2014
MUY BONITA
billchildress
 
billchildress June 13, 2014
I love "old stuff", this is a wonderfully crafted photo. GREAT SHOT!
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 June 17, 2014
well done
danmontesi PRO
 
danmontesi June 24, 2014
I love old coins! And watches! well done!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer June 27, 2014
Love this!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 29, 2014
Voted in Dodho vol 1
kathleen
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 11, 2014
Amazing picture !
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma September 14, 2014
This is classy and classic at the same time Randy!
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi September 15, 2014
Nice!!
chrysmarty
 
chrysmarty September 17, 2014
I really really like your style and technique. Would it be possible for you discuss your process. I have just fallen in love with your photo's.
stephiecarpenter
 
stephiecarpenter September 25, 2014
beautiful!
JoseV
 
JoseV October 13, 2014
Superb composition.
Capture_This
 
Capture_This October 17, 2014
amazing details and great job!!
DuffyDoherty PRO
 
DuffyDoherty October 26, 2014
Terrific image in all regards; composition, framing, interest, exposure, editing... Cracking!
bradleylawrence
 
bradleylawrence October 28, 2014
Great Shot!!
kyleames
 
kyleames November 16, 2014
Man so much detail in this shot.....
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti November 18, 2014
excellent image!
paulmullin
 
paulmullin November 18, 2014
Another fine image Randy. Outstanding HDR.
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 21, 2014
love
karenbyrd
 
karenbyrd November 30, 2014
Very steampunk. great work.
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 13, 2014
I love old watches and coins. Great shot
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins January 15, 2015
A great photo.
maggiemccall
 
maggiemccall January 16, 2015
wonderful, lovely lighting
billythekid
 
billythekid February 08, 2015
Awesome image, great textures.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 10, 2015
Cool!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 24, 2015
Cool Shot!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin March 06, 2015
Very well done! The colors, the texture... All is GREAT Bravo
judyhorton
 
judyhorton March 06, 2015
Super setup and great pp to make everything look so gritty!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 10, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 10, 2015
Congratulations again, Randy!!
Finalist Commericial contest - well-deserved.
tanderson426
 
tanderson426 March 14, 2015
I opened the entries page and this just jumped out at me. Awesome photo.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 15, 2015
Fantastic!
sdnewton
 
sdnewton April 01, 2015
Reminds me of an old saying "Time is money well spent". Love the old coins with the watch..very era!
maya93
 
maya93 April 04, 2015
brilliant!
annegreiner
 
annegreiner April 15, 2015
Great colour and feel
BRENDARR
 
BRENDARR April 20, 2015
Wow !!! Randy this is magnificent--this just wow-ed me--I wuld definately hag this in a frame on the wall-amazing job on this
ferdhart PRO+
 
ferdhart April 20, 2015
Strong design . . . texture
Judahphotography
 
Judahphotography April 30, 2015
Great pic
Alisiane
 
Alisiane May 07, 2015
Wow, nicely done.
Bayoueyes
 
Bayoueyes May 18, 2015
Impressed... love the patina illusion
thomaswilliams_3067
 
thomaswilliams_3067 June 10, 2015
Stunning
randybenzie PRO
 
randybenzie June 11, 2015
Thank you all so much for the kind words... My personal favorite...
dem5555
 
dem5555 July 04, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
raevan PRO
 
raevan July 07, 2015
Congrats!
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie July 07, 2015
Thank you so much!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 07, 2015
congratulations on being a finalist in the 800 Circles comp .. a wonderful entry !!
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie July 07, 2015
:) Thanks!
Munderwood
 
Munderwood August 12, 2015
Simply outstanding.
michaelwright_7139
 
michaelwright_7139 August 13, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
MRKll PRO
 
MRKll August 13, 2015
I can spot a Bezie phototure a mile away. Beautiful capture.
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie October 02, 2015
Thank you so much!
RussElkins
 
RussElkins October 01, 2015
Just super Randy!
Congrats again on an outstanding entry!
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie October 02, 2015
Thank you Russ!
Phototales
 
Phototales January 10, 2016
Very ...very NicE! X;D*
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 27, 2016
fantastic shot...Congrats! :))
jreid13 PRO+
 
jreid13 February 28, 2016
Randy, Thank you for entering my Still Life photo challenge. This was one of my top ten picks. Love antique look of this image.
dmitrysamsonov
 
dmitrysamsonov June 28, 2016
excellent work! nicely composed!
LabyrinthLover
 
LabyrinthLover July 09, 2016
Wonderful colours! Great artistry
justenchristensen
 
justenchristensen November 03, 2016
Timeless.
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie December 07, 2016
Thank you :)
georginawilson
 
georginawilson November 13, 2016
Absolutely love tho photo its timeless and antique xx????
randybenzie PRO
randybenzie December 07, 2016
Thank you :) And yes.... :)
SonyaL
 
SonyaL January 12, 2017
Beautiful image with that antique look and feel to it. The coloring and light is fantastic. Love the scratches that only adds to the image. The stop watch to me seems to be saying we never seem to have enough time or money.
buddblack
 
buddblack August 09, 2017
you should enter my challenge never enough time
Imperfection606
 
Imperfection606 January 23, 2018
Absolutely Stunning! So much captured, histpry, character, different eras....and even displays the contrast or reflection on our society now regarding time and money,
Lovesphoto PRO
 
Lovesphoto May 24, 2018
This is one of my favorites in the Still Life Challenge. Great Image.
TKandaCanon PRO+
 
TKandaCanon December 29, 2018
This would look absolutely incredible printed on a canvas and hung in a foyer or study.
afonsochabyrosa PRO+
 
afonsochabyrosa January 31, 2019
Great photo. I just launched a challenge for photos related with time called "It' Time". Why not compete with this one in it?
Ajs-Photography
 
i would love to learn how to do this

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image in my home studio.
Time
In the evening.
Lighting
I usually use very simple but effective light sources for my still life images. I use everything from small book lights to adjustable desk lamps. In this case I used a desk lamp to create an ambient light.
Equipment
I used a Canon T3i with a standard 18-55 mm lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
I have always had a love for history and nostalgia, so shots like this one usually bring back warm memories for myself and hopefully the viewer. I like to create images that remind people of simpler times and take them away from the chaotic, fast paced world around us.
Editing
This is a 3 exposure HDR image with some edge enhancements to give a vintage feel to it as well as slightly desaturated colors.
In my camera bag
My workhorse camera and lenses at this time are a Canon T3i with Canon 18-55 mm and 55-300 mm lenses. My camera is with me at all times for fear of missing a shot.
Feedback
My only advice for images like this and any other like it are to compose them in a manner that is not uniform or sterile in appearance. I also take many angles to choose from to get just the right perspective. I think many people over think arrangements of subjects and they loose the natural composition. Let the Artist in you do what comes natural and go with you 1st instinct.

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