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  #40 Old and new
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Who knows where the time goes?       ©2008 Maike13
Panasonic DMC-LX1       1st place, 349 points
1/639s, f5.6, ISO 80, 32mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Straightened; Boosted Shadow & Highlights, Brightness, Contrast and Exposure a little; Cloned out a few distracting pieces of dirt; Cropped, sharpened and re-sized.       Extra Info: These are our two back yard 'clocks'. I placed a piece of black paper under the sundial pedestal, took the modern clock down from our patio wall, placed it on a small round table beside and slightly under the sundial, and took the shot from above.

The earliest known sundial still preserved is an Egyptian shadow clock from around 800 BC, but sundials probably go all the way back to 3500 - 5000 BC. The initial quartz clock was invented in 1927 by Warren A. Marrison and J.W Horton, although it took a while before they could be made small enough to be practical.
 
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aprilesole
Jan 8, 2008
    Congratulations! Awesome concept and Awesome image. I think this is soooo good because the contrast is not so drastic.
These items were simular~ yet still showed old and new so well without looking phony or contrived. A+++++!

tinosa
Jan 8, 2008
    This was my #1 vote. congraqtulations on a great image.

Image-Anne
Jan 7, 2008
    Congratulations! Beautifully done! I love this image. creative and very well done and derserving!!

Franz07
Jan 7, 2008
    Very well done Mike! Congratulations!

T_Schneider
Jan 7, 2008
    Congrats! Awesome picture.

audiredred
Jan 7, 2008
    Well deserved #1..great shot...don't agree with your theory on shots of flowers and sunrise/sunsets...I find it intersting to see individual ideas on themes.

rafinmelb
Jan 7, 2008
    Congratulations. I loved this in voting (my #2) and I still love it now, a clever idea well conceived and beautifully executed.

Very worthy winner.

Maike13
Jan 7, 2008
    Wow. Thanks for all the kind comments and votes. To answer some specific comments/questions:

broph/ I guess I should have tried to make them the same time, but I was more concerned about getting a nice balance. This sundial must be for a different time zone than the one we live in as it's always been way off.

Franz/ Looks like the sundial reads about 7:20 to me.

Image-Anne/ Terrible pun but you made me laugh - Thanks.

rafinmelb/ The contrast in tones was intentional - at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)

ccapon/ Good suggestions. Thanks.

Pirate/ What can I say? You're glowing comments made my day, perhaps my entire year :-)

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Old Finn
Jan 7, 2008
    Thatīs a clever arrangement, in My TT

Pirate
Jan 6, 2008
    The most well concieved and executed theme image I've ever seen.

Absolutely brilliant. My #1 pick by miles.

ccapon
Jan 5, 2008
    My #1. Good idea, and a nice shot.
Suggestions: The left of the modern clock should be in frame, as is the top. The modern clock could be tilted a bit to the sun to avoid the shadow over the nine.

rafinmelb
Jan 5, 2008
    I like teh tight crop, we are clearly focused on teh subject. Like a couple of others you have chosen or been lucky to select subjects where the tones help differentiate the new from the old.

Image-Anne
Jan 4, 2008
    An exceptional take on the theme, and a pleasure to view at the same (time :O) Nicely done, and the history a nice addition to the lovely image!

Amberbug
Jan 4, 2008
    Nice shot, good comparison, composition and lighting, in my tt.

Franz07
Jan 4, 2008
    Great implementation of the theme. What time does the sundial show?
In my T5!

broph
Jan 4, 2008
    Great composition. Especially like the contrast of the bright modern day clock and the bronze looking sundial.
Perhaps with a little maneuvering you could have had both clocks announcing the same time.
Well done -- Top Ten.

tinosa
Jan 4, 2008
    Great detail, lighting and composition. Perfect for the theme. TT

johnimage
Jan 4, 2008
    Terrific composition. Photographic punch is quite effective too.

LaRee
Jan 3, 2008
    Very well done. The lighting is good to show off both pieces. Good luck!

audiredred
Jan 3, 2008
    Nice sharp image,clever comp.Good luck.. high in my tt.

aprilesole
Jan 3, 2008
    Sharp and clear I really like this image. I love the way the shadow from the watch hands reinforces the sundial idea. Great Job! In my TT~!
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