Terry Campanella  

Time Stands Still by Terry Campanella

November 2023 - Time Stands Still

November 2023 - Terry Campanella


About the Image(s)

Taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max, Raw, Lens 24; Focal Length 13mm, Speed 1/34s sec., F/2.2, ISO 1600. It actually took me 35 images to capture the vision I had for this image. I am finding that for close up images, it is better to use my iPhone than my DSRL. My many tries included changing the position of the clock handles, determining which crop worked best to provide a focus point and a balance, changing the coloration & amount of distress in clock face. All of the post processing adjustments were done in Photoshop. My questions: Is the composition balanced? Would making this a true black & white image enhance this photo?

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Interesting and well-edited image of the old clock face. Technically the hour hand would need to closer to the 2, of course, if this clock were really telling time, but you knew that. As our judges often say, it just doesn't have that WOW element for me, but others will probably feel differently.   Posted: 11/05/2023 13:36:50
Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Thanks Joan! Agree, definitely no WOW factor here. Need to get out with my camera soon and search for some inspiration.   Posted: 11/06/2023 17:08:58

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting image. The cropping is what makes it interesting. I think it will look better in B/W. After cropping, it is difficult to identify whether it is showing hour hand or minutes hand. The position of the hand towards to the 2 will not mask the clock's brand name. The image is good to paly with Hue and Saturation too.   Posted: 11/17/2023 02:03:31

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Thanks, I was so focused on the composition that I did not tune into the what time it was exhibiting.   Posted: 11/17/2023 18:33:24

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Good image and cropping for interest. The portion of the other hand indicates the the whole hand is the minute hand and is at an appropriate position. An option would be to show fully both hands. Changing to B&W would eliminate the color indication of discolorization and age so color is preferred.   Posted: 11/19/2023 16:23:37

Renee Nalley   Renee Nalley
I also think that black and white would give the image a more timey look and black and white images tend to be timeless or appear to be frozen in time in a way. The cropping gives the image an interesting perspective that you don't see everyday.   Posted: 11/19/2023 18:38:33

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Thanks Renee! I do think I will try printing this in black & white. You are so right, it would be timeless.   Posted: 11/26/2023 13:56:00

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Interesting idea.

I would keep color version with more ancient look.

I would move both hands to the visible quarter and keep whole round frame of the clock.   Posted: 11/27/2023 08:15:50

Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
I like this image. You saw something that caught your eye and snapped it. This image might look fine as a B/W, but I like it as is as it has a vintage look to it. Maybe a light touch of vignetting?   Posted: 11/30/2023 12:52:48