Friday, 3 October 2008

Photostory Friday - Tempus Fugit

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Still practising with my (now not-so-new) camera. I was hoping to do a photography course at night school this term, but of course I haven't got the time. (What was I thinking? I can't even manage choir rehearsals once a week!).

Instead I am trying to use PhotoStory Friday to motivate me to try something new each week. I've bought myself a set of macro filters to try some close-ups and here's one of my efforts:


This is my carriage clock which my godmother bought me for my 18th birthday.

It has accompanied me to university, to my first house and now this house.

It is soon to grace the mantlepiece in my newly decorated lounge.

It has been ticking away and swinging its balls (excuse the expression!) for twenty-one years.

Twenty one years!!!

Blimey, time flies!

21 comments:

auntiegwen said...

And long may it's balls swing !

I know, it had to be me that lowered the tone !

Can Bass 1 said...

What a delightful timepiece. May I make you on offer for it?

gigi said...

You took that picture? That is great! I'm very impressed with artistic abilities! You go girl!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow. Really great picture. Love it.

Really cool clock, too. Love it, too.

auntiegwen's comment has me chuckling. Heehee.

ChickPea said...

'Posted at 06.30' .... kerumbs !

Hope you are now significantly recovered in mind, body, spirit and vocal abilities.

Keep swinging those balls, and have a great w/e !!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

yes, time does fly - but that picture is awesome!

Cecily R said...

Fabulous WM!!! I love that you are stretching yourself artistically...LOVE the results!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful...looks like you're learning just fine.

Jacki said...

That's a pretty cool shot!

Weeksie50 said...

What a great photo..

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Very neat clock.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the composition in this picture and time really does fly doesn't it (especially when playing with camera)! :)

photomommy said...

It's a beautiful clock. (Great photo, too!) :)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l'm with AUNITE GWEN.. AND YOURE STILL JUST A PUP!!

Suburbia said...

And not many could swing their balls for so long!

Beautiful clock. I had one for my 18th from my parents. I love the sound of its gentle ticking.

Working mum said...

Auntie Gwen - don't worry, it's been a running gag in this household for 15 years!

Can Bass - it's far too precious to sell

Chick pea - yep, that's what time I have to do my PSF before I go to work, welcome to my world!

Suburbia - isn't it funny, when you're 18 you think, "A clock?!" but it's been a reassuring presence in my life for 21 years! Clever godmother!

Suzysoo said...

They don't make em like that anymore. It looks much older. It's a lovely clock and a lovely photo. Doesn't look like you need any classes, youre doing great as you are!

Chris said...

I'll just steer clear of the balls, and say that is a magnificent shot! Nicely done. I would frame that baby.

CC said...

I love it! clocks can be magnificent. Especially ones that keep going and going and going... :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Isn't it fun to learn new things and try new things with the camera? There is a couple of gals that do a photo challenge every week, if you're interested go here: http://hopeandbelieve.blogspot.com andclick on the weekly challenge on their side bar.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

That really is a very good photo. Great. M xx