Back Modifications (2)

Hickory Dickory Dock

By chase
Don't think this clock is gonna strike one any time soon !!

The refections aren't as clear as i would have liked, I used an old piece of shiny black card, covered in scratches and scrapes. Just about got a reflection of the Mouse....which belongs to my neighbour. Balancing him on the inner workings of the clock took a while, I have run out of blutac Sad

Hmm, there is a teeny border around this to try and separate the image from the bg.
Thought about putting it on a white bg but that just goes against my grain , I can only just see it though !

2 images combined in Lightroom, finished with a tidy up crop and levels in Photoshop.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Old Reflections Wheels Mouse Clock Cogs not working

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
28 Jan 2020 5:12PM
Absolutely divine Janet, and to me I think the subtle reflection works perfectly well.....would a stronger reflection be too dominant???


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Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
28 Jan 2020 5:33PM
Good work!

28 Jan 2020 6:09PM
Wonderful! And the inscription reads as though she was married to all the staff, too 🙂 lovely old timepiece, well worth restoring for Grimsby local history as well as horology! Beautifully photographed.

richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
28 Jan 2020 7:14PM
With emphasis on the subjects not the reflection its a very composition.
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4150 Canada
28 Jan 2020 7:15PM
Nice combo. Clock appears a little off level, but perhaps its supposed to be? Mod has it level so it aligns with its reflection.
chase Plus
14 1.7k 416 England
28 Jan 2020 7:17PM

Quote:would a stronger reflection be too dominant???

Maybe Angela, the card gives a reflection not unlike water.

Many thanks for your UA Dave, great compliment.
Don't think this could be restored, I reckon there are bits missing Sad

Thanks Willie, no it's not level, one of the feet is missing.
Thanks for the mod, that looks better.

Janet xx
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1680 England
28 Jan 2020 7:37PM
Willie's done the mod I'd have wanted to do - the verticals in the clock really dominate the geometry.

And the mouse is wonderful...
Robert51 11 7 104 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2020 8:08PM
Super image and great imagination...
davereet 15 434 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 8:16AM
If you want better reflections, use a mirror as a base with black foam board as back ground.
Love your work.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
29 Jan 2020 11:34AM
Think it benefits from banhawi's straightening of the levelling (even if it has a foot missing!), and it needs a thin border as in Robert's mod. I always prefer to use a black background as I think a white one distracts the eye from the image, but when the image itself is set against black, it does need a border otherwise you don't know where the image ends and the background starts.
However, I love the idea and it's a wonderful set-up, still worthy of my Award 🏆
Trev 😀
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 12:12PM
Beautifully composed and great idea for using the clock and the borrowed mouse.
Great to learn from your still life and even you can learn from others too - re mods!
clicknimagine Plus
10 661 101 India
29 Jan 2020 3:41PM
But i like the reflection as it is, agree with Willie about tilting, very good still life capture as always...
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
30 Jan 2020 5:27PM
I like the original image Janet.
I dont understand why people can't see the obvious - the mouse it trying to tip the clock level.🐀🐀🐀
chase Plus
14 1.7k 416 England
31 Jan 2020 12:48PM
Thanks all.
Lol Brian, that's one explanation Wink
Many thanks to Trev and Kate, great to have your User Awards.
Janet xx

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