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    A broken pocketwatch that somehow came into my possession and has remained there for years.

    I put the watch on a flatbed scanner and "acquired" this image directly from real life. I wanted to try scanning an object and I figured this would be better than scanning my butt or my face, because I wouldn't have to clean the glass afterward--and perhaps it would be more unusual, as well. It came out ok.

    Part of a set of scanned objects.

    c book, SorbyRock, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. gem66 ages ago | reply

      Excellent way to capture an image like this. It came out very nice.

    2. quadrapop ages ago | reply

      how did you get the black background? did you leave the lid off and turn out the room light?

    3. dvs ages ago | reply

      quadrapop, thanks for your comments.

      I just left the lid open. The room wasn't particularly dark, although there are no lights near the scanner. I did try to make sure there was nothing shiny or light colored above the glass that the scanner light could reflect off of back to the lens.

    4. quadrapop ages ago | reply

      thanks for the tip, I'll have a go and see if it works with my scanner...

    5. First Contact ages ago | reply

      elegant watch

    6. Eddi van W. ages ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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