the machinery of joy

with happy quarter-hour reminders that time is literally passing you by.


submitted to the sharp-eyed, sharp-toothed denizens of the Delete Me! pool.

  • michael PRO 10y

    Tampen removed the first deleteme tag when his vote was changed. I've changed the "deleteme2 " from helter-skelter to just "deleteme" to accurately reflect the count.
  • Taro Taylor PRO 10y

    Tones, grain, texture, composition... all work for me!! This pic also makes me hear the seconds of my life slipping by!! That's quite an achievement!!

    Voted "saveme" (from the Delete Me! group)
  • craig 10y

    very nice
    voted as "saveme" (from Delete me! group)
  • Gerard 10y

    like it and i'm going to go saveme number 10 here.

    well done fallsroad.

    voted as "saveme" (from Delete me! group.)
  • michael PRO 10y

    Thanks everyone for your comments and votes. This is my first one in!

    Hopefully it will not be my last, though I suspect a number of thorough trouncings before I'm successful again. :)
  • David Gandy 10y

    Reminds me of the cover of "The City of Lost Children." How was the tinting done?

    If it needed my vote, I'd save it.
  • michael PRO 10y

    @drgandy: Thanks for the added "vote". :)

    Converted to b&w using a red filter, then mucked about with highlights and shadows. Altered the color temp to my liking and added in some grain to give it some grit.

    That was pretty much all that was done.
  • mark lorch PRO 10y


    there is something about the workings of a clock that is really very appealing, and I think you captured it well.
  • michael PRO 10y

    Zing! :) Nice shot.

    Out of curiosity, how large is that movement?
  • miquelet 9y

  • mind the goat 9y

    Good image, I like the grain and colour
  • Kayleigh Jane 9y

  • Roger PRO 9y

    Great detail.
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  • iam4ranny 8y

    Thanks for posting in the MOST Interesting THREAD!
    Beauty is in the *EYE* of the Beholder
    Please add your Beautiful Photo to:
    Beauty is in the *Eye* of the Beholder!
  • iam4ranny 8y

    Thanks for posting in the Magical Macro MondayTHREAD!
    Beauty is in the *Eye* of the Beholder!
  • Dave 8y

    This image has been added to the Flickr Museum for making explore's top 25. Kudos! You can check it out HERE...

  • Tom Kaszuba 8y

    An instant classic. Has an old world charm about it that transcends time. Incredible.
  • Silvia Sampere 8y

    nice idea. i think the light is brilliant.
  • Heilah Alnasser 8y

    nice details ('-')
  • Marius Muscalu 5y

    great shot, well done !
    Have a nice day !!!

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