veritum dies aperit

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    Its still a work in progress - im working on the feel as its a bit rough in areas, getting the clock right isnt easy, you cant hold it there and get it right - i have tried and actually got a different sort of image I will paste later but this is the one I like, the lomo effect works well here, high contrast for the feel which is what I wanted - its more about the intent of the image rather than super detailing.

    I am not sure the clock is 100% right, I wanted a slight angle here like a cocked head and the size is pretty right for my head but... Im not sure.

    Why?

    Dont know really, wanted to do some more self portrait work and for some reason this came to me, Magritte .. yes maybe or maybe its being on call and working all night, time is something im concious of right now, Hericletus put it best for my thinking - ""Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others, go flowing on. Time is a child, moving counters in a game; the royal power is a child's."" Then againt he was a fatalist :)

    Oh and what does veritum dies aperit mean? SImple - its time discovers the truth (the quote is attributed to Seneca)

    axb500, (Rimbaudian), ::sarah::, and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. (Rimbaudian) 89 months ago | reply

      so magrittesque that I must fave it hands down!

    2. monkeyc.net 89 months ago | reply

      Gianluca from you that is a huge compliment. Thank you.

    3. Mr Magoo ICU 89 months ago | reply

      Great work, love the creativity put into this one and the contrast suits it perfectly. Excellent!

    4. monkeyc.net 89 months ago | reply

      I just had to try the whole hat thing. The question for me is does it affect the image that much - after all whats more surreal than a clock with a santa hat ?

    5. Sergio Lubezky 89 months ago | reply

      Happy Holidays!

    6. Jaydot 89 months ago | reply

      The hat's a very nice touch :)

    7. Misteriddles 89 months ago | reply

      the clock ticks down towards freedom -- from work, from suits & ties and from the bloody clock itself.

      This is too good for the hat thing.

    8. monkeyc.net 89 months ago | reply

      The hat thing is only temporary :)

    9. ::sarah:: 89 months ago | reply

      This is a great image. For me it's a good reminder not to worry too much about time or it will consume you. Contrast, lines, angles (LOVE the tie with the white shirt and black jacket), composition and how it's almost a black and white but not quite...Brilliant!

    10. Fort Photo 89 months ago | reply

      Man sorry I missed out on the hat goodness, but I agree this is an excellent image.

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    11. Fire Monkey Manuwahie 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Face Time, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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    12. eye4bw.com 54 months ago | reply

      very creative, nice work!

    13. Ellie116 50 months ago | reply

      I really love this photo and have used it for my blog - thank you for sharing it lbslibrary.typepad.com/bizresearch/

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