Back in the time when a clock was a mechanical work of art, this is what a clock face looked like. Today you just glance at your cell phone or your fit bit to see what time it is but there was a time when clocks were actually experienced. We have forgotten about the days when a hall clock may have been the first thing you see when walking into a home. When the house was quiet, you could hear the ticking or the swing of the pendulum or the ringing of chimes. Clocks used to be real sensory things and a reminder of time constantly passing by.
It seems like everything is a race these days. We are supposed to mult-task and be ever on-call and never have our to do list get any shorter. I think an elegant reminder of how important time is like this clock hearkens back to the days when we could savor our lives. Maybe we can still do that just by slowing down and admiring the beautiful things that surround us. Maybe it is time to do that.
Antique Clock face
Bulloch Hall – Roswell, Georgia
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 2 sec – ISO 200