2018 Ricky Tims Photo Class - Lauri Miller
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After taking many, many photos this week, including dragging my husband out before dawn on his day off, I ended up getting my favorite of the week Saturday evening! I had set this shot up when I noticed the light was so gorgeous on this old railroad clock my Grandfather got from a South Dakota train depot many, many years ago. It isn't in working order, so the hands are not at the correct position for the actual time. The angle is necessary because of where the clock is in relation to other furniture in the room. Initially I did have the entire big hand in the frame in my first shot with the clock’s protective glass cover in place, but that cut off the decorative section of the little hand. Without realizing it, I accidentally bumped the camera on the tripod when I moved in front of it to be able to lift the glass cover in front of the clock face (I was using remote to trigger the camera). By the time I discovered the movement of the camera the sunlight had shifted of course, and it wasn't possible to reshoot the image. In the end, I think I like this image better anyway because most of both hands are visible. The only LR edits I made was to crop a little off the right and to use the gradient tool in the lower right-hand corner to darken the area to mask the top of my head that made it into the image. ISO 100, f9.0, 2.0 sec. FYI, the shadows would not have been as pronounced if I had set the hands to the correct time of 7:13 at the time of the photo shoot even if I had thought of it before starting to take photos. I didn't have much wiggle room for changing the angle of the shot.

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