HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR PARTY!
In the photo you can see the oldest tower clock in Poland. The first mention of the clock dates back to 1368 when the clock was placed on the tower of the Town Hall in Wroclaw. In 1569 a higher tower was built and a new clock was installed. This clock had four faces divided into 24 hours. The clock was imprecise because the beginning of the day was set at sunset, so at any time of the year at a different hour. In 1580 the time measuring system was changed from 24 to 12 hours and the old clock faces were removed. New faces were divided into 12 hours and they had only one hand. These faces have survived at the tower to this day. The clockwork has been repeatedly rebuilt and improved, the current mechanism dates back to the 19th century and weighs 2 tons. A man has to wind up the clock every day.
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HimalAnda (9606) 2013-12-30 23:00
That's a beautiful picture, with an excellent exposure management.
Happy new year 2014!
jemaflor (84629) 2013-12-30 23:07
Well seen this close up on the clock tower, nice light management, perfect sharpness, Bonne Année 2014 !
macjake (56460) 2013-12-30 23:29
how cool is that to have the illuminated clock on one side, and the darker version on the left. Its like having the new year and the past year all in one.
creative shot indeed, one that I really like.
Happy new Years
emka (78808) 2013-12-30 23:58
cześć Ryszard, Znakomita pocztówka noworoczna. Ten zegar świetnie sie do tego nadaje. Super pomysł i prezentacja.XZyczę Ci zdrowego, szcześliwego Nowego roku, zeby był lepszy niż ten mijający
Nicou (121846) 2013-12-31 0:59
Très bonne année 2014 et tous mes voeux.
Quelle compo et vue sueprbe captage et iamge avec cette double horloge dorée splendide.
Belle soirée et fêtes
Iwon (6462) 2013-12-31 1:05
Wszystkiego dobrego w nowym roku:-)
Fotka odpowiednia w tym dniu...
a ja "Nie liczę godzin i lat..." :-))))
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-31 1:47
Nice view of these two clocks. I like the way light has selectively brightened up one of the clocks, it is creating good contrast. Beautiful!! Well observed and well presented with a detailed note. Thanks for sharing.
Wish you and your family a wonderful New Year as well.
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-31 2:44
Your picture nicely illustrates the coming turn of the year. 2013 is slowly fading away and 2014 is just around the corner, rising up in all its splendor and glory.
Have a wonderful New Year, and keep making beautiful pictures.
npecanhuk (65378) 2013-12-31 3:09
Beautiful details and picture!
Special regards to the horizontal format, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats!
A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
timecapturer (48620) 2013-12-31 3:09
love this! So apt for NYE and captured so beautifully. I love the symbolism here with the light and shadow being so effective. Excellent imagery!
All the very, very best for 2014 - B.
COSTANTINO (55398) 2013-12-31 3:19
I visited your gallery today and I chose
this shot with the oldest tower clock
in Poland and a fantastic exposure
creative and impressive shot indeed
I like the contrast between two clocks
the one is into the dark and the
other in the left
nice idea of this presentation
valuable shot I like it
again many wishes for a happy
and healthy new year
boa (6021) 2013-12-31 3:46
a good symbol for time and a new year. Good symmetri and a beautiful handicraft, tfs!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
cornejo (31415) 2013-12-31 4:21
Ryszard Witaj, interesting and beautiful composition, very well captured in this good and interesting photograph. A beautiful image with good clarity and quality. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
lousat (76754) 2013-12-31 5:04
Hi Ryszard,i wish you all the best me too,and thanks for this very original and beautiful last postcard of the year,i like it....a lot! Luciano.
Silvio1953 (122043) 2013-12-31 5:17
Ciao Ryszard, lovely composition with beautiful clock, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
Energysavingelk (1207) 2013-12-31 5:49
an extremely difficult lighting situiation which you managed satisfactorily, I assume better results would have been impossible.
Looking at your picture I feel I should also go to Silesia and see the land of my father's family as I did already with Zachodnio Pomorskie, homeland of my mother.
A happy and prosperous New Year!
dkmurphys (49220) 2013-12-31 7:22
Superb detail for your new year postcard. Love it!
Enjoy a great party! Cheers!
Romano46 (18432) 2013-12-31 11:57
una immagine assai appropriata per il prossimo passaggio all'anno nuovo.
Speriamo che il 2013 sia quello in ombra e il 2014 quello illuminato e che la felicità e la pace trionfi in tutto il mondo.
Tanti auguri di felice anno nuovo a te e alla tua famiglia.
eldancer1 (27829) 2014-01-01 10:11
Very creative capture of those clocks! I like the difference in their lighting. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31087) 2014-01-01 22:06
Hello Ryszard - Warmest wishes to you and your loved ones at the start of a new year. This old clock has seen many New Year celebrations and is a worthy and lovely subject to mark the occasion. Warm regards Rosemary