An interesting clock that I didn't notice its movement before on my first visit to Cliffe Castle museum. She is holding the pendulum, the pendulum goes round and round pushing a wire on the base.. I'll put the base on Workshop for you to have a look. Thanks for looking
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tyro (26142) 2014-07-29 14:40
I absolutely love clocks and love playing around with them, taking them apart and trying to fix them! So this one is really interesting for me.
It took me a little while to work this one out and I had to look at Wikipedia to find this picture because I was wondering how you "read" the time on this clock. Now I understand that the face or dial of the clock is lower down on the marble base! And I presume that the "wire" which the pendulum hits then works an escapement mechanism to regulate the clock. All very clever!
This is another of your fine "interior" shots which you do so very well despite the usually poor light. And here we not only have a fine image of this remarkable timepiece, but we also see an excellent view of the rest of this room reflected in that huge mirror behind the clock.
Gorgeous light and colours, fine composition and excellent details and clarity.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-29 15:01
An interesting clock, original, as is the capture using the mirror, so creating a double image
Looking for the face, read John and understand how it works
Creative capture, well done
CLODO (35384) 2014-07-29 23:29
You've carefully chosen the POV to have the weird clock and its reflection, but also the room wall and ceiling in the mirror.
Have a good day
carlo62 (53394) 2014-07-30 0:16
bella idea, lo specchio crea una bellissima prospettiva e si vedono molto particolari interessanti.
Ottima esposizione, non facile in questi casi.
Noel_Byrne (33148) 2014-07-30 13:07
What an ostentatious piece, and beautiful for it, which is not something I normally feel about such opulence. An intricate and detailed work, and you have portrayed it so spectacularly against this gilt framed mirror. Fascinating spinterior subject, really ll taken.
Royaldevon (41909) 2014-07-30 16:15
I'm so glad that you included a w/s to show the actual clock from your title. Then it all made sense.
I love how you have used the mirror so that we are able to see the whole of the statue and the ceiling moulds in the reflection. It is a novel way of looking at an interior. You have captured some fine textural details.
We have links with Cliffe Castle. The previous owner of our neighbour's house was a historian and when the top storey of Cliffe Castle was removed, he collected some of the stones and a sculptured griffin and built a castellated wall around his garden with them. I can see the griffin, from my bedroom window!
I hope you don't mind me telling you, you have misspelt Keighley.
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-31 7:14
The reflections of the statue and the ceiling details are great. Also, it's excellent in composition. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (57497) 2014-07-31 11:52
A fine sculpture and a very interesting clock. They knew how to create fantastic "machines" even a very long time ago. It's also a cleverly taken photo creating a good sense of depth through the mirror. As so many times before you have used the limited light very well.