Time! – what a subject!

what is time really
when is the right time
time used wisely or squandered
rich moments or emptiness

so much we “measure” in time …

yet, time is such a subjective thing …

We can hear the ominous boom of the clock up in the tower …
or the light and bright little ticktock of a smiley faced clock on the mantle

… so what is time really?

ohhhhh what a delight! Time’s illusion was featured in ImageWriting 03.05.2009 … an honour and delight – thank you so much!

Featured in Friends of Bangor and North Down Camera Club 01.06.2009 – thank you kindly!

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  • mindym306
    mindym306over 5 years ago

    Great work!!!!!

  • wow :) thanks Mindy!! Thank you for the fovourite too :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago

    like this, Bettina!!
    i like the angle you’ve put on this!!

  • :) thanks David :) The sun casting it’s morning glow on the clock’s hand just begged for me to come and play with it :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • LynnH64
    LynnH64over 5 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • wow & thanks for the fave :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • eclectica
    eclecticaover 5 years ago

    As a time poor person your photo really resonates, I can almost hear it ticking – outstanding :)

  • lol … time-poor-person huh? heck … there’s too many of us out there !!
    I’m thrilled that the image resonated though :) … thanks so much for the favouriting & the watchlist add – what an honour!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • eclectica
    eclecticaover 5 years ago

    Thank you also, you are too kind Bettina :D

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous light and shadows, great B & W well done.

  • thank you Paul – much appreciated :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    Light, shadows, tone, subject…all outstanding:)

  • Ralph :) Thank you so much!! :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • kcdd6
    kcdd6over 5 years ago

    Instant fave Bettina.
    Superb B&W.

  • wow :) thanks for that!!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 5 years ago

    Good b&w capture again tells a story ! emotion, feeling, can almost here the ticking, reminds me of the b&w film set on a station and two people meet then depart, all centered around a clock and time.

  • thanks Simon, also for the favouriting :)
    Glad it conjures up stories for you – that’s awesome !!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Sinéad Costello
    Sinéad Costelloover 5 years ago

    Too true! Time is a human creation – which is why a minute is never the same stretch of time twice!
    Great image!

  • :) ahhh wonderful! a kindred! Indeed – a human construct to help us make sense of things … simplifies things on one hand, but complicates matters on another because we start believing it to be absolute. Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving the note – much appreciated!

    – BettinaSchwarz

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