Watch Out !!


Rhode St. Genese, Belgium

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1750 views, August 2015

This picture is actually the tip of the iceberg.

OK, it’s definitely one of my favorite watches. Bought it last year at Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson in Daytona, Fla., and it’s one of a huge collection of limited edition watches made for Harley by Bulova. It cost less than $200 which I thought was pretty cool considering the detail that goes into these pieces… right down to the HD logo on the top of the winder knob and strap clasp.

So being passionate about such things, I shot its portrait with my macro lens, making sure the lighting was just right to do it justice… and found a cool picture on Shutterstock (made this one exception from normally using exclsuively my own pics) to provide a habitat with coordinated colors and I thought it looked kinda wicked in the end.

But then I thought, why stop there?
Which brings me to the iceberg.

I collect watches. Nothing really expensive or fancy, I dig the unusual pieces that have charcater. 45 of ‘em to be precise.
And so one day a couple of months ago I started taking portraits. Took 3 or 4 takes of each with different lighting direction and exposure values since reflections are a problem and I needed to take parts from each shot to make one finished picture of each watch with everything visible and well exposed.
Taking the pictures took several days, but it was the post pro that proved to be the big task. I’m sure I spent at least one to two hours on each.

Trouble is, when you finish a project like that you’ve got to DO something with it. It’s not enough just to keep those 45 pictures on my hard drive (YIKES better back that puppy up tonite!!!)…

So at the risk of boring you all to death, here below… on 3 grids of 15 watches each… is the entire collection.
And each one has a number.

Most of you will think OK, a bunch of watches. Good for Billyboy, he’s got a hobby that keeps him off the streets (thank God). Now let’s go find a real picture…

But a few of you might look at this silly collection and think Hmmm… that one looks kinda cool… wonder what its story is…?

Well each of them has a story. And all you need to do is give me the number in a quick comment, and I’ll reply with a detailed blow-up and a reason why it became part of my life.

OK, so maybe I’m not normal.
But over the years, I’ve found that normal is highly overrated.

All pictures taken with Canon EOS 5D MkI with EF-100 mm lens and natural light

Bless you for looking !

UPDATE JULY, 2014… No. 46 + 47 !!

UPDATE FEBRUARY, 2015… No. 48 !!!

UPDATE AUGUST, 2015… No. 49 !!!!

UPDATE LATE AUGUST, 2015… No. 50 !!!!!

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