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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3100
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1/320 second
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34 mm
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800
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Sep 2, 2012, 9:09:25 PM
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Four or Five or Something Like That by LashelleValentine Four or Five or Something Like That by LashelleValentine
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:iconisabella-alice:
This is a timeless image, I've seen it done many times but it never fails to look so inspiring and really beautiful. Of course the type of watch and the size of text in the book do have a different impact on the viewer.

For example, this piece says to me that the watch would most likely belong to an aspiring writer with the book being their inspiration; maybe there is an overhanging worry of not making it as a well-known author or a time scale almost to complete their work by. It may even be that they missed their opportunity, running out of time.

Of course, as mentioned, this has a different effect on different viewers; but the style of the watch suggests it a newer watch, whereas a different font for the numbers may have made it look more antique. If it did look like an older watch, it may give more of a fatherly aspect, who regrets the time, or lack of, spent with his children.

I would personally have only had the chain running in one direction down the spine of the book, but the focus on the text is really great; it leaves enough to read some of it, without giving away which book it is or anything about it.

The background is also great, the grey scale used really attributes to the colour and texture seen in the book and watch and doesn't clash or cause any confusion over the theme of the image.

I really like this; I know my ideas of the subject are probably very off, but art is different to everyone. But overall there isn't much I would change about this image; I really like everything about it, wonderful image.

~Ceska
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks!!!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Photographer
I absolutely love you interpretation, you have no idea how much I appreciate such kind words.
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:iconcartoonistkev14:
cartoonistkev14 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha no problem. I always want to be at my best at the interpretation so that the artist can feel truly satisfied and know that O truly find the piece intriguing.
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:iconartisticjiggy64:
ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful work! ^^ The angle is fantastic!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!!!!
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:iconartisticjiggy64:
ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! ^^
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:icontratshy:
tratshy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Time is but temporary to human kind.
As is the flesh and clarity of mind.
James Hulings

Excellent imagery.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that.
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:iconbookloverblue:
bookloverblue Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like books. I like pocket watches. How could I not like this image?

The focus is great - you can see the watch in amazing detail, and I like how some words stand out from the blurry haze.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it :D
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:icongiancarbon:
Giancarbon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Eccellenti il taglio e la definizione. Complimenti!
<font><font>ciao</font></font>
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Grazie te, apprezzo molto quello!
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:iconigasoris:
igasoris Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Cool concept!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!!!!
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:iconigasoris:
igasoris Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is my pleasure :D (Big Grin) 
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:icontheonlytoner:
theonlytoner Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I really like pocket watches I think they are beautiful, and taking the shot with the book writes a very refined and sophisticated character.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconlocosquirrel:
locosquirrel Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We share an affinity for watches I see :)  This is really lovely!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Awww thank you so very much!!!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Oh wow, thank you so much! I sometimes struggle with titles so I really appreciate that!
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:iconopenskyline:
openskyline Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I love giving compliments. It gives me hope of recieving some :D 
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:iconlupa-rutila:
Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Beautiful light and sepia-like colours :)
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconspazer86:
Spazer86 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Which book is that?
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Photographer
I have forgotten it's been so long!
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:iconeenii:
EeNii Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wonderful! (:
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icondemonmilk:
demonmilk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very nice photo, it reminds me of losing track of time while reading a great book.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconliza23q:
liza23q Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful..!
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks!!!
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:iconharlia:
harlia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice captured :

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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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:iconharlia:
harlia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :)

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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   General Artist
Something about watches/clocks/etc. with books is always appealing. I really like the lighter shades and black and white looks awesome.
The only suggestion I really have is I would have kept the framing within the pages of the book, especially the left side it sort of runs off.
Other than that it's quite lovely :heart: nice work :)
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!!
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
you're welcome :heart:
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:iconisabella-alice:
Isabella-Alice Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, this is definitely an image I'd love to critique! 

(I've actually already written it out so I can submit it straight away)

~Ceska
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Okay great!! I've made it available for critique :D
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:iconisabella-alice:
Isabella-Alice Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry it's taken so long to do, I'd completely forgotten about some stuff I had to do, so I've not been on DA since Friday morning

~Ceska
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the critique, it was very kind and well thought out! I love it :hug:
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:iconisabella-alice:
Isabella-Alice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I love your work, it's a pleasure to critique! :)

~Ceska
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GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way the watch is placed in the middle of the book and has a lot of focus. The picture has a cozy but also classy feel, with the watch being ornamentation but also on a book, which is one of my most favorite things eve. :love: (Speaking of which, what book did you use in the picture?) Sorry I'm not really having anything to say, but I honestly can't find anything to criticize.
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:iconlashellevalentine:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Photographer
You know, I can't remember what book I used :o It was my ex's ^^; And thank you so much!!!
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:icongigapipen1407:
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! :D
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:icontastelikchickn:
tastelikchickn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're lighting is perfect and the contrasts are amazingly sharp.
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