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1-365 Time of my life. by ByLaauraa 1-365 Time of my life. by ByLaauraa
I decided to make a photo everyday for one year long. First I wanted to make only selfs but i thought this would be better. Every day a selfportrait is really hard haha.

So, the first one. Hope you like it. And I hope I can show you the things I love in my 365. In this photo you can see the little clock I got from my sister on my birthday last friday. I really like it. :)
I also hope to create one style in this year. I really appreciate your comments. Thanks!

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The best photo's of this project I'll pos here on deviantart. You can see the others here on my flickr: [link]
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Pocket watches are rarity in the times we live in. There is some "good old times" feeling about them. At least, if used just the right way to show it.
If not the "quartz" on the dial, we might believe this one is truly an old mechanical unit. Even while it isn't, it's good object for shooting. Shiny case and not even remotely flat shape makes play with focus a bit tricky. On this piece focus was kept at the dial, the place it should be. many cameras on "auto" or even semi-auto would try to capture either the nearest spot, or average, both ways screwing the effect.
Position of the axis, centre of the clock's dial, creates almost perfect golden ratio with the image's sides. It's about the middle of image's height. If that composition was just shot that way, not created by careful cropping, then the artist either has good ruler in her eye, or great intuition. Even if it's due to cropping, the composition is very good for me.
I don't agree with the choice of background. I'd love to see the clock on single-coloured linen with diversity created by folds and shades. Some colours are just to similar to the case's colour, and thus a bit distracting. Right up corner imbalances the scene to the right a bit to much for me. But those are minor things and probably received differently by each beholder.
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:iconmindyjerebic:
MindyJerebic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Photographer
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OhMhaiGosh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so melancholic. :')
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RomanorumCamena Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
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Heavynne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
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BeyondPossibleGrasp Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
uh, i mean clock
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:iconbeyondpossiblegrasp:
BeyondPossibleGrasp Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
beautiful photo, i have one identical watch :heart: :D
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:iconcynical-silhouette:
Cynical-Silhouette Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Haha I have this same exact pocket watch necklace, I got it in Paris :dance:
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:iconstopwatched:
stopwatched Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
What a cool idea and a very nice photograph at that. I wish you luck.
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Laura1995 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
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please fave the article if you liked it :heart:
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:iconcheesemen-from-mars:
cheesemen-from-mars Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured =D [link]
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:iconsugarcomad:
SugarComaD Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Featured in my journal :heart:
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nataliexcupcake Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Your lovely photograph is featured here: [link]

Please dont forget to fave. it. Thank you. :heart:
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:iconwishfulxdreamer:
wishfulxdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Photographer
I'm loving this photo! <3
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:iconschweik:
Schweik Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
I think it's a good work...
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:icondreamervampiress:
DreamerVampiress Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Pocketwatches are so beautiful...
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:icondivine--insanity:
divine--insanity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Meh. I personally agree with the background - it's nice and old fashioned, with some comfortable, warm rustic colours.
Overall I like the picture, and your pocket watch is very nice, too :)
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ElConsigliere Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The depth of focus is really impressive, I like the image! :)
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:iconeveryone-except-you:
Everyone-except-you Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Very old-fashioned and soft. My kind of picture!
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MiniChiiQuu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
the pocket watch is so pretty! the fabric in the background really compliments the vintage watch. nice choice. = )
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:iconbishop1213:
bishop1213 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
really love your photo...
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:iconbozack:
Bozack Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Photographer
wow, this is really beautiful! :wow:
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:iconplatinummyr:
platinummyr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Nice concept :love:
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:icondecwrites:
decwrites Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Writer
An excellent image and a very intriguing concept - sort of a photojournal of a fairly significant portion of your life. I believe I shall add you to my watch list to see how this goes...
Good luck.
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:icones-la-kylie:
es-la-kylie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Photographer
i think i saw that necklace at Urban Outfitters.
anyway, this pic is amazing!
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InAMirror Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
love the fact that we both have the same watch! :heart: And I kind of obsess with mine, so when I saw this photo I was surprised! [link]

Good luck with your project!
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:iconscribalwriter:
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
Really beautiful tones and a gorgeous atmosphere. Very warm and relaxing. :heart:
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:iconinstanttomen:
instanttomen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
An excellent start - 1 down, 364 to go.
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:icontaoskate394:
taoskate394 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
this is wicked cool .. the light looks gorgeous against the pattern .. :].
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:iconjaelinfawkes:
JaelinFawkes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
This is so cool... the lighting and colors are great. The only thing I have to say is... you should have waited or made the clock hands point at a symbolic time--like, 4:05 (in other words, 3:65, the days of the year). :) But this is great, love it.
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Acquaforte-Reale Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
That's a gorgeous pocketwatch!
And good luck with your picture-a-day!
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:iconleciec:
leciec Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
What a pretty watch, where did you get it?
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Rainripple Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Ooooh! I love the little watch! Good luck in taking a photo every day!
I tried that and got about as far as 90-365 but then a whole roll of film (which was like 2 weeks of photos) got ruined and I dunno.. I hope to start again in 2010!
Don't let my story of a lack of dicipline faze you though=P Wonderful photo!!!
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for-lenny Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
The photo is great!
And I love the idea of taking photos everyday for a year *-*
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:iconlergahin:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice focus and colors =)
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:iconsurreal-lover:
surreal-lover Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
That's an awesome idea! Great for a first picture! Keep it up! =D
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:iconmooneydumb:
Mooneydumb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Supertof idee!
Maar ga je dan ook je camera steeds mee naar school/de stad enzo. slepen? Dat lijkt me nogal een opgave. ;O
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:iconmolot:
Molot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Niiice clock :) good setting :)
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:iconnoagamze:
NoaGamze Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
I love the idea of a 365. I'm already very curious to see your work this year!
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magicdrag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
cool^^
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Sophie-Sara Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Such a nice idea, i'll have to pick it up sometime in my life when i'm not so bogged down with work ;p

can't wait to see your work progress, amazing start :)
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Rona-Keller Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
good luck with this!
I wanted to do one too, but I have too much stress this week. that's why I'm doing a 52 weeks project. :aww:
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DrJekyllandMrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
love the clock and the photo, of course
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sen12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Love the colors and it's a really nice clock :)
And of course good "luck" with the 365 project :) I am also planing to start one when I get my new cam (1000d + 50 mm 1.8 can't waiiiiiit :D)
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jenny-fur-tography Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a beautiful watch. the photo looks vintage, great tones to it :)
i love the fabric as well!

i know a couple of other people who are doing this too. i was going to start, but i think i'm going to do it at new year :)
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syda-ginger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Photographer
The warm colors in this photo are beautiful :heart: I'm glad you started your 365 project :) I have that assignment for school ,and I just can't make myself to start it -.-
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femketje Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
pretty
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