Astronomical Clock Close-up - Prague, Czech Republic

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Comments (13)

mook88 on October 29, 2010

Gorgeous pic, Tomas. Composition is perfect, and I love how the gold trim just pops against the rich colours of the clock face. Both "awards" given for this one!

All the best, Mook

T NL on October 30, 2010

Thanks very much Mook, what an honor! :) Very glad to hear that you like it so much, and awarded it with both a shiny star and a like. I felt this amazing clock deserved some additional attention and tried a couple of close-ups, this was the one that came out best. :)

Cheers, Tomas

Nadia Kushnir on October 30, 2010

Very nice shot!

Nick Weall on October 31, 2010

....and another Golden Star and like ~ I think that you have caught this time well Tomas :) ~ Best wishes ~ nick

T NL on October 31, 2010

Thanks very much for the comments Nadia and Nick! And of course a special thanks to Nick for the Y*-like combo, very much appreciated indeed! :)

Greetings, Tomas

Chris10 © on October 31, 2010

Deze springt er voor mij echt uit Tomas. Wat een mooie klok blijft dat toch. Prachtig op de foto gezet.

Groetjes, Christien.

T NL on October 31, 2010

Dankjewel Christien! Af en toe een close-upje is ook zeker wel de moeite waard vind ik; en zo te merken valt ie hier goed in de smaak. Leuk dat je weer langsgekomen bent! :)

Groeten, Tomas

Amelia Royan on November 4, 2010

I can see why you have added this one to your favourites Tomas. Wonderfully clear shot of this Prague icon. I still want to call this the astrological clock though, as it shows the signs of the zodiac :)

Groetjes, Amelia

T NL on November 5, 2010

Thanks for your wonderful comment Amelia! Indeed one of the icons from Prague, and actually a quite challenging subject to photograph (at least that was my experience). In the end this close-up turned out best.

Allow me to at least partly disagree with your alternative name for this clock. It definitely is to a large extent devoted to astronomical things. :) There's a little moon indicator (the little black sphere at the top right), and also some things related to the sun. And much more actually, there's a great description on this Wikipedia page (including a very clear schematic). Of course you're right that also the signs of the zodiac are shown though. So let's just invent a new word and name it the astronomological clock! ;)

Groetjes, Tomas

Amelia Royan on November 5, 2010

Yet another new word to add to my Thesaurus Tomas :))

I shall have a look at that link just now :)

Paul Strasser on November 8, 2010

Beautifully captured Tomas, very skilful. I think you've ended up choosing the perfect angle here, it fills the frame superbly.

Groetjes, Paul

Isaie D on November 9, 2010

Zeer mooi detail Tomas. Prachtige klok, van de zon en de maanstand vermoed ik met een zodiac erbij.

Groetjes, Dani

T NL on November 10, 2010

Thanks very much Paul! Especially good to hear that you like the composition, because it took me some time to find the 'optimal' angle. :)

Dankjewel Dani! Inderdaad een prachtige klok, waarop heel wat af te lezen valt. Op wikipedia staat alles haarfijn uitgelegd, zie deze link.

Groetjes, Tomas

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Photo taken in Old Town, 110 00 Prague-Prague 1, Czech Republic

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