Time and Place

For this week’s Macro Moments Challenge I’ve chosen a picture which was NOT taken with the macro lens I’d usually use for close up shots.

I was trying out the macro setting on a new Fuji x100s  camera I got a couple of years back.  This little camera is ideal for working indoors in natural light as it gives good results at an ISO of up to 6400. Not that I ever work indoors as I like to be outside as much as possible. Actually, I never actually work anywhere, I play.

I know that “proper” indoor photographers would set up lights or use two or three synced flash guns, but that ‘s not really my thing! (I hope the tutor from my night-class in studio photography doesn’t read this, though if he did I don’t think he’d be at all surprised.)

So, setting up this picture took as long as it takes to go upstairs to get an old atlas and a pocket watch, come downstairs, put them on the dining table, set camera to macro and click, click, click.  I hope you like it.


Time and Place pocket watch atlas

Time and Place ©HelenBushe

Exif data

Camera:  Fuji x100s



ISO 800

1 sec

no flash


Marga Demmers · 7 July 2016 at 18:56

The perfect set up, but of course the original idea was great in itself. It inspires me to experiment with this kind of photos. So thank you!

    HMB · 7 July 2016 at 19:18

    Well, we photographers have to do something on a cold wet winter day.

Laurie Graves · 7 July 2016 at 14:49

As I am a huge fan of both maps and clocks and watches, I like the photo very much.

    HMB · 7 July 2016 at 15:28

    Thanks Laurie. This is a very old “Atlas and Chronology of the World”, in which most of North America shows few towns, just areas of tribes. You’d love it! I do.

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 7 July 2016 at 07:37

That’s a great staged picture, very interesting. I love black and white images, though I haven’t attempted it myself yet.

    HMB · 7 July 2016 at 12:52

    This is what I call a rainy day photo, i.e. needing to click the shutter but weather stopping us getting out!

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