the movement by summerfield

the movement

there are some things that fascinate me which makes my few friends think i'm weird. one of them is the inside or the movement of a clock or a watch. not the quartz or digital clock or watch, but the old fashioned one. i used to enjoy winding clocks or watches but now you just shake them darn thing and it stops or goes depending on what you want to do with them. the cheap watches now aren't meant to be kept for long; when it stops working you get rid of it and buy a new one.

anyway, it's fascinating to watch these cogs work, and the sound they make is rather captivating. when i was a small girl, i believed that inside our heads were thousands of small cogs that never stops and they spin ideas when you're awake and dreams when you're asleep.

we had a neighbour six houses down who had brain cancer, and towards the last months of his life all he did was wail and yell because his head was in a lot of pain. i imagined that the cogs were probably askewed from their arrangement and were wounding so tight. when the man died, i imagined his brain just had a short circuit. then i saw in one of my uncle's encyclopedia what the brain actually looks like. i thought it was just one ugly grey mash and that my idea of cogs and wheels inside our head was a lot more realistic.

i think i'm rather late for the macro challenge, but i shall tag it just the same. but i'm just playing.

whoa! if you try to move your mouse up and down when viewing this, the cogs seem to move! coolio!
I couldn't get the movement effect but I have to agree with you about how much more interesting this is than the new fangled ones!
January 22nd, 2018  
Nice pic (didn't see the movement effect, either).
January 22nd, 2018  
A lovely shot, I suppose one can watch it for ages ;-)
January 22nd, 2018  
I do like your vision of the brain. I've always heard the saying of "You could see the wheels turning" when talking about someone thinking. So you are not alone in your thinking. Good photo.
January 22nd, 2018  
you were born a steam-punker.
January 22nd, 2018  
Lovely image! So clean & clear.
January 22nd, 2018  
Beautifil, bet blue clock's innards very different!!
January 22nd, 2018  
inside my head there are thousands of small cogs that never stop. Well done for getting an animation out of your photo - you are right, the cogs move with the mouse. I'm sitting in the study, with our grandfather clock ticking away behind me. I love the sound of the tick tock.
January 22nd, 2018  
Nice close up!
January 23rd, 2018  
Yes, mechanical clock movements are fascinating and very photogenic (as we can see from your shot)
January 23rd, 2018  
Nice close-up of the clock innards.
January 24th, 2018  
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse moved the cogs on the clock!
I love old clock and their interiors as well!
January 28th, 2018  
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