Careful Timing Helps to Capture an Epoch Stockholm Timepiece
Where and when did you take this photo?
This photo was taken on December 10th in Stockholm, Sweden.
What was running through you mind when you snapped it?
I wanted to enhance the depth of the dial and therefore worked to get great reflections of light on the image. To make sure the focus ended up on the watch, I removed things in the background so the spectator's focus would end up on the timepiece and timepiece only.
What makes it special to you now?
The watch got an incredible light on its dial, making the watch look much more detail-rich and interesting. The warmth of the yellow gold gives contrast to the otherwise neutral colors in the image.
What was your process? Did you use any special shooting techniques or apps while shooting? Did you edit after it was taken?
I waited for a time when the light outside was perfect. When photographing watches, it is important that there are clouds and not direct sunlight so that the light isn't hard, but instead white and soft. The photo was edited with Lightroom where the gold's saturation was increased, the dial's contrast was increased, and dust removed.