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Gastown Steam Clock
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Challenge: Watches, Clocks, & Other Timepieces (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date: Apr 17, 2014
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2014

[Apr. 19th, 2014 12:59:00 PM]

Thanks for the comments! I love Vancouver. Out of all the places on the planet, this is the place I would live if I could.
My husband was recently attending a conference there and asked if I wanted to tag along......silly question lol! While he was busy doing his thing, I was doing mine, wandering the streets and filling up memory cards like crazy. It was obviously rainy on the day I took this shot - I don't typically venture out on rainy days but it was a really enjoyable experience I think I may do it more often now. You should have seen me trying to balance a large umbrella, a camera bag and my camera (that was within one of those crazy plastic rain covers) at the same time. I think I caused a few people to laugh. Anyways, I was very happy to find this clock in the Gastown section of Vancouver. It is a steam driven invention and it actually whistles like a train every quarter hour. There is a panhandler who hangs out close by the clock and he is quite happy to supply you with the history, which really just adds to the charm of the whole thing :)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.6322
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.6857
Avg (non-participants): 6.5962
Views since voting: 561
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 87
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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04/26/2014 08:43:50 AM
Lovely photo. I was in Vancouver in December and the clock wasn't working! I was disappointed.
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04/25/2014 04:32:57 PM
What a fantastic capture. I love the misty grainy feel.
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04/25/2014 08:00:02 AM
One of my high scorers. I'd love to see this one (rainy) day.
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04/25/2014 07:14:15 AM
Lovely image; one of my top picks.
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04/25/2014 12:20:48 AM
I really thought this would ribbon.

Still a HM is good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2014 05:15:22 PM
Ethereal & lovely
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04/23/2014 03:50:17 PM
Wow, this is a new one on me. Adds visual meaning to the idea of time's passage, slipping away, evaporating. Nice old-fashioned feel, perhaps belied by the cars, but appealing nevertheless. The echoing streetlights are a good touch.
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04/23/2014 11:22:36 AM
Nice capture of the steam!
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04/22/2014 09:46:47 AM
Cool - I didn't know such a thing exists.
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04/19/2014 07:44:28 PM
Dreamy
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04/19/2014 03:07:18 AM
Never seen anything like this before,and your treatment has made the photo
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04/18/2014 08:30:49 AM
Wonderful shot. Beautiful
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04/18/2014 07:17:21 AM
Beautiful
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04/18/2014 03:47:00 AM
Excellent find, lovely editing top 3 for me.
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