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Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015!

Posted to Flickr on 01 January 2015.

I hope everyone has a super 2015.


When I think of New Years Eve or New Years Day, I don’t really think of streamers or party hats or confetti. Instead, I think of ways to measure time: clocks, calendars, hourglasses, etc. And of course my favorite timepiece is the Superman watch, the very first Christmas gift I ever received from my wife.


The setup was a little tricky, mostly because of the lighting. The backdrop is a glittery gold sheet of scrapbooking paper. The watch is held in place by a hobby tool with clamps boosted up by a clear plastic cup. Two flashlights provide backlighting.


Above the scene (but not visible) is my large circular diffuser, which softens the ambient light in the room.


I had thought of using a beam of light, but I though the bokeh from the beam was a little too distracting from the watch.



My Superman watch has also been spotted here:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.

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Superman is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the baby Kal-El was raised in Smallville as Clark Kent. As he grew to maturity, he found himself possessed of amazing physical powers: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. To use his abilities in a never-ending battle for truth and justice as "Superman," he travelled to Metropolis and assumed the disguise of a mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper. His costume is red and blue with a cape and a distinctive "S" shield on his chest. He is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. Superman was played by Christopher Reeve in a series of films beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978) and by Tom Welling in the television series Smallville (2001).


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