Dad's pocket watch

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© Gary Benefield
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UploadedApril 8, 2010
TakenApril 1, 2010
ModelCanon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure8 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length65 mm
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Back when we actually made stuff old school style.
My Dad gave me this watch when I moved out of the house. He joked that it didn't work..( it did but had to be wound every 12 hours, still does)
It is no Rolex but I wouldn't trade it for a truck load of Rolex's..
My Dad liked traditional ways, He was a hunter, fisherman, craftsmen. He liked to carry this watch with him when we went deer hunting, always with a muzzle loader, old black powder, one shot CANNONS. Still hunting (sit and waite), no dogs, you go in the woods at sunrise. Every man goes a seperate way, you might meet up for lunch but if you met up in the woods it was just a wave or nod as to not spook the deer. If you didn't get a deer (I never did) you stayed till dark. Dad never cared for hunting deer with anything else but muzzle loader (black powder) or bow and arrow. He seemed to like the senseof fairness or challenge to it. "You only get one chance" he'd say. He could have chosen to go with any other firearm (unless it was squirrle season then the Ruger 10-22s came out). And we would always go out opening day which was on Thanksgiving day in Conn. At the time I didn't really know it but he was trying to keep and pass down a tradition. I haven't deer hunted since I left home, but if I were to I wouldn't do it any other way.
Thanks Dad
6 sec exp f/16 iso 100
65 mm canon Macro 1x5
Mirror lockup
no filters

In the Dad's old pocket watch photo essay.

22 responses

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Amazing detail!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Excellent Gary.....definitely "The One". voted

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    I love all of the watch shots, but this one is definitely my favorite....I love the depth of it. Great narrative, too! Voted.

  • Matko Cvitković

    Matko Cvitković gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    Great entry, great photo and a great story, vote well earned

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    A wonderful shot.....great work!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (23 Apr 2010):

    Back to vote.......LOVED the essay!!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield said (10 Feb 2011):

    thank you everyone

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    Fantastic entry, I love the story as well! *voted*

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Wonderful memory, image, and story. You have my vote!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Feb 2011): the story, also ~ !!!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (22 Feb 2011):

    Great macro

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Excellent, my vote

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    Excellent work !!!! VOTED

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (21 Mar 2011):

    Loved the old railroad watches, even the homely Ball. Superbly accurate. Voted!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    Love it, voted!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (22 May 2011):

    The light and the detail are beautiful, Gary. "Yeah!" And I love my Ruger 10-22. :-) R

  • jane bettis

    jane bettis gave props (31 May 2011):

    fabulous! voted

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