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This idea was inspired by the book Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti.

To make this photo, I took apart an antique windup wrist watch and placed the internal gear piece inside of a heart locket. The watch piece does work (if you wind it up the gears will move), but it is not physically attached to the locket; more precisely, it is merely resting atop of the locket. I have now reassembled the watch (since I still want to be able to wear it on my wrist), and the locket is once again empty.

The background on which the locket is laying is actually a gift bag. I took the shot from above pointing the lens down. I used two lamps with one positioned really close on the right side, creating the bright spot you can see in the top corner of the image.

The composition isn't perfect. The watch piece is a bit large and I would have preferred it to fit more neatly into the locket, but I didn't want to take the gears apart in fear that I wouldn't be able to put it all back together again. Nonetheless, I'm quite happy with how the overall image turned out.

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- Nikon D70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF lens, +10 close up lens
- Square crop, color & contrast adjustment, sharpening, noise reduction (PS CS4)

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Copyright Malgorzata Krawczyk (aka Gosia)

My photos are NOT stock images and may NOT be used in any way without my expressed, written permission.
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Clockwork Heart by ~Gosia ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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Littleseacat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thats so beautiful, how long did this take you?
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:icontoklos:
toklos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
This is a fabulous piece of art, thanks for sharing and providing the background info to how it was made.
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:iconmeljeug:
MeljeuG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how not only is the picture gorgeous, but you put so much effort into composing this - even pulling apart your watch!
Thank you also for the description - very informative and lovely to read :)
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music-drop Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] :hug:
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chieflama Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful simply beautiful ^^
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StolenHartNovel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it :DD
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A14MR Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome lock :)
Like the shot
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Mytrinketsoflife Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome pic
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Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool. I'd totally buy it...
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
this is great, makes you want to read the book, but the photo tells it's own story
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LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is gorgeous, I wish there was a real necklace like this!
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:iconcriminallyficticious:
CriminallyFicticious Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! Is this for real? Ha! Fantastic illusion! Just brilliant!
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow!!!
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Lilith1995 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
:D
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MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cool!
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YamahaR6Girl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
With the focus on the clockwork, I didn't really notice that it didn't fit inside the locket. At first glance, it does seem to fit inside. I like the photo and the idea, it looks great with the background! :love:
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InMyLeftMind Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! :love:
I have to say though; you took a bit of the magic out of it once you told how it was arranged. Kinda like when someone from a movie informs you that the background is NOT in fact a beautiful forest, but a green screen.

But that being said... That was pure genius coming up with that. I mean a gift bag?... Who thinks of that?! And the whole watch clockwork. Genius for thinking outside the box, and taking everyday things and making them look magical! :clap:
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uniquelylost Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
lovely
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dogzbestfriend Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo! You did a really good job with it!!
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ripjaws-girl21 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful photo. The way the lighting is set up makes the locket look like it's resting atop diamonds. And despite the fact the watch part is a little bit big for the locket itself, the way the image looks really makes one wonder what it means, and each person will come up with their own interpretation of it.
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serial4breakfast101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thoreau <3 :D
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ripjaws-girl21 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool.
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Abilene22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love the concept as well! :D
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:iconstayover:
stayover Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I absolutely love this!
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Bleeding24Heart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
i would love to own a clockwork heart that actually did something cool picture =]
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Nice work. Congratulations on DD.
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SilentJewell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I Love This its so creative.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, you've been featured in the weekly #devPREMIUM's Macro Spotlight Vol. 2, greetings!!!.
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MisterKid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Epic and I know my girlfriend (Fog1994 here on deviantart) would love to have this, you really did an awesome job!
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Mysterykids Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful clockwork !!!!!
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:icondellanova:
DellaNova Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this - I only wish I could buy a locket that was this pretty!
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shapes-alliance Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful concept <3
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XxDream-Out-LoudxX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Photographer
This is amazing
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PyrazFC Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing. It's a strange idea but it's very creative.
I love it :+favlove:
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professorpat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
gemstone gear cogs, really nice, its valentines day!
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DracoHearte Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Writer
I love antique clock work watches..
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Joenaf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Easy to remember the love in every heart beat and the second time .. your work is full of inspiration ...yups I choose as my favorite
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vitolionso Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
i like it
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cupcakecutiefriends Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my journal: [link]
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TobiIsaGod Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
reminds me of a book called clockwork angel. amazing and captivating
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SorrowfulWoe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same
Amazing series, too!
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TobiIsaGod Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
yep :rose:
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BlueRoseLeaf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
this is lovely !!! :heart:
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DarrenKathrynne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really cool!!!
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GrammarshineHyena Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I love it! :heart::D
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Cupcake-Wingz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dis be amazing
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TheParanoidInsomniac Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool!
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fighters7lovers Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Brilliant
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