Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands


During a trip to Philadelphia, I wandered around the University of Philadelphia under the assumption that I would be able to find a historic looking clock or clock tower. After a three-mile walk around campus, I gave up and headed back to my hotel.

Why was I looking for a clock? For the CTE Weekly photo challenge for the letter T (Time), but also for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge (Hands, interpreted as in the hands on the clock). One photo covers both challenges. That saves… time!

The next day I transfered to another hotel closer to downtown Philly and noticed this clock on top of the City Hall building. I thought about photographing it at night, but took the opportunity to take a few shots during the day.

051812 Philly Timeclock HDR

Canon 60D | 3 bracketed photos | HDR

My initial thoughts on capturing T for Time was to do some time-lapse photography of a clock, but my time wasn’t readily available (it was a very busy week). Since I was in Philly, I felt like Time would mean much more than the hours on the clock, but The time that’s written in the past, the present time we live in and the future that only time will tell.

Philly has a lot of history, and I was excited to check out some of the sites – like the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ house, and Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential neighborhood in the United States). I wish I would have made it to more sites, but hey… I did get to eat an original Philly Cheesesteak!

~signed, Carltonaut

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

  1. Glad you were able to enjoy our city. I’m glad you were able to capture the building in between ongoing renovations! It’s hard to imagine the building without scaffolding sometimes! Nice interpretation.

    • Philly was pretty cool. I really enjoyed the Phillies v Red Sox game on Friday. It was my first-ever Major League Baseball game, and the Phillies fans made it a great experience. Next time I go I’ll have to bring my wife and kids – I think they’d enjoy it all, too. Thanks.

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