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September 18 2007 at 11:28 AM

HarryTan  (Login horolographer)

The Breguet Tradition Tourbillon Fusee. Captured in colour during Tempus II. This image is my personal favourite of the watch because for me, it managed to show the textures as well as the fusee chain clearly. The glass sapphire was tall and distorted at the corners and it is unsusual for me to see it.

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Valentin Blank
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Sharpness and three-dimensionality are extraordinary!

September 18 2007, 12:50 PM 


Harry

This is an amazing detail shot of the Tradition. This image made me want to touch these beautifully treated surfaces, glide with my fingers over the guilloche and then the blasted parts. What a delight!

The distortions caused by the sapphire crystal are superb, they create an elegant and surprising effect which produces an unexpected warmth.

Thanks, Valentin

 
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HarryTan
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Thanks VB, you should see the image in print...

September 19 2007, 7:15 AM 

I made today. It just pops and in glossy the 3D effect is even more telling. Somehow everything fell into place with this shot. Its like hitting the sweet spot on a racquet - lovely feeling - when I hit the shutter button.

I think one part why the image is good is because of the existence of the crystal showing off the distortion yet the sharp parts of the image somehow is so clear that there isn't apparent crystal.

Thanks again!



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christian
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normally watch photos don't do that much for me...

September 18 2007, 12:53 PM 

but this is a great shot... so many unusual details and the impression of a much greater focal depth that you'd expect .... there's a lot going on here with the different colors and textures, nice how the subtle blue of the screws and the red of the ruby is caught... and also a good job on the hands... this shows this watch off to great advantage.


 
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HarryTan
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Thanks Christian, appreciate your comments :-) (nt)

September 19 2007, 7:16 AM 

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Deniz
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Perfect. Just absolutely perfect

September 18 2007, 1:17 PM 

I'm speechless.
No voice.

Your most beautiful shoot for me.

That's it.

Respect.

Deniz.

 
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HarryTan
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Deniz - I am humbled by your comment. Thank you. (nt)

September 19 2007, 7:17 AM 



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Al
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Great shot

September 18 2007, 3:56 PM 

Does the crystal of this watch have anti-reflective coating?

 
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HarryTan
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From my recollection there is AR coating on the sapphire crystal. (nt)

September 19 2007, 7:18 AM 



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K T
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Amazing shot...

September 18 2007, 6:36 PM 

Makes me wanna reach in and poke that chain. I wonder, if a link drops, they'd have to turn the watch upside down to shake it out...

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HarryTan
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Thanks Kelvin, actually someone did mess up the watch before it arrived in Singapore...

September 19 2007, 7:21 AM 

as I was informed by the brand manager. The Chain broke due to some mishandling in transit. This was a working model at 90% complete. Aesthetically it was as complete as it would be for delivery.

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Pete Saunders
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The macro detail and lighting...just perfect! >>>>

September 18 2007, 8:28 PM 

Not just any watch, Harry, but not just any photo either. Exceptional!

 
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HarryTan
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Thanks Pete, you are very kind! (nt)

September 19 2007, 7:23 AM 



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Asi
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Indeed, one of the best 'watch' close-ups

September 18 2007, 10:35 PM 

I have seen to date.

Amazing!



Cheers and best from the holyland,


~Asi~

 
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HarryTan
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Thanks Asi, thats quite a compliment! Thanks! (nt)

September 19 2007, 7:25 AM 



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Echi
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Not much of a watch photo person but this one really had me scrolling...

September 18 2007, 11:50 PM 

up and down, as it had three visual layers that really just segue into one another so smoothly.

I also like the distortion. It really made for a great backdrop for your watchinghorology signature.

This is one of the most appealing watch photos I've seen. Even your choice of what to include in the image, even the angle, perfect, Harry.

Man, the fusee chain, I wonder how much power that thing needs to make all that move.

Really quite an intriguing photo. The fusee chain peeking out lends itself to mystery as well.

Great stuff, Harry. To be appreciated at many levels, as well.

 
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HarryTan
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Thanks Echi, really appreciate your comments and compliments very much...

September 19 2007, 7:37 AM 

I have come to discover that for me, the subject has impact on me and how I plan and compose my shots. A smile was planted on my face when I was presented the watch. I just knew somehow what angles I wanted and how I wanted my images to look and how I wanted to bring out the best characteristics. I am really glad it came out well.

Clearly this watch has bags full of character and details to shoot at - so it made it easy for me.
Its like shooting a beautiful woman at a beautiful location. Everything clicks including chemistry between the lens and subject.

Thanks again!

Cheers



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james
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Wow Harry; this is world class stufff ! nt

September 19 2007, 12:08 PM 

nt.

 
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HarryTan
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Thanks James! (nt)

September 20 2007, 9:42 AM 

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