When photographing a watch or clock, it is always nine minutes and 31-and-a-half seconds after ten. As in my watch the other day:
That way, watches look most appealing. Look for it. Almost every watch is photographed at this “rule of time” position.
yet another one of the ten thousand tips that make a photographer!
And can you see that I used a 35mm f/1.4 lens in available light?
Do you think it would work as well at 4:39 and 1.5 seconds? With the focus as you have it and the small DOF the hour and minute hands may be better defined.
Plus it would be unusual.
Interesting thought. But I think it would look droopy.
Though of course in Australia you’d expect it to be 4:39.
Lol, didn’t know that, try to remember it next time I snap a watch!