Exif data

Title: Deep Thought
Camera: D200
Capture date: 21/06/08
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: AF-S DX 18-200 f/3.5-4.5G VR
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 18mm (27mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/160s
Shooting mode: Manual
Exposure comp.: 0.00
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

Deep Thought

This shot is the last of 3 in the Modern times set (the others are here and here) and reminds me of the huge, super-computer 'Deep Thought' from the BBC's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy TV series.

It took 'Deep Thought', a supercomputer from the past, over 7 1/2 million years to come up with the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. It took me significantly less time to shoot and process this shot, thank goodness. ;)

There was also a film made of the book. Sadly this was made after the author, Douglas Adams died. It was said that one of his regrets was not seeing a big screen version of his book made. I think, if I remember, he was alive as they started to make the film so at least he knew it was going to be produced. There is an homage to him at the end of the movie (the starship 'Heart of Gold' causes random objects to appear when it uses its drive and Douglas Adam's face can be seen in the final collection of objects created).






I have read Hitchhikers guide

I have read Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy many times. Its so funny. I can understand why this image made you think of "Deep Thought"
The watch really breaks the pattern in a very nice way.

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I usually type the first thing that comes to mind when I post my photos, which is why I sometimes go some way to explain the reasoning behind them. This image actually reminded me of the BBC Television series 'Deep Thought'. I think the movie image was a little more faithful to Adam's description (I think?).

Don't know if you know? In the film the glint in Deep Thought's eye(s) is in the shape of an Apple. Adam's was a fan of the Mac, until his death, so it was put in.

I'm glad you like the pattern in the photo. The clocks all over Canary Wharf really broke the whole architectural skyline up a bit. The one in Modern TImes certainly helped make that photo stand out (I was lucky enough to get a noteworthy mention on Photo Friday for that).