Weekend Photography Challenge #415 Old/New

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This topic contains 84 replies, has 17 voices, and was last updated by  Anne Hornsby 6 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #382083

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    The old year is nearly over, the New Year about to start, so…..
    old subject/new subject
    new lens, or new piece of kit
    and a bonus for both old and new in one image!

  • #382093

    Click
    Participant

    Modern commerce integrated into the centuries-old gatehouse in Xi’an, China.

    Pepsi in Xi'an

    • #382250

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the combination of these colors. Nice composition too. I know this is not the shark tank but my critique would be the glare of the glass.

      • #382271

        Click
        Participant

        Thanks for the suggestion, Dave. Constructive criticism is always welcome. Here is the image with the glare removed.

        Old and New

        • #382286

          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          After my last post I started thinking that it might not be glare but condensation on the inside from the door being opened and closed. But regardless I really like how you can now see the colors of the bottles clearer. They pretty much match the colors above them.

        • #382906

          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Cool image Click!

    • #382279

      Bobbie
      Participant

      You always have a unique take on things. I’m learning a lot from you, thanks Click.

    • #382322

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Love this pic which so aptly suits the theme. The rickshaw and the vending machine make a great juxtaposition as do the temple-like roof on the more modern looking building in the BG. Beautiful colours too. A great pic Click.

  • #382099

    Michael
    Participant

    This image is of my step-daughter and myself in my Model T coupe. She was 16 and wanting to learn to drive. So I challenged her to learn to drive the Model T first before I would teach her to drive a modern car. She surprised me that she learned to drive the T in under an hour. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Model T Ford, the controls are completely different than a modern car. Today, she is 32 and she says that the T was way easier to learn than today’s cars. Good memories. I hope I get the bonus for the old/new in one image. The only problem is that I’m not sure if the old/new is her/me, or us and the 1925 Model T! Mike

    • #382251

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Not the best image technically I’ve seen from you but…. WHAT A RIDE!!! πŸ™‚ And a great memory for the both of you.

      • #382292

        Michael
        Participant

        Dave, this image was captured with my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica, 16 years ago. It took 640×480 images that were saved on a 3.5″ floppy drive in the camera! A whopping 0.3MB image. Even so, I did some post processing on the photo to give a sense of movement. And the memories are still fresh within my human camera memory bank!

        • #382294

          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Cool! The back story of this image keeps getting better. πŸ™‚

    • #382280

      Bobbie
      Participant

      “my Model T coupe” – not something everyone can say Michael. This is definitely a “memory image” to pass down to future generations.

    • #382323

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great memories for you there Mike. What a buzz it must be driving around in a model T ford…and the very first version of vehicular aircon too!

    • #382754

      Gray B
      Participant

      16 year old doing your Model T, I am so impressed with your confidence in this young woman. Β When my kids learned to drive, I bought an old Volvo stationwagon better knowns as “Da Tank”.

    • #382907

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Wonderful Michael, a lovely memory!

  • #382107

    ElinL
    Participant

    To the left lies the oldest of the rams, Fitjungur together with the youngest, Pirate, named so because of black colour combined with blindness of his left eye. Elvis, a ram in his prime, rests comfortably behind. Fitjungur is very aged for an Icelandic ram and his life was planned to be ended this autumn, which for some reason was not executed – I have the feeling that an “Old-Rams Home” is being established……

    Young and old

    • #382252

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the “grittiness” and contrast of this image. And the fact they get along. Back in the day when we were raising goats the bucks had to have separate pens. And a lovely story you’ve provided along with the photo.

    • #382281

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I don’t know if they’re a family but this looks like a family portrait to me. Fascinating as ever Elin – both the story and the image.

    • #382324

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Has a really nice textural depth and the light is nicely thrown onto the subjects in a darkish space Elin. The expressions of the rams is great too with the guy in back looking like he’s angling for his share of the limelight. You must form a bond with them over time? Must be hard when it comes time to end things.

    • #382446

      Preston
      Participant

      Excellent image, especially with the two contrasting rams.Β  This reminds me of Peter Pan trying to catch his shadow.

    • #382908

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great shot Elin!

  • #382282

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Old(?) and new windows

    • #382325

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Interesting tarps Bobbie. Are the drawings the actual designs for what’s being built behind them?

      • #382340

        Bobbie
        Participant

        I have no idea Graham although the printed windows do resemble the actual windows. I saw this on a trip to Warsaw and it caught my eye.

        • #382619

          Preston
          Participant

          My sister was Europe last year and she saw the same type of tarp over buildings.Β  Apparently it’s a common thing to make buildings under construction more appealing to passersby.

    • #382909

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Really interesting shot Bobbie!

      • #383003

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Diane

  • #382289

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Fresh new rose:

    Rose-Coloured Glasses

    The same rose, a couple of weeks later:

    Rose

    Both beautiful in their own way.

    • #382296

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      “Both beautiful in their own way.”

      Agreed. Two very nice images.

    • #382326

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Perfect pics, perfect for the theme. Wish I’d thought of it Leanne.

    • #382341

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Exactly Leanne – each stage and its own beauty and you managed to capture it.

    • #382445

      Preston
      Participant

      Great patience and way to plan this one out!

      • #382810

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Preston, Bobbie, Graham and Dave! I am not sure how planned it was. I am just slow to throw out the old flowers! And then I suddenly find them interesting enough to shoot again. LOL

    • #382910

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Both really beautiful Leanne!

    • #383026

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Excellent Leanne!

  • #382321

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Me circa 1970’s & 2019. Old picture/new me, new picture/old me πŸ™

    • #382342

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Amazing how that shirt held up Graham πŸ™‚

      • #382472

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Yeah, just put it through it’s 12,356th wash! πŸ™‚

    • #382402

      Gray B
      Participant

      … and you look just as fit today as you did in the 70’s. What’s your secret? ?

      • #382473

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        15ml of Photoshop Lotion applied twice daily πŸ™‚

    • #382624

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      That’s funny. πŸ™‚

    • #382809

      LeanneC
      Participant

      LOL! What a face, Graham. This is fun.

    • #382911

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Brilliant Graham! πŸ™‚

    • #383025

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      πŸ™‚ I like it.

  • #382407

    beth
    Participant

    an old abandoned school house in montana, complete with a brand spanking new flag on top.

    • #382418

      Holly K
      Participant

      That’s a great contrast!

    • #382555

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Compelling image in many ways Beth. Besides the old/new, the contrast between the stormy sky and the lower third of the image is striking.

    • #382736

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      You did a great job in capturing this scene. A very comfortable feeling color palette. With the space above the school for text,…. see what I did there? School…text…Sorry for the pun. πŸ™‚ I could easily see this image being used in advertising or a book cover or…….? Nicely done Beth.

    • #382808

      LeanneC
      Participant

      I really like the way you shot this, with the very big sky/dark clouds over the building. Gives a real feeling of the building being out in the middle of nowhere. Nice capture!

    • #382912

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great image Beth, a lot of different contrast going on!

  • #382413

    Holly K
    Participant

    Historic landmark, new face

  • #382414

    Holly K
    Participant

    The story behind my photo (“Historic landmark, new face”). Location:Β  Rancho Cucamonga, CA.Β  I had planned to get a photo of this restored service station next to new construction on Route 66.Β  It didn’t turn out as I had hoped due to a chain-link fence.Β  But then I saw the ad for cosmetic surgery above the landmark — the old and the new!

  • #382444

    Preston
    Participant

    What 30 years of regular use looks like…

    • #382557

      Bobbie
      Participant

      A knowledgeable veteran mentoring a newcomer?

      • #382615

        Preston
        Participant

        You could say that, especially since the knife is older than me!

    • #382597

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Hi Preston. That’s a very cool and creative interpretation of this challenge!

      • #382617

        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks Kent.Β  The knives were honestly just laying right next to each other and inspiration struck.Β  The only thing I did was move them slightly to better show the wear

  • #382558

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “The Home for Retired Furniture”: Grab a seat and join us!

    • #382807

      LeanneC
      Participant

      This is such an interesting shot, Bobbie! The colours and the light are in contrast to the dismal nature of the things portrayed. I like it.

      • #382835

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks for your comments Leanne

    • #383024

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like this too. A very interesting play on shapes, color, and light.

      • #383104

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks so much Kent πŸ™‚

  • #382745

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Old forest floor. New growth.

    • #382836

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Creative approach to the challenge Dave and a good focus on the mushrooms. The color and shape remind me of not quite baked pita.

      • #382852

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks for commenting Bobbie. I knew my creative approach to the challenge was a bit of a stretch but figured it couldn’t hurt to try. πŸ™‚

  • #382753

    Gray B
    Participant

    Does a new craft beer paired with an aged cheese meet the rules of this challenge?

    Beer and Cheese Pairing

    • #382757

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Meets mine. πŸ™‚

    • #382806

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Very nice Gray! Love it.

    • #382837

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Of course Gray (providing we’re invited)! Interesting shot of the beer – the foam is almost touchable and the reflection in the glass makes me want to explore the scene to see what’s out of the frame.

  • #382815

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Older & "Newer"

  • #382905

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    New candles rooted in ashes of old candles.Β Β  Temple, Vietnam

    DSC_1374 temple candles

  • #382913

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    New Michaelmas daisies …

    michaelmas daisy

    old michaelmas daisies…

    winter michealmas daisies

  • #382915

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    old frog…

    in the garden ......

    young froglet…

    froglet

    new… tadpoles…

    tadpoles starting to grow!

  • #383087

    Chris DeYoung
    Participant

    Old subject perhaps, because cardinals are generally photogenic? But mostly, new lens, 150-450 zoom. Whee! Also perhaps new, image made with Pentax gear, which I expect is becoming increasingly rare. πŸ™‚

    (Though this isn’t the shark tank, CC is always welcome for me if you notice something to point out.)

    • #383088

      Chris DeYoung
      Participant

      The image I posted has EXIF data, but I don’t know if the forum software preserves it or how to view it, so here it is again just in case.

      Filename – IMGP7758.jpg
      Make – RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
      Model – PENTAX K-1
      XResolution – 240
      YResolution – 240
      ResolutionUnit – Inch
      Software – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 8.1 (Windows)
      DateTime – 2019:01:04 17:34:26
      ExifOffset – 234
      ExposureTime – 1/750 seconds
      FNumber – 11
      ExposureProgram – Shutter priority
      ISOSpeedRatings – 1600
      ExifVersion – 0230
      DateTimeOriginal – 2018:12:15 10:38:53
      DateTimeDigitized – 2018:12:15 10:38:53
      ShutterSpeedValue – 1/750 seconds
      ApertureValue – F 11.00
      ExposureBiasValue – 0.00
      MeteringMode – Multi-segment
      Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
      FocalLength – 450.00 mm
      ColorSpace – sRGB
      FocalPlaneXResolution – 2049.07
      FocalPlaneYResolution – 2049.07
      FocalPlaneResolutionUnit – Centimeter
      SensingMethod – One-chip color area sensor
      CustomRendered – Normal process
      ExposureMode – Auto
      White Balance – Auto
      FocalLengthIn35mmFilm – 450 mm
      SceneCaptureType – Standard
      Contrast – Normal
      Saturation – Normal
      Sharpness – Normal
      SubjectDistanceRange – Distant view

      Thumbnail: –
      Compression – 6 (JPG)
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      ResolutionUnit – Inch
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    • #383114

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      We don’t get Cardinals in the UK, lovely bird! It’s always fun shooting with a new lens, especially a long zoom.
      Exif isn’t necessary in this Forum, only in the Shark Tank, if you post from Flickr, it can be picked up from there, if not, only basic is needed. πŸ™‚

  • #383102

    Tom M
    Participant

    Old buildings,new buildings…

  • #383119

    chris pook
    Participant

    My Mum and my Daughter.

    • #383151

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      What a beautiful shot Chris!

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