Weekend Photography Challenge #451 Old V New

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  • #418919

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    So, anything old, or decaying, and/or anything new. Buildings, babies, grandparents, plants past their prime …..

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  • #418923

    Michael
    Participant

    This was an old barn down the road from my home. It was torn down a few days after I captured this image. I didn’t know that it was going to be torn down. Something told me that I needed to go there and get some pictures. It was actually lightly raining as I took this. Kind of fitting. Just an empty yard now. Michael

    • #418930

      Gray B
      Participant

      Fixer-upper that just needs a little TLC.  In particular, I like your post processing application Michael. 👍🏼

    • #418936

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I really like this Michael, and the processing works great with it!

    • #418962

      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      I really like the feel of this photo. The PP has been well done and enhances the dilapidated state of the old barn.

    • #418974

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I’m so glad you caught this in time. It’s a wonderful image.

    • #419055

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Michael; very nice capture! For me; the one red board on the upper level makes the shot! Well done.

    • #419098

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Oh the stories that barn could tell. A commentary on changing societies – once the hub of life, replaced and no longer useful (except as the visual art captured so well, Michael). I hope the old boards find new life in other creations.

  • #418924

    P71
    Participant

    2 Thumbs up Michael sweet capture indeed , such a lovely theme yet again 😉 i have an idea .. time for my walking boots i think lets hope the wind stays away.

     

    • #419221

      Michael
      Participant

      Thank you, all for your comments.

  • #418925

    Click
    Participant

    New Airbnb

    If you lived here

    • #418993

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      It’s got a bit of a spooky look about this, you wouldn’t want to live there!

    • #419056

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice shot Click! I love the mood…

    • #419099

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Love the title! Good one, Click

  • #418926

    Charmaine Joubert
    Participant

    An elderly Xhosa woman.

    • #418927

      Gray B
      Participant

      Oh my Charmaine, the stories this woman could tell.  For me, this is what a portrait is all about. I’ll return to her many times this week. Thank you 🙏🏼

    • #418935

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Fine b & w portrait

    • #418937

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very thought provoking portrait Charmaine.

    • #418944

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Very, very nice Charmaine.

    • #418947

      P71
      Participant

      Excellent work.

    • #418967

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Love this! Lovely use of light!

    • #418975

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Very powerful. I so look forward to your images Charmaine!

    • #419057

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very poignant image Charmaine! Well done!

    • #419100

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      What a stunning portrait. She poses so many questions. Love the texture of her face too.

    • #419117

      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. This photo is one of my favourite photos. The shy lady, who could barely walk as a result of having polio as a child, was staring out her friend’s kitchen window waiting for her lift. She was so quiet, one hardly noticed her in the room.

    • #419337

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of September 9 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

  • #418938

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Thistle past it’s best….

    Thistle past it's best

    dandelion past it’s best …

    dandelion past it's best

    • #418945

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Every fall I say I’m going to get out and photograph plants that are finished off and maturing their seeds Diane. I think you may have given me the kick I need with these. There’s a certain beauty in a plant at this stage.

      • #418994

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Glad I inspired you Rob, I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    • #418951

      P71
      Participant

      Very nice Tersha , nice light.

      • #418995

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Patrick!

    • #418961

      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      I love dandelions and thistles in monochrome and you have captured the plants fading away beautifully.

      • #418996

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thank you Charmaine!

    • #419101

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The Thistles Past conjure up many thoughts – an essay? a poem?

  • #418939

    Gray B
    Participant

    “49 Caddie” on Main Street

    '47 Caddie

     

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    • #418950

      P71
      Participant

      A real beauty nice work gray

    • #418968

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Nice!

    • #418997

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Magnificent car Gray, cool shot!

    • #419102

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Designed with elegance, captured with class.

  • #418940

    P71
    Participant

    Old Farm House.

    • #418998

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very nice Patrick, nice perspective.

      • #419156

        P71
        Participant

        Thank you  , tbh i kind of lost my way on this one i hate it when a plan does not come together lol.

        There is always the next one 😉

  • #418946

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    This is in no way as artistic as Charmaine’s portrait but this sweet lady had such a lovely manner about her. She was selling lemonade in the heat by a tourist lookout in Nicaragua and was so gracious in granting me a photo.

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    • #418949

      P71
      Participant

      Lovely work , i like the smile this lady has.

    • #418963

      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      She is absolutely precious. Love the smile and all the wrinkles.

    • #418969

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Lots of character on this face!

    • #418976

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Stories, stories, stories. I want to talk to her! She looks like she may also have a little mischievous elfin  streak in her.

    • #418985

      Gray B
      Participant

      I’d buy a gallon of lemonade from her just to listen to her stories.

    • #418999

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely expression, beautiful lady, Rob!

    • #419058

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Lovely image Rob! I love the humor in her eyes!

    • #419103

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      She is just precious!! I want to hear her laugh and give her a hug. I am sure life has been hard for her, but she still made “lemonade” and kept a twinkle in her eye. Your capture makes her very “real” to me.

    • #419187

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Sorry for the slow response …I’ve been away a few days.

      Thank you all for your comments.

      I’m so pleased you see this sweet lady the way I did. How could you not make a lovely photo with her as the subject.

    • #419338

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of September 9 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

  • #418948

    davidc
    Participant

    Old chain and block down on Birkenhead dock, Liverpool.

    Old Chains HDR

    • #419000

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful colours and textures David.

      • #419269

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Tersha.

    • #419104

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Such character!

      • #419270

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Pat.

    • #419285

      Bobbie
      Participant

      If only this chain and block could talk, such stories they could tell!

      • #419350

        davidc
        Participant

        100 years or more. It must have seen some change.

  • #418954

    P71
    Participant

    A short Urbex i did a while ago

    https://youtu.be/4K3g4tdrgq8

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  • #418970

    Tobie
    Moderator

    A derted farmhouse in Namaqualand, South Africa. Wish it could talk…

    farmhouse

  • #418971

    Tobie
    Moderator

    At some stage someone’s dream come true, someone’s pride…

    ruins

  • #418982

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Still standing, but for how long?

  • #418989

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    A place for us, well, you can read, to sit and take a load off.

    • #419106

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The bench must be for the guys whose wives are inside shopping.

  • #418990

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Newborn. Taken too soon.

    • #419060

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Just 4 months old, so sad.

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      • #419081

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree. This cemetery is out in the middle of nowhere today. Makes me wonder what it was like in 1904.

        • #419107

          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          I wonder those things too when I see the markers of little ones.

  • #419006

    LeanneC
    Participant

    I take a lot of photographs of flowers in their prime so it is always interesting to capture flowers that are aged. Here is a shot of freesia, in high key, that I captured last summer:

    Do Not Go Gentle

    • #419108

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Even flowers “sag” as they age – BUT they are still beautiful!

  • #419009

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    The Old Work Horse takes A Rest
    The Old Work Horse takes A Rest

  • #419010

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    New Kitten.

    Mister

    • #419109

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      A playful catch. Kitty thinks she’s a wild cat.

  • #419019

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Sunrise, a quiet moment together, and a new day begins.

    • #419046

      Holly K
      Participant

      Great photo with a lot of emotion.

    • #419078

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Such a touching image!

    • #419111

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      They are connected! So many stories here.

      • #419550

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thanks Pat. They are best friends. Always together.

    • #419286

      Bobbie
      Participant

      You caught a touching moment of friendship, Kent

      • #419551

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Thanks Bobbie. They are inseparable.

  • #419020

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    A young Millennial getting a haircut at an old barbershop.

    • #419112

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      What a super image!

    • #419247

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      I remember this one Kent. So much going on. Still love the guy with the mustache and the currency!

  • #419047

    Holly K
    Participant

    Winery building

  • #419069

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

  • #419070

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    • #419113

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      You captured one of my fall favorites. Crusty and tough textured exterior and that soft silky interior!

  • #419114

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    I don’t think I’ve posted this before. “Old” Gargoyle peering at “New” generation of female.

    • #419159

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Interesting juxtaposition, well captured! Perfectly fits the challenge!

    • #419287

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Who’s jealous of who’s hair? Good eye as usual Pat!

  • #419136

    Charmaine Joubert
    Participant

    The inside of an unused church in a rural town.

    • #419154

      Gray B
      Participant

      I wish I could read the sign pasted to the door. Stories -Stories here.  The running colors, arranged chairs, and shape of the door all add intrigue and wonder for me.

    • #419168

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      I agree with Gray. Very intriguing – and somewhat mysterious.

    • #419190

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Love the color combinations, and the texture Charmaine.

    • #419288

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Others already said it Charmaine – I’ll just agree with them. Love it!

  • #419148

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    new, hibiscus bud …

    hibiscus bud

    old, hibiscus past it’s best …

    hibiscus past it's best

  • #419157

    P71
    Participant

    Gorgeous Tersha , really like Both.

  • #419169

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    The Old made New – Chevy Truck

  • #419170

    Holly K
    Participant

    Church (1926) in Ontario, Calif.

    • #419188

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Very interesting lines, Holly. Would love to see the window from the inside.

      • #419241

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thanks, Pat.  I hope to go on a Sunday morning and see the window from the inside.

  • #419180

    Tom M
    Participant

    An old barn that’s seen better days…

     

    • #419186

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Great ! I wouldn’t dare go in there.

    • #419189

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Made for BW. One gentle breeze and it’s gone.

  • #419240

    Gray B
    Participant

    Just another exquisite fixer-upper, yep 🙂

  • #419255

    Tom M
    Participant

    An old panorama wall mural of Johnny Cash in Nashville,Tn. This was scheduled to be removed this year to make room for parking or a new building or something. Sorry to see it go, as this one of the more famous wall murals in Nashville. Been there many years…

    • #419275

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Very cool piece of nostalgia. I love Johnny Cash.

  • #419283

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Old Truck

    • #419352

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      I’m a sucker for rust. Really like the composition and of course the colours Bobbie. That black bit makes it work IMHO.

      • #419355

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Rob. I think rust and general “falling apart” are so much more interesting than perfection.

    • #419353

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I like this one a lot as well!

      • #419356

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks so much Kent!

  • #419284

    Bobbie
    Participant

    New house

  • #419346

    Tom M
    Participant

    An old door with old tools going into an old barn…

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  • #419373

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Old Farmhouse, new crops.

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