As we wrap up another year of great photography, I want to note that the members of this group continue to impress me with the amazing, creative shots taken every week. Since we’re finishing up the old year and starting a new one, this week’s theme is, aptly, “Old and New“. In particular, I want everyone to take a photo that has elements of both old and new, showing the contrast between the two.
Let’s look at some examples:
I love the contrast between the old and new versions of the same shoe. You can imagine all the work and play that were needed to wear out the shoes on the right.
Architecture is a great place to find contrasting time periods and styles, as with the ~100 year difference between these two buildings.
The stark contrast between the classic rickshaw and the modern car really helps to create a striking, memorable photo.
Technology is a fantastic way to show the progression from old to new. In this shot, we see a great composition of an old, incandescent light bulb against a newer, more modern compact fluorescent bulb. I love how the fluorescent spiral is beautifully framed by the glass of the front bulb.
Of course, portraits are a great option for comparing young and old. I love this split portrait, which shows younger and older versions of the same person.
For this week’s challenge, the goal is to take a photo that highlights the contrast between old and new elements. The choice of subject is completely up to you. As always, I encourage creativity, or any out of the box ideas you may have. Get your camera, be creative, and enjoy!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Facebook, or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo #photochallenge and #photochallenge2017
- The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2017 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.
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