Mini Challenge 237 - The Passange of Time

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsPosts: 1,536 Major grins
edited November 29, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
THE PASSAGE OF TIME

I have had a lot of fun going back to places I have visited and seeing how they have changed. So that is going to be the theme for this mini-challenge. Instead of three pictures, what I would like to see is a pair of photos for each entry (so six photos altogether) which shows how some thing or some place or some person has changed over time. Or you can show that it did NOT change over time. It can even be something that is changing within a short amount of time (like the tide going out). You can do a collage as I usually do, or just put the two photos together so that they can be compared.

This mini will run until November 30, 2016.


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Some examples - my oldest daughter - age 3 and age 55

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My college dorm which is now a parking lot

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Morning Glory Pool - Yellowstone - on the left is my dad's photo from 1948 and on the right is my grandson's photo from 2010 (so I couldn't enter this in a mini as I didn't take either of the photos, but it is an interesting example)

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London - 1950 and 2002
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Key West Lighthouse - on the left as it was in 1966 (when it was painted yellow) and on the right in 2005. I remembered it as yellow so I thought maybe it was a different lighthouse when I saw it was white.

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And this one I just did - it is Gloucester Courthouse Square (Virginia). On the right is a photo I took in Feb 1962 and on the left in Oct 2016

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Don't think it has to be a long period of time, although that's what I specialize in. It can be spring and fall (or as in this last set - winter and late summer. It is important to note that most of these comparison photos were not taken with the idea that they could be compared to some previous photo. Most of the time I find out after the fact that I have a similar view to a photo that was already taken. In the case of the Gloucester County photo above (and the winning photo from the previous mini), I printed out the previous photo and tried to duplicate it with the camera and cropping. But with my dad's photo of London, I did not think of comparing the photos until long after the second photo was taken.

That is also true of my dad's photo in Leningrad of Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan in 1970

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and my photo (taken from the bus) in 2009 when I visited what was now St. Petersburg with my granddaughter it was an Anti-Religion Museum. I didn't figure out that it was the same place until several years after the trip when I was editing my dad's photos.

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And this shows how you can compare two photos without making a collage of them


I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
“"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,533 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    This is going to be a tough one, grandmaR!
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,512 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    Not really something that's generally of interest to me, but I have one photo, taken over half a century ago, that would certainly qualify for this - if I could get an up to date version.

    Since the original was taken from the upstairs back bedroom of a house that's now owned by people unknown to me, gaining access to get the update could - in this day and age - prove an 'interesting' challenge :)

    pp
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    It doesn't have to be a LONG period of time. You can do something as simple as a tree with and without leaves. Or the shore with the tide in and the tide out. And it doesn't have to be the exact same angle (the one of London is not exactly the same as one is higher up than the other).

    Haven't you ever gone back to a site and rephotographed it?
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,850 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    This is a very interesting idea and I admire your comparing photo collages.

    I have also seen paintings showing the same place during different seasons and I thought to do the same with photography, but haven't really taken this task seriously :)

    However I thing I have some that may apply... digging, digging :)
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    I thought that if I set the end of the mini after Thanksgiving you could recreate a portrait of a family member, or a family group.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,850 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I thought that if I set the end of the mini after Thanksgiving you could recreate a portrait of a family member, or a family group.

    Somebody may... but personally I don't have such photos. * Especially considering that the images posted have to be taken by us.

    I found some images taken in different seasons and I also have some showing daytime vs. nighttime - if this apply to the challenge.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    Since I am the photographer most of the time, most of the pictures of family members were taken by me. I thought that would also be the case for others. But I also use historic images taken by my parents. When I add my image to theirs, I consider that makes it a new work which is mine.
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  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 166 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    OK! I'll start. These are right off the scanner/card. No post processing.

    Set 1 - The Frau and I. Roughly 35 years apart!

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    Set # 2 Steak dinner in Texas Roughly 45 minutes apart.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,850 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    BMW Kurt wrote: »
    Set # 2 Steak dinner in Texas Roughly 45 minutes apart.

    Love this! What a great creative taken on the theme rolleyes1.gif
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    BMW Kurt wrote: »
    OK! I'll start. These are right off the scanner/card. No post processing.

    Set 1 - The Frau and I. Roughly 35 years apart!

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    Set # 2 Steak dinner in Texas Roughly 45 minutes apart.

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    Great ideas - and good that you have 35 years together. I think you are better looking now BTW.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,850 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    My attempt to "the passage of time"

    1a. Venetian Las Vegas in the summertime

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    1b. Venetian Las Vegas during the winter holidays



    2a. Parliament Hill - Ottawa, Canada in the summertime



    2b. Parliament Hill - Ottawa, Canada in the wintertime



    3a. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse at dusk, 2008



    3b. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in the daytime, 2013

    Saint Margaret's Bay Nova Scotia
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  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Posts: 166 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Great ideas - and good that you have 35 years together

    38 now!
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 4,392 moderator
    edited November 14, 2016
    Great theme and images so far! Here are a couple just for show, as always don't consider for the challenge judging.

    1. 7-26-2006


    9-17-2016


    2. 9-28-2008


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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    Tatiana, you know I am a sucker for lighthouses. I like the Ottawa ones too. I have never been to Vegas so I was quite confused as it looked like Venice, but - not.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,850 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Tatiana, you know I am a sucker for lighthouses. I like the Ottawa ones too. I have never been to Vegas so I was quite confused as it looked like Venice, but - not.

    When I found the Peggy's cove light house in my archives, I did remember that you actually liked lighthouses. Glad to please you with these posts :)

    ... and oh, about the Venetian hotel/casino and the whole complex, I was totally shocked when I first saw it. I knew about this before, but never seen it until 2013 - I consider myself very lucky.

    It's really nice and the replica very well done, although you can say it's Las Vegas :)

    The water is also very low (like a pool) considering the fact that it's actually in the middle of the Nevada desert :)
    You can see more here: http://vegasgreatattractions.com/venetian-hotel-las-vegas/

    * As a curiosity, the gondoliers are mostly chinese people and sing Italian songs rolleyes1.gif
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 14, 2016
    I thought those statues were strange when I visited Venice, so I did some research

    One column is topped by the winged lion of San Marco AKA a griffin which is supposed to have a book between his paws

    The other one looks like a man in a Roman toga with a big spear and a halo standing on an alligator or a crocodile. I understand that this represents St. Theodore, who was Venice's first patron saint, and the crocodile is supposed to be a dragon.

    But since the columns and statues were really raided from Oriental sites, they are kind of reverse anachronisms. That is, some Venetian brought back a column with a griffin on it, and they put it up and called it the Lion of San Marco. Another Venetian brought back an Egyptian column with a man who has killed a crocodile on top, and so they stuck a Roman emperor's head on it, added a halo and called it St. Theodore and the Dragon.

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    Of course if I had really thought about it I would have known that there isn't a bridge there in Venice. But I was succered in by the tower and the columns
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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,512 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »

    Haven't you ever gone back to a site and rephotographed it?

    All the time / very often ... but I suspect my intent is somewhat different from yours :)

    I generally use (and select) the site / scene / bkground etc as a textured canvas to (hopefully) complement whatever's happening with the main subject. As such, the fewer details in the bg that pull the viewer's eye away from the subject, the better.

    These (same) backdrops do, of course, change with the seasons / weather / time of day etc ... but I don't go out with the intention of specific documenting these changes / differences.

    pp
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 2,330 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2016
    Great challenge GrandmaR, I had to search a lot to find some and that was the fun part, going through tons of old images :)

    I took 3 "time scales"

    First: Meatloaf, before the bake, after the bake a few hours later

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    Second: Where our son's apartment was going to be built and the final result, timespan of a couple of years

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    Third: My aunt and uncle's home in the Dordogne, 13 years apart. The first shortly after they moved in in 2002, the second after my uncle passed away in 2015 (my aunt already passed away in 2011)


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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,602 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2016
    Great idea for a challenge! I am sharing two photos now and will come back with a few more later.

    1a. Maroon Bells in the Twilight Before Dawn
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    1b. Maroon Bells in the Early Morning Light
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    These photos were taken on the same morning in Colorado. A professional photographer had warned us to get to Maroon Bells very early to be able to get a good vantage point for photos. We did. It was dark and cold, even in early August. I wasn't prepared to take night sky photos or record the owls hooting, but I did savor the transition from night to day.

    Found a few more to share.

    2. Day of Birth and Third Birthday
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    3a. Cairnwood Estate in the Winter
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    3b. Cairnwood Estate in the Spring
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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,515 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2016
    Here are a couple from me. The time lapses aren't great, but there are changes.

    1) Yellowstone formation from 2007 to 2015. First the Sulphur formation in 2007

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    and then in 2015 - the lower area is the same formation.

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    2) Wally the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. First in 2009:

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    And in 2015 showing a little scowl:

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    3) A small lake on Tioga Pass (Yosemite, Ca) in the summer and winter:

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Posts: 1,536 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2016
    Great entries Peter, Jo and sapphire. I am encouraged.

    The time difference doesn't have to be 50 years - before and after sunrise on the same day is fine.
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,622 moderator
    edited November 17, 2016
    I realize this is a little out of the ordinary, but someone just sent me a link to a wonderful series of Then and Now pics that I think you guys would enjoy: http://designyoutrust.com/2016/11/photographer-tracks-down-people-he-snapped-in-his-hometown-almost-40-years-ago-to-recreate-the-remarkable-images/
    Sorry for the interruption. Now back to our regular program...
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,533 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2016
    Thanks Richard, that was an interesting link!
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,602 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2016
    Thanks Richard, that was an interesting link!

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,140 Major grins
    edited November 19, 2016
    sapphire73 wrote: »
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    Brilliant piece of work.
    Chris
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 10,585 moderator
    edited November 22, 2016
    Richard wrote: »
    Sorry for the interruption. Now back to our regular program...
    Wow Richard, that's wonderful!

    --- Denise
  • Xinjin ZhaoXinjin Zhao Beginner grinner Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited November 27, 2016
    The Soviet Red Army Hats - Now and Then
    I suspect sovient red army hat conjures up different memories but many would probably associate red army hats with the military parade at the Moscow square in the soviet era. A red star was one of the emblems representing the Soviet Union under the rule of the Communist Party, along with the hammer and sickle. Today, hats of the once feared red army are sold to tourists in the red square. If you look carefully, the hats are clipped onto some sticks. This photo was taken near the Kremlin Palance in Moscow.

    Xinjin

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,533 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2016
    I'll get in on this just under the wire.

    These first two are from bike rides around town. I often pass by the same place in different seasons.

    1) One of my favorite trees, in winter and early summer:

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    2) At a dam on the river Wertach, in summer and fall
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    3) a simple but perfectly delicious cafe lunch in France
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,622 moderator
    edited November 29, 2016
    ^the last ones lol3.gif
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,533 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2016
    I'm telling you, that melon was absolutely perfect!
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