I’ve been casting about for a subject and finally came up with something while roaming the archive.
“Then and Now” is the topic. Two photos of the same subject separated in time (the longer the better).
For example here is the Severn Princess, part of the Beachley-Aust ferry service over the Severn taken about 1962, the bridge in the background (first Severn crossing) opened in 1967 and is clearly a long way from collecting its first toll..
Here’s the poor old Severn Princess in 2012 abandoned in the shade of the approach to Brunel’s chain suspension bridge over the River Wye at Chepstow originally completed in 1852. Brunel’s elegant bridge was also a victim of modernization, demolished the same year as the first photo was taken (1962) and replaced with the ugly trestle to the right.
Nice if the pictures tell a story (two bridges, one boat) and it can be self evident from the scene, narrative is not essential.
Judging will primarily be done on the more recent of the two pictures and there is one other concession, the older picture does not have to be taken by the person posting. If you have an old picture of grandad on his first motorbike you are free to pair it with a recent shot of him racing around the aisles at Sainsbury’s on his mobility scooter if you so wish.
Closing September 30 Midnight EDT. Good Luck.