Taking pictures of people or things that are old is a wonderful way to get your photos to tell more of a story. Check out the great finds our readers came up with this week and be sure grab the new theme to join in yourself.
Photos are supposedly worth a thousand words. Capturing a moment in time allows that moment to live on and be shared with future generations. Sometimes looking at a photo is all it takes to trigger your memory or your imagination in an almost magical way.
I wasn't even born yet but have wonderful memories of my grandparents at their cabin in the mountains. This is because when I was growing up I used to sit with my grandma looking through old photos and hearing stories of what things were like then. It is now the same for my youngest child who was born after my father had passed but has seen a number of photos and listened to stories the same way I did.
Seeing how everyone had different ideas and meanings for the theme old this week really shows how many different ways the word can be interpreted. I hope you enjoy.
8. Ars Industria
7. Artisanal Photo
6. Afonso Pereira
5. Eugene Wallace
4. John Crisp
3. Ming-Jer Wu
3. Patrick Cadell
1. TT Sherman
I love the fact that this shot was captured in what looks to be the middle of a story by the old woman. I can imagine that she and her friend have been doing this for years, chatting about the many things we talk about to get through the day. The photo is full of color and culture, and the wrinkles on the woman's face lead me to believe she knows a thing or two about the world. Great work Mr. Sherman.
What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?
Unless you are independently wealthy, you probably have to work for a living. Some of us do this with a camera in hand, while many others wear any number of different hats for their day job. I for one, happen to be an information technology geek. This week, show us some cool pictures of people doing work. You might want to find something more exciting than someone staring at a computer screen though.
To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopWork on any public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr post between now and our next weeklyFstop article. Please keep it to one entry per week to keep it fair and less cluttered.
Here are the previous week's results for anyone who may have missed them:
- Leading Lines
- Long Exposure
Remember, there is no guarantee posting a photo will result in it being featured. If you happened to submit but fell short, please don't be discouraged. Keep shooting and try to gain techniques or ideas from the photos that are selected. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, feel free to contribute in the comments. I'm always open to future theme suggestions. I hope you are all enjoying the theme as much as I am. Keep up the good work.