Macro Monday: Evolution

Monday, September 18th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Evolution.” From this week’s instructions (from Steve Crawford):

For Monday September 18 think about then and now, before and after, yesterday and today…

Your photograph must include two (or more if you can fit them into a macro) objects that serve the same purpose but at different times. In other words, show how something has changed, progressed or evolved over time either due to some event or just technological advancement. Some examples to illustrate the concept and get the creative juices flowing:

Straight-razor/electric-razor
French franc/euro
Digital/analog (so many possibilities)
Candle/electric light
Slide rule/calculator
Morse code/telephone
Landline/mobile
Fountain pen/ballpoint

Go forth and create and, when you post your masterpiece, be sure to tag it #MacroMondays and #evolution. Additional rules/commentary: You must have at least two objects in a single photograph – as always, diptychs are not allowed. Similarly, do not simply open the dictionary and photograph the word “evolution”.

Now and Then

This Macro Monday challenge was a tough one! Everything I thought of (such as iPhone connectors, money, etc.) seemed ordinary and not personal. I asked my mom if she still owned anything of my grandmother’s that had a purpose… and voilà! Here is my grandmother’s lighter sitting next to a modern one. The modern lighter is utilitarian and my grandmother’s lighter is a piece of art! It used to be that you had to fill your lighter with butane, but now lighters come pre-filled and are disposable. We do live in a disposable culture, don’t we? Once the next thing evolves, we throw away the old one and replace it with the new one. I wonder what our grandparents would think of us now?

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 1600

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