Macro Mondays: Back in the Day

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

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

For Monday April 2 we will take a trip down memory lane. Take a macro photo of something that was once commonplace but is now virtually extinct. Something that reminds you of how things were in past years. A list to get you thinking: rotary phone, slide-rule, telephone book, washboard, fountain-pen, subway token, skate key, TV tuner knob, …

While not banned, try to avoid things that are enjoying a renaissance such as turntables and safety razors. We are not looking for something that is simply old but something that has fallen out of use. If the reaction to the object is, “I remember when..”, “mom used to use that..”, or “granddad had one of those” you are probably on the right track. Review the group rules to be sure your photo meets them, tag your photo #MacroMondays and #BackInTheDay, and have fun.

My Grandmother’s Egg Beater

This week’s Macro Mondays theme of “Back in the Day” was fun… I asked my mom if she had anything laying around that she used to use back in the day that isn’t used anymore. This is a close-up of the gear of an old-fashioned egg beater. She said it belonged to her mother and she can remember her mom using it to mix all kinds of things together. Nowadays we use electric mixers or whisks to mix and beat ingredients. I love the Made in USA stamp in the center.

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/8 | 1/200 | ISO 1250

My Grandmother’s Juicer

My mom also had this very heavy glass dish with a protuberance coming up from the middle that fit the Macro Mondays theme of “Back in the Day.” This was my grandmother’s juicer. Can you imagine how laborious it was to cut citrus in half and mash it over this glass piece to get juice? Wow. Some modern advances certainly are convenient! I feel so blessed that my mom held onto these kitchen tools and I hope to pass them along to my children. They are a piece of history!

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/200 | ISO 320

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