I was fortunate enough to win a prize in this photo contest and received a Nikon D5000;
which I've since sold off to a nice forumer few days ago.
I tried to find the right location, angle, camera focal length and how far away to hold the photo. Also I try to have x5 points on the old photo match with the background. Hard to se via the viewfinder so I took many shots, just hoping to get x1 that matches nicely..lol
It was shot 1-handed and I had to put down my cam quite a few times cause they were tired..haha.
Life was simpler then and if they did go out, they'd put on their best clothes, usually clothes from Chinese New Year;and thats also the only time in a year when they have new clothing.
Doris, my wife in the center, was wearing a dress that was too big for her. In those days, children's clothes were made bigger so that they could wear them for a longer period of time to save money. You can also see that her brother has outgrown his CNY(Feb) pants by Nov.
Besides the changes in surroundings, I believe it is these little stories behind the photo that has made it more interesting & meaningful.
I recognize that this is by no means a high 'WOW' factor photo,or even 'beautiful'photo with nice lighting and stuff, but it is special to me and I suspect will remain even more so to my in-laws family.
And thats really nice and really all that matters.. This is also in part how photography can be so meaningful, beyond a simple hobby, to me.
*If you've read thus far, thks for reading, and have a nice day..