One of my earliest memories are the tree lights that hung on our Christmas tree. They were colourful Victorian lanterns and I’ve never forgotten the delight I had when they were pulled out of the box, hung on the tree and switched on.
I often see the exact lights on eBay and they sell for quite a lot of money as they are now classed as vintage. When looking at our surroundings, most of us will probably have a vintage item somewhere. I came across one such item on a recent trip to London.
These vintage telephones seem to be making a comeback. I remember how to stop us making calls and running up a large phone bill, my father put a lock on the dial. However, he foolishly put it on the ‘zero’ instead of the ‘one’ and only worked out his mistake when the next phone bill came in.
For this week’s challenge take or choose a photo that shows something vintage. Maybe it’s something that once belonged to your Grandparents that you have on display, or maybe it’s an item that is locked away in the back of a cupboard? Do you have any vintage clothes you can show off or maybe a vintage toy that is still in its original pristine box?
Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.
1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken which shows something that is Vintage.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to this post or leave a link to your post in the comments section so other participants can view the post.
Not sure how to create a pingback? Click here for a step by step guide on how to create one.
Last week’s challenge was all about ‘Distance‘ and once again it proved to be a very popular subject with lots of first timers to the challenge joining in. Here are the five entries I’ve decided to showcase. Please pay them a visit and congratulate them on being showcased.
Bud, at A Young Retirement, caught my eye with a stunning photograph taken inside a church. It captures the theme brilliantly, as does the odd splash of colour in the photo.
Carol, at Light Words, shares a photo of an iconic bridge that is in the distance. It’s a bridge that many of us would recognise. However, it’s what she also captured in the front of her photo that also makes this photo a winner.
Vicki, at Travels In The Middle East And Beyond, like many other participants, took her photos from up above. I love the colourful rooftops she captured, but most of all I loved the very striking building she captured in the distance of her last photo.
Charles, at Charles E Waugh, taught me something new with the photo he shared. It’s a brilliant idea which I hope will catch on around the world. Thanks for the introduction, Charles.
Kat, at Dandelion Fuzz, shared a photo of the Kingdom of Ari. Ari is a friend of Toby’s and the photo is another great example of what this challenge was all about. Take a look at the photo and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Thank you to everyone that entered photos for the challenge.
Entries for this week’s challenge are open until Monday 6th June 2016. I’ll showcase at least five entries when announcing the next challenge. Have fun!
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