Do you have a set of photographs depicting the past and present? Please submit images here and include photo captions or send them as an attachment to email@example.com.
The years fly by! You’ll find that there’s a lot of truth to this when you look at the collection of then-and-now photos above from SFGate readers. These images show that all children eventually grow up and all adults eventually go gray (or bald). But more importantly, as time passes, people’s friendships, family bonds and marriages can remain as tight and meaningful as ever. A group of four mischievous cousins who cracked jokes as kids continue to enjoy laughs as adults.
Also, take a look at these pairs of back-to-the-future pics from San Antonio Express readers below.
There’s still time to to send in your then-and-now images. Did you and your spouse return to the place where you got engaged 50 years ago? Do you have photos of your kids blowing out the candles at the same wooden table every birthday? We’d love to see those pictures.
Or find a snap from the past and re-create it. Open up the old family album and pick a favorite photo of a family, friends, or yourself, and then re-create it by showing what has changed over the years—and what’s still the same. Set the scene so everything—from the clothing and background to the pose and camera angle—about the two photos is as similar as possible. Put on the same clothing, sunglasses, smile. Strike the same post, find the same background, and shoot with the same camera angle.
The results will be rewarding and you’ll have something special to cherish (these photo pairs make great holiday gifts) and something to share with SFGate readers.
Please submit your images to SFGate here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “then-and-now photos.”