A historic view
Using a magnifying glass to see the past
Somewhere in 2020 I was being mentored about how to make and select photos in such a way that combined it is obvious to everyone that they belong together. We had to think about how to make a series of photos, what the connection would be between those photos and also how that would be visualized.
Taking the new picture in the correct way was already quite complicated. Quite often the old picture was great, but the new situation was so radically changed that taking a picture from the same position was not possible anymore. Even if it was possible, there was still the unknown factor of the type of lens that was used all those years ago. I solved that by taking a whole lot of pictures with different lenses and also, if I found out that I could not merge the old image properly, going back and take even more pictures.
For merging the old picture with the new, I settled quite early already on using a magnifying glass. Everything inside the magnifying glass would be the old picture and outside of the magnifying glass, would be the new picture. An additional bonus to using the magnifying glass was that it allowed for some tolerance in merging the two pictures, because the edge of the magnifying glass covered some small errors.
These are the images that made it into the final round.
Perhaps all these pictures mean more to me than they do you, because I have a connection with the city. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them for what they are.