This is a regular series of blogs about photographs of the same place taken years apart.
I quite like those Then and Now comparison photographs that you see in books or on the Twitter or Facebook.
I always think I should give them a go. However what I have started to notice is that I have been doing Then and Now photographs unintentionally over the years and have been taking photographs of the same thing or place from the same view or perspective years apart. The first instance of this that came to my attention was last year in May when I went to Manchester.
It only really came to my attention that I was doing this a lot, when checking the Places function on the Apple Photos Mac App that I could see I had taken the same photograph of the same thing just years apart! This photo though was a chance find. It was down to Amazon Photos, which I use as a photo back up.
There is a tree in our back garden that at one point had a supporting post. The tree started to grow around the post. Back in November I took this photograph as part of my photo a day series.
What I didn’t remember, until I was reminded by Amazon Photos that I taken a very similar shot three years ago in December 2017.
Comparing the two, over the last three years the tree has grown around the post more and more.