Theme 1: Change

Brainstormed through alot of ideas but decided for this shot because it's rather unique.


I've thought of capturing a shot showing old and new buildings, change shirt, change lens, McDonalds changing their menu from morning to afternoon but I thought it's too common.


Amazingly, a great group of people read the word "change" as in the form of money.


Thanks to Benny helping me find the paper and lending me his pen and hand for this shot.


To make the change obvious at the "NOT", I used my in-camera editing program to blur the surrounding around the "NOT".


The original submitted entry was in colour but I decide changing it to B&W in Flickr.

  • Ben 7y

    Yeah, when Shar told me the themes, the first thing I thought of was the old vs new, which I have in my photostream.

    I think the people who shot money as change need to think a bit more about the photo, lol.

    I should have entered, looking at my stream, I have photos for two of the themes, Freedom and Change. Lol.
  • Benny Kome 7y

    One thing u have learn from taking part in the PhotoMarathon, always bring some paper out.
  • Ben 7y

    Will keep that in mind when I enter next year!

    Actually I always have scrap paper, just that it's nothing useful to write on. My wallet has tons of reciepts that I haven't bothered to throw away.
  • Jerry Wong 7y

    Ben, you should join the one next year.

    Not only you need skills, but creativity too. Creativity on interpreting the topic and photo composition.

    Who knows you might win the first prize next year.
  • MJ Pang 7y

    hi! I think this pics is nice representing the theme..
  • Ben 7y

    Most definitely joining next year, because I'll have (hopefully) my 450D by then! Heh.

    Hmm, creativity? I'm severly lacking in that department. Most of my shots are kinda generic and don't stand out much imo.
  • Jerry Wong 7y

    Thanks. In fact, this is my most satisfied entry among the three themes.
  • .. karen 7y

    I just saw this.

    I like this. :)
  • Jeremy Chan 7y

    one of the better pics from that theme..
  • Jerry Wong 7y

    Thanks. Too bad the judge don't like my work.
  • Mandi Ehman 4y

    Thank so much for making this available under Creative Commons. I used it in a post here:
  • Jerry Wong 4y

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  • Rebecca Jackson 2y

    Lovely photo. I am going to use it for an internal presentation at work about change management. Full credit of course :)
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