It’s a nice picture, overall
Mom’s hotter, just sayin.
Just doing some math – you were born in 1996.
That makes your mom 21+(1996-1982)=35, when she had you.
You will do the same – and your daughter should take the same pic in 2042 which she is 21!
Now that’s a phone reminder set up calculation.
I’d love to do that!
2052. Easier way:
2017 – 1982 = 35
2017 + 35 = 2052
OP will be 35 in 2031, OP’s baby would only be 11 in 2042.
Isn’t in nice all those buildings are still there.
Boy, Chicago sure did get a lot smaller and further away since back then.
Global warming. More water. OP’s child will never have the opportunity to do this because everyone will be forced to live on Mars. Photo will be replicated by Ninja Turtle.
No, it’s actually because there is significantly less pollution today thanks to the clean air act. Smog is well known to act as a lens which makes objects at a distance appear closer and since there is much less smog today we see things in much more accurate perspective.
Source: I science and shit.
The Universe is expanding at [“about 41.6 miles (66.9 km) per second per megaparsec.”](https://www.space.com/35459-universe-expanding-faster-hubble-constant.html).
(note: joke response to joke)
Is Chicago a floating city? It seems to be crawling around
Its cool that the stones you are sitting on haven’t changed that much.
You look like a younger Kimmy
I hope you get this framed. This is a real treasure… 🙂
Are the buildings still the same? im sure they made some new buildings by now
Chicago has about 2x the number of skyscrapers it did in 1982.
your (future) daughter, 2050: I can see the flying cars in the background
Those trees have grown quite a bit.
i think your mom took her picture from the island behind you. but close enough for government work.
Hey hows ur mom doing? Can she tie a tie?
this is too meta
Beautiful red hair is always an upvote from me!
Nice, very pretty, the daughter as well.
You have better posture! Congrats! Your fabulous prize will be…a deceased likelihood of lower back problems! Maybe. Sometimes. Not a doctor, not making promises.
Your posture is alot better than your moms
“You see, kids, this why focal length matters.”
Nice pictures though.
redhead. Nice. and near me too! Hello fellow cute redditor!
I like your username… But it doesn’t look like you have big butt…
One sweet looking time traveler.
Left 100 feet
Wanna go to Portillo’s?
Tried to get in before anything too rude. Two beautiful women, and it’s really cool that you got to do a modern recreation. Nice.
M’lady, your white knight has arrived
Well the South side of Chicago
Is the biggest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a woman named Big Butt Sam
Now Big Butt more than trouble
You see she stand ’bout five foot four
All the downtown men call her “Tree Trunk Lover”
All the women just call her “Gurrrl”
And it’s big, big Big Butt Sam
The biggest butt in the whole damned town
Bigger than old King Kong
And bigger than a badonkadonk
Try not to be rude to Big Butt Sam.
I love her style!
Wow, the city moved a mile away!
(taken from a different spot?)
Same background. wonderful
Anyone tell your mom she looked like Sarah Jane Smith from “Doctor Who”?
Love it, but would be better with similar hair and outfit! And let redditors edit in PS for a vintage feel. Boom!
Either way it’s awesome!
The pollution in the 80s were so bad. Just look at it, ugh! But if you compare these 2 photos it really shows how well recycling does for our planet and in just 30 years as well! Amazing
I also believe pollution is much less than it used to be and that is great, but this particular photo a lot of it could just be the camera and weather.
Yeah, I think part of it is the film used to take the first photo
It might just have been cloudy that day?
17 years and your uncle still pulls off the sweatshirt and plaid flannel combo
I keep meaning to head over there sometime to make some s’mores lol
I love how you can see the tree growth in the background
and the city growth too lol
the camera used in 1982 had a higher tele setting which makes the composition more appealing…
but your’s a higher resolution so there’s that 🙂
edit: relooked at the picture and changed my mind
Aww I love Hyde Park! Used to live a block from the point, now on the north side a few miles from the lake. I miss it.
I have a picture of my wife and I at that exact same spot. I should make the kid recreate it when he’s married!
Damn, your mom had some good genes… Or I guess those are overalls.
Username checks out. Hi dad.
No, it’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing…
Killer boots man!
Gimme that bottle ya pumpkin pie headed freak
You’ll shut your mouth if you know what’s good for you!
Oh and then he drinks the pee. I didn’t realize we were going there. Perfect.
Something something Stacy’s Mom.
u have better posture!
/r/OldSchoolCool would appreciate this, as well.
Very cool! Looks like you are in slightly different places, but still impressive
I think it’s just the different focal length of the different cameras that makes the city look farther away in the second picture
Yeah, that could be it. I don’t know much about cameras though so I wasn’t sure if they could do that 🙂
Is that you OP, or did you find this pic somewhere else?
Have you seen the pictures where the moon looks super big? That is done by changing the focal length. I’m sure someone much smarter than me can answer why, but something with an object far away and changing the final length makes the object look bigger.
Thats actually really cool! Thanks!
It’s me 🙂
My mom actually gave me the camera that was used to take the first photo, so I think next time I visit Chicago, I’ll take it with me and do a more accurate recreation.
What made you want to point out that she’s in a “slightly different place”?
I had to look closer to figure this out, but I think it is mostly
1. Buildings in back
2. Concrete in foreground
Edit: idk why my 2 is showing as a 1
From Chicago, 22. That’s s perfect spot to get a great pic of the skyline. Love that you and your mom can share that special place.
You look strong.
I’ll take that as a compliment. Thanks!
Your mom’s kicks are fresh. I pretty much wear those same nikes today lol
You can really see the effects of continental drift.
Skyline hasn’t changed as much as you’d expect
Shoes have gotten worse though.
It actually has, you just can’t see it in this picture. There are like twice as many skyscrapers as in ’82.
Well it was the 1980’s
Need to zoom in and stand further back to take the newer photo.
OP probably only has a phone camera, so that’s not going to be possible.
You can still stand back and crop.
But a cropped phone image tends to look a bit shit
The different focal length of the different cameras makes the city look farther away. Not much I could do about it besides use a different camera
You guys look like you’re related to each other!
OMG the city is shrinking
Nah, it’s just the islands drifting apart.
Nah, just different focal length of different cameras
I hate being a party pooper but I’m a stickler for details. Your mother’s photo had to have been taken from somewhere just south of where the 31st street harbor is now, not Promontory Point. About [here](
https://goo.gl/maps/qitsghAtsWC2). The perspective from that location matches her photo much more closely. The angular distance between McCormick Place (short black building in foreground) and the Aon Center (tall white building on right) does not match between the two photos. That wouldn’t change with just a change in focal length.
at least you party poop with a lot of detail
If you’re going to ruin a party, do it with a shit ton of data.
She poops at parties? She poops at parties so that other people know that she poops at parties?
When you poop at parties, leave details.
That was more like a party enema after an intestinal blockage.
Fucken geometry n shit! Blowing’ my mind!
Thank you. This was bothering me.
Thanks. At first I thought focal length but then I wasn’t sure.
Something something half the battle
You can actually see the point where your Mother took her photograph behind your right shoulder
Noooooo…. why so small?
Or getting farther away
I want your mom’s retro fresh kicks
I want your mom
Somewhat close to the Nike Waffle Racers Retro
The city is floating away!
1982: No filter
2017: Definitely a filter
Tried to give it a vintage feel to match the first photo, didn’t work as well as I would have liked :/
Five minutes in Photoshop and you’d think they were taken on the same day, so that’s fixable. (Well, except for the skyline!)
Not sure why you’re getting down voted. You didn’t really say anything negative.
Yeah that’s what I was just thinking too he didn’t even say anything bad and even complimented the shot
I was just trying to let her know the vintage effect is not a lost cause if that really concerns her! 🙁
Yeah, I just used an app on my phone. I’m sure someone who knows what they’re doing could do it better!
Reddit is never happy apparently. Great job!
Huh, the skyline did not change much! Which is amazing.
Can you please redo this with the correct focal length?
Next time I’m in Chicago, I’ll definitely try.
How bout dah?!
Congrats you’re hot
I like the old school nikes
Your Mom is my age.
My youth is now nostalgia. Sigh.
Cheer up, nobody is spared from this 🙂
those who die young are spared.
Good luck at the U of C. Take a class with Katy Weintraub if you can.
You’re beautiful! Your moms pic freaked me out a little…looks like me at 18 wow
Thank you! 🙂
Posture is important
Cute picture and a seductive username…messages are coming.
Cool. It’s interesting to see how the city changed/stayed the same.
You must’ve inherited your good posture from your dad.
3/10 for low effort. No overalls.
What a fun way to celebrate your mom OP, really cool. Also, buttsize cannot be confirmed via this photo, so it is undetermined whether username checks out, /u/bigbuttsam (jk ofc).
This is a beautiful picture. Love the soft light and sepia colours. Having two beautiful women and a time capsule effect doesn’t hurt either.
Overalls win…sorry just are 😉
I want to bury my cock in your big butt, Sam.
Just figured I’d jump right to the point: what every guy immediately thinks
Gorgeous times two.
You have better posture.
Just think. In 21 years from now, your kid will be doing the exact same pose in the exact same place. Your mom is really going to flip for starting this tradition.
I’d love to keep the tradition going!
you look just like your mom.
You have better posture than your mother did but she had more toned arms. Just sayin’ 😉
You better have a baby in 4 years!
Your dress looks more late 50’s. Not a slam, just saying it kind of runs afoul of the time capsule quality.
Are you a natural redhead?
It’s really cool comparing the skyline and those trees. Some new faces, some with so much history I can’t imagine. What are those markers behind you?
Those are probably to break up large waves that come over the break wall to prevent errosion.
I think they might be benches or something
very nice picture. My better half did this last year w/identical clothes and a vintage filter. We have framed it but she will not let me post it here.
inherited the big butt, sam?
You can tell it’s 2017 by the lack of vegetation in the bottom picture /s
Your mom’s shoes are “Nike Lady Oceania” running shoes! Very nice colorway. Classic.
Damn looks like the Hyde park shore line. I love that spot!
The city creeps farther and farther away as time persists at its own pace.
Look at how far Chicago has drifted, i bet by the time this girls daughter is 21 the city wont even be able to be seen. So sad.
Your mom looks closer to the city than you
Does anyone else miss how cameras used to make pictures look like the top one? Sort of warm and fuzzy, like we were all living in a daydream or something.
These pictures were taken in Omaha, all part of the Finland Conspiracy.
Huh… the Chicago skyline doesn’t look like it’s changed much. Are there not a lot of newer buildings? I’m in Seattle and the whole Seattle-Bellevue metro sprawl has exploded over the last 30 years. The skyline is completely changed compared to where it was during my childhood. Went from being big to simply massive.
Chicago has about 2x the number of skyscrapers now compared to 1982.
The island looks the same distance on both pictures but the downtown looks much closer in the older picture. Did the downtown drift away a little over the years?
All the grass is dead! Thanks Obama!
First one is r/oldschoolcool
Your mom was much better looking
Damned city is floating away
You can tell there is a family relationship
I look forward to seeing your kid do the same post in the future!
Mom did it better.
1982 chicago looks like 2017 china
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