Thanks to all who rose to my challenge and please forgive me if the following opinions don't agree with yours.
I looked for images that clearly indicated the passage of time to me - not merely age. Something that showed what was and what is now, or maybe what is now and what will be.
The winner is BOOYAH for his beautiful B&W image "Legacybandw2".
This wins hands down (sorry, couldn't resist that). It has immediate emotional impact, is well composed, and has succeeded in capturing a full range of skin tones - not an easy task. It stands on its own merits as a fine image, one that would look good on any gallery wall. Congratulations!
Second place goes to DON ELLIS and his Rolex.
This one wins for sheer ingenuity in capturing visually the actual ticking of time passing. Technically excellent, sharp focus, and again shows that B&W is sometimes best. Without his explanation, the background wouldn't have meant much, and in fact was slightly distracting, so maybe something else (faint images of watches?) would have been more appropriate. But it was still an easy choice for second place.
I have to say that I was rather disappointed in the rest, so choosing third place was more difficult, but I finally gave it to RICH LAWRENCE for his shot of daffodils showing the effect of the passage of time. I do think it could have been improved, however, if the highlights had not been burnt out on the main flower.
Comments on some of the others:
KC Jewel's image of the old theatre was full of nostalgia but was spoilt by being too dull and lifeless. Sorry, but a bit of processing to liven it up would have made it much better. I itched to work on it!
Paladin's blacksmith mural was a good sharp shot taking us back to the good old days, but for purposes of this challenge it really needed some modern cars in the picture to truly illustrate the passage of time. A bit of one car shows, but not enough.
Al606 - nice family photo of two generations, but they look rather uncomfortably posed, the composition could have been much better, and it just didn't immediately say "Passage of Time".
Pushtoexit - great romantic shot of the girl in the old dress but "passage of time" would be a stretch for a description. Would look maybe even better in sepia?
I won't offend any more of you but just have to comment on the shot of bus passengers by Monkey_Wrench.
It was not eligible because it was far too big (I did send a private message pointing that out, but without result), and looking at the EXIF info it may not even have been taken by a G-series camera, but it did make me think. Is this an image with deep meaning, or one that should have been deleted at birth? Something disturbing about this image but I'm not sure why.
Now over to you, BOOYAH, to set the next challenge before Tuesday midnight!