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Things have changed.

 

It used to be pertinent to get snaps of 'people doing things.' That was Street. Now, if people are not digging a hole or standing on a step ladder, they are on their smart phone, talking, texting, or watching a video. I have that shot. We all do. How many more do we need?

 

Edo

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

How many more do we need?

 

Edo

 

 

This one..........China, 2010?:D

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The phones got bigger (or rather the cameras got smaller), maybe selfies widened the field a bit when phones became cameras too.........Wellington, 2019. 

 

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Porto, 2016. These three were everywhere that day.

So were we, I guess.

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Another Porto one. The bronze dude is Fernando Pessoa.

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And no, I haven't licensed one.

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

I have that shot. We all do. How many more do we need?

 

I have a very few. Not really looking for any more unless it is completely unique. How unique I will not know till it happens.

 

Allan

 

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I've seen a few that were unique enough -- camel rider taking on a cell phone, feathered and costumed Amazonian indigenous guy using a phone (not a cell phone if I'm remembering correctly, but it would probably be one more recently), and the monkey with the stolen cell phone. 

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I have this one of a couple who interrupted their bike ride for the man to answer his phone, right across the street from me.

A tiny bit unique because it was a first time to see this scenario after years of mobile phone uses.

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I don't think that I've ever licensed an image of someone yakking on a phone. Do we need more? Somehow I don't think so. Nonetheless, I'm a bit of a sucker for those types of shots

 

Here's a recent one shot on the beach. Whatever happened to solitude?

 

Man speaking on his cell phone outdoors, Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Stock Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://c7.alamy.com/comp/EHBHY8/children-playing-handheld-computer-games-while-grown-ups-parents-are-EHBHY8.jpg

Seville on Sunday.

 

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Haarlem.

Both never sold. Alamy is not a place where clients come looking for negativity.

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wim

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Oh no! No no no!!!!

 

Did my original post read like I wanted to see captures of people with cell phones? Good grief, I HATE pictures of people with their phones. And I hate selfies! The point I was trying to make (and obviously failing at) is that the constant involvement with these things is the death of Street photography. 

 

Edo

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I shoot street minus electronics

 

Sale from yesterday $$$

 

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Couple of my favourite shots

 

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47 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Oh no! No no no!!!!

 

Did my original post read like I wanted to see captures of people with cell phones? Good grief, I HATE pictures of people with their phones. And I hate selfies! The point I was trying to make (and obviously failing at) is that the constant involvement with these things is the death of Street photography. 

 

Edo

 

Your post did convey the idea Edo. I don't do much street photography because 90% of the time, I'm in the wilderness. This was to demonstrate that these days, the selfie or phone obsession occurs wherever you go.

 

1. Were tourists at an Aboriginal show.

2. Were tourists sailing to Green Island

3. Was in Borneo with pygmee elephants.

 

Only last week, someone asked me if I wanted my picture taken with my camera. Hell nooooo!!

 

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And by the way, I own two iPhones -- an iPhone 12 mini and an iPhone 7. When I'm out, I keep one in a pocket in case I have to check a map, call Uber, or call the cops. 

 

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1 hour ago, ReeRay said:

I shoot street minus electronics

 

Sale from yesterday $$$

 

nepal-senior-man-wearing-traditional-dau

 

Couple of my favourite shots

 

wall-art-bird-funny-thailand-street-scen

 

drunk-street-man-asleep-on-the-street-pa

 

funny-animal-cat-sleeping-at-a-beer-bar-

 

Love your sense of humor.

 

Paulette

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Oh no! No no no!!!!

 

 

 

Edo

Sorry, Ed.

Here's one without. My only image with a guitar in it. Porto as well. Cost me a € not yet recouped.

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36 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

steps to climb.

True. No lifts or funiculars, unlike Lisbon.

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The trams will get you some way up though.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

 

The trams will get you some way up though.

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AHhh! My favourite whisky. That was before I found I could not tolerate Alcohol any more.

 

Allan

 

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5 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

And by the way, I own two iPhones -- an iPhone 12 mini and an iPhone 7. When I'm out, I keep one in a pocket in case I have to check a map, call Uber, or call the cops. 

 

 

Taking after Two Jags John Prescott huh!

 

Allan

 

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