If YOU leave a camera or cell phone unattended-

  1. ….and there is an almost nine year old in the vicinity.   Be AWARE.

Happy Ninth Birthday Maura Clare.

October weekend in North Carolina, went to pick up pizza….uh-oh  Found an unauthorized selfie on my goid camera,  shot in the hotel mirror.

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And how did someone get my cell phone on the same trip?  Who needs grandma to take your picture?   Not Maura!

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Selfie in the car!

And on the beach Maura looked up into my Lens and pushed the shutter for this next shot

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So three selfies by Maura on her birthday

and a little memory collage with love from your Grandma

 

 

Pedestrians on Cell Phones in NYC

Downright dangerous.

From my archives March 2013

I remember taking these photos as my sister and I walked down Fifth Avenue. Photographed with a Canon 5D.   I shot 188 images in about 45 minutes, Here are a few. Too many I know but it was hard to choose.

Pedestrians on cell phones can get distracted  and crossing the street while staring at your screen is risky.  These pedestrians were easy to photograph cause they weren’t paying attention to me. Well, maybe one or two noticed.

You could write a phone conversation dialogue for the images.




Three different women on a cell.
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Found Message at the Playground

Beneath Your Feet is the weekly photo challenge

Signage, written in chalk.  No one else around don’t know who wrote it on the pavement in from of the bench.

Sunday evening, we were at the playground with my two youngest grandchildren.  My sister Mary  is the one who pointed it out.

Of course, I had my cell phone to capture and share!  Didn’t walk on it. Just wondered who felt compelled to write it.

Hang up and parent sign

 

Third Street Life

Cell Phone Trio NYC
Cell Phone Trio NYC
Lawrenceville by Neid's Hotel
Lawrenceville by Neid’s Hotel
Near Union Square
Near Union Square
Belgian Dinner
Belgian Dinner
Cell Phone Duo
Cell Phone Duo
Marilyn Monroe NYC
Marilyn Monroe NYC
Nitrogen going where? NYC
Nitrogen going where? NYC
Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Line NYC
Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Line NYC
Dog in Pink on Bleecker St
Dog in Pink on Bleecker St
Bleecker Street Music
Bleecker Street Music
Pink Wigs NYC
Pink Wigs NYC
Loe protestor in East Liberty
Lone
protestor in East Liberty
Pittsburgh Workmen at night
Pittsburgh Workmen at night
Brooklyn Delivery
Brooklyn Delivery
Model on street of NYC
Model on street of NYC
Fruit Seller NYC
Fruit Seller NYC
Hot dog Vendor NYC
Hot dog Vendor NYC
Crosswalk NYC
Crosswalk NYC
Smurf in Times Square
Smurf in Times Square
Bagpipers and Onlookers Morningside
Bagpipers and Onlookers Morningside
Bomb Squad in Parade
Bomb Squad in Parade

Perusing the archives in a different computer.  I know this STREET LIFE challenge could go on and on and on……Will stop now. I really liked it, though.  Guess you can tell.

It’s fun to scan the files for forgotten photos you might not post otherwise.

 

 

Hot Time, Cell Phones in the City

Street photography isn’t my thing.  Funny to say that after posting loads of NYC city street photos the last week but I mean being a true street photographer is not my genre.  Photographing people unaware hasn’t really appealed to me and I felt awkward or intrusive. But in an hours time walking down Fifth Avenue I took 165 photos of people on their cell phones.  A lot of them while crossing the street without looking.  It wasn’t a plan and I made a little movie of the photos but the end result was monotonous and boring.  Even though I got it down to a minute thirty three seconds it was a snoozer.  You can determine if the ones I have chosen to illustrate my experience produce boredom in the viewer.

In a couple of the photos you can see three or four people on phones at once.

This is not going to be an ongoing effort to capture people using technology in public.  The good thing is it allowed me to get more comfortable on the sidewalk photographing people.  Of course, it wasn’t a fair playing field as they were definitely distracted and ignoring me which is how I was able to lift the camera to my eye and take their picture.

 

 

 

How have cell phones affected the way we live?  Our human interaction?

There are posters around the city that say HEADS UP showing a guy on his cell phone and a vehicle turning into the crosswalk.
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Cell phone central park zoo

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