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Alone with the phone?

By alistairfarrugia    
This is another picture I took with the intent of showing just how life passes us by when we're distracted. Literally, we see it everyday - people distracted by their phones totally oblivious of what's going on around them. Metaphorically, on the other hand, you see people distracted by whatever pointless stuff there is in their lives, missing the real things out there one should be concerned about.

This was taken whilst queuing to enter St. Peter's Basilica. Photo taken at a FL of 55mm, 1/6" shutter speed (thank you IS), f/20 and ISO 100.

Tags: Rome Man Mobile Phone People Vatican Slow shutter speed Metaphor Oblivious Portraits and people Distracted

Voters: Chesscat, cats_123, RysiekJan and 4 more



cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
9 Jul 2013 7:43AM
fine sp tempted to level it, but then again GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:18AM
This works the best so far for me so far - the background is clean and sharp, which is important as a contrast with the motion blur. At 1/6 second, you have a steady hand! It conveys the isolation of the still figure against the crowd. And I wouldn't straighten. The man is heading slowly uphill, alone; the crowd is stampeding downhill.
12 6.1k 130 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 5:09PM
An image which one can sit back and ponder quietly over.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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