On The Ramparts

By woolybill1
I feel very sarcastic when I see people seemingly welded to their mobile phones. Every other man shopping in our local supermarket seems to be permanently in touch with base...

This businessman marching briskly round the ramparts in York appeared to be having a working lunch. Observing him through the long end of a tele-zoom I reckoned he was heading for a fall from the outside lane.

Well, I thought it was worth a laugh!

Tech: 280mm, 1/500th sec @ f6.3

Tags: Photo journalism Mobile Phone York Walls Businessman Ramparts Portraits and people Humour and fun

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13 Apr 2007 2:18PM
Nice shot, might of been nicer if you waited for him to get closer! A tighter cropped, candid portrait so to say!

robadsy 15 348
13 Apr 2007 2:21PM
hee hee, yep, nice one!

just like in the looney tunes cartoons when they are a few feet over the edge of a cliff before they realise and then have that moment of looking at the viewers before they plunge to the bottom of the canyon! yeah :o)

looks like you have a nice lens there too! well done, ads :o)
13 Apr 2007 2:39PM
Bill, a good candid - I'm surprised that the relevant body in York hasn't concluded through risk assessment that this is just too dangerous... watch out for handrails, blackand yellow stripes, warning and disclaimer notices!

Thanks for the comments and PM - things are definitely getting better here. I think it's a measure of the difficulty that people are having that my favourites list is much slower than usual to be populated with new images, and my last upload has had remarkably few views (maybe it's bad though...)

angryrebel 14 16
13 Apr 2007 6:13PM
I never get a call except from the Boss, great shot which seems telling of modern times
13 Apr 2007 6:15PM
Good candid shot, well done.

stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
13 Apr 2007 8:23PM
Is he still with us Bill, did he fall ? . good candid shot.

RobinF 14 83 1 England
13 Apr 2007 9:48PM
Great Candid - but what happened next? Smile
We're all in suspense Bill!

woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2007 11:45PM
Hello folks, and thanks for the clicks.

Sorry to disappoint you all - he just kept on walking. I think he was on autopilot. Better luck next time!

hebdens 15 5
14 Apr 2007 9:29AM
nice work, did make me smile.
GeorgeRusky 14 1 4
14 Apr 2007 3:34PM
Hi Bill
This shot deserves a positive comment. I feel fine about this image, but, and, perhaps, it's my problem: I take this photograph serious, it dousn't make me laugh.
looboss 13 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 6:59AM
Nice shot! funny or not! Smile
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 4:51PM
You can find these candid shots well it made me smile

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