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Generation Gap

By bfgstew  
I had to wait for an hour to get this shot. I just spotted the advert for the I Phone in a shop window and waited for an eldery person to get into frame, this is the result. Hand held at my hip with the 50mm G at f1.8 and 1/2000sec.
A true EPZ lead balloon but I just love the simplicity and juxtaposition of it.

Tags: Photo journalism Street Elderly Candid Generation gap Portraits and people I phone

Voters: Techno, cantona43, TelStar and 29 more

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Techno Plus
9 2.8k 8 England
10 Nov 2011 2:52PM
Well I like it, worth your wait excellent candid.

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cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
10 Nov 2011 2:59PM
worth the wait luv it
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 3:13PM
Nice juxtaposition!

As a contrast to the generation gap idea, luckily, my Mum is 97 and is quite adept at using her mobile phone. It's my main way of keeping in touch with her.

10 Nov 2011 4:09PM
Very creative! Excellent captured.
Regards, Oleg.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Nov 2011 4:13PM
An excellent candid, Stewart, and well worth the wait. Carol
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
10 Nov 2011 4:45PM
Brilliantly observed.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 4:46PM
Well thought out and worth the wait, and the write-up made me smile! I have this long history of waiting in vain opposite Fenwick's classy window displays in Newcastle, all the usual Saturday morning slappers suddenly disappear.
neonknight 13 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 5:02PM
Awesome says it all well spotted nice one,John
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Nov 2011 5:05PM
great timing..she must have been travelling somewhat!! WinkGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Nov 2011 6:38PM
I'm glad you waited, this is perfect. I can image her thinking iPhone 4? You phone 4!. lol...........Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Nov 2011 6:47PM
It is too bad you see this as a lead balloon-- it is too bad there is such a thing as an epz lead balloon, but I know what you mean.

A well planned and well exposed shot that tells a story, is pleasing to the eye--has a touch of humor--


woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 8:25PM
My kind of shot.....Love it !!
Rev2 8 302 2 England
10 Nov 2011 11:10PM
Lucky you had your camera set at1/2000sec to capture the action. Wink
conrad 13 10.9k 116
11 Nov 2011 9:51AM
I think with 25 votes already, you're wrong about the lead balloon. This really works, you see. Not only is the advert huge and eye-catching, and is the text a good contrast with the suspected speed of the person in the shot, but even ignoring the text that iPhone and that elderly lady already provide great contrast, and that's obvious even from the thumbnail of this image. And you timed the shot very well, positioning the lady just right. Good thinking, and well done!
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Nov 2011 10:08AM
Brilliant anticipation and execution.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 10:08AM
Superb capture............


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