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Why bother to look around a really interesting museum when you can sleep, play with your smartphone or just hang out?

(Please excuse the poor processing. I had only just started using the new camera so it was a bit hit and miss to start with. Smile)

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2013 - 11:26 PM
Focal Length:16.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:More Important Things ...
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:27 Apr 2013 - 11:02 AM
Tags:Candid, General, Lads, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Quite sad really


27 Apr 2013 - 11:04 AM

Excellent. You can almost feel the boredom!

johnke  2223 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 11:09 AM

Well caught..John


I am sure we never looked or appeared to be that bored....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin


There appears to be little interest in museums for some of today's youngsters unfortunately.

How did we all manage without mobile phones and the like? Smile


saltireblue Site Moderator 55114 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 11:15 AM

Museums are for old peeps - ya know, them that are over 30, like. Wrinklies.WinkGrin


Last Modified By saltireblue at 27 Apr 2013 - 11:16 AM

Quote: Museums are for old peeps - ya know, them that are over 30, like. Wrinklies.WinkGrin

Not me then, Malc. Smile


I would love to push the one on the left off the bench - they would all wake up thenWink

djh698  112989 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 12:11 PM

Great candid showing a very typical group

CharlieW7  3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 - 12:24 PM

Sums up todays teenagers nicely lol. Well spotted. Would make a good stock photo Smile


So current. Wonder what another 10 or less years will bring? Great shot......Sandy

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 - 12:42 PM

Great candid - well captured.


saltireblue Site Moderator 55114 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM

Quote: Not me then, Malc. Smile

Not for a long time yetWink

Last Modified By saltireblue at 27 Apr 2013 - 1:41 PM

They will never make the grade as photographers. Their eyes are shut.
Well seen - on your part, of course Smile


Not interested in the Arts.. they might be the rocket scientists of the future.......... maybe TongueGrin

A cracking spot, Chris.



Cracking candid, Chris, made me smile SmileSmileSmile Carol

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 3:04 PM

Students on an organised trip. We have dragged hundreds of them around museums in France, Germany and Russia, when all they want to do is lie in and sleep off their hangovers. Familiar and depressing.

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Apr 2013 - 3:04 PM

Well, looks good to me, Chris! Smile What would we all do without out iPhones...Wink
Trev Smile


They don't seem to be able to function without an appliance of some sort - and conversation - well that was from and for another generation WinkWinkWink
Well captured Chris Smile


Not a lot of life here. - gary


A candid at its best of humans at their...well...human, unfortunately Smile I tell you what I still find tres bizarre even though I've seen it a million times: a young teenage couple at a fast food joint each plugged in completely to their phones. Transfixed and entranced by whatever is on the screen. Food and each other forgotten.

I see the same thing with 20-somethings except they're in proper restaurants. AND I once saw a lady tell the waiter what she wanted while still looking at her phone and typing. It's a pity the information age for all its splendour doesn't provide constant information on how to behave like normal human beings.

Alrighty...off my soapbox now Grin


PS Thank you SO much for you User Award, Chris. Gob. Smacked.

SueEley  9276 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 5:29 PM

When we take trips, we find the kids do interact with the exhibits but also need time out. But then again, I tend to spend some time in the coffee shop if I go on my own Grin


Great comp


A great candid!


Great candid capture.


Cute candid

27 Apr 2013 - 6:54 PM

lol, great capture


It's a shame really. There are an awful lot of young people who aren't remotely like this, who are actually quite normal, who care about things, are proactive, have energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Trouble is, it tends to be the crappy ones you notice, who drag themselves around with a phone in one hand and a bottle of something sugary in the other, and who stand texting the person standing right next to them..... They get the "normal" kids a bad name. It was never really any different. Not really.

"..wasn't like this when I was young" ( were you ever young?) ......" kids today, honestly..." ....." bring back national service- that'll sort them out!!" ..etc....etc

Gimme a break.

Nice shot, Chris.


A priceless candid Chris, this was an opportunity not to be missed. These bored teenagers remind me of Kevin and Perry from the Harry Enfield sketchesSmile

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