Friday, June 3, 2011

Lost in Text (Weekend Reflections # 89)

Newtown, Pennsylvania (Starbucks window)

Do you think this guy had any idea there was a camrea in his face? As you can see from my reflection I walked right up to the window and took the shot.

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58 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hehe! Nope, he hasn't a clue!

Antonette said...

Good morning everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

My choice for WR is up!

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com

Dina said...

Glad you left town before he found out. hehe What a fun shot!

Malyss said...

You seem to be behind him, spying what he's writing!Incredible that he did not see you..fabulous shot!

Where are you on the road?Will you soon reach California?..or are you already there?..

Woody said...

In the zone, not a clue. Great shot!

awarewriter said...

Great shot James! Street photography at it's best and the B&W is superb.

Jan said...

He has no idea, I'm sure. Great capture, James. Are you still on your trip, hope it's going well.

Sunny said...

Maybe he was texting the cops about some guy taking his picture! Haha!
I have been quite sick and not blogging much...I have missed your great pictures.
☼ Sunny

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup ce portrait b&w

texwisgirl said...

oh that is great!

Thérèse said...

Perfect swift move!

Thom said...

Oh the age of the internet has hit. What a fabulous photo. Wouldn't it be a hoot if he was taken a photo of you as well? :) LOL Have a wonderful weekend.

'Tsuki said...

he looks concentrate on what he is doing : I guess he didn't see that shot coming...

Nice to see a self-portrait of you, James, though...

:)

(So, this moving ?! How is it going ? Are you becomming nuts now that you have to re-arrange everything in a new place ?! ;D )

Dimple said...

I don't think he even saw you. Neat shot!

Luis Gomez said...

Truly a wonderful shot James!

Karen said...

He's totally oblivious! Lost in the world of technology. A great shot.

Dianne said...

this is a wonderful portrait
if I was that guy I'd want a copy of this shot

at least he isn't driving

Hooked on Memes said...

Great shot! He is oblivious! They all are! I had to slam on my brakes when a jaywalker suddenly stopped in the middle of the street.He was so engrossed in texting that he didn't move for a while.

The old saying that God takes care of little children and drunks should now have people texting too.

JM said...

Lost in text, not in translation, as reflections are universal. :-) Outstanding capture, James, well done!

Kay L. Davies said...

Love your reflection photo, James. There he sits, at a window, knowing nothing of what's going on just outside. Texting his sweetie, no doubt!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dorian Susan said...

I think he had no clue. Did you buy him a re-fill? You ought to have thanked him for creating such great fodder for amazing photo. I like seeing what you look like too. Happy weekend.

Mama Zen said...

How funny!

Carolyn Ford said...

he's very busy...to notice! amazing!!!!

Francisca said...

I join the crowd, he's in his own world, never knew you clicked on him! Looks like your sneaking up on him from behind with evil intentions... Hehehe...

Lois said...

He certainly is concentrating!

Emille said...

No wonder there's now a ban on texting by drivers!! Great shot, James!

Leovi said...

Beautiful, I love this picture with excellent reflexes that give full meaning to the theme, the phone.

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, I love this shot. It's one of my all time favorites.

DawnTreader said...

Excellent shot and good title ;)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, James, and no, I don't think he has a clue!! Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for the week fun, as always!

Sylvia

Gine said...

Double portrait ... bien réussi !

Ms. Becky said...

he's a Thumber. his world is in the palm of his hand, and it gave you a splendid opportunity that you used beautifully. great shot. thanks for hosting reflections.

Carola said...

Thanks James for this fantastic site.
Perfect shot!
When I just saw the photo, I expected that you know him.

Joanne said...

As always, I love this:)

Alexa said...

Brilliant, James! Sometimes here in NYC, someone will stop dead in their tracks while coming up the subway steps to look at their [Insert obnoxious device here], and the rest of us pile up behind them. Oblivious!

Greyscale Territory said...

O what a sign of the times! To be connected you have to be disconnected! Great shot!

Lynette Killam said...

A great shot, James, and perfect in the b&w. I was going to make a comment about people always having their eyes on their phones, til I remembered I always have a camera in front of my eyes...LOL!

Becky and Gary said...

Oh this is SO good! This guy was really into his text...
B.

Stickup Artist said...

That is awesome. I swear, your timing is exquisite. You always know where and when to hit the shutter to capture these candid oh so Human moments. This one speaks on so many levels. I love all the reflections, the little blurry lights coming out of your head, the slight double exposure juxtaposed against the clarity of the subject who is completely unaware of your concentration upon his concentration. Love the black and white. Hope all is well on the road...

MarieElizabeth said...

I bet if you showed him the photo, he would be shocked, because I'm sure he had no idea you were there.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Fun shot, clever, too, to not quite get yourself
revealed!

Bibi said...
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Bibi said...

James, that's a fantastic shot. I had the opposite experience right here.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is such a sign of our times and reflects (pun intended) such a huge part of our culture! Love this James.

Louis la Vache said...

Really superb candid shot, James!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Love this shot. The black and white really does it, and your own reflection is so huge but so hidden.

Nature Rambles said...

Love it! The guy has absolutely no clue!

Gunsside said...

A great reflection shot
- and his face is now "famous around in the blogworld "
Love it in b&W :))

Wind said...

Great atmosphere! Expresive face!
My compliments and my regards from Romania!

Elisa said...

As usual, those reflections are wonderful!
Greetings

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Marie said...

So many people are doing this in the world. :-))

Have a nice weekend!

Owen said...

Hi James,
He looks sort of glum, he was probably obsessively re-reading the "Dear John" message he got from his former girlfriend who dumped him because he was spending all his time playing with his portable phone and not paying attention to her... probably a lot of such cases these days...

Hope all is well with you, was away in Germany for two weeks with no connection. But am back and hope to be back up to speed soon with photos and blogging... Are you back in California now ?

daliana said...

Hey James!
My best regards from BUCHAREST - ROMANIA

hip-chick said...

He either didn't know or didn't care. Either way it is a real cool picture. I couldn't figure it out at first. I'm amazed at how clear he is.

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Regina said...

This is cool!

I've been busy the past weeks.
Just visiting James
Regards.

Rebecca said...

Pretty cool shot. And he is absorbed in the texting.