Dotun

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photoblog image It's all about the phone.

It's all about the phone.

I am back again with my candid shots :) I took this one when I noticed this pedestrian crossing the street in DC and suddenly he stopped three quater way through to check his text or whatever he was doing. He was at this spot for at least 2mins and seemed to be very confident that oncoming cars will not hit him..great faith!

It's all about the phone.

I am back again with my candid shots :) I took this one when I noticed this pedestrian crossing the street in DC and suddenly he stopped three quater way through to check his text or whatever he was doing. He was at this spot for at least 2mins and seemed to be very confident that oncoming cars will not hit him..great faith!

comments (23)

Or the ultimate in stupidity. oops - did I say that?

Nicely balanced pic. I like the tones.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Josie.
  • shiv
  • India
  • 7 Dec 2006, 05:18
haha,cell phones are quite the silent killers eh...!
nice shot...
Dotun Ayodeji: Yes, they are...thanks Shiv!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2006, 07:15
I like this candid a lot.

I can relate to it, as in a similar situation in Santa Barbara i was driving a rental, saw the guy busy with his mobile like this guy, slowly start to pass behind (with enough room as in this photo) him. His reaction was to fly into a rage and he threw the phone to pieces against the back window of the car - no damage to the car.

I thought then that he was immersed in another world, got a fright and then reacted in rage. Very weird.
Dotun Ayodeji: lol..he threw his phone? Thats another form of road rage, thanks Louis!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2006, 07:25
Excellent candid shot. Looks like he's texting!
Dotun Ayodeji: Or maybe he has a GPS system on that little thing smile Thanks PJ!
Nice shot Dotun. I like the processing.
A nice DOF. Mobile phone is the new addiction.
  • Stu
  • Japan
  • 7 Dec 2006, 11:09
great pic mate. its amazing how stupid us humans can be isnt it!?
smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2006, 12:32
very well spotted on the streeet
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2006, 12:46
I often wonder what we did before cell phones! Clearly this guy is in another world and not in his present spot. You have made an excellent capture of this new-age phenomenon, Dotun.
Hiya Dotun. looks like you caught George Michael misbehaving in public again. So we need a new category of modern photography, we can cal it "Cellphoneimageography" see how it rolls off the tongue!! Great capture bud and love the mono. Regards, Neil.
Dotun Ayodeji: "Cellphoneimageography", I like that...If I ever get a similar shot, I will give it that name...thanks Neil.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2006, 16:03
it's funny how people just stop whatever they're doing to test - i like the way this shot makes you feel that he's just ground to a halt halfway across, completely oblivious of the horns blaring around him!
  • Samira
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2006, 16:45
Unusual. Good choice, the b&w, and great DOF. Is this pat of a series, and in the next picture we'll see a car hitting him? grin
very nice candids Dotun !!!!
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2006, 17:32
Well captured & processed Dotun smile What's the lens - I can see it's stopped down to 1.4?
Dotun Ayodeji: Chris,
I used my favorite lens Canon 85mm 1.2L.
  • Elsie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2006, 19:25
very nice capture Dotun. The processing is very well done.
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 8 Dec 2006, 00:16
Ah, I've done that kind of thing... when a car blared its horn, I showed them the finger and walked off lol but I wasn't texting. I was "reading a very important message" smile never done it again cuz I felt bad for blocking traffic... good capture, I couldn't help but laugh.
Dotun Ayodeji: lol...I unsderstand Mia, we as humans tend to get carried away.
  • Dami K
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2006, 06:02
this wld def be me smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Very true Dami, I just see you doing that smile Thanks for stopping by!
  • nesty
  • hong kong
  • 8 Dec 2006, 09:29
maybe the phone was new and he was trying to figure out how it works grin nice capture and dof.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2006, 16:39
Beautiful dof and clarity. Thanks for stopping by flying.
Dotun Ayodeji: You are welcome Ruth, Flying has nice pictures.
  • Shailja
  • Boston, USA
  • 9 Dec 2006, 04:18
Very nice candid shot - looks like he gave you enough time to play around with angles ...focus ...etc smile
A nice candid shot here, and almost funny smile
Very funny and well composed!
love this picture

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