Don't just send me an SMS ... by Ell-on-Wheels

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How did we ever manage or communicate before mobile phones, and texting!!! ;o))

Inside Melbourne’s old (now refurbished) General Post Office (GPO)

293 views (as of 17th August 2011)

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light
Straight from camera, no post-ed

Featured “Street Photography and Photo Journalism”
12th Feb 2011

Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • SRana
    SRanaabout 4 years ago

    i can’t remember, hehe…and for a street photographer like me, this is just amazing work

  • Hehe, I can, _*just*!!
    Sigh … I must be a little bit older than you ;o)))
    Thank you very much Shane :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 4 years ago

    beautifully caught Ell – do you reckon they’re texting each other? ;)

  • Hehe, now wouldn’t that just be taking a relationship to the rediculous! ;o)
    But no, happened to notice the SO of the fella go off somewhere, window shopping perhaps, lady against the column was already there when they walked past … thanks so much Georgie :o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 4 years ago

    Love it, Ell, it has a lovely feel to it.

  • Thank you so much Evelyn :o)
    It was a really quick get, didn’t want to get sprung by the girl ;o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • nellie75
    nellie75about 4 years ago

    Ell, I thought the exact same thing when I was in the CBD. Another great shot!
    How good is it in the GPO!!! :-)

  • Thanks heaps Narelle :o)))
    GPO outside is great for images, but inside? I’m a lot more cautious, not a real public space you know like outside … but you’re right, the light is great and so tempting to snap a few off, but I do tread carefully in there … perhaps a few from the hips shots might not be so noticeable ;o)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillabout 4 years ago

    This is a great candid, as it just has that quirky story, are they sending a message to each other kind of thing going on… it….maybe a little more DOF…but then again maybe not……forget that comment….it is a great shot as it makes you look at it more than once…. :)

  • Thank you very much Jude :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 4 years ago

    Okay you guyz. What’s DOF? That’s another of my pet peeves (after text messaging!) We have reduced everything to initials. BofA is Bank of America. KFC is Kentucky Fried Chicken. LOL is, oh, you know.
    Anyway, what IS DOF?
    I love the shot and that she’s out of focus and he’s in focus. Its like you’ve commanded the viewer to see what you want them to look at. Love it.
    Another Ellen (wink)

  • Hehe, don’t get me started on txt abbreviations and how it’s ruining the English language!! ;o))
    ‘DOF’ is depth of field, similarly ‘DOV’ is depth of view … and LMAO is? ;o)))
    Didn’t have too much time given here to decide who would/wouldn’t be in focus, proven with seconds after the shot, the girl was gone! But as she was closest, felt there would be enough detail of her given by the 50mm that I could set focus on the guy … Thank you AE, always enjoy your POV :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Great visual story or two, Ell. At least they’re not driving… Love your selective focus!

  • Thank you very much Jan :o))
    A lucky bit of timing and right decision made, this time ;o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallabout 4 years ago

    great shot :) xxx

  • Thank you very much Denise :o))) xx

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture! Excellent b & w!

  • Thank you so much James :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingabout 4 years ago

    Hahaha!!! Good Get Ell :))) Love it!

  • Hehee, thanks so much Di :o))
    The mobile phone/txting is really good for one thing – distracting the subject/s and enabling sneaky pics like this one :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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