The Dying Telephone Booth by Ursula Rodgers

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Shot this in Porto, Portugal. The telephone booth, backlit by sunlight, initially caught my eye. It was so battered and abandoned. As I was taking a few shots, a girl with a mobile phone came walking by…no more explanation required!

Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 70 – 300 mm F4-5.6 DG lens.


ImageWriting, January 2010
The Woman Photographer, January 2010
No More Color, January 2010
Portugal, January 2010
Love Affair with the Lens, January 2010
Solo Exhibition, September 2010


black and white, booth, cell phone, dying, mobile phone, phone, porto, portugal, telephone, woman

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  • Mark Snelling
    Mark Snellingover 4 years ago

    Great shot Ursula, and digital may have revolutionised the world,but it could also be our downfall, keep the analogue too!

  • I totally agree Mark! Thanks so much my friend :))

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 4 years ago

    Great capture…right time right place.

  • Thanks Rebecca!

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • Sally Green
    Sally Greenover 4 years ago

    yes i agree with mark, fabulous light on this ursula… just lends itself to being mono too x

  • Thanks so much Sally! x

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 4 years ago

    Liking this shot-great story with the sddition of the cell phone user.

  • Thanks so much Roy…she really did turn up just at the right time :)

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • DesImages
    DesImagesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful light and shadow in this, excellent b&w

  • Thankyou so much Denise :)

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 4 years ago

  • That’s wonderful Cora, thanks so much!

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • laminarwind
    laminarwindover 4 years ago

    Great capture, love the idea.

  • Thankyou Dragan :)

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    Great catch Ursula! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thankyou so much Rick!

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    Love that your pics have so many different levels to them … great capture Ursula!

  • Thanks so much my friend! I enjoying catching pictures like that, whenever I can :))

    – Ursula Rodgers

  • Jenny Ryan
    Jenny Ryanover 4 years ago

  • Really appreciate it Jen, thankyou so much!

    – Ursula Rodgers

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