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Candid image taken outside the GPO in Melbourne. I loved the irony that man was texting and the girls in the background checking a text on their mobile – all in front of the old Post Office building – gone are the days of writing letters, licking the stamp and putting it in the post box. Messages are received in an instant.

Camera – Nikon D90
Lens – Sigma 18-250mm

Converted to b/w using gradient maps, adjustments to levels etc.


b w, candid, fuschia2, gpo, kairos, melbourne, mobile phone, street photography, trish woodford


  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Trish, great comp and tones! :))

  • Thanks so much Kylie :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 4 years ago

    It’s a great B&W Trish!

  • Many thanks Jordan :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 4 years ago

    fantastic and well thought out!

  • Thanks so much Simone :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotalmost 4 years ago

    I like the thought behind this image Trish; well captured too!

  • Thanks so very much Linda :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    What irony dear Trish xx

  • Definitely – thanks so much rosie, always look forward to your thoughts :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    great image trish, for all the reasons you describe plus it’s a top shot, the man, the girls, the GPO sign in wonderful juxtaposition, and a brilliant choice to print in b/w :)

  • Thanks a million for the wonderful feedback on this carol :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • awefaul
    awefaulalmost 4 years ago

    Not just a moment but also a sign of the times we live in. Candid photography at its best!

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 4 years ago

    Yeaaahhh Trish…you took my kind of picture :))) you have eyes of a hawk !

  • Coming from you Michel, thats a wonderful compliment :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    oh yes. and the tension on his face. sign of the times for sure. and he is all alone. . whatever happened with simply talking to people also ?

    fabulous capture , Trish!!!!! the tone is intense and immediate

  • Thanks so much Isa for your thoughts on this, its so true – my husband often comments that people can misinterprate text messages, as there is no tone – thanks again :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Trish- you just made the Feature Page with this one!! Congratulations!! xxx

  • Wow, thanks for letting me know rosie – thats amazing x

    – Trish Woodford

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