Sometimes you get so absorbed in your mobile phone that you do not notice the world around you.
This is in central Gothenburg.
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Mesut09 (378) 2014-03-06 8:17
There is a white man behind two boys..:) they are not awared:)
emilbo (22610) 2014-03-06 8:51
Ah!… les jeunes, n'importe où, chez nous ou ailleurs , ils sont tous pareils avec leurs iPods ou leurs téléphones mobiles, probablement qu'ils cochent avec. Une belle scène de rue bien présentée dans un bel éclairage et de superbes couleurs.
holmertz (41059) 2014-03-06 9:07
En intressant och färggrann förgrund, men bakgrunden är onekligen mer speciell. Det ser ut som om gatuartisten svävar fritt, men det är väl ändå inte möjligt? Eller? En väldigt kul bild. Du var onekligen mer påpasslig än de där mobilfixerade killarna.
Fis2 (85541) 2014-03-06 9:10
Nice scene from street.
I like frame and colors.
Good reportage shot.
larsy (28) 2014-03-06 10:00
Jag har också sett honom och alltid undrat hur det hela fungerar. Det kan ju inte vara magi, eller?
boa (6021) 2014-03-06 11:29
en intressant bild på flera sätt. Allt fler blir mer och mer upptagna av sina kära mobiler, tom när de kör bil. Jag har även sett personer som sitter upptagna med varsin mobil under en romantisk middag på en restaurang! Personen i bakgrunden utför ett riktigt bra trix(fast jag har läst hur det går till) Fint gatufoto och bra observerat, utmärkt teknisk kvalitet som alltid!
Royaldevon (29597) 2014-03-06 11:35
Maybe, for a photographer, this is a good thing, for the young men are totally unaware of you and you are able to capture them without any embarrassment. They have made an interesting subject for your camera. Not only are they innocently posing but they are posing dressed in red! What could be better!
The 'ghost' makes a triangle of interest!
Your daily life scene in sharp and has a fine dof. We can now see that McDonalds seems to get everywhere!
My warm regards,
jacquest (18671) 2014-03-06 12:50
This is a frequent street scene and not only young people are now into this. I must say I have one of those myself. I really like the gnost like figure over looking the scene and adding interest.
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-03-06 22:59
great photo with spectacular composition and splendid details, the POV is superb, excellent lights and the timing is superb, too.
Waylim (25350) 2014-03-06 23:02
Very nice spontaneous moment on the street, not always easy to do due to the respect for people and some don't like to be in the photo. Also a chance to see what younger people are wearing these days :) We're so out of touch with what is in and out between young people.
Good quality photo as always.
emka (78958) 2014-03-06 23:53
Hi Gunnar. Haha, they didn't pay attention to anything around but you were with your camera :). Probably first attracted by these red shoes. These street performers are incredible. I saw similar trick in Rome but with the rather Indian look, in orange dresses. But also on such a pole. Always makes impression. Superb street scen.
WArm regrads MAlgo
abmdsudi (43542) 2014-03-07 3:30
I laugh while writing this Gunnar! you have such great sharp hawk eye, the kind is street candid I love so much! They colour the street scane, the super-duper Iphone Gen who are constantly glued to their gadgets oblivious to their surroundings not even the 'ghost' or naked girl can distract them and they wouldn't have noticed!! Once you have bitten the apple there is no going back - or so I'm told. Delightful image :)) Tfs
subhendu_bagchi (25731) 2014-03-07 3:53
a very nice street scene is here with those young guys watching and enjoying moderns apps. Great sharp focus on them. Fine colour tone. They are as if out of the world being in it. Nice moment captured. Tfs.
pajaran (52086) 2014-03-07 5:24
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Postali smo zavisnici mobilnih telefona, to je danak modernog zivota.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
We have become addicted to the mobile phone, it is a tribute to modern life.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
rychem (23274) 2014-03-07 8:39
Very good observational photo, this is the real life, two different worlds. I know and I like the trick of this street artist sitting in the air :)
Well spotted and captured
gildasjan (41582) 2014-03-07 9:11
A notre époque tous les gens veulent communiquer mais uniquement avec des outils de la nouvelle technologie.Je ne suis pas certain qu'ils se comprennent.Génération Mc Do !!!
claudeD (32745) 2014-03-07 9:16
you are right this hanfymania is very often to be observed everywhere in our daily life.Very well seen and presented.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
photoray (12197) 2014-03-07 11:38
I agree with people absorbed with their cell phones. It is obviously a control machine, because I would watch and listen to travellers at airports calling to explain they left the bus, they are in line checking in, they are waiting to board the plane, they are boarding the plane, the plane is taking off, the plane has landed, they are leaving the plane, etc. etc. etc...
I have a cell phone which is rarely used, and primarily for emergencies or important communications.
My associates at work were displeased because I would not have a cell phone while traveling, and told them to email me which I would check once a day.
Anyway interesting candid for the character in the white robe, sitting in mid air.
Thanks for sharing,
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-03-07 19:33
Great observational photography, Gert - not sure how the performer could be missed, but these two seem to have managed. I wonder what they're looking at...
Looks like Sweden has more springlike weather than we do here now! Still almost a foot of snow on the ground, and more due...
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-03-07 20:07
Gunnar, funny pic and one of those scenes that we see often in the busy city streets and we always stop to enjoy and to smile!!
wolf38 (31280) 2014-03-07 23:07
Hello Gunnar. The people look at what they do, is probably the most interesting for a photographer. Your photo is a good example of this. Oddly enough, the two men have no eyes for the street performers. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Graal (97487) 2014-03-08 2:42
nice two portraits and good street reportage. Fine caught moment. Photo is very well done. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
mesutilgim (84368) 2014-03-08 4:02
Hello dear Gunnar,
My youngest grandchild asked me a few days ago if I had a mobile phone when I was in his age. My answer was of course "no" . He made than a face and said "what a boring time must it be" :-)
And your cature whows it perfectly; the streetperformer must be quite sad.
TFS and have a nice weekend
kato (11630) 2014-03-08 6:05
You're capturing well this street scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which young people are eagering mobile phone and street performers wearing on the strange white uniform. Nowadays, the life style and clothes of young people looks like world community.
ourania (31073) 2014-03-08 9:00
this looks like a spontaneous and quick capture but all the elements in it are significant and weave a superb description and daily life story. The scene looks strikingly familiar, I'm sure that viewers from all over the world will think so. Clothes, hairstyles, globally present restaurant, style and colours of urban setting are alarmingly familiar and convey a global homogeneity that doesn't seem very natural to me. I like very much the arrangement of the heroes, the performer could symbolize the ghost of non virtual reality:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
mcmtanyel (13493) 2014-03-08 12:22
You've got some interesting colors in this photo. Very nice daily life photo from Gothenburg.
jcpix (13658) 2014-03-08 15:07
Outstanding! You've captured so succinctly the modern world in which we live...face down in a phone!? Seemingly and completely oblivious to any of their surroundings, a telling sign of the times. These two young men have at least provided some colorful attire to contrast the ghostly looking entertainer, who sadly might go unnoticed. Hope they weren't searching on the phone for the nearest McDonalds...or we're all in trouble from the next generation. Smart observation and quick realization to grab this shot. Nicely done! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take good care.
adramad (38057) 2014-03-08 17:59
A very real picture of life in cities, certainly the mobiles have absorbed the minds of youth and everything around is secondary, as in this case behind the mime who have, or think they see, a magnificent portrait actually.
Perfect management of both luminosity and excellent sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
Buin (42326) 2014-03-08 22:49
Yes, your photo shows wonderfully that especially the young very often lives "in another world", in a parallel universe ... ;-) Also the yellow M in background belongs to this world.
You placed all the involved skillfully in your photo. Its technical quality is very good.
Herzliche Grüße an euch beide aus dem sonnigen und warmen Siegen, 18°C gestern!
bukitgolfb301 (35952) 2014-03-08 23:32
Hi dear Gunnar, how are you? Sorry for my late reply.
Ya this is your signitured style image as sharp / clear as usual in perfect sequare format. Intrersting theme and all componets are so well organized.
All the best and have a good Sunday! Takero
eldancer1 (27913) 2014-03-09 7:42
Those fast food restaurants seems to be taking over the world! Nice capture of this street scene with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
My picture of the wolf was taken in a drive-through park in Arizona.
Romano46 (18452) 2014-03-09 8:40
una foto emblematica del nostro tempo: mentre il mimo cerca di attirare l'attenzione su di sè, pur standosene comodamente seduto e senza sforzarsi minimamente di fare qualcosa al di là della sua immobilità, i due giovani (giustamente) lo ignorano attratti in misura maggiore dal loro smartohone mentre sullo sfondo aleggia anche un simbolo del loro modo tipico di mangiare.
Ciao e buona domenica
Silvio1953 (122269) 2014-03-09 13:19
Ciao Gunnar, lovely composition with Street artist and nice couple of boys, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-10 12:28
Som många gånger när du tar gatubilder väldigt påpassligt taget foto när de fotade inte märker någonting. Helt klart ser man också att våren kommit till Göteborg. Ljuset, att slasket är borta och att pojkarna är litet tunnklädda skvallrar om detta. Ha en bra vecka!
rbassin (18183) 2014-03-10 13:01
une scène de rue très intéressante et significative de notre époque;
C'est bien observé, vraiment une superbe photo, avec de l'humour.
serp2000 (40026) 2014-03-12 10:18
This photo makes me smile. I agree with you the boys don't want to see that fantastic phenomenon ;) Funny capture of this amazing street scene.
Perfect quality, good exposure, fine composition!
All the best wishes,
mvdisco (17770) 2014-03-15 17:45
Hi Gunnar, Bonjour,
Very nice dailylife scene of these young kids,
good caught of view and details,
I like her posing dressing and sharp presentation,
dip (23628) 2014-03-23 11:47
an everyday street scene nice capture with great clarity and sharpness,
and you're so right in your note :)
annjackman (19635) 2014-03-30 12:23
This is excellent street photography. The two men are very absorbed in the phone that perhaps they haven't noticed the street actor behind them. The splashes of bright colour help to make the figures stand out from the BG. Great fun and very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (37093) 2014-05-01 15:50
Seems we can find these artists everywhere now! I like his hat a lot and the composition is great with the two boys using the mobile and simply ignoring him and specially the bucket for the tips, with the Mickey Mouse:)! Good shot!
danos (86739) 2014-07-09 8:25
the same scenery with the showman i saw it in London some months ago.The two youn boys playing with the mobile makes the image more interesting as they don't interested for him.
jhm (139236) 2014-12-09 3:11
The sharpness and clarity are very nice also the two boys in foreground make your picture very attractive.
Perspective and depth are absolutely perfect photographed.
An excellent composition, nice of colours and very nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
papagolf21 (86186) 2015-01-26 0:16
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
Très belle prise de vue d'une scène de la vie quotidienne. Les jeunes (et les moins jeunes) ne peuvent plus se passer d'un smartphone, une sorte de boulet au pied.
Ce qui est sidérant, c'est le personnage en blanc qui reste imperturbable.
Très bonne soirée.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37564)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 8:05