Photographer's Note

If you’re at all familiar with American/English curse words, you’ll recognize the abbreviated title for something other than what I intended…or is it…got your attention though, yeah? :)

I wanted to go with “B.C.” as a time reference since this was taken long ago, with an actual description of “Before Cell (phones),”…but since they were already in existence, I now have to say it really stands for “Before Smartphones.” The front page of this gentleman’s paper will also clue you in to the given time frame, and a very disgraceful one for the U.S. military as it turned out.

Remember when people actually read the newspaper, rather than have their face plastered to a phone? A far reaching memory it seems, although I’m pretty sure the New York Post is still in circulation. As far as I can recall, I never approached someone reading a paper that didn’t put it down long enough to make eye contact and have a verbal exchange. Maybe I’m just old fashioned…or just plain old…but it drives me crazy when people can’t seem to have the common courtesy to acknowledge your existence unless it’s through text or by physically running into them because they fail to look up. Ever seen the video of a woman falling face first into a mall fountain because she was too busy typing on her phone to watch where she was walking? Hilarious!

Apologies for straying far from any information regarding the actual picture…but it feels good to rant for a bit, whew! Anyway, this was just a simple daily life moment that I captured while strolling around Madison Square Park one morning. What initially caught my eye was this mans hand, it looked like he was giving me the “middle finger” for taking his picture….and as far as I know, he probably was! lol

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s the video link to what I had mentioned about the texting lady if you’re interested:

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-05-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.4, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-27 20:29
Viewed: 1620
Points: 62
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