Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 43, Day 308, March 1, 2010, Historical Photo

This subject matter had me thinking.  I see fewer and fewer pay phones.  I think it's probably because that most people now own cellphones.  I think that maybe in ten years younger people will wonder what this is.  Photos that we take today, may very quickly become historical photos.  It gave me food for thought about photographing transient items.

Several years ago a few of us put together a slide show of photos from the past in our town, with current photos of those same sites, or other sites that were new.  Many of the businesses that we had photographed at that time are no longer in business.  It has already become a historical piece.

Here's a challenge for you.  Take a photo of something that you think will quickly become an interesting piece of history.

Lessons Learned:
  • Photography expands the way that I think.  (Even thought they are not always deep thoughts.)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/80 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 200, Focal Length 33 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, handheld.

7 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh golly, I don't have a cell, but I never have change and the phone probably does not work either...

Andrew said...

Pretty cool... I should photograph my dad's first ever digital camera... I 3.0 megapixel Olympus. It looks like an oversize point and shoot, but it wasn't even SLR. The interesting thing is that it can shoot in TIFF... which would give you 16 bits, right?

toledonative said...

This is so weird - during my U of M Law Quad photo shoot yesterday, I actually took a picture of their "pay phone booth" which was next to the "cell phone booth". Clearly both had been pay phone booths back in the day, but both now sport the same hand-lettered signage. Too funny!

James said...

It's so true.

RuneE said...

A nice one! Fine 98% symmetry - 100% symmetry can be bit dull in MHO.

Not a bad idea - I shot one of our old standard, telephone booths on Sunday together with a Bench. Maybe I'll post it on Friday.

TheColorTree said...

What *is* that thing?? ;-)

imagidiem said...

Challenge accepted. Here's my historic thing...
http://imagidiem.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/a-hard-days-night-235/