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Sometimes you just get lucky and find a potential subject to photograph without even thinking about it. But you have to have your camera with you to get that photograph, although nowadays, that’s not too hard, as most people who have a cell phone have a camera with them.  According to Mylio

….it’s estimated that about 7.5 billion people will be living on our planet in 2017. Let’s say 5 billion have a mobile phone and approximately 80% of those phones have a built-in camera. That comes to about 4 billion people who can take photographs with their phones. It’s further estimated that on average they each take 10 photographs per day – 3650 per year. That’s a whopping 14,600,000,000,000 photographs annually…or to put it another way, just over 14 trillion photographs.

So when Ralph Gibson said in 1972;

Traditionally, photography has dealt with recording the world as it is found. Before photography appeared the fine artists of the time, the painters and sculptors, concerned themselves with rendering reality with as much likeness as their skill enabled. Photography, however, made artistic reality much more available, more quickly and on a much broader scale.

Ralph had no idea of the impact that cell phones would have to the world of photography. Certainly, photographs can be made available much more quickly, one click of a button and you can share a photograph with the world. And with so many people using the camera in their cell phones, there’s no doubt it’s on a much broader scale. But how many of those 14 trillion photographs are artistic…….

To this weeks challenge

Several years back I had the good fortune to be in Universal Studios, Florida. It was coming up to Halloween and the props guys were setting up some special scenes in the streets.

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I’ve got a feeling they both had something to do with Terminator, they were still setting up, so it’s hard to be sure.

Street Scene

 

Anyway, that’s it for this week. here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge.

Die and Dazzle – Fill and Feel
On the road through my lens – And the penny drops…
Steps A Round – Kimberly Balles Photography
Deep in Thought- The Road Taken – Rebecca Wiseman Portfolio
Louise-in-Btween- Embracing the Day Sunrise Road
Jackobo’s Photoblog The Road to the Top
Simply Photos Mule Train Route
Anvica’s gallery The Road Taken
The Yorkshire Dales  – Elaine’s Journey of Spiritual Awakening
Weekly Photo Challenge- The Road Taken – NJClicks

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10 thoughts on “No Entry

  1. Dina March 5, 2017 / 15:55

    Lovely post and sophistocated low key photography.

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    • Mike Hardisty March 5, 2017 / 18:04

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and I’m glad you liked the photographs

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  2. petspeopleandlife March 5, 2017 / 16:54

    I’ve never seen a scene like that before and I must say that there is a whole lot of objects to view. It would take a while to decipher what the prop people had put there. Interesting to say the least. I was not aware that you had been to the states in the past. I hope you saw interesting and beautiful scenes.

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    • Mike Hardisty March 5, 2017 / 18:02

      I’ve been a few times to the USA, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina. California, Nevada, Arizona. Every time we visited we just hired a car and toured around. You can always find a motel somewhere. One trip we started in San Francisco, then Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Lake Havasoo and back to Los Angeles, stopping off at Bodie on the way. We’ve travelled all over Florida from Key West to Pensacola and up to Savannah and Charleston.

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      • petspeopleandlife March 5, 2017 / 18:14

        Mike I must say you’ve seen a lot. I hope someday you’ll post some pics of the those trips. I know they would be very interesting.

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        • Mike Hardisty March 6, 2017 / 11:15

          Most of them were taken back when we used film, Yvonne. I’ve still got the photographs and nagatives so maybe one day….

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  3. Graham March 5, 2017 / 21:55

    It is a bewildering statistic about numbers of phones and photos…it is a shame that phones don’t come equipped with a “crap-filter” (pardon my French there) to prevent them from taking selfies and such like and thus spare us all from a lot of the nonsense that mobile phones are used to capture these days.

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    • Mike Hardisty March 6, 2017 / 11:20

      Frightening really, Graham. Then there’s the “selfie pout”. I find it so laughable when I see them doing it….and where are they storing all those photographs? Number of times I’ve heard people moaning about losing all of their photographs because of some disaster with their phone.

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      • Graham March 6, 2017 / 18:06

        Hahaha! 😄 You said it! Guess the world is always changing, not always for the best.

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