It looks like art to me. I don't know if it was photographed as it was, randomly piled up in that school yard for some unknowh reason, or if it was interfered by Mr. Reichert to create a specific composition and convey a message. In any case, it has both: a beautiful composition and a message. I like it.
This picture tells that how fast the computer parts and technology changes. What was advance yesterday is now out dated today. Nice colorful garbage. Thanks for the pics.
This picture tell that how fast the technology changes. What was advance yesterday is now out dated today. Nice colorful garbage. Thanks for the pics.
I'm not one to give rash or quick judgement to a photo by any means...But Really?!? I mean...I can run outside when I get off my computer, smash up some parts, lay my circuit boards in a pile, and take a shot of it with my iPhone and get a fairly close (not identical) image. I am by no means saying this photograph does not make a statement, nor am I saying it is a 'bad' photo. Just that I do not think it is 'Photo Of The Day' worthy on National Geographic. But Philippe, my hat's off to you on this one. I'm jealous. :)
Very colorful garbage. Or is it meant to be art? Sometimes it's hard to tell with modern art. Good photo.
To all you NERDS and GEEKS complaining about how they are not technically computer parts... that is not the point of this photo. This is an awesome capture. The arrangement is cluttered, tangled, and spontaneous- to me, this shot speaks volumes. One might infer, from this photo, that many of the technologies we use everyday (i.e., computers, television sets, mobile phones), particularly in developed nations, aren't built to last!
Also, I like how the circuit boards are juxtaposed with a water bottle, all atop dying grass.
i like how this is just a small picture out of a bigger one. when they try to get rid of these things, some countries dont really have a way to except for in the trash. this just gives me one more reason to enjoy how our world is turning out right now with all this going on about climate change. it seems to be helping out "more than one person" ..
Electronic circuit board garbage. The end result of the frenetic pace of innovations in electronics technology that creates a market demand for the latest new gadget that is likely more profitable than munitions in wartime.
Some geologists are theorizing that the earth has entered a new geological era - the anthropocene. The enterprise of human civilization is now creating a geological strata on the planet - of concrete, asphalt and yes, electronic circuit board garbage. And here's photographic evidence of it accumulating in French Polynesia!
for me its the few stems of grass in the corner of the picture that encapsulates.. c'mon someone argue with me, is it grass?
They are boards on a CRT monitor, not necessary TV, before the advent of flat-screen LED/LCD monitors. Technically they are not computer parts but who cares. The picture does not play with my sense of scale, and the tangled mass does not give me the feeling of gazing down into a dystopian mini-metropolis.
A colourful photo, for sure. However, some explanation of how these TV parts ended up in a school yard would be appropriate. An photo that tries to make an activist statement without appropriate context comes off as a bit disingenuous.
BTW, I believe that Jon b. is correct. I see no computer components in this photo.
I am not into photography but I am a big fan of amazing images captured on camera. This one is quite nice!
So playful! So colorful! I love the part of the description that mentions the mini-metropolis. I remember being a child and looking at circuit boards and playing such a game in my mind. You can get lost in there forever!!
@Michael M you're reading between imaginary lines my friend.
@Michael M Wow! Thank you for this comment Michael!
@Allen Kemmett Yes it is, Allen :)
@Wendy Wilton alot of people think of the location of where it is and how amazing it is of how they are disposed of there than how sparse they are in other places (when people dont need them any more) and the mysterious connection between countries and civilizations and people.
@Robert Marceau I'm not into computers. To me, a monitor is part of the computer. I guess there are computers in every school nowadays. When they get too old, they dismantle them and try to recycle. If it's an activist statement to show this, so be it. You may have seen documentaries about the mountains of electronic just western (and other) countries send to remote villages in China, where people ruin their health trying to collect a few grams of precious metal. THIS is a statement.
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