This is a great photograph that truly does showcase our society's ability to shut out the surrounding world and enter a digital one simply by checking a cell phone. What makes this specifically interesting comes from a point another reader made when they pointed out this train actually is an attraction that simulates a submarine ride. The fact of the matter is we can become so wrapped up in technology that we turn to it and often miss remarkable moments in the world around us. This photo shows that while people may be considered more social and connected than ever with the help of technology, it also can detach us from traditional human connections and the world around us.
I just keep wondering what is more interesting than the very thing going on in the..... "RIGHT NOW." She seems totally apart from the rest of the people as exemplified by the faint blue aura around the girl. So many things to think of in this Photo, many layers of thought. So many millions of people alone and apart from the crowd! Photo provides much" food for thought".
Maybe it needs mentioning, but maybe it doesn't, but this 'train' is actually an attraction that shows a simulated submarine ride while the train itself goes through a tunnel to the other end of the park. What fascinates me is the woman's lack of desire to enjoy the imagery provided while experiencing the attraction. It's like sitting in line for a Disneyland ride and then texting the whole time you are on it.
Hey Brian -- really great photo. As mentioned by earlier comments, the girl, I'm assuming by coincidence, stands out and I love the blue hue.
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Stunning shot, although I would tend to think we are tempted to 'run away' as you put it, somewhat too often - life itself is being in the moment, we should remember this too, time doesn't forget and pushes onwards, relentlessly. Exactly, she's there without being there, the glow remains.
The contrast of light is so definate, and makes the shot. Then the crowded tram makes for a really good clear picture, framing it all in place. Cell phones now, do allow one to' slip away' for a while! So do computers, thoughts, and other things too. The young woman is oblivious to the crowds around her, we know that, and I count her lucky, because she is! j.e.s.......
"She managed to slip away for a short moment, a node flickering on the social web, roaming the Earth, free as a butterfly. Our existence is no longer stuck to the physical here—we're free to run away, and run we will."
This is a fantastic description for today's life.
"Our existence is no longer stuck to the physical here..." that's so true, nowadays, people are even more "out there" than in physical here.
Thanks for the great shot Bryan! ;)
There's a strange feeling in this shot, though it is warm at the same time! Nice shot! Thank you Brian.
@Bev Hennager I think so. It is a reason why social nets are so popular.