Look Up

I was told that you can tell who the tourists in New York City are because they are the ones looking up. I always look up in any city with tall buildings. I have loved skyscrapers since I was little. The Chrysler Building pictured here – formerly the world’s tallest building – is one of my favorites. It is an art deco building, similar in style to the taller and more popular Empire State, but with a more elegant look. What’s your favorite skyscraper?

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Modern Communication

Observing human behavior can be very interesting. What strikes me about this picture is that the two people are each holding cell phones. The woman is looking at her cell phone while talking. It is hard to imagine that just 10 years ago smartphones were not ubiquitous.  It is easy to forget every single thing smartphones have replaced. One really has to take a step back to realize how much smartphones have changed social norms. I find that the conversation around modern communication methods are usually one sided. Social media companies talk about how wonderful their tools are, while critics predict the downfall of society. I don’t technology is inherently good or bad, how we use it decides it.

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A Bit of B&W: Sv. Duh II

Sv. Duh

I have posted about this neat little island with a very small church on it before. This picture is so drastically different, I thought I would post it for this B&W series. Of course changes in lighting and time of day can really alter a picture. But this picture and the previous post linked above were taken minutes apart, yet they give completely different impressions. The black and white changes the mood, while the composure, with the path leading to the church at the center of the picture makes the island church the main character in this one. I like both, but there is a side of me that prefers the drama of this shot. Which one do you like better?

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