Cell phone break

These two were doing what millions of others do: checking their cell phones.  And not just that.  Sitting together while chatting, reading, or texting separately. Even in the middle of a noisy state fair and surrounded by tens of thousands of people, they quietly tapped, nearly motionless, on a small piece of real estate where they had staked a claim.  I’m not making fun of them or their activity.  I do such things often myself.   But the scene amused me simply because it has become commonplace.  It’s convenient and sometimes necessary in this age on constant contact.

I learned that this man and woman were “kind of” related.  The family connecting them was elsewhere at the fair, somewhere to the right of my camera.  They laughed after I told them what I hoped to capture in a photo.  “Just keep doing what you’re doing,” I suggested.  And they laughed again.

(State Fair in Puyallup, September 2014)

P.S.  I regret that I didn’t do better managing the light in this photo.  Sorry about that.