Walk on by

by David Swatton July. 19, 2007 5334 views

I just liked the colours and the composition… had to wait a while for a lone person to walk past in frame.

But will someone tell me what the fascination is for tourists with telephone boxes? While I stood waiting to take this picture there were five different tourists had their picture taken either in the box or beside it. London is full of iconic images - and this is just a phone box!

Does anyone else think that's a bit weird?

Composition in blue, red, grey and green.

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Ajoeh 10 years, 2 months ago

Nice composition and angle.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gary 10 years, 2 months ago

Your city telephone booth is a kind of heritage right

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K C Ng 10 years, 2 months ago

I love the composition with Blue covered walkway and Red tel. box on the other side. Great work!!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Monika 10 years, 2 months ago

Ha-ha... these red telephone boxes I`ve seen far before I began travelling in old english movies... they hardly changed with the time.
And weird or not, I`ve got a shot of it too! Silly, weird tourists....

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Giuliano 10 years, 2 months ago

Yes, it's a bit weird, the things seem to move, they seem to runaway frome the photo following the girl.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marco 10 years, 2 months ago

Great composition. Love the shadow shapes

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 2 months ago

It's a bit like London buses - something about the colour! Always reminds me of the scene in "Local Hero" :-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ian 10 years, 2 months ago

Great shot, excellent composition and contrast between the colours

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 10 years, 2 months ago

cool contrast. vivid colours. very "urban"

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Freyja 10 years, 2 months ago

Colors, perspective...GREAT! Congratulation!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sherij 10 years, 2 months ago

We don't have telephone boxes in America if we do they are all beat up and trashed! and a scary place to be. Yours look very clean and nice from this view.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lennon Fletcher 10 years, 2 months ago

I'll have to post a photo of the phone booths here(South Africa), they are so boring well they are not even a booth really.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 2 months ago

It's very exciting to wait for the right composition and your picture is great.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Samiran Paul 10 years, 2 months ago

telephone booth of sharlock home's time. but i am curious about the side glass shades. any way great photo with a lonely lady passing by

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pete 10 years, 2 months ago

I love how you capture the vibrant colours.
do you never work like the rest of us? ;-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra 10 years, 2 months ago

nice compo, the shadows, the colors, everything is very well balanced. i like!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim 10 years, 2 months ago

Well I dont know in another countries but here in spain telephone boxes are so grey..so dull,,I was one of those tourists taking photos of that wonderful red ones lol...I loved them, they make the city brighter, maybe u are used to them but,,,:))
btw..great shot:)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jan Eljapa 10 years, 2 months ago

Great shot, love the composition...

I guess those people were dutch.. We don't have these nice telephone boxes...

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kris 10 years, 2 months ago

our telephone booths in the states look nothing like that. they're rather plain.... [url=http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_on_7_8_2004_16_49_20/Phone%20Booth%20Preview006.jpg2909ac83-968c-4965-9936-31d763d4df6dLarge.jpg]like this[/url]

either way... i love this photos and the vivid colors. nicely executed.

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