Thursday, 11 August 2011

Fulcrum


He balanced there with his coffee and his fag. Was he listening to Rachmaninov or Lady Gaga through his headphones? Frequently, he flicked his phone out of his pocket, his thumbs dancing over the keys, as he exhaled his noxious fumes into the crisp, moist Sunday morning air. No one paid him much heed, save I.

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot! Love Saint Mary's Cathedral in the background Julie.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I can never understand how folk can just flick their thumbs over their mobile phone screen.

Julie said...

I reckon digitally speaking, Gen-whatevers are reverting to our ape-ancestors!

J Bar said...

Good slice of life shot.

Peter said...

Looks a busy morning, I hope he put his butt in the bin. Good news about your daughter arriving home.

Julie said...

Hah! Had to laugh about the two meanings of 'butt' from this image! I did a double-take at first ... duh!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this shot Julie, I know the guy is the subject, but there are so many other things going on here to attract the attention.

Joan Elizabeth said...

That's what we do these days. Time on our hands, look hopefully at our phone to see if an interesting message has arrived. If I don't find anything I think of something interesting to ask Google.

Joe said...

Such a wonderful narrative to accompany this scene Julie.

Mark said...

Still a coffee addict but glad I have given up the fags!!!

freefalling said...

I always confuse the words fulcrum and perineum.