Mini Challenge #224: Technology Today

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
edited April 12, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
The next challenge will be focusing on a hot, controversial subject:

Technology today is affecting our lives in many, may ways, good or bad. Have you noticed this?
Please show us what have you seen with your camera.

***This challenge will run from today for two weeks, until 11 April - midnight Pacific Standard Time

Here are some very few examples of what I have seen - you will have for sure some more other instances to illustrate this subject.

1. Technology we have to live with

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Technology-Today/i-RxSmffL/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/Near-Las-Vegas/i-RxSmffL/0/L/Powerlines-desert-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

2. High roller wheel

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Technology-Today/i-f7HDfvQ/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Las-Vegas-pictures/Linq-Promenade-Las-Vegas/i-f7HDfvQ/3/L/linq-high-roller-las-vegas-5-L.jpg&quot; alt="Linq High Roller Wheel on Las Vegas Strip"></a>

3. The cellphone

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Technology-Today/i-gj45xPH/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofPanama/Panama-City-Casco-Viejo/i-gj45xPH/0/L/couple-digital-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

4. Windmills

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Pictures-of-Spain/Spain-Other/i-xX72rgc/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Pictures-of-Spain/Spain-Other/i-xX72rgc/0/L/windmills-spain-2-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

4. Transportation

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Technology-Today/i-rfQzk5f/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/People-and-Lifestyles/Canada-people-and-life/i-rfQzk5f/36/L/second-nature-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>

5. Communications/advertising

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Technology-Today/i-fBQ43Qx/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/DailyPhotos/Daily-randoms/i-fBQ43Qx/6/XL/city-center-strip-las-vegas-ws-XL.jpg&quot; alt="City Center Entertainment"></a>

6. Technology today creatively used - Humor is welcome :)

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofMexico/Chatumal/i-WdG5TVs/A"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofMexico/Chatumal/i-WdG5TVs/1/L/bike-cd's-L.jpg&quot; alt=""></a>


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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2016
    What a great, thought-provoking topic! I'm looking forward to very interesting entries.

    Cheers, Sara
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,384Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2016
    What a great, thought-provoking topic! I'm looking forward to very interesting entries.
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    1: Replacing the old-fashioned gas station
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    2: When there's no space to expand you can still use novel architectural technology to go up
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    3: Smartphones beat dinosaur DSLR's for selfies every day
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    Looking forward to many more great entries on this subject
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2016
    What a great, thought-provoking topic! I'm looking forward to very interesting entries.

    Cheers, Sara

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »

    Looking forward to many more great entries on this subject

    Thank you Pegelli clap.gif
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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,955Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 30, 2016
    1. Old and new (Windmill and power plant in Doel, near Antwerp)

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    2. To go fast on water

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    3. Digging holes made easy

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 30, 2016
    Thank you Peter clap.gif
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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,384Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    GSPeP wrote: »
    1. Old and new (Windmill and power plant in Doel, near Antwerp)

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    I thought about a similar scene for this challenge after two visits to Doel in the recent years, but glad I didn't. Yours is much better thumb.gif

    I hope we get more entries, 6 so far seems a bit on the low side headscratch.gif
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    OK, here are my entries. I have searched through thousands of photos and found only six that remotely fit the bill. It seems that my photographic aesthetic does not include the modern! Here are three pictures that at least fit the subject.

    1) Cambridge, England
    This was snapped in 2009 when I was still using a Canon PowerShot P&S. I have always loved the anacronism pictured with the centuries-old door that uses a computerized key-card entry system.

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    2) The modern bike rider: my bike cockpit during a tour, with my old cell phone being used as gps navigator, being charged over usb from my dynamo

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    3) Selfies in Piazza San Marco, Venice
    (I played in pp with the Nik tolls that I downloaded last week. Hopefully not too over-the-top.)

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    Cheers to all, Sara
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    I have lots and lots of photos in this category. So I have picked three - Electricity, transportation and health. Two of the three of them are what I think of as ugly - the ugliness of technology

    #1 Ugly
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    Electricty - this was taken from a tour bus in Lima, Peru

    #2 Distructive
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    Transportation - this was taken in Pompeii. They have the big stepping stones across the streets so that carriage wheels can go through them (early pedestrian crossing). Apparently there has been a wheeled vehicle that has passed through here and they have filled the gap and used ramps to get through the stepping stones. I think that the technology is the tractor (or whatever vehicle it was) overlaying the ancient site.

    #3 - Ouch
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    Medical. This was a sharps container in the handicapped bathroom in an airport in England.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    Thank you Sara :)
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    Tanks GradmaR - please put the titles above the photos -
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    I don't want to put the titles on the top. That's not in the rules. Why are you being so picky?
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I don't want to put the titles on the top. That's not in the rules. Why are you being so picky?

    For me it's just a common sense - leave them as they are if you feel that's better for you.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    I feel that I have complied with the rules as they are written and there shouldn't be any chastisement or stern corrections by anyone for not following unwritten rules.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2016
    grandmaR,

    Unless everybody here is wrong, a title normally goes on the top of any content.

    * Just imagine yourself reading a newspaper article, and find the title only at the end :)

    This is not an unnecessary formality. In the case of these challenges, the idea is to make it easier for people to "read" an image.
    - That's why the Guidelines mention about giving the photo a title.

    I don't want to appear being absurd, but when I first looked at your photos it took me some time to figure out for example how your second photo was related to electricity.

    I honestly had to go back three times to realize that the word "Electricity" was actually in the title of the entry above...

    Now, I know what your photos are about and it doesn't matter anymore where the title is.

    Some other people however may have the same problem identifying your entries, but probably this is not important to you.

    As I said, if you feel better this way, leave them as they are.

    If I was too rude to you I apologize. I should have probably just ignored your entries and not made any comment. I promise I'll do this next time.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,718Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    I really don't want to put titles on my pictures. The photo should speak for itself without any verbiage. I put the three categories at the top, and the photos followed that list. I only added the numbers (which should have told you which picture it referred to) and the words because the rules require it.

    I put the explanation (if one is required) in the caption which goes underneath the photo.

    So you are right - titles go at the top. But I am putting the explanation on the bottom and I am using that as the required title.

    You asked for more entries and so I stopped what I was doing and looked for appropriate photos and then picked the ones that I thought met the requirements of the mini. I was very annoyed and hurt when all you could do was complain about the position of the titles.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I really don't want to put titles on my pictures. The photo should speak for itself without any verbiage. I put the three categories at the top, and the photos followed that list. I only added the numbers (which should have told you which picture it referred to) and the words because the rules require it.

    I put the explanation (if one is required) in the caption which goes underneath the photo.

    So you are right - titles go at the top. But I am putting the explanation on the bottom and I am using that as the required title.

    You asked for more entries and so I stopped what I was doing and looked for appropriate photos and then picked the ones that I thought met the requirements of the mini. I was very annoyed and hurt when all you could do was complain about the position of the titles.

    Just perfect - I appreciate your effort and understanding grandmaR - Thanks iloveyou.gif

    From your entries I (personally) like more the #1 Ugly with the danger sign thumb.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    I keep coming back to this one :)

    1) Cambridge, England

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    How cool to see it! ... But I especially like the old door with the mark of the previous lock on it :)

    Sara, I really admire your good quality photos (indifferent the camera), attention to details and clean looking and presentation of your images clap.gif
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    Thanks, Tatiana! I am blushing!!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    Thanks, Tatiana! I am blushing!!

    Oh, I didn't mean to do that mwink.gif

    Well, you mentioned in the Signs, Signs, challenge (or whatever it is: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=2029089#post2029089) about the Electric Light sign, which is nice, but I wanted to prevent you changing this one with that one :)
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 5, 2016
    Don't worry, wasn't about to change it.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 5, 2016
    Don't worry, wasn't about to change it.

    thumb.gif:)
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2016
    1. Planned Obsolescence

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    2. A New Paradigm

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    3. High-Flying Technology

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2016
    Thank you Eric, great entries clap.gif
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2016
    Love the pictures, Eric. Re #2 - gads, does anyone else find that taking pictures with iPads and the like just looks like the dorkiest thing on earth???

    Cheers, Sara
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2016
    Thanks Tatiana, Sara... it's a interesting theme, and all the entries so far are great - hope there are more!

    I dunno Sara... mobile devices are taking over the world!
    I remember the first time I noticed someone using a tablet for photography...
    it was at an Air Show, and yes, it looked very strange... I mean really dorky! rolleyes1.gif
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,082Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 8, 2016
    This is a great mini challenge! I do hope more participate in it. I do have some examples, but as always, because I am moderator I cannot participate in the challenge itself. Please do not consider these in your judging Tatiana.

    1. Is it really the "Final Frontier?" (Johnson Space Center)



    2. The information highway on the Seward Hwy Alaska



    3. "If only I had thumbs, I would order my own pizza!"

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 8, 2016
    Thank you Joyce - really nice! clap.gif
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,391Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 9, 2016
    Great entries, Joyce!

    Cheers, Sara
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,693Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2016
    Wanted to participate and finally found a few moments to look through my photos. Here are 3 that might fit this mini:

    1. Selfies in Seoul, Korea
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    2. Street at Night in Old Fort Cochin, India
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    3. Sailing along the Rhine (Basel to Strasbourg)
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