Pay Phone

Pay Phone

You can always tell a trip is going to be a good one when the minute you step off the plane at your destination the kids find something new (even if it is really something old). Tyler walked off the plane at the LaGuardia airport and immediately saw pay phones. Of course he didn’t call it a pay phone, to him it was an “old fashioned phone.” He was fascinated by the pay phone and spent a while playing with it. After all, what he knows as a phone is a cell phone. We only have cell phones at our house, so to him even a traditional land line is an “old fashioned phone.” It would have been fun to let him make a call, but of course we didn’t have an quarters or know anyone local. Putting quarters in phones, and even the idea of a long distance call were foreign to him.

What I love about the picture is that it was not staged. Tyler really did have that look on his face. He was asking us what kind of phone it was, how it worked, who uses them, and all kinds of other questions. Sure, from a technical standpoint this isn’t a perfect picture, but similar to the horse show picture, don’t miss the moment while you try to get the perfect picture. There is only one time in Tyler’s life where it is going to be the first pay phone he sees. The next time he sees one, if that ever happens again, he may have fond memories of seeing his first one, but the reaction won’t be the same.

Pay Phone Information

  • Taken By: Susan
  • Date Taken: 20-Dec-2013
  • Camera: iPhone 5s
  • Lens: iPhone 5s back camera
  • Exposure: 1/20 sec at F/2.2
  • Focal Length: 4.12 mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Flash: Did not fire

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