#WritePhoto – Dinosaur

KL’s #WritePhoto prompt, this week:

Gingerly, I ease myself forward, trying my hardest not to startle it.

There it stood, the Lesser Spotted Not So Woolly Mammoth.

And, considering dinosaurs were meant to be extinct, it should haave been a Never Spotted one.

I pull out my phone to take some photos. I needed evidence. No one would believe that this sighting was real, otherwise.

Maybe I should Insta-live it, or live stream on Facebook?

I could become viral, for discovering that dinosaurs weren’t actually extinct!

Fiddling with my phone, I get the relevant app up, and try to focus it… on nothing.

I search everywhere, frantically, but it’s nowhere to be seen.

Darn it!

At least I have my photos.

Ah, wait.

Stupid social media strikes again.

I was so tied up with setting up my Live, that I didn’t actually click a photo!

Kicking myself, I wonder when these camera phones became so much more. It was far simpler when a mobile was just a phone and camera.

Echoes of a conversation between me and my dino aged father come to mind. He always says it was far simpler when a phone was just a phone…

31 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Peter's pondering
    Apr 18, 2021 @ 15:10:00

    There’s probably an app for travelling back in time!

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  4. Jennie
    Apr 18, 2021 @ 00:49:33

    Ah, the past is always simpler, and in many ways better.

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  5. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 17, 2021 @ 13:57:39

    I have two camera’s on my new phone. When I take a video it records in two directions which is a disaster. I don’t know how to change it yet …

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  6. Willow Croft
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 19:31:59


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  7. willowdot21
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 18:03:17

    I absolutely love this Ritu ….and your Dad 🤗

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Erika
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 15:20:15

    “When the phones were tied to a wire, people were free!”
    But being focused on taking pictures can be the same with a camera. So, phone or not that makes no difference… lol

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  9. syl65
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 15:19:33

    It’s funny how we fiddle around with our phone trying to get the camera app up when something captures our attention.

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  10. johnrieber
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 13:43:41

    I was telling someone the other day that, if these iPhones had been around when I was growing up in the same way, I’d have MILLIONS of photos of everyday life…they’d overwhelm me! Sorry you missed the shot of the Dino!

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 11:08:52

    You had me at not so wooly and a phone just a phone!!! In other words, from start to finish.

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  12. TanGental
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 10:40:24

    Like Nessy, never stays still long enough to be caught

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  13. KL Caley
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 06:32:43

    Haha brilliant, Ritu. I think I am in agreement with the father, I’m yet to master the art of insta or live on Facebook. I do love the camera function on my phone though and before the days of such things did have a digital camera in my bag regularly, you never know when something needs capturing 😉
    Thank you so much for joining in the
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/writephoto-dinosaur/ challenge
    KL ❤

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    • Ritu
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 08:02:00

      Thank you, KL for the entertaining prompt!
      It’s funny. A phone was a phone. Then a phone was nothing without a camera.
      And now, it’s pretty much everything, from your organiser, to your entertainment. Your work companion, your social life. And sometimes, just sometimes, you may just use it as a phone!
      My Pops hated the transition from Old school handsets to smartphones.
      Now, he has a iPhone, and is king of Whatsapp! 🤣

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