FFfAW: Sign of the times

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Uday, with the blog, Udayology. Thank you Uday!

It was a sad day when the photo centre announced it was going to close its doors for ever. I travelled down to the seafront to gaze upon the entrance one last time. It was just a pity that I could not make it down here before the lock had been placed on them for the very last time.

I was clutching the very thing that had destroyed the business. My digital camera. Gone were the days of running to the shop with your undeveloped film. I can still remember the excitement of waiting to see just what you had taken that picture of, and, of course, whether it had turned out.

Life was so instant these days. I could not help but wish that we still have that spark of excitement when it came to photos.

With a tear in my eye, I took a photo of those closed doors.

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers (rules updated)

36 thoughts on “FFfAW: Sign of the times

  1. Ah, no one visits the photo studios anymore except to get their self-portraits done. And even they are being replaced by selfies slowly. It’s sad, but I suppose that’s technological advancement for you. Wonderful piece, Angie!

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  2. We have a couple of photo shops around here that have managed to keep going by printing out people’s digital photos onto different surfaces (I quite like the canvas prints), though whether they’ll continue to thrive is another matter. It’s always sad to see another business forced to close down.

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  3. Film cameras are a dying art. Loved your take. The whole procedure of capturing a photo and developing it was artistic. Now it is just confined to being a hobby. Claps, claps and more claps on this wonderful post!

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  4. I agree with Joy Pixley. It was a sweet bit of irony to take a picture with a digital camera. I wonder how many other forms of technology will become obsolete in my lifetime. Nice story.

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