Photographer's Note

You can sit here near the mouth of the Yarra River any day of the week, including Sunday, and watch ships leaving the Port of Melbourne stacked with containers. They pass under the Westgate Bridge then past 'The Warmies', where I was standing for this shot, and into Port Philip Bay, before turning right into the Southern Ocean bound for Fremantle, Africa or Europe, or left to head north into the Pacific Ocean and Sydney or Asia.

'The Warmies' is a channel of water made warm by the output of a nearby power station. It's a favourite fishing location for tailor fish which are lured into it by the warm water. The fishing and the boat ramp are little known outside the local community and keen fishing and boating hobbyists, but I like to go there to watch the shipping and let the dogs run free. I uploaded a shot from this location way back in 2008, when I had not yet made the connection between the power station's output and the strange name of the place.

On this occasion, I did not notice as I took the shot that one of the young men fishing was completely immersed in his mobile phone as the glorious form of the passing freighter loomed up only a hundred metres away. But that is what life is today for many people; jabbing away at a tiny screen in the hope of seeing something... something else... but what?

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