Then one day you walk to work early in the morning, bleary-eyed and in need of a really strong coffee, when you spot a fantastic photo opportunity. That heavy bag would come in handy but, sadly, it’s having a day off…
If you need yet another proof that a decent camera phone (I’m ignoring its obvious technical limitations here) is as good as many entry-level DSLRs, here it is.
I took the above picture with my iPhone on the way to work yesterday. The only thing that bugged me was the fluff on my lens, which I cleaned with my fingers (try that with a standard DSLR lens). But other than that I was quite happy with the outcome.
As I was rushing, I only took two pics and posted one of them, the better one, on Flickr.
“Wow, gorgeous! Which app?”, asked my friend, a photo editor for a well-known magazine, when she saw the picture. None. No tweaking. No Hipstamatic or Camera Bag. Just as it came out. OK, a pure coincidence, but hey, that’s how many pictures we like are taken.
Another proof, as if one was needed, that it’s not about – or at least it shouldn’t be about – the gear. In some circumstances at least. But I’m not telling you anything new, you knew that already, right?
Part of the installation or a coincidence? Answers on a postcard…