One Shot Challenge: The “Best” Camera

© 2019

These days I usually photograph with a small camera having dedicated knobs – rather than software menus – for aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and aspect ratio.

But the lens could not focus close enough to the moth resting on the translucent paper that covers the sliding lattice doors of a tea house. I could have stepped back, taken the shot, and cropped the photograph to bring the moth closer into view.

My smartphone, however, was handy and I was pleased that I could get a lot closer without having to pinch outward on the screen to zoom in.  But it took more than one shot to get the the latticework aligned.

I still prefer using my dedicated camera, but the smartphone is an ever-present option that is better suited for certain situations.

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Published by Xiomáro

Nationally exhibited artist, photographer, speaker, teacher, and curator. Author of "Weir Farm National Historic Site" (Arcadia Publishing).

2 thoughts on “One Shot Challenge: The “Best” Camera

  1. Oh wow! What an absolutely lovely image. I like how the moth is in the largest of the four squares.
    Second interpretation: How the viewer’s eye is drawn to that tiny spot in the expanse of the marble landscape, and the lines are like boundary walls of several fields from a bird’s eye view, and the moth like a big eagle in flight.

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