I didn’t have my “real” camera. There was no time to move to a more photo-worthy location. I had no control over the focal length, the f-stop, the shutter speed, or the ISO. Its not an image that will win a prize, or make you say “wow”, or ever be published. It wasn’t even my idea to take the picture. I almost didn’t take it because I “only” had my little camera with me.
Not every snapshot is a good photograph. Not every photograph is a good snapshot. Sometimes, you want a snapshot. Sometimes, you try a little harder and you make a photograph. But sometimes, at the end of the day, the best picture is the one that you decide to take. Even if its a quick snapshot, taken on the el cheapo point-and-shoot camera, and lacking all of the proven factors that create a good image. Sometimes, all you need to do is click the button. Take the picture. Make a memory.
Its not going to be make you say “wow.”
It will never win a prize.
But I took the picture, clicked the button.
And that’ s why it’s a favorite.
‘Cuz its a memory.