Flickr a Day 41: ‘Snow in Rome’

The camera you have with you is better than none, and sometimes it’s better than most. When first selecting today’s pic, discovered by searching for “snow”, I missed an important detail: iPhone 4. Hell, yeah. Show me a dSLR that delivers this good—of course, in competent hands. Composition is splendid. The eye’s delight.

Among the official “Most Popular Cameras in the Flickr Community” ranking, smartphones take the top-five spots—three going to Apple mobiles. I remember when iPhone 4, which the company released in June 2010, topped them all. That distinction now belongs to the 5s. 

Angelo Domini captured self-titled “Snow in Rome 3” on Feb. 3, 2012. I like 1 as much but not 2. “This shot was taken with iPhone 4 camera with tilt-shift effect”, he says, without explaining by what means—presumably using one of several apps. The tilt-shift is a bit odd here, by framing the photo’s center field with blur rather than creating truer bokeh background effect.

But it’s that quality and the composition that caught my eye and makes this cameraphone shot today’s selection. Photo vitals: f/2.8, ISO 80, 1/120 sec, 3.9mm.

Angelo joined Flickr in August 2007, and he more typically shoots with Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Photo Credit: Angelo Domini