I work most nights and most weekends. I peeked my head out of the back door on this particular evening, and I immediately became depressed.
El Paso, TX is known for spectacular sunsets. This one, however, was the spectacular amongst the spectacular. The southwest desert sky in the summer produces some of Mother Nature’s finest color displays known to man (I live here, so I may be a bit biased).
I peek my head out of the emergency exit… My jaw dropped at the stunning beauty of that particular evening. I didn’t cry outright, but my soul shook.
I was at work. I questioned the circumstances and the reasons why I chose this soulless endeavor I call my career. Why was I even at work? Why did I choose a career that has forced me to work almost every evening? Have I sold out to The Man? Such beauty in the world that my job has forbade me to witness…
I didn’t have my camera, I was at work. I grabbed my trusty iPhone and headed toward the roof of that big-box retail establishment (having a set of keys has its perks, I guess).
This was the best I could do. The most spectacular of spectacular of sunsets I have seen… And all I had was my cell phone :/
Anyone with a cell phone can be an incredible photographer, no fancy camera necessary. Sony on Tuesday announced the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Mobile Phone category, and we’re impressed.
(Image Sources: Gerard Trang, France; Helen Whelton, U.K.; Atle Rønningen, Norway; and Janos M Schmidt, Hungary via 2015 Mobile Phone category, Sony World Photography Awards)