Like A Chinese Painting

The slivery moon.

Adventures in iPhone 14 land. I decided to test the largest sensor which is 48 MB and yields a basic file of 75MB. Snapseed was not happy so I moved it directly from storage to OnOne.

That worked. OnOne is located on my main machine and it could handle a large basic file size.

For some reason the file looked like it had little strings in it. I could not repair it using every trick that I know. So, I did the next best thing. I hid it and turned a picture of the moon on a bare blue background, the sky, into a Chinese painting.

Or, something like it.

I suppose if I had a Chinese character font, I could have laid some type on the picture even though that would be a little too on point.

I haven’t been making very many new pictures. True, I’ve been busy with my “other” career, the one that pays for the high end kibbles that the dogs like. Even so, I really haven’t really been motivated to make new work.

But, the coming of the iPhone 14 Pro changed that. I find myself making a few new pictures every day. They say — and I agree — that gear doesn’t make the photographer, that gear doesn’t really matter. That what matters is the camera you have with you. I always have my phone with me.

It seems that just knowing that has opened my eyes again. Or, at least I seem more willing to experiment again.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

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