Seattleites Take Thousands of Crappy Pictures of Beautiful Sunset


This image was taken using a $689 camera. Note the lack of composition, uninspired aperture settings and the giant fingertip in upper right corner.

On Friday evening, a gorgeous sunset delivered a stunning upset to thousands of self-styled photographers. While nearly every Seattle-ite owns a professional-grade SLR camera, over 95 percent of the pictures of yesterday’s maginifcent light show were, in the words of one UW art professor, “extremely crappy.”

I just don’t get it, I turned the wheelie knob on top of the camera to the little sunset thingy! – Tyler Burke, local “photographer”

Noah Franks, who has taught photography for over 40 years explains: “It’s called TMC-syndrome. Too much camera. Most folks really only need a little point-and-shoot, or the camera on their phone. But once you’ve plonked down over $600 for an SLR and started calling yourself a photographer… well, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.”

And disappointment was on display across Puget Sound. “The sky was glowing iridescent copper pink,” said Amber Martinez. “It was breathtaking. Why does my picture looks like a pink blob?”

Tyler Burke was similarly stunned by the lack of quality. “I just don’t get it,” he said. “I turned the wheelie knob on top of the camera to the little sunset thingy! I think this camera’s broken.”

What the fuck does all this shit mean?

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