Saturday morning, I caught my three favorite guys in a moment so perfect, I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my camera (that would be my iPhone) and snapped a picture.
Ugh! It turned out terribly. Look at that! You can barely see the people in the picture, much less get a sense of how sweet that scene was when I spied it from the kitchen.
I was so disappointed.
They were sitting there by the window, reading by natural light. It was beautiful in reality, but when captured digitally, all that backlit glory was murder on my Kodak moment.
What's a girl to do when this happens? Go around turning on all the lights in the room, disturbing that peaceful scene, and try to capture it again? That would never work with my easily-distractable boys. And who has time for that?
Then I remembered that I have photo apps on my phone!
And with a couple clicks, the cropped and filtered scene was as it should be -- all warm and glowy:
When you have an iPhone as a camera -- and no photography skills whatsoever, thank God for filters.