“Tim Cook, who runs one of the world’s most important companies and does not need this crap from any of you, is getting roasted after posting a wild, out-of-focus shot on Twitter [last] night at the end of Super Bowl 50,” Casey Newton reports for The Verge.
“Presumably shot with an iPhone, the photo shows what appears to be the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, in which people on the field are being showered with confetti, or maybe nerve gas,” Newton reports. “It’s not totally clear.”
Newton reports, “‘Shot with iPhone,’ quote-tweeted a bunch of jackals, after Cook shared his blurry photo from the 20-yard line of Levi’s Stadium.”
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MacDailyNews Take: First off, we’ll critique this photo from a fine arts perspective: Cook’s photo captures the moment effectively: From start to finish, the Super Bowl is vibrant, alive, and colorful. There is no law that says “focus” is a necessary element of a work of art. Focus is but one element of a photo, it can be rendered in any degree. Cook’s only fault was posting this painterly image on Twitter instead of in a gallery.
Of course, the great unwashed Android settlers think sharp focus is what makes a great photograph. They only mock Cook’s image due to their lack of a fine arts education and blatant lack of taste (look no further than the fact that they carry knockoff iPhones).
That said, you can’t run a “Shot on iPhone” campaign and then post this sort of photo to Twitter. Well you can, but this type of reaction is what you get.
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