“Let us see who takes a better picture. You take my picture and I will take yours.” Ajay asked smilingly.
Ajay did not really give me a choice and started clicking and I reciprocated.
Comparing picture on the tiny three inch screen of his Nikon and my Canon digital SLR, Ajay declared, “I take better pictures.”
“Why do you say that?” I asked
“Look at the quality of pictures.”
“May be it is the camera. Let us use the same camera,” I proposed.
We took each other’s shot using the same camera.
Analyzing carefully Ajay declared, “Dude, I am a better photographer.”
Knowing Ajay photography virtuosity, I had no reason to question him. Trying to learn from him, I proposed a clever plan, “Why don’t we fix the settings and mount it on a tripod?”
Ajay happily agreed. We took picture of each other with the exact same settings, with the camera mounted on a tripod to remove any shake.
Gleefully Ajay gave the verdict, “I am a better photographer.”
“How is that possible? I did not touch the setting. Let us ask Sam for an unbiased opinion,” I protested.
Sam declared, “You guys look the same in the pictures.”
“See. With the same setting, what you do expect?” I said.
Ajay laughed, “I am a better photographer.”
Ajay said calmly with a chuckle, “It is simple. Your subject is handsome me and I have dreadful you but I still managed to make you look like me. That is why.”
I could neither laugh nor scream and thought, “With friends like Ajay, I don’t need…..”
Readers: – Please help me to fill in the blanks.