Some tools are so well designed that they motivate the user to photograph, or write, or engage in some other creative activity. I had never felt motivated by a small camera before the RX1R, but this one most definitely urges me to create. The aura of simplicity and functionality it exudes is inspiring. This scene was photographed in the forests around Mt. Fuji. To create a sense of depth, I adjusted the aperture so that focus would be sharp only from the foreground leaves to the right edge of the tree. The shadowy hollows in the lava rocks in this area are difficult to photograph without losing detail, but I didn't experience that problem with the RX1R. That was quite a surprise. When I attempt to emphasize specific visual elements by adjusting focus and exposure with a lesser camera, the result is usually blown highlights and blocked shadows. It can be very difficult to achieve the desired results. The RX1R, on the other hand, has always given me the details I want. I can shoot with confidence, knowing that I can bring out the required subtleties in post processing. I normally don’t shoot a large number of images. In fact, only three exposures were made to create this image. I knew I had the image I saw in my mind, so that's all that was necessary.