Keep the kid dry


I shot this near the end of November on a rainy Saturday walkabout through Chinatown. I saw this little child in the covered stroller and thought it was the cutest thing. They passed me so I had to sort of get ahead of them and then wait for them to pass again to get the shot.

I had the Fuji 14/2.8 prime lens on my camera, which isn’t great at AF in low light, and I didn’t have time to change my settings, which is why the shot is a tad blurry. I shot it at f8 and 1/110th of a second shutter. Had I opened up the aperture to f4 (two stops brighter) it would have increased my shutter speed to somewhere around 1/400th a second, assuming the ISO remained at 3200. That would have frozen the movement nicely.

Thankfully, when it comes to street photography, I’m not a believer that your photographs have to come out tack sharp every time. Sure, I always try for sharp but I’m not about to dismiss a photo because of a little motion blur, unless it’s drastically unappealing. Even thought this image is clearly blurry, I think it still works, thanks to the subject matter.

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