I was somewhere in the middle of the French Quarter and was attracted by the sound of music, a trumpet off in the distance. Standing near the corner, a block or so ahead, there was a lone trumpeter applying his craft. A perfect opportunity for a photo, of course.
Except, as I sort of snuck up on him, I realized that I had my wide-angle lens on my PEN-F — the 9-18mm, which gives a 18 to 36mm equivalent in traditional full frame terms. At the last moment, really, and adjusting to my maximum 36mm equivalent, I quickly approached. I started shooting at a reasonable distance not to be detected but I was much too far. A 50mm equivalent would have worked, but not a 36. I needed to get closer.
Ultimately, I made sort of a strafing run past the poor trumpeter, probably catching him off guard, in the process. Surprised, no doubt, as this camera wielding tourist approached rather briskly. At 1/40 of a second shutter, there a bit of blur, mainly from my motion. But the slightly soft movement, coupled with the grainy in-camera JPEG, works in a low-fi kind of way. That and the goofy story about how I made this shot.
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