Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink, 6th Street - Austin, Texas

Pretty in Pink, 6th Street – Austin, Texas

I crossed over Congress Avenue to East 6th Street, just to see what’s happening in this age of COVID. I noticed a group of women in complementary pink outfits. I was using my Fujifilm GFX 50R, which is not a classic street photography camera. But I gave it a shot. As you may know, I’ve been using it mostly for documenting the downtown Austin architecture.

Though not perfect, the image came out better than expected. The 50mm f3.5 lens focuses decently fast, and I was able to lock focus on the oncoming group. Ideally, I should have shot at a higher shutter speed to totally freeze action. But at these image sizes, the picture looks good enough.

What I most like about the image is the expression and attitude of these women. Looking too cool to care, and one is even blowing a bubble. Best of all, I captured a natural expression since I don’t think they knew I snapped the picture. The face masks in hand make this a photo of our time during the 2020 pandemic.

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