Father and Child With Taxi

Serendipity plays a lot into these soft-focus images, and I love that.  It’s exciting to get back to my computer, download the images, and then see how they’ve turned out.  It reminds me of the days of shooting film when I’d have to wait until I got the negs back to see if I got anything worthwhile.  That feeling of suspense does not happen as often anymore.  With digital, I’ve already seen what I’ve shot by the time I am done with an assignment or I’ve gone out to shoot for myself.   By the time I get to downloading images I usually already know that I’ve gotten the shot and it’s just a matter of picking the best one(s).  But with this body of work the results vary wildly depending on the light quality, aperture, and just how out-of-focus I have dialed into with my zoom lens.

When I shot this man putting his two kids into a cab early one morning I wasn’t sure what I would get, but I was not expecting to see this explosion of red that draws your attention immediately before your eyes wander around the periphery.

 

A soft focus image of a father putting his children in a taxi near Astor Place in Manhattan during a cold early morning. (Robert Englebright)

A soft focus image of a father putting his children in a taxi near Astor Place in Manhattan during a cold early morning. (Robert Englebright)

 

 

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