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I was on my way to work this morning, and racking my brain for a photo for today. The days are getting short, and sunset is happening while I’m on the way home. Options are getting kind of limited – it’s going to get tough soon, and I’m only on my first month of this!

So I was on the Goldwing, and passing through Old Town Manassas. The Farmer’s Market is set up at Harris Pavilion, and as my luck goes, there’s an empty parking spot right there in the front row. So I pulled into it, got off the bike, and grabbed the camera.

I got a few shots that may show up later, but this is my favorite. I want to discuss that briefly. While I was kneeled down for this shot, the young lady you see moved into it a little more, and I changed my focal point to her face and snapped a shot. She saw me and smiled, but the smile is not the moment I took the shot. It’s not bad, but it’s slightly unflattering. Though she will probably never see this, I still have enough respect for people to try to not make them look bad. So rather than being the focal point, she instead adds human interest to the subject, which is equally important.

EXIF: ISO 400 17mm f/4.0 1/80 sec.

Eggplant at Farmer’s Market


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