Walking home from the tube on Friday evening I passed a scene that stopped me in my tracks.
A group of revellers all wearing pink pointy party hats were chatting away. I had to take a photo!
I often carry an analogue point and shoot or SLR, but on this occasion only had my camera phone.
I took one photo with their camera,
and two with mine.
When I got home and had a look at the photo I found it to be soft-focused!
To say I was disappointed is a huge understatement. I wasn’t distraught, but definitely despondent.
Here was a moment that I might not see again. Everything was perfect!
The scene, the ‘cast’, even the composition.
I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
So, here’s my question:
Is it still a decent street photo?
Does the fact that it’s not sharp take away from the photo itself?
I’ve printed the photo onto A4 and it has a painterly quality, which might be its saving grace.
I’d really appreciate your thoughts.
NB: The file size has been reduced from the original size 22.5 MB to 2.5MB