Thanks to digital photography, there are no regrets in stopping to take a quick photo of a scene like this. I find myself doing this often as I stroll through the streets of a new city. It’s scenes like this, small vignettes, that simply point to the character of a place, that sometimes tell more of a story than a wide open photo of some of the great architecture or landmarks of that location. I like those as well. But I keep going back to many of the “quick takes” from my batch of photos and finding many that I really like.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Settings: 58mm Focal Length, 1/20 sec @ f/5.6 ISO 800
Single shot, hand-held here with image stabilization ON. This about exceeds the limit for any hand-held shots at 1/20. I still had fair sharpness overall where I wanted. This was processed entirely in Lightroom. I used The Split Toning feature in LR to get the vintage color effect. I have always loved that feature.