11/14/2006:

Cheong Mei

We're late into Autumn now, and even at 2pm, the light is weak. I've been working at a 200-400ISO, around f4-5.6, which, depending on the shadows, puts me around 125th-250th of a second. That's fast enough to freeze someone walking slowly, provided that I'm not moving, and I have a second to steady my hands. On a shot like this, which I caught while crossing the street, the subject has to be standing stock still, otherwise it turns out to be an unusable blur.