Pedestrian Sunday, Kensington Market


It’s taken me all summer but I finally went to Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market, which happens on the last Sunday of every month in the summertime. This summer has sped by, and every Sunday I’ve either been out of town or working at The Brides’ Project. Between that and all the photography work, most of my friends are beginning to wonder where I’ve been lately! Today I even forgot it was the last Pedestrian Sunday of the year, except I was meeting Jan and Natalia for brunch and they told me about it. I suggested we have brunch in the market today so I could finally get to P.S. and see them at the same time.


It also gave me the opportunity to take the rented Nikon 85mm f/1.4 for a proper spin, since the shooting conditions of yesterday’s wedding were such that I used the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 exclusively. (I think I took only one photo with the 85mm.) The reason why the 85mm worked better at the market today is because its focal length (85mm x 1.5 since the D300 is a DX/crop camera) is generally better-suited to street shooting than my 17-55mm f/2.8. With a field of view equivalent to a focal length of nearly 128mm, I can stand far enough away from the subject that I’m not so obvious, and the fact that it’s a prime lens (not a zoom) means it’s not nearly as bulky or as noticeable. Shooting with a prime lens gives great bokeh, but without a zoom you need a lot of space to move around and this doesn’t work so well if you’re in a crowd. Anyway, enough tech talk, on with the photos!

Kensington Market


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