It’s rare for me, but sometimes you don’t have to have everything in focus. There are situations where it can add to the mood to have things a bit fuzzy.

I mean, this one was an accident, but it was a happy little accident. That happens too.

My personal opinion on out-of-focus: You have to still be able to make out the subject. A big blur doesn’t communicate anything. The image should still tell a story, or depict a scene, or have a mood. You should be able to tell what’s going on, even if you can’t see the details.

ISO 1600, 50mm, f/1.6, and 1/50th of a second.

Aperture was dangerously close to wide open, which was foolishly impossible to get something like this in focus. It was one of my first days after getting that new prime, and being able to shoot at night was just a freaking miracle in and of itself.