Took this at on the tail end of our Artscape visit this summer. They sell alcohol at this event as the guy on the right can attest to. Not the cleanest shot I know, but I am surprised that I even got this. You see, as we were walking back to our car, we came upon this situation you see in the photo above and Rachael’s (she is on the far left) mom Lisa basically dared me to get this shot for obvious reasons. I, however knew that it was not illegal to photograph the police in Baltimore plus I really wanted the shot so I raised my camera and about midway through me pressing the shutter button, I had doubts. Was Lisa right? “Oh well, too late now” I thought. I finished the shot and quickly dropped my camera. Then I got a little pissed at myself for chickening out and not getting anymore shots. All of this happened so fast that I just knew that the one shot I got was either going to be blurry or a shot of my feet. It wasn’t until I got home and uploaded the photos that I saw what I captured. About two weeks later, a local radio program just happened to discuss this very topic. On the program was a councilman from the city of Baltimore who stated that doing what I did was completely legal in the city. Ha! Imagine that.
Canon 5D mark II, EF 85 1.2 L, ISO 160, 1/80 @ f/2.8