Just returned from a short visit with an old friend in Palm Springs (CA). The town has a street festival each Thursday night of the year for no other reason than it’s Thursday.
We just had to go and there was only one lens to use: the Cat and Dog. It’s the 28mm f1.4 that the boys so graciously provided for my last birthday. They needed several fundraisers to finance the project. So many in fact, that the cat actually baked his tail off. Looks a bit strange now, but it is a wonderful lens that’s just made for low light situations such as this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you won’t need to change camera settings while strolling down the avenue. While a fairly high ISO (1600 in this case) will remain constant, you’ll need to be fully aware of the color of lights in the booths in addition to the f stops.
While most of the shots were taken at f1.6, some were as high as f2.5 so I could hold just a bit more background.