Lily Holbrook at the Stonestown Farmer's Market

Farmer's Markets are a lot of fun.  I just happened to be passing by the Farmer's Market in the back lot of the Stonestown Galleria two Sundays ago (3/20), and happened to hear someone singing.  So I decided to grab a cup of hot chocolate -- it was a cold day -- and sat down to listen to Lily Holbrook as she played.

Though it didn't take too long for the rain to start.

Lily looks up as the first set of rain drops started to fall.  (This image was zoomed in and cropped quite a bit because I had a prime lens on my Fuji X-T1 and I was seated at a table that was probably 10-15 yards away.)

Lily took one look at the sky as the rain drops started, and while some folks started to look for a little cover, she just kept on playing.  If you look at the ground around her, you can actually see the splotches from the rain drops.

Another image zoomed in and cropped.  Shutter speed and ISO might have been a bit too low, hence the slight blur.

I decided to head out as the rain drops increased.  (While my camera body is weather resistant, my precious lens was not!)  But before heading out, I managed to snap one more shot of her.

One handed shot.  I had my cup of hot chocolate in my other hand.

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My only regret of the day was not having my Fujifilm XF 18-135mm lens, which is weather resistant, and would have gotten some tighter shots with a little more background blurring.  Instead, I had my Fujifilm XF 23mm 1.4, which is a great street photography prime lens because on the X-T1 body the field of view is similar to the old school photographer's beloved 35mm lens.  As you can see, the shot above is very sharp.