1/250th at F2.8, ISO 3200 (28mm).
Any mothers out there feel like this? Any mothers not feel like this?
I found this to be a poignant moment, portraying the the burden on mothers in general. I found it interesting to see how the father and daughter were having such a great time playing together while the mother seemed to be doing all of the heavy lifting. You can even see it on her face.
For the fellow street photographers out there this image is a good representation of how you have to handle yourself to capture some moments. It wasn't just a lucky snap like a few of them are. I came across this family at the top of the stairs and halfway down the corridor, but instead of just taking a quick shot and moving on I decided to jog ahead of them and down the stairs to get into the right position. This way it was easier to get ready and pretend I was just waiting around so that they wouldn't notice me taking the candid shot.
Also, I figured that taking the shot after they carried the stroller down the stairs might be a good idea - and you can see that shown in the mother's face, which is really what ties the entire image together.