1/320th at F11, ISO 800 (17mm *Tilt-Shift Lens).
Rented the Canon 17mm Tilt Shift Lens for an architectural job tomorrow and of course had to try it out for some late afternoon street photography. No distortion at 17mm, which was amazing, but it was a bear to zone focus accurately with. To be honest, if I owned this lens I would want use it a good amount, except for the fact that the glass is completely unprotected in the front.
Anyway, I know people want to know more technically about these shots, as I get asked a good amount to write more about that stuff on this blog, but sometimes I don't like to do it with certain photographs, especially the ones with feeling and impact. When it comes down to it, it doesn't matter what lens, camera, or perspective you use. What matters is the powerful look in the eyes of this girl and her brother and the lighting and that's really it. Don't over-complicate things. You need to learn the technical stuff, but if you're out there thinking about which focal length to use, blah blah blah, you're gonna miss these moments as they only happen for a fraction of a second. Pick a focal length for the day and then forget about it.
It's more important to focus on the people and surroundings than on the camera.