The photo was shot through the windshield. Part of the blurry effect and lack of wide DOF is due to curvature of the windshield, etc. The only way I could see for getting it better would have been to get out of the car, and I wasn’t going to do that on such a rainy day.
There was not much possibility for stopping down the aperture, which would have cut down on exposure. I needed the fast shutter speed and it was a dark morning, a problem we often have in Oregon early mornings. The light is a lot lower than one might think.