I think my phone’s camera has astigmatism.
The way artificial light gets smeared, blurring the images, especially at night.
Reminds me of why I need glasses at the movies and theater under stage lighting.
And last night the fog enveloping the skycrapers of midtown 6th avenue made their lights especially smeary.
Especially zooming in.
But it makes for some neat effects, no, my astigmatic phone camera?
The upper left light is a beam from the building’s roof, the lower right light is street level.
I noticed my phone camera’s propensity towards impressionistic blurring in this kind of light and haze before. Maybe one day I will have my actual good camera on me in such a moment so I can compare if the pictures come out differently with it. (The zoom is better on it, that much I am sure of.)
And because it is December, at least one building is getting into the holiday spirit.