6TH AVENUE, MIDTOWN, DECEMBER

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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.

 

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And last night the fog enveloping the skycrapers of midtown 6th avenue made their lights especially smeary.

 

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Especially zooming in.

 

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But it makes for some neat effects, no, my astigmatic phone camera?

 

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The upper left light is a beam from the building’s roof, the lower right light is street level.

 

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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.)

 

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And because it is December, at least one building is getting into the holiday spirit.

 

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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