NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took my Leica to the office today and captured Ray Bari Pizza in pretty good light. In the late afternoon I was back uptown with my Alpa, a 47mm Schneider XL lens, experimenting with a center filter on the lens. A Center filter is a glass filter that’s darker in the middle – it compensates for the natural light fall-off that wide lenses have, but requires increased exposure. I found that the necessary 2 stop increase in exposure made the Alpa much harder to hand hold so when I need the center filter I also need a tripod.
On this day last year: Second Avenue Subway construction.