Friday, May 22, 2009
Evening in the City
Walking with a friend from MoMA, where we'd seen the fascinating "Printed Picture" show, to a restaurant farther downtown, we were discussing the comparative abilities of film and digital sensors to deal with the sort of lighting conditions around us. For much of the walk at dusk in the deep artificial canyons the contrast ranges would have strained the best films and overpowered digital sensors, but a couple of places the combination of building heights, avenue width, and surrounding sources of artificial light brought things into range. Luckily, some interesting things happened at just those times and a couple pictures appeared.