Covid Al Fresco

87th St and Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Proof that open air restaurants are not socially distant: I’m using pre-focusing here at about f5.6 with a depth of field of about 3½ to 7 feet on a 23mm lens. As you can see in this uncropped image the focus is not that sharp because I’m closer than 3½ feet. Naturally, people eating and drinking at a restaurant don’t wear masks, so for the length of this block with 2 restaurants on it, we were forced to walk within a couple of feet of unmasked couples at every table we passed.