Dapper

Panhandling, he claimed, for a homeless organization. Unfortunately when he approached me his mask was down and one could see the globules of spit arcing outwards as he delivered his spiel. Not a confidence-inspiring pandemic experience.

Tri-X Test Shot

New York

Kirk Tuck’s Visual Science Lab pointed me to an interesting site the other day, Fuji-x Weekly, who list a series of “recipes” for creating a range of particular film looks (that aren’t already included out-of-the-box in my X-series cameras). Kirk was having fun with the Tri-x 400 recipe and, since that’s the film I shot the most of for a few decades, I thought I’d at least create the recipe and store it to one of the custom banks of my XT-4. This is my first test shot after creating it. Nice tonal range. More later, perhaps…

The New Moynihan Train Hall

We walked down to the new Moynihan Train Hall, just for something to do – our first time seeing it. It looked airy and bright and new, built in the old Central Post Office building across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. No doubt pandemic emptiness contributes to the cavernous architect’s-model look of the place. Of course, the escalators lead down to the same grimy old train platforms but at least they bypass Penn Station. However, it appears to only serve the Amtrak trains – not so much help for LIRR or NJ Transit passengers as yet.

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