Since the pandemic struck I’ve stopped going to the office. that means I no longer have to carry a messenger-style bag large enough to hold my MacBook, charger and other work supplies in addition to my camera, spare batteries, lenses, charger, etc. All of which allows me to carry a much smaller lighter bag. At the same time, my X-T4 arrived so now, in my smaller, somewhat lighter, smaller bag I carry the X-T4, usually with the 23mm f2 lens on it, the X-T3 with the longish 55-200 on it for those very occasional long shots, as well as another street lens (18-55mm kit zoom), extra batteries and a couple of other knick-knacks. The point of this overlong gear recitation is that I occasionally take a shot or two with the X-T3 and the long lens, then stuff it back in the bottom of the bag. Last week I decided to see what was on that chip and so, over the next several posts, instead of my usual more or less contemporaneous and sequential shots I’ll be delving back into shots taken at different times and places. You may not be able to tell the difference!

New York

A Lesson

There were several pointers for white allies at the rally from the last couple of posts. While, I generally felt I was following many of the suggestions, one where I have not been active is patronizing black-owned businesses. An easy step to take was to grab dinner from one of the many restaurants that are still serving take out. We went to Chocolat on 120th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and while we were waiting for our order, I took this self portrait half out the window. We can recommend the delicious salmon burger and shrimp quesadillas.

120th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York