18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
so concerned about optics

Taken on a sleepless night during the COVID-19 pandemic, this photo is a long exposure to capture the moody nature of street light travelling through windows and illuminating an otherwise familiar space. This image is filled with optical distortions/effects stumbled on in the process of collecting the image. In a year of political and public health upheaval, this photo reflects late night ruminations on the difference between (and importance of) how things look and how things are.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5600
Copyright: © Mike Sweeney