Pike Place Market at night

Posted Jun 10, 2021

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic was just tak­ing hold and Seat­tle was shut­ting down. I wan­dered out on a rainy night to snap a few pho­tos of the large­ly aban­doned Pike Place Mar­ket and try out a new lens fil­ter (Tiff­en 52mm Black Pro-Mist 14). It gives the pho­tos a moody glow, although I dis­cov­ered in some cas­es incom­ing light bounced off the lens, back to the inside sur­face of the fil­ter and then back again toward the lens, result­ing in an invert­ed dou­ble image (some­what vis­i­ble in the first pho­to). Worth the trou­ble though; I love the effect.