ISO 200 f/6.3 1/320 16mm
On August 14, 2003, New York City experienced the largest blackout in U.S. history. I was on the beat that day, and all the traffic lights were out. It was pure gridlock within minutes.
I drove against traffic for a few minutes and gave up, because it was not only dangerous, but also kind of pointless. I called my editor.
“I need to get in a helicopter, and I’d really like to get a shot of the New York skyline silhouetted against the sunset.”
“Sorry, Vince,” he said. “We can’t put you up in a helicopter every time you ...