There are some days when you struggle to get any noteworthy shots no matter how much effort you put into it. And there are other days when you get to capture a masterpiece. Something of this sort happened with photographer Fritz Bacon when his anticipation led him to capture this wonderful image of a surprise snowstorm in Manhattan:
Bakon captured the image with his Canon 1DX Mark II body and Canon 24–70mm f/2.8L II lens at 24mm, f/2.8, 1/125 second, and ISO 640.
“I knew he was going to cross so I ran over to the closest puddle, crouched and threw my camera as close to the water as possible and held the shutter. Lucked out that the focus and composition worked.”
It’s just amazing how Bakon got the composition right even when working so quickly. The way he was able to get the person in the gap between the buildings and the reflection on the puddle all make the image so pleasing. The blue tone that he used to process the image conveys the cold feel of the city, and the red tail lights of the cars complement the tone.
A big part of getting a great picture is seeing the opportunity and acting quickly.
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