Where: 39th and Fifth, Manhattan, New York City
When: 8:20 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
It's a 1/8-second exposure, and I prefocused. I tried some longer exposures, up to 1.3 seconds, but they looked too ethereal, mostly just streaks of light. I wanted to show the energy of Manhattan, and a panning photo on Fifth Avenue is a good way to do that, but I wanted the subjects of the photo to look solid.
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