February 12, 2013

Street Scene, Manhattan

Photograph by Matthew Ferri, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

Hurricane Sandy swept through Manhattan, taking much of the city's power with it. I explored the streets for hours in pure darkness, trying to find any light that I could. The main source of light in the city came from first responders’ vehicles, food carts fighting the cold, and flashlights from dedicated pet owners. When this street was empty, I was unable to make out objects ten feet away.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I like that the photographer chose to capture this scene using a long exposure. The resulting effect creates a clear juxtaposition between the dark quiet of the monolithic buildings and the vibrancy of people continuing to go about their lives. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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7 comments
Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

OOOOooooooooo...makes me think of Gotham City....I expect to see a Bat silhouette in the sky............

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Mysterious, like Manhattan, with varying textures and heights.  Drawn to the building with the spire!  Slow shutter makes the lights so fun! Looked at this three times before posting.  Been a while since I have been in Manhattan, but this is the Manhattan I knew!  Thanks! 

Shailesh Sharma
Shailesh Sharma

Sandy: you did at least something good, otherwise you left much damage. 

Chrissy Lark
Chrissy Lark

Light into darkness. Need such a imagination to make this kind of picture . 


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Hans Yaz
Hans Yaz

I like it, the exposure of light in photography

Myra Linara
Myra Linara

Dark, silent and almost foreboding but the light trails make such an interesting contrast to the whole picture.  An image well captured, I should say.

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