November 06, 2012

Behind the scenes of that amazing photo of Manhattan

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Dutch photographer Iwan Baan hopped aboard a helicopter with his 1DX to capture this striking photo of a half-darkened Manhattan:

Darkness

He tells Poynter,

“[It was] the kind of shot which was impossible to take before this camera was there,” Baan said.

It was more difficult to rent a car than a helicopter in New York the day after Sandy, Baan said. And because there was such limited air traffic so soon after the storm, air traffic control allowed Baan and the helicopter to hover very high above the city, a powerful advantage for the photo.

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Posted by John Nack at 1:07 AM on November 06, 2012

Comments

  • Nat Brown — 5:55 AM on November 06, 2012

    Once in a life time shot. Sky is incredible complement to the darkened city.

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