Negotiating Rain Storm
I was on my way to work, crossing the pedestrian bridge over The West Side Highway by Ground Zero. A torrential rainstorm suddenly hit. As I was standing under cover on the bridge, I starting taking photographs of people trying to deal with this impossible rainstorm. I was photographing the man in the foreground with the white umbrella, when by a stroke of good luck, the second man with the black umbrella entered my frame. The similarities and contrasts continue to intrigue me. I was thrilled that their umbrellas aren't touching in the photograph. Thank you Henri-Cartier Bresson for making me aware of "the decisive moment". A note about cameras -- the best camera is the one in your hands. This was taken with a Canon G10 that I carried in my pocketbook. Ground Zero. New York City. 2010.