Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pope In A Fiat

A Most Excellent Visit

2015 wouldn't have been complete without a visit by Pope Francis, his most energetic and enthusiastic excellency!

a photo of pope francis in new york 2015
Pope In A Fiat - New York, 2015

Chalk this image up to some insanely good luck. I had no idea that the Pope would be on this street in this moment. I knew that he was in town, but I never imaged that I would see him. 

I was doing my best to avoid places where the Pope would be (no offense, Your Excellency). Too many people!

I was walking along about to cross the street when the police suddenly blocked the intersection with barricades. I asked the police if the President was visiting. They said no, it was the Pope.

Well, OK then! A once in a lifetime photo opportunity has just presented itself! Let's get ready!

I pulled my camera out of the bag, scouted for a geometrically balanced backdrop (nice trees, huh?), dialed in a fast shutter speed, waited for about five minutes and - click, click, click - His Excellency sped right past.

A photo adventure that I'll never forget!

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens:     Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.

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