Labeling this as "an act of terror" seems like a pointless exercise. Let's call it what it is, a senseless loss of life, and a cowardly attempt to chip away at the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. My thoughts are with the people of Boston as they work through this tragedy. On the streets of NY, the increased Police presence since the Boston bombing is definitely felt. I am appreciative of their efforts to keep us safe as most are true heroes who risk their lives daily. These are just some of the scenes I've seen lately.
As a photographer who carries bags, it can be uncomfortable to walk the streets during these periods of increased security. Of course, I have no problems letting someone search my bags in the interest of safety. Still, to not draw attention to myself, I took all of these "from the hip" using a special technique I teach in my workshops. All images were shot at ISO 3200 on the 6D using the 17-40mm lens.