NY in the Days After Boston

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.  

Police take a look at a man's push cart on 42nd Street near 5th avenue. Suspicious packages are being checked all over the city.  

Police take a look at a man's push cart on 42nd Street near 5th avenue. Suspicious packages are being checked all over the city.  

K9 Units are out with bomb sniffing dogs. including this one near Bryant Park.

K9 Units are out with bomb sniffing dogs. including this one near Bryant Park.

More officers are patrolling the highly populated areas near Times Square.

More officers are patrolling the highly populated areas near Times Square.

Meanwhile, tourists proceed with their travel plans as Spring is a lovely time of year to visit NY.

Meanwhile, tourists proceed with their travel plans as Spring is a lovely time of year to visit NY.

A woman has a friendly interaction with a newspaper man near 5th avenue.

A woman has a friendly interaction with a newspaper man near 5th avenue.

The warm glow of the early morning sun illuminates a Monk's robe near Times Square.

The warm glow of the early morning sun illuminates a Monk's robe near Times Square.

Everyone deserves to take a quick break, and I couldn't resist capturing the moment with the "goodburger" sign. 

Everyone deserves to take a quick break, and I couldn't resist capturing the moment with the "goodburger" sign. 

Chris Corradino