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The Phantom In the Blizzard

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50 megapixels! A very high resolution VAST photo of a lonely person walking down an alley during the 2016 winter snow blizzard at night in New York City; created by Dan Piech

The Phantom In the Blizzard

Midtown Manhattan, New York City
On January 23rd, 2016 one of the largest blizzards to ever hit the east coast of the United States roared into New York City. Officials declared a state of emergency, issued travel bans, and warned of the unprecedented nature of the storm. As the snowy day turned to a brutally windy blizzard of a night, I donned every last article of winter clothing I owned, packed up my gear, and headed out onto the streets.

Never have I seen New York City, the city that never sleeps, so post-apocalyptically desolate. I was alone amid millions of people hunkering down in their homes. At midnight, while scouring the rapidly snow-filling streets for photo opportunities and trying to keep my gear clean, I turned onto 47th street from Times Square and saw a lone individual wandering down the road, covered entirely in black, save for a white headphones cable.

I took a single photo as he passed into the light cast from an old street lamp. He continued to walk past me without saying a word, his face completely obscured via a pitch black covering. After stowing my gear and turning around, he had already disappeared into the swirling whirlwind of snowfall.
Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2016:  11:41pm
LocationMidtown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.763397, -73.982894
Focal Length135mm
Shutter Speed1/125
Number of Exposures1

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