Camera: NIKON D700
Shutter: 1/1000 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 70 mm
White Balance: Auto
I expected to see balloons and confetti fall from the sky, but it didn't happen. The bridge was still closed when I got there,so I just chatted with the officer directing traffic and a photographer from channel 15.
I saw a worker being raised in a bucket and he started removing the detour signs. I shot wide and tight and settled on this shot. It's clean, has a nice expression and it's to the point. I thought it was a nice photograph that showed a little something different than cars driving down the road.
- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist