Happy 4th of July! I took this photo in 2012 while visiting my friends Amy and Matt in New York City. We were all photography aficionados, so we agreed to take an evening stroll to Times Square to find some interesting photos of the locals and tourists. I took several great photos that night, but this one seems especially festive for posting on Independence Day.
I managed to take this photo across a moderate distance using Canon’s wonderful 70-300mm f/4-5.6L lens. While my eventual switch to Nikon has on the whole been very positive, one of my biggest regrets was losing access to this incredible Canon lens. It always made me feel like I could reach out to distant subjects and capture a rock solid photo, and sadly Nikon lacks an equivalent that shares the quality of this Canon jewel. If I ever switch back to Canon, this would be the first lens on my list to reacquire.