SUMMER THUNDER by CHRISTOPHER LANGE
I made this photograph last summer, standing on Vesey St. in Battery Park. The light had been incredible that afternoon, a mixture of hazy sun and dark skies. Eventually the clouds reached their breaking point and the torrent began.
The business day was coming to a close and all the suit-and-ties leaving work darted about like confused cats, hoping to stay dry at all costs. I constantly wiped the eyepiece of my viewfinder, which seemed to fog up again the instant I put my eye to it.
The water rushed over the curbs , ousting the businessmen from their hiding spot as another gust stole an umbrella. I shoved my camera inside my bag, stepped into the downpour from the cover of my awning, and walked to the corner of North End.
My shirt soaked through in the 20 seconds it took me to get there.