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An Impossible Shot

There are a lot of remarkable things about Iwan Baan’s cover photograph for New York magazine, showing a divided New York City — half brilliantly lit, half plunged into darkness in the wake of Sandy — but one of them is that Baan says the shot would’ve been impossible to take before a camera like Canon’s 1DX (or Nikon’s D4). (He shot it wide open with a 1/40 second shutter speed at 25,000 ISO.)

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