A Few Seconds After
We lived in the Financial District and I worked from home. When I heard on the radio that there was a fire in the World Trade Center I stepped out onto West Street to take pictures. I didn't have any idea at that point that the fire was an act of terrorism.
The second plane flew directly over my head and slammed into the south tower. It took me a few seconds to get my head together, and this was the shot I took.
I'm not a professional photojournalist, but I believe having a camera in my hand and feeling like a I had a "job" to do helped me keep my head.
The original is slightly overexposed, so I've bumped the shadows and highlights in Photoshop to bring out the detail in the debris. Shot on film and scanned. Best viewed large. I've posted this picture on my own site previously, but not with this level of detail. Please be respectful and don't steal these shots. Thank you.