Architecture photographer explains how he got that New York magazine cover shot

Caitlin Johnston, reporting for Poynter:

Baan made the image Wednesday night after the storm, using the new Canon 1D X with the new 24-70mm lens on full open aperture. The camera was set at 25,000 ISO, with a 1/40th of a second shutter speed.

“[It was] the kind of shot which was impossible to take before this camera was there,” Baan said.

I knew the instant I saw that amazing Manhattan shot that it was low light and shot fairly quick. But 1/40th of a second?! Tells you how far camera technology has come.