Photographer: Pat Cahalan from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Getting the Shot: The photo was taken late in the afternoon, on a rainy day at the beginning of rush hour. I noticed this crowded intersection from a window at Shibuya Station in Tokyo, which I now know is the famous Shibuya Crossing. This particular vantage point is now out-of-bounds, and the view is obscured by a heavy-gauge metal screen.
I dashed out in the rain several times, synchronizing my dashes with the signal lights of the intersection. I could get about two or three clean shots each time I dashed out. During one of the shots, the video board at the top of the image happened to be showing a bird in flight.
The Details: This shot was taken in May 2006. I used a Canon 5D and a Tamron 28-75 mm lens. The focal length was set at 42 mm. The aperture and shutter speed were f/8 and 1/250 sec.