Camera in hand, I was waiting for the light to change so I could cross the street in pursuit of a potential picture. Suddenly another picture opportunity exploded right in front of me. A phone rang, a woman answered, her phone in one hand, her coffee and a paper bag in the other. Her incongruous western-style boots were planted, toes-in, on one of Manhattan’s busiest avenues, and she was obviously concerned about what she was hearing. I lifted my camera and made this image, not yet realizing the full meaning of what I had been able to include in the frame. Later, when I was able to carefully inspect this image for the first time, I noticed that my frame also included a blurry bike and car. The blur implies dangerous speed, and her expression seems full of concern. Yet she stands in the street itself, well away from the safety of the curb, oblivious to such threats only a few feet away.