• My picture, Fifth Avenue, Winter is the result of a three hours' stand during a fierce snow-storm on February 22nd 1893, awaiting the proper moment. My patience was duly rewarded. Of course, the result contained an element of chance, as I might have stood there for hours without succeeding in getting the desired pictures.

    Alfred Stieglitz, Richard Whelan, Sarah Greenough (2000). “Stieglitz on photography: his selected essays and notes”