"When I shoot street photography, I'm always looking for interesting light, juxtapositions, and emotions that will make a good picture," says Your Shot member Jason Maloney. "I was drawn to the background in this photo, as it is a well-known piece of Denver on the outside of the Denver Art Museum."
Maloney says the sliver of light looked very dynamic. "I felt it would make a great photo. I wanted to wait for just the right moment, though, and after a few passersby and groups of people, I saw this single man walking along." Maloney's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500
Himba Woman, Namibia
This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images
The Himba women of northern Namibia perform daily rituals in which they anoint themselves with a mixture of ochre, oil, and ash to protect themselves from the harsh desert climate. They never take a shower, but rather burn aromatic herbs in a pot each morning with which they smoke themselves as if applying perfume. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)
“This photo was taken during a 100-kilometer [62-mile] trekking trip in Ladakh, India, at an altitude of 4,500 meters [14,763 feet]," writes Your Shot member Sebastian Wahlhuetter. "I was at Lake Tso Kar, one of the highest saltwater lakes on Earth. I [had been] watching the marmots for a couple of days, and I was wondering if I might be able to get a close-up shot from a very short distance, covering not only the animal but also the stunning environment these creatures were living in. It took me one desperate evening and a very successful morning for the final outcome. With literally hundreds of holes it was quite a task of observation to figure out where these animals would eventually appear next." This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 02:00:00 -0500
Bride and Groom, Malaysia
I wanted to capture this picture to show the viewer the beautiful detail and color of the bride and groom's attire. Despite the fact that it rained heavily on their wedding day their spirits weren't dampened.
(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot. Have a great shot? Send it to us for possible publication in National Geographic magazine.)
This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images
HDB flats. The name—uninspired, uninviting. Behind every other window are the fading memories of the old generation who grew up in some village in rural China or India. A home they never saw again. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)
From its preferred nesting environment—a scrape constructed within a rocky cliff or outcrop—this pharaoh eagle-owl scans the terrain. Its bright yellow eyes are characteristic of the species. The birds are generally found in arid habitats of North Africa and the Middle East and are efficient nocturnal predators—even scorpions are on its menu. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more.Join now >>
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Against the backdrop of a high-rise as colorful as the ball court, a child in Hong Kong lets off some steam after school, says Your Shot member Wing Ka H., who submitted this image. Colors are vibrant throughout the city: In addition to its candy-colored high-rises, Hong Kong’s taxis are color-coded by service region, and the city’s Pearl River Delta is home to the uniquely hued Chinese white dolphin. This photograph was submitted to the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Browse galleries of editors’ favorites >>
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Ants build a bridge with their bodies to reach food on a higher branch in Mataram, Indonesia. “I often observe and take pictures of ants when the sun rises in order to [capture] their activity in a beautiful light,” writes Your Shot member Adhi Prayoga. “I was lucky to get a moment of cooperation.” Prayoga’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500
Ship, Juan de Fuca Strait
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A large vessel makes her way through the Juan de Fuca Strait near Victoria, British Columbia, on the southern shores of Vancouver Island.
Through heavy cloud cover over the ocean, the sun threw down many rays. I could see this ship nearing the bright light and waited until it was in the middle.
I exposed for the extreme highlights, leaving the rest underexposed and presenting a very dramatic image. (This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)
What Makes This a Photo of the Day? Patience has its rewards, as evidenced here. The dramatic beauty of this photograph, with the lone ship silhouetted against the sunlit swath of ocean, dwarfed by the sea and sky, is what first caught my attention. Hearing the story behind it made me appreciate it even more as an intentional work of art. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor Get tips on using light to create beautiful images »Learn the virtues of patience in photography »
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Shot in black and white, Marcel Koláček’s recent photo of a scene at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, looks like it could have been taken decades ago. Indeed, the station has been around for some time—in operation since 1908, it is a Sri Lanka Railways hub.
Few divers ever explore the reefs around the Île Europa atoll, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel known for its massive eddies, productive nutrient upwellings, meandering currents—and spectacular surf. See more pictures from the April 2014 feature story “A Tale of Two Atolls.”
Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400
Garden, Cape Town
This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots
What inspired me to take this photograph was the light. As an artist (and enthusiastic photographer) I have always been fascinated by the warm, golden, late-afternoon light. During the spontaneous moment when I took the photograph, the light was reflecting off the surface of the lush plants and the water droplets (from the irrigation system), causing everything to shimmer. I chose a high shutter speed and a low angle of view, isolating the plants and water droplets against the plain, dark background of the tarred road.
The photo was taken in my home’s backyard, Cape Town, South Africa. —Albena Willuweit (This photo was submitted to My Shot.) Get tips on photographing familiar places »See pictures of South Africa shot by our community »
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jersey City Sunset
A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a perfect day to take sunset photos, with strong winds causing the many clouds to move quickly. “I selected [a neutral density] filter without hesitation” to get this effect, Shirahama writes. This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition. Editor's Note, June 10, 2015: The title and caption have been updated to correctly identify the location of the skyline.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this scene unfold from about a mile away on the summit of Kreuzkogel in the Austrian Alps. “The angle of [the] slope ... and [the] afternoon sun created rather attractive shapes at first sight,” he writes. “I was waiting on the top of the mountain and took some pictures with the lonely tree. But it was not enough for me.” After he’d photographed a group of skiers who were enjoying the deep powder, this lone figure “was like icing on the cake,” he writes. “The mood was there.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, a ranger surveys a new lava field created by Nyamulagira, the most active volcano in Africa. The 10,033-foot peak erupts roughly every two years. In the foreground is a sulfur deposit from a recent eruption. See more pictures from the July 2016 feature story "Inside the Fight to Save One of the World’s Most Dangerous Parks."
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