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Places We Love

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Published Jun 7, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 20 Contributors

    32 photos selected by

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Singapore is well known as a City in a Garden and a Green Nation. The multicultural city strives ...

    #cityinagarden #photojournalism #gogreen #places #travel #singapore #sustainability

    When I envisioned the assignment for Places We Love, I thought I would see some great cityscapes, learn something new about a destination I’ve never traveled to, or see some incredible sights from our vast international photo community. That’s the interesting thing about a Your Shot assignment—once you dive into more than 11,000 submissions, everything begins to change. I found myself in awe of some of the locations and places you revealed as a place that you love. I saw places I haven't been to in years or places that I have always wished to visit someday. The important thing is that I was able to view images of so many places that meant something to our vast community of photographers. 

    A portrait of myself looking out over one of my favorite views in Vermont.

    #landscape #leaves #protecttheselands #colors #pond #vermont #people #view #foiliage #nature #fall

    Editor's Note

    The fall foliage colors are such a nice contrast in this image. This is a well done self portrait, as I love how you placed yourself on the right side of the frame and gave so much open space to la... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Built in 1799, Hawa Mahal (also known as the Palace of Winds) is essentially a high screen wall b...

    #epic #jaipur #creative #place #rajasthan #wind_palace #colors_of_india #travel #india #magic

    Editor's Note

    So much to love about this photograph. First, using the building as a background is an excellent idea. It adds a nice splash of color that contrast with the outfit the woman is wearing here. Second... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Lake Braies was pretty dry but it still offered beautiful autumn reflections on a cloudy day. Aut...

    #reflections #larches #autumn #dolomites #lake #braies

    Editor's Note

    The landscape is beautiful, that part is absolutely true. What really caught my eye for this image was the person sitting to the left of the frame. I felt like it added a nice layer to this photog... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A bush anole found in the forests of Santa Maria in Colombia. This species lives up in the canopy...

    #landscape #reptile #wildlife #colombia #animal #d500 #nikon #santamaria

    Editor's Note

    Sometimes you have no idea what you will discover while exploring an area that you love. Excellent work composing this image, by getting close o the anole you give it a larger than life feel as it'... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My favourite place in the Marche Region (Central Italy). (Double Exposure)

    #landscape #sunligh #light #lightening #minimal #place #alone #hills #tree #beauty #lone #nature #storm

    Editor's Note

    What an epic landscape to view, Emanuele. I bet this moment was so cool to witness as the birds fly by during a storm and you frame the action perfectly here. I always believe that what makes a lan... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Afghan workers, tired of their country's civil wars, are working in hard conditions in sesame f...

    #war #khuzestan #afghan #calm #sesame #workers #zeydoon #farm #agriculture #iran #behbahan

    Editor's Note

    Excellent composition that really draws in the eye of the viewer. I'm given a glimpse into the life of these farmers, but also learn from your caption the types of trials they are facing at the mom... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Michigan weather during the spring can give exciting photo opportunities! I saw the wave predicti...

    #michigan #giant #water #force_of_nature #lake #lighthouse #nikon #storm #wave

    Editor's Note

    You were definitely in the right position to capture this moment, Levi. I can only imagine what it's like to witness the raw power of a wave crashing into a lighthouse. It s just a great example of... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This lake is sacred to our family. I have been going to this place for years with friends, family...

    #britshcolumbia #family #slocan #love #underwater

    Editor's Note

    This is such a cool moment, Agathe. Another interesting submission for this assignment. Your caption info really gave me insights to why this lake is so important to your family. Excellent idea to ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Tropical weather churned unusually large waves for South Carolina so surfers flocked to the sho...

    #surfingbigwaves #surfer #surfing #hurricaneirma

    Editor's Note

    I can just hear this wave crashing down behind the surfer. I have never tried to photograph an event like this, but I am sure it has it's challenges. I love how much space you give the surfer here ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Walking through places that no one has walked is an amazing experience. The expedition had 29 adv...

    #lagoon_green #lencois_maranhenses #advenure #brazil #lagoon #travelers #travel #expedition #dune

    Editor's Note

    A very incredible scene to take in. I love the split of the landscape with the water flowing through between the sand dunes. The people make a great use of scale as I'm able to take in the wide sco... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I took this photo of my friend in Langtang National park - Himalayas mountains (Nepal) on 3940 m....

    #man #letsexplore #nepal #himalaya_mountain_range #above #snow #fly #freedom #top #clouds #mountains

    Editor's Note

    I'm sure you were feeling the same joy of happiness that your friend was feeling once they saw that you captured this moment. Excellent job photographing the landscape and using your friend as a si... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My son and husband taking in the view at Bandelier National Monument.

    #pueblo #fatherson #explore #bandeliernationalmonument #newmexico #ad #nikon #nature #goexploring

    Editor's Note

    A simple frame that works on a couple different levels. I love how the frame is split in the middle by the rock formations and the expressions on the face of your husband and son. It's a nice momen... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Rocky Mountain National Park was one of the first national parks I visited as a kid, it helped fo...

    #chasm #winter #landscape #ice #mountain #snow #protecttheselands #national #park #skating #lake #rocky

    Editor's Note

    Wonderful composition here, Jason. I love the dark blue tones of the ice and how the red jacket that the young skater is wearing and how that pops right off of the page. Also the skate lines in the... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    We saw Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital, where a mother’s love for her newborn child shone through in a photograph by Meg Brock. Photographer Aleš K. shared with us an amazing view of Lake Braies, and photographer Athikhom Saengchai took us behind the scenes of the stained glass artwork inside the Masjed-e Nasir-al-Mok (Pink Mosque) in Shiraz, Iran. And photographer Agathe Bernard went underwater to show us a special view of a lake that means a lot to her family.

    As usual, the Your Shot photographers did not make this easy on me, and I hope the final selection showcases a nice variety of places that our photographers love. I continue to be inspired by the work shared here and by the thoughtful feedback you give one another on the discussion boards. Thanks for your participation, and I’m already looking forward to the next assignment.

    The sun was setting and still, the kids did not want to leave. The temperatures dipped into the -...

    #winter #play #shadows #canada #light #weather #kids #sledding #manitoba #places #goldenhour

    Editor's Note

    Just a wonderful moment captured here. The laughter in the children's face is a nice touch, but the lighting stands out so much here. There's a nice mix of shadows and golden hour light that bounce... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My living room. It's the place where I get to spend the most time with the people I love the mos...

    #zombie_hunter #zombie_attack

    Editor's Note

    What a great moment, Jamin. I love the use of light and shadow and how well balanced it is within this frame. You captured the moment beautifully The quote from child made me smile at my desk. I ho... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    In some places it seems that the time has not passed by. This bedroom is not a theater set; it's ...

    #girlhood #enfance #filles #lugarespecial #childhood #memories #ajourneyintime #places #lugares

    Editor's Note

    Really enjoyed this submission, Virginia. Your caption sets the location for us and explains the story and moment you were able to capture here. I love how you used the doorway as a frame and the o... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Austin was born this week, earlier than expected, with spina bifida. He was immediately medivaced...

    #motherhood #familydocumentary #hosptial #nicu

    Editor's Note

    A very impactful image you shared with us here, Meg. Your caption lets me understand just how important children's hospitals are and how helpful they can be. The moment you captured here is so emot... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    As an art-lover I often visits places of Bengal, relating creation and creativity. Whenever I go ...

    #ghurni #krishnanagar

    Editor's Note

    This is an interesting take on the Places We Love theme. I love that you're able to explore the world of art in different locations that you travel to, Subhojit. The soft light that is filling this... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Behind the beauty of the Masjed-e Nasir-al-Mok (Pink Mosque) in Shiraz is an unrelenting endeavor...

    #pink_mosque #shiraz #masjed_e_nasir_al_mok #architecture #stained_glass #iran

    Editor's Note

    I love the colors that are being created here with the light shining through the stain glass. I have never been to this location, but from your caption and photograph it looks incredible. I think I... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I love Virginia. It's where I live and where I grew up. I don't think most people know how dive...

    #wrestling #exciting #strange #competative #virginia #sports #entertainment

    Editor's Note

    I did not expect to see a pro wrestling moment submitted to the Places We Love assignment. Thats one of the MANY reasons I love Your Shot. We put out a call for submissions and the you, the photogr... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I have friends who spend long may weekend in the woods. They have been doing it for last 20 years...

    #peopleinnature #unplugged #woods #intothewild #holiday #nature

    Editor's Note

    Wow, this image had me stopped in my tracks when I saw it. Very nicely composed, Agnieszka and thank you for sharing so much details in your caption. You have well documented a place that others lo... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    March 31, 2018. On our dirt road, our neighbors are like family. We wave, we stop and chat, we ...

    #hug #arkansas #meat #weloveourpets #ozarklife #dog #ozarks #childhood #farm #love #pig #neighbors

    Editor's Note

    There are so many layers that are working well in this image. From the the dog getting the up close look at the lens of your camera, to the pig getting wrangled up by your son, and your daughter ha... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    La Feria High School students hold a giant American flag before a Friday night football game in S...

    #texas #football

    Editor's Note

    Great work being on the field and choosing a wide angle so we can take in this moment. I use to live in Austin and scenes like this and the passion for football were something I saw everywhere I we... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    People screaming in joy on an amusement park ride in Paris. These people are screaming, because t...

    #carnival #fun #park #excited #space

    Editor's Note

    Nice moment! Although I love amusement parks, as I get older I realize that some of these rides I just can't handle anymore and it really saddens me. Love the expressions you captured on the park g... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A man prays inside the iconic Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur during Wesak day, a Buddhist festi...

    #canon #architecture #festivals #people #photography #places #malaysia #asia #culture

    Editor's Note

    Love the angle you chose and how you included the lanterns in this photograph. You found a way to include the architecture and the preparations for the festival in the same moment.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    At a broken television repair shop, the grandson watched his grandfather step by step. It seems l...

    #television #vietnam #smoke #people #apprentice #asia

    Editor's Note

    I agree with everything that Your Shot photographer Kurt K. Gledhill said about this image. What struck me right away was the use of light in this image. Also the framing within the TV is excellent... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This is Chicago seen from above. More and more commercial buildings are getting in on the eco-bui...

    #from_above #skydeck #child #city #chicago #ledge #urban #urbanheights #willis_tower

    Editor's Note

    Nice work taking advantage of the Skydeck that the Willis Tower offers in Chicago. I love that there is a person just off to the right side of the frame and you fill in the rest with the skyline be... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Taken at Sassolungo just after an amazing thunderstorm in the Italian Dolomites. The small church...

    #dolomiten #night #silhoette #dolomiti #church #italy #sassolungo #dolomites #mountains #dramatic

    Editor's Note

    Love the golden light that you in this image here. The moment is nice, and it seems the clouds from the passing thunderstorm adds a nice element to this image. Great work, James.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I have been dreaming of these conditions for years and I finally got them! Windmills rising from ...

    #windmills #dutch #netherlands

    Editor's Note

    The colors in this image really stood out to me when I was doing my edit for this assignment. The fog rising over the windmills makes for an eerie, but also interesting scene. This photo feels very... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My favorite landmark in NYC is without doubt the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom...

    #newyorkcity #moon #onassignment #urban #statueofliberty #travel #placeswelove

    Editor's Note

    It's a tough assignment to try and photograph the Statue of Liberty in an interesting way or say something with it that hasn't been said before. I think you found something new here Chirag, excelle... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I always had an attraction to skyscrapers so Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world....

    #hong #night #lights #mega #aruchitecture #city #density #highway #kong #urban #metropolis #vertical

    Editor's Note

    Love the toning in this photograph, José. I found myself leaning forward in my seat trying to study each of the buildings in this photo. With so many lights on in each building I was wondering what... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    About the Editor
    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Matt is a Senior Producer on the Your Shot team. He curates and produces the Daily Dozen gallery as well as monthly assignments. Before Nat Geo, Matt was a photography instructor and freelance photographer working for publications such as Wired, Spin, and Pittsburgh Magazine.

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