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Someday

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Published Mar 6, 2015 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 16 Contributors

    16 photos selected by

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

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    #black_and_white #life #anticipatethemoment #portrait #people #boy #sport

    We asked you to show us someday.

    On a recent trip, I was reminded yet again that it’s never too early—or too late—to start planning for your future. Several of my traveling companions were over 80 years old and one was 101! Our journey included hikes and horseback riding, as well as walking along riverbanks and waterfalls. What I admired most was their adventurous spirit—it’s how they had lived their whole lives. It was clear that they had not waited around for someday to happen, rather they had forced the issue and met it on their terms.

    It’s not easy to show the future in a photograph. It was a creative challenge for some, while others really enjoyed pushing the boundaries of the concept. Thanks to everyone who tried and who shared their efforts. 

    I learn something new every time I run an assignment, not necessarily technical aspects about photography, but things about humanity—about each other. Particularly when the assignment dictates that you think more about your emotions than your exposure—concentrate on your feelings rather than your focal point. It's moments like these that I truly feel part of a community.

    Taking road trips to small towns throughout the United States is a must. There are so many hidden...

    #texas #trailer #west #spring #blue_sky #home #south #travel

    Editor's Note

    This image looks as if it was hand-tinted with its perfectly placed color swaths of blue and yellow—muted pastels shining bright in the sunshine. The well-worn trailer adds to the vintage quality ... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    Locals and tourists are held together by a palette of pastels along the Promenade des Anglais in ...

    #moment #plane #people

    Editor's Note

    Each person tells a different story in this photo. What can you decipher from their posture and clothing? I like the horizontal layers: the legs, the chairs, the people, the band of empty blue sky ... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    I shot this picture today. I've always been fascinated by Thailand - it's elephants, religion and...

    #landscape #yourshot #explore #adventure #people #travel #nature

    Editor's Note

    The woman’s eyeglasses mirror the panes of glass in the train window. Both offer a view into other worlds—the lush tropical landscape or the daydreams of a Thai woman. Showing her with closed eyes ... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    someday he will have relief from his environmental allergies; & someday a cure for his food aller...

    #summer #light #vacation #minnesota #anticipatethemoment #someday #screen_door

    wake up each day to look out the window and keep dreaming...

    #sea #boat #home #thailand #house

    Someday she will understand... diversity. The best way to feel and know that home does mean to Yo...

    #morocco #streetphotography #reflection #candid #travel #womanpk #morocctravpk

    Editor's Note

    Reflections make you question what you are seeing; they add mystery—real or unreal. Which world a... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    Standing on one of the small streets in Venice I noticed this old man in a Trattoria singing big ...

    #sights_and_sounds_assignment #italy #black_and_white #old_man #music_is_life #venice

    I want for the future, both me and my husband to have as much time for our passions. I did this s...

    #nicosia #fun #reflection #pasion #museum #love #portrait #culture #cyprus

    As she looked up at her mother, I kneeled down and took one snap. The look on her face said it al...

    #white #daughter #wedding #bride #family #marriage #portrait

    Learning from my Aunt how to make jam was a perfect way to spend the day with my family and close...

    #jam #steam #jar #someday #food #canning

    capturing a morning ritual of my grandmother, sitting on her table, having a meal while rememberi...

    #portrait

    I snapped this photo of my nana when we were sitting in the living room on the couch together. I ...

    #grandmother #family #someday #portrait

    Editor's Note

    The dramatic shaft of light partially illuminates the subject’s face and shows the markings of a ... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    someday i would love to make my one wish of owning a loving pup come true. Would love to watch hi...

    #mansbestfriend #guard #loyal #dog #pets #someday #onthego #security

    Want to be free bird....(Self shot).

    #monochome #bird #black_and_white #window #shade #free #sky #wings

    A Papuan boy uses a rope attached to a palmtree to swing into the water

    #indonesia #sea #ocean #beach #adventure #people #travel #asia #sunset

    Editor's Note

    This photo awakens my inner kid and transports me to this wild place. I feel the wind as I swing on the rope and the cool rush of water when I let go and drop with a splash. The colors are as breat... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot

    So next time you start daydreaming, think about how you could capture that dream and turn it into a reality. What does someday look like? You have to visualize it before you can make it happen.

    About the Editor
    Monica C. Corcoran
    Former Director, Your Shot
    Monica C. Corcoran is an award-winning photography producer with 20 years experience in visual storytelling. She is a former director at National Geographic for the Your Shot photo community.

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