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Undiscovered

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Published Sep 14, 2015 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 29 Contributors

    29 photos selected by

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    sometimes i try to capture the right moment and make a unreal atmosphere with using Shadows and h...

    #shadow_and_light #blacakndwhite #tehran

    When I started working as a photo editor for Your Shot I was told within my first two weeks that I would be running an assignment. I didn’t know exactly how this worked or what to expect image-wise. I will say that having a theme like “Undiscovered” can be difficult; it’s a broad topic and even with editor's updates you can find yourself confused or wandering down streets looking for the right image. There were over 18,000 images submitted to this assignment, and I edited those down to the final 31. You photographers did not make it easy on me at all.

    You all took the theme of "Undiscovered" and showed me images of new areas you were discovering, new angles or perspectives, and new people you were meeting for the first time. You told me stories of how you found these images or what was going through your minds before you clicked the shutter, and I was impressed and inspired by all of this.

    I’m in an undiscovered territory of my life—I just moved to a new city and started a new job, and although it’s felt like years have passed by it’s only been a little over a month and a half. I’ve been welcomed into this new community that's filled with great photographers, and I look forward to seeing more images, reading more stories, and being inspired by all of your work. Keep discovering new images and places during your journeys.

    Bathtub breakfast in one of London's best hotels: Hazlitt's in Frith Street. Date of Exposure: 19...

    #breakfast #bathtub #ngmcreate #natgeoinspires #london #foodforthecity #ngtravelhappy

    Editor's Note

    Definitely a new perspective on the breakfast in bed idea. I love the composition and seeing the feet at the end of the tub. Also the placement of the breakfast items work well here.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    a view of both worlds at once in some hot springs located literally in the middle of a farmers co...

    #underwat #underwater_adventure #underwater_child

    Editor's Note

    Wow, great idea to try this perspective with this photograph. I love the mystery of seeing below ... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    On a recent trip to Iceland, we took a short hike to an old geothermal swimming pool nestled in t...

    #reflections #hotspings #iceland_adventure #hotspring #iceland #hotsprings_iceland

    Editor's Note

    Beautiful find and frame. Love the background and the placement of the swimmer in the foreground.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    TULUM, QUINTANA ROO,MÉXICO.- La palabra cenote proviene del maya dzoonot, que quiere decir cavern...

    #acuatica #agua #cenotes #cavernas #naturaleza

    commun market in asia. the guy is looking for an ordinary screw.

    #landscape #market #asia_cambodia

    family trip, Summer 2015

    #countryside #playing #kids #ball #parents #portrait #mirror #car

    Editor's Note

    I love this image. The reflection in this photograph just adds another layer to the story, a new perspective on documenting a scene. Great work!

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The diver and the belayer on the same shot at the ice diving session.

    #diving #ice #underwaterworld #split #scubadiving #underwater #underwaterphotography

    Editor's Note

    Great capture! This is a perfect example of adding layers to your photograph with the diver below and the belayer above the surface. Great timing on this capture as well!

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    When asking our users to find the Undiscovered, I was amazed by the images that were submitted. What I've learned at my short time here at Your Shot is that every day is a new experience with what images I'm gong to see. We have users all around the world who are interested in many different topics, from wildlife to landscapes to portraits to underwater photography. All of our users who were apart of this assignment pushed limits with new angles and perspectives and gave me images that I did not expect. 

    I had no idea what or who a belayer was in diving until I saw this underwater shot. I learned that all of you weren't afraid to explore to paths on your way home or to go to new towns you haven't visited yet to find images for this assignment. In the end I believe that these 31 images told a pretty great story about how our users are seeing the world and how they are documenting it. 

    It was not there yesterday.

    #movement #flow #stones #water #japan #bicycle #red #river #places #bike

    Going through a gallery, the light coming from above caught my attention and soon the following s...

    #bw #window #street #black__and_white_photography #walk #people #glass #walking

    A newly born Orangutan baby try to discover the world through it's eyes ...

    #undiscovered #abstract #love #inside_access #animal #orangutan #orangutan_baby #nature

    Editor's Note

    There's a lot that I love about this image. First the framing is great, really makes you want to take a closer look. Second, the texture works so well here and the orange coat just pops right off t... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Life is a photographic project of Raffaele Montepaone, a young artist from Vibo Valentia, who can...

    #black_and_white #life #woman #portrait #people

    I was passing through the city of Manado, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, on route to Bunaken Island when...

    #undiscovered #jesus #indonesia #sulawesi #statue_christ #lord #christ #hide #statue #mindanao

    a new point of view (... for me)

    #undiscovered #fujifilm #light #strangethings #blackandwhite #portrait #underwater

    We see these things in our everyday life but do we ever stop to think what happens to all that te...

    #undiscovered #ngmcreate_3 #ngmcreate #abstract #ngmcreate_2 #ngmcreate_1 #computer_parts #black__and_white #graveyard

    Editor's Note

    This feels like I'm looking at an old negative, which I appreciate it. Interesting to see the ins... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Rest Stop not too far from home, just over the Tappan Zee Bridge in NY. Being a (usually!) strug...

    #child #portrait #look #travel #wonder #car

    My youngest daughter is the perfect partner when I want to represent some crazy ideas... At the e...

    #hands #black_and_white_photography #through_the_eyes_of_a_child #child #people

    While traveling down the coast of Hualien we came across this very strange sight. Had to stop and...

    #scarecrows #undiscovered #hualien #indigeneous #flooded #black__and_white #taiwan

    Editor's Note

    This image made me stop and do a double take, I had to look at it closer. Sometimes it can a good thing when an editor has to do a double take, this is one of those times. Great image.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Padova claims to be the oldest city in northern Italy. It is a tourist city, but in Winter, it ha...

    #streetphotography #italy #blackandwhite #anticipatethemoment #people #places #travel #nikon

    leave a note, go and remember

    #papers #room #restaurant #window

    I went to a print shop near my house and found the owner put watch on his glove and I find it loo...

    #hand #crime #black__and_white

    Editor's Note

    Great image! I had to stop and look twice at first to see if that was a real hand. Great composition with the items in the background.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A very curious scene i found yesterday walking out of the suburbs of my city, where not a lot of ...

    #dress #mexico #wedding #bride #art #story #street #followme #tijuana #gender

    In a field with several old aircraft bodies, semi dismantled, strewn across the tall grass. I gaz...

    #airplane_graveyard #urbex #airplane_window #dogs #airplane_window_view

    Every year an ice fishing community rises up from the frozen Kennebecasis River in Rothesay, King...

    #ice_fishing #drone_photography #aerial_photo

    Editor's Note

    Great view to see what ice fishing looks like from a sky view. Love all the details you can see in the ice and the contrasting colors of the fishing huts.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    During the feeding frenzy. When you get down to ground level, even chicken looks like dinosaurs....

    #level #feeding #ground #chicken

    I was paying respect,also photographing at the Holocaust Berlin Memorial,when suddenly a boy appe...

    #memorial #ngmadventure #ngmcreate #light #symbol #natgeoinspires #creative #places #culture #color

    I looked through the door to ballroom at the Palmer House hotel in Chicago to see the custodian s...

    #silhouette #theater #blackandwhite #chicago #working_man #black__and_white

    Editor's Note

    I really enjoy this image Marcia. We're quick to leave areas and rooms before some scenes can take place, sometimes scenes that happen every night. Capturing this moment here shows that you had the... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A tree in a building's parking near my town. It seems that the pine is trying to escape to the sky.

    #undiscovered #landscape #tree #street #urban

    Editor's Note

    This is a great scene to stumble upon. The added layer of the person with their dog adds some sca... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Horn - a side view perspective of sound One can tell the age of the animal by looking at its rin...

    #light #strangethings #horn #animal #goat #spiral #nature

    Editor's Note

    Interesting fact about the age by looking at the rings. I love the angle you chose for this image, a cool perspective. Aways great to see an image that makes me tilt my head. Nice work.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Thank you all for submitting to this assignment, with over 18,000 images there were a few that didn't make this edit that I really wanted to show. Thanks for making my first assignment a memorable one. 

    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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