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    This image was made in Salto Corumbá, which is a waterfall 70 meters high located 116 km from Brasília, Federal Capital of Brazil. When I arrived at the place to take pictures of this waterfall I saw that there were several tourists swimming in the small lake that forms underneath it. At first I thought this would mess me up but then I realized that I could try using people to give sense of scale to the image. I waited for the moment when some of them stood idly to register this unique moment.
    Composition 70
    Lighting 46
    Creativity 38
    Story 39

    This looks like a magical place and it works perfectly in a vertical composition, especially with the three tiny figures in the foreground to lend a sense of scale.

    Maggie Zackowitz
    Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: May 1, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2015
    Location: Cocalzinho de Goiás, Goias, Brazil
    Camera: Canon EOS 6D
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 16/10 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Victor Lima
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Follow Me, Beautiful Destinations, Ask a Local, Landmark Moments, Best of the World
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year