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Adventures in the City

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Published Nov 15, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 20 Contributors

    21 photos selected by

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Taken in Aug 2013, in the old town of Montreal.

    #montreal #portrait

    Congratulations to the published photographers and the participants for blowing our minds with the quality of your submissions to ‘Adventures in the City.’ This is truly a golden age of photography, when digital cameras have brought professional capabilities to image creators in every corner of the world, allowing us to virtually explore more landscapes, cities, and faces from around the globe than ever before. It allows photographers to progress, evolve, and learn from each other at a rate unheard of only a few years ago.

    From here I implore you all to take your photography even further, looking for even rarer moments, scenes, and faces to photograph than you ever have before. Our world is changing so rapidly, both socially and environmentally, that photography will continue to be even more crucial to our lives to our present and future, as we document these changes, question them, and applaud or mourn them. 

    Omotesando is Place that feel the new stimulus every time. New buildings and new fashion is bor...

    #people #mirror #culture #japan #tokyo #harajuku #omotesando #mytown #urbanheights

    Editor's Note

    It feels like I'm stepping out into the city of Oz. Love how this reveals the city within the reflections and the use of a silhouette.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    A young girl performing rode-side trick near Charminar

    #rope #hyderabad #ramadan #charminar #madari #ropewalk

    Editor's Note

    Nice use of a wide angle perspective to encompass the whole scene taking place in front of us.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    A bunch of Village boys cooling it off in an ancient Toorji Step well built by a Queen in Jodhpur...

    #people #travel #rajasthan #jodhpur #streetphotography #toorji_stepwell #rallyforrivers

    Editor's Note

    What a great moment! Excellent work documenting this scene and waiting for each person to be in a specific place before the image was captured.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    The Hive Project, created for the education of our children in the future bee's conservation. The...

    #bees #people #culture #hive #places #kew #explorers

    Editor's Note

    Sometimes you just need to look up to capture the right photo and moment. Great work deciding to point your camera to the sky and to see what would happen.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Brazilian fans watching a game of Brazil during FIFA World CUp in a square. All Brazil games in t...

    #brazil #soccer #fifa #world_cup

    Editor's Note

    Beautifully executed. Love the focus on his eyes and his Catholic talisman, surrounded by movement and the team colors; it really gives a sense of the religious fervor accorded to football in Brazi... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    I saw this guy on the phone on the top deck of a bus against the backdrop of a telephone advertis...

    #bus #blackwhite #phone #advertisement

    Editor's Note

    I really like the dark mood and inscrutable emotion in this one, and the way my eye travels from one face to another. It almost looks like the two faces on the wall are whispering something about t... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Passengers are ready by a local train journey at Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    #women #train #passengers #men #bicycle #rail #bangladesh #dhaka #kamlapurrailwaystation

    Editor's Note

    I love the added element of the bike within this photo. Also that you got each person to look over as the photo was being taken. Great work.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    midsummer in Jastarnia

    Editor's Note

    The smoke from the flare makes this photo just so cool. I love how you decided to frame this image by standing off to the side and having each person flow in from the left side of the photo.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    ..

    #india #night #fireworks #dassera #clebration

    Editor's Note

    Great angle with this frame. Love the use of the silhouette that was captured here.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Love dive bars because they offer years of subject matter. Just like this one. A girl just hangin...

    #waiting #dive_bars #dive_bar_girl

    Editor's Note

    There's a nice story happening here and I was trying to figure out who she was waiting for? Was it a friend? A date? A family member? I wondered what stories they were sharing over a drink and then... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    In a scene that looks similar to a classical Delacroix painting, I captured the cowboys on the da...

    #south #club #dancing #cowboy #cowboys #mississippi #zydeco #adventuresinthecity

    Editor's Note

    This is such an awesome moment, Rory, I love it. The colors, the motion, the emotions...all incredible. I totally see the "Delacroix painting" in this image and I love that you saw a classical pain... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Taken in DIGITAL ART MUSEUM( EPSON teamLab Borderless),Tokyo,JAPAN. This artwork installation de...

    #child #art #flower #mother #japan #tokyo #virtual

    Editor's Note

    Love the colors in this image and the composition used to capture a person in the location as well.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    The outstanding fireworks lighting up the shore of Copacabana on New Year's Eve was truly a one o...

    #city #celebration #brazil #firework #copacabana #newyearseve #riodejaineiro

    Editor's Note

    This just feels like such a epic moment to witness. The fireworks off in the distance, the colors clashing with the sky and the waves breaking on the shore. Also love the feel of the slow shutter e... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    I take this street shot in Varanasi. I see this boy few times - he living on the street whith se...

    #india #boy #dog #travel #street #ganges #varanasi #mowgli

    Editor's Note

    Great eye here, noticing this moment and finding a way to take an interesting perspective. Also really dig the black and white toning in this photo.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    On the occasion of Navratri, Garba used to play all over the India. This was shot on 8th Day of ...

    #festival #people #color #fest #gujarat #dailylife #navratri #dailydozen #makkddyy #festialofcolour

    Editor's Note

    A handheld, 8 second long exposure? You must have steady hands! An interesting, ghostly, mystical shot. I like the sharp accents of the lights.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    A small army of waiters bring a bathtub filled with expensive drinks over to a patron's table.

    #white #black #club #china #shanghai #drama #nightlife

    Editor's Note

    Wonderful composition and collection of faces. And the looming boss or patron on the right adds a sense of social stratification, perhaps? An image that a viewer can't help but linger on ... I love... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    It's a New Year Celebration in Vietnam. We stayed at the 9th floor of the hotel. Hubby slept but ...

    #vietnam #people #culture #vendor #cityatnight #wayoflife #city_life

    Editor's Note

    Brilliant use of a slow shutter speed in this photo. Sometimes a technique can really transform a photograph and bring in a whole new set of layers and elements. Great approach to capturing this mo... More

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Nepali society is complex and nuanced. The vivacity of multiple realities collide creating a mixi...

    #portrait #kathmandu #streetphotografy

    Editor's Note

    The caption you wrote for this image makes a strong photo even stronger. Great composition with this portrait and the toning is very well done here.

    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer

    Framed by the glow of street lights along Kuwait city. Two Arabian red fox kits explore the night...

    #nature #urban #wildlife #wild #animals #light #animal #lights #color #silhouette #fox #rim #bokeh #foxes

    Editor's Note

    This is awesome Mohammad. Very well done. I agree with Your Shot photographer Carolyn Angus who commented, "What a fascinating juxtaposition of city lights and silhouetted wildlife. Well seen and c... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Here is a very rare view and a heartwarming composition of the clouds hugging the heavy fog bel...

    #nature #landscape #travel #uae #explore #abudhabi #khduae #khalidalhammadi #shotyouradventure

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Zaid Dillon who commented, "This really feels too futuristic, like some form of cloud city! I like your use of the man standing in the foreground and the buildin... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    In a world consumed with flux, photography is one of the most important ways we can monitor the world, direct it, and celebrate it. Don’t stop shooting, and don’t stop pushing yourself to be a better photographer and a better steward of the world, and I will do the same! Thank you all again for your submissions, this assignment was a lot of fun and I just keep learning to new things from this amazing community! 

    About the Editor
    Renan Ozturk
    National Geographic Photographer
    Renan Ozturk is a National Geographic Photographer, team climber for The North Face, Camp 4 Collective founding filmmaker and landscape artist at heart. Renan has been published in National Geographic Magazine for capturing images of expedition climbing adventures as well as covering assignments involving cultural immersion.

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