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On March 1, 2019, I...

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Published Mar 11, 2019 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 24 Contributors

    24 photos selected by

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    One of the office buildings I pass on my commute has this wonderful bright yellow staircase. It a...

    #modern #yellow #staircase #office

    That was a lot fun. Thanks for playing along with me. The prompt for the assignment was simple: share your two best photos taken on March 1, 2019. It sounds simple, but it was certainly a challenge to make my two photos! I was going to take a picture of my favorite hallway at National Geographic at 10:15AM, but I got busy and soon it was around 2:30PM, and I hadn’t taken any pictures yet. I tried to make a photo of Your Shot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas as she worked, but couldn’t find a good frame. I ended up taking a walk around our building, looking for something to photograph. I wish my two submissions were as good as these 24. I will definitely need to try harder next month. Plan on the same assignment concept for Monday April 1, 2019!

    On March 1st, 2019 I fired my kiln. Although I live in the snow belt of rural Canada I still fire...

    #winter #pottery #kiln #potter #firing

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Elizabeth Paoletti's comment: "Wow. This is a very impressive photo! I'm sweating just looking at it ;) The contrast between the color of the fire and the background i... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    March 1, 2019, 4:23 p.m. It was a cold, gloomy day until I picked my daughter up from school. The...

    #child #patterns #play #silhouette #hands #sunlight #childhood #curtains #on_march_1_2019

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "I have to say you have the best and most unique curtains in your house! I love this image in black and white with the rays of sunlight shining... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    (Because of my work in the public school system, I'm always trying to find new ways of capturing ...

    #children #art #play #kids #education #kindergarten #recess

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Elizabeth Allen's comment: "I love the contrasting colours and the textures, Sydney, as well as your framing with the fingers and the curve of the hair! I know how muc... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Today I took my underwear camera to Florida’s Gilchrist Blue Springs and tried to capture what th...

    #underwater #florida #springs #march1

    Editor's Note

    Very well done observing this scene and recognizing the potential, and then waiting for this quiet moment with the lone fish swimming by. This frame feels like a painting. I love how you have taken... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    He works in the endless dunes of the Rub' al Khali Desert in the UAE. He loves his job raising ca...

    #desert #nature #camel #animals #culture #travel #work #pakistan #uae #rubalkhalidesert

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Elizabeth Allen's comment: "Wonderful POV with so much eye contact. I love the way the man is surrounded by camels, conveying his bond with them so clearly." I also li... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    On March 1, 2019, I was just wandering around Salt lake city downtown in the night hunting for mo...

    #abstract #people #places #cities

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic job observing the visual potential in this scene. I love how the light silhouettes the people crossing the street. This scene feels cold. Great seeing Praveen. Well done.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    there's a room on the R/W subway platform that has interestingly angled reflective windows. but ...

    #reflection #nyc #subway #mta #cityhall #rtrain

    Editor's Note

    Great seeing Andre — you have successfully made an ordinary daily scene visually captivating. Fantastic job observing the visual potential in this scene, and anticipating this moment. I like Your S... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This was clicked today and when I left home, it was raining and I knew it will be tough to get pi...

    #clouds #reflection #architecture #morning #colours #tomb #longexposure #delhi #humayun_tomb

    Editor's Note

    Awesome Mandeep. I applaud your effort and commitment to make at least one frame for the "On March 1, 2019, I..." assignment. The clouds created a large soft box, diffusing the light into the beaut... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I capture this in a lane, this woman busy for her daily work. But seen this with smoke and colorf...

    #people #light #colors #travel #place #street #smoke #kolkata #daily_life

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic job observing and then taking advantage of the smoke to elevate the woman's gesture captured in this scene, you are creating a dramatic mood to this every day moment. I wish your caption ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The urgency to preserve places of rare beauty from the contamination of men. The emotional drive ...

    #photography #creation #calabria #joproj #planetorplastic

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "A powerful message and a most captivating visual Antonio! I like how the positioning of the netting/plastic over the blazing sun has the feeli... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Taking photographs of insects with a 40 mm micro lens is hard. But sometimes in this process I be...

    #butterfly #nature #macro #nikon #friendly #40mm

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic job holding still — to keep the butterfly on your finger AND to take its picture with your macro lens. I love the simplicity in the composition, my focus goes right to the butterfly's hea... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    While conducting a game count in the Zambezi National Park we came across a herd of Zebra cluster...

    #zebra #photo #africa #nature #wildlife #animals #animal #african #bw #conservation #black_and_white

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic composition Federico. I love how tight you made this frame, taking advantage of the lines created by the stacked multiple zebras. Your photo clearly illustrates the zebra fact you describ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    First of March, morning lights at the dining room. My husband went out to bring some flowers from...

    #nature #bodegon

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Babis Beslemes's comment: "Beautiful shot of a lovely gesture!!! I love the framing, the colors and of course the shadow on the wall!!!" Fantastic job observing and th... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheels are laid out in long rows in the silent maturation rooms - ...

    #italy #food #italia #wheels #cheese #parma #reggio #parmigiano #formaggio #parmigianoreggiano

    Editor's Note

    Awesome Pier. Fantastic job using the repetition of these cheese wheels to create a visually captivating frame of this scene. Great seeing. I agree with Your Shot photographer Marie Salmeron, who c... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Sacramento, California is one of the largest agricultural producer in the nation. One of my favor...

    #birds #places #farms #sacramento #starlings #agriculture #lines_and_forms

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Sydney Harter's comment: "The corrugated metal makes a fabulous textured background for the birds. It's masterfully composed with the rich, repetitive horizontal lines... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I spend most of my morning to photograph birds.They create a beautiful chaos by flying in every d...

    #naturephography #earthpix #birdphotoghraphy #milliondollarvisuals

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "Mayhem, chaos captured with such beautiful lighting Atul! Love how the birds are in various stages of flight and walking around, all in a fair... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    One of the first mardi gras parade in Baton Rouge by Krewe of Southdown was held on 3/1/2019 even...

    #louisiana #mardigras

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic job observing this scene and taking advantage of the available light sources. And when I learned it was from Mardi Gras through your caption, I began to feel the anticipation of excitemen... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    On March 1, I went to see a play at Lincoln Center Theater in which a friend was acting. I could ...

    #abstract #art #reflection #architecture #night #music #light #culture #places #artist #newyork

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Pam Hanlan's comment: "Wow! Congratulations! This one drew me in and kept me looking. Wonderful reflections that shimmer and shine. I love that the beautiful city of N... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    March 1, 2019. This is Doukissis Plakentias metro station in Athens. It is 9 o' clock in the morn...

    #metro #reflections #light #train

    Editor's Note

    I love that you were there moments before when it was crowded full of people, and then waited for the scene to become empty so you could take a picture. I applaud that effort. This moment feels so ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Travel with ferry on Messina strait.The atmosphere of the borderland is clearly perceptible here....

    #italy #night #travel #ferryboat #reflecti #straitofmessina #dailycommute #pkef #march1

    Editor's Note

    I like Your Shot photographer Deborah S.'s comment: "I really like the composition of this photo! The reflection — where the traveler has come from and his silhouette looking forward to where he is... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Wait at a tea shop

    #teashop

    Editor's Note

    I wish you caption provided more detail, especially where this is, because I find myself exploring this frame for visual clues revealing the story behind this photo. I love how quaint this tea shop... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This kid found the perfect pocket of light to enjoy his afternoon snack

    #child #light

    Editor's Note

    I love it Shilpa. I love how intimate it feels. I love how your son is not paying attention to you. I can feel you walking down the stairs, observing this moment, smiling, and then pausing from wha... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Like the music from Tom Jobim says "São as águas de março fechando o verão... é a promessa de vid...

    #child #water #summer #portrait #blackandwhite #childhood

    Editor's Note

    This is a fantastic portrait Waleska. I love how happy he looks, like he is having so much fun. This feels like summertime. I love it.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Of the 24 images selected for this story, 7 were taken by Your Shot photographers published for the first time. Congratulations to:

    Praveen Balasubramian
    Mandeep Arora
    Federico Acedvedo
    Atul Mishra
    Joy Amed
    Shilpa Harolikar
    Waleska Battistella

    I also want to recognize 9 Your Shot photographers whose comments I featured in my Editor’s Note:

    Lawrence Sibley
    Elizabeth Paoletti
    Rose Ungvari
    Elizabeth Allen
    Pam Hanlan
    Babis Beslemes
    Marie Salmeron
    Sydney Harter
    Deborah S.

    Thanks for taking the time to articulate WHY you like your peer’s photo. I really appreciate it. Keep up the great work.

    I will be launching “My Best Photos of March 2019” on Monday March 25, 2019. [Click here to participate in our current assignments.] If you are inspired to become a better photographer and more thoughtful storyteller, I hope you recognize these “On (Day), I…” and “My Best Photos of (Month)” assignments as motivation to practice and keep making new photos. The 24 photos in this story further reveal the talent of our community. I’ll say it again: I wish my two submissions were as good as these 24!

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    About the Editor
    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Before joining the Your Shot team, David covered the White House for Time and Newsweek, and served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also started The Waiting List, a non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.

    Photographers Published In the Story