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Opposites

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Published Dec 11, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 25 Contributors

    25 photos selected by

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The word 'Hero' does not always stand for a savior or a celebrity, to me it resembles ones abilit...

    #grass #green #contrast #soil #sustainability

    Greetings to all!! I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of you, my talented friends of Your Shot, for taking this unique and challenging theme of Opposites to an inspiring level of excellence. I thank you for the incredibly amazing submissions and your constant support for each other on the discussion board. I am overwhelmed by your creativity, imagination and thoughtfulness in portraying the literal, metaphorical, physical, and emotional attributes of Opposites.

    When we humans give Mother Nature a little break, she always responds in such a powerful way that...

    #nature #animals #uw_photography #opposites_assignment #oppositesassignment2018

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Pramod Kanakath's comment: "Ah! The contrast stands out in one striking colour and two stunning directions. The school seems to wrap the loner in a circle as they move... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Life as it is. My boys. While Rojus is trying to do his homework, Leonas is having fun. Life with...

    #children #boy #home #boys #kids #childhood #siblings #lifestyle

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    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “Fantastic candid moment of opposite behaviours captured in this well composed frame. Great balance of light and shadows in the frame. Love their expressions... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    When wandering through the streets I constantly discover objects that seem to communicate with ea...

    #juxtaposed #moment_captured #chasing_moments #moment_in_frame #every_day_moments

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "I love the confidence that this women exudes in your image. The differences in this image show how advertisements don't reflect reality. Women... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    We can find so many opposites right in our kitchen. For good health, we should eat a variety of f...

    #meal #food #time #chocolate #fruits #coffee #breakfast #lunch #lemon #meat #dinner #snacks #vegeterian

    Life is a saga of Opposites, a journey through ups and downs, positives and negatives, joy and sorrow, success and failure. This is our story of meaningful contrasts, reminding us of a journey of ‘opposite emotions’ experienced in the cycle of life as observed in the serious and funny, tiny and large, together and alone, life and death, etc. Your photos make me pause, feel, and contemplate the metaphors of Opposites in our lives. Your photos celebrate our peaceful co-existence on this planet and the powerful harmony resonated through diversities. Your photos help us connect to the essence of Opposites in a positive and inspiring way.

    On the photo Lydia Smolnikova and her great-granddaughter. Lidia on this day turned 90 years old,...

    #people #life #russia

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De’s comment: “The detachment and lack of emotions is expressed brilliantly in the scene. Loneliness versus togetherness, real interaction versus virtual, old ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Life and death, this wonderful family stands together at the grave of their father and grandfathe...

    #people #life #death #yourshotphotographer

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De’s comment: “Allison, I applaud your sensitivity and thoughtfulness in weaving such a poignant representation of 'Opposites'!! What an incredibly powerful bl... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Watching an Owl on feeding time, what attract my attention is a small claw versus the big one.

    #owl #claw #barred_eagle_owl #bubo_sumatranus

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "Such a hard image to look at Irawan, yet so powerful in showing us the realities, the opposites in wildlife such as this... the big harsh, str... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This image reminds me of the story of Gulliver's travel, when he was stepping into the world of t...

    #perspective #opposites #blackandwhitephotography

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De’s comment: “Excellent perspective in viewing the miniature world of people through the layered presence of the giant silhouetted figure. I love the innovati... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This image is a very unique juxtaposition of two very different forms of transportation, both see...

    #travel #transportation #opposites #amish_buggydriverportrait #auniquejuxtaposition

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt: "This is such a great catch of two different means of transportation Jan. I can see the buggy rides sign off to the left of the frame and it made me apprec... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Aerial view of a tour boat circling the old Shipwreck in Canada.During summer, there are daily ri...

    #water #aerial #drone #protecttheselands

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De's comment: "Wow Manish! I really love this aerial perspective that unfolds before us a magical co-existance of the Past and Present. I love how you connecte... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Different landscapes in the style of nature on the top, and humans on the bottom. I am fascinated...

    #aerial #contrasts #development #opposites #explore #juxtaposition

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: "This is so great Aya!! I love how you observed a striking visual contrast in the man made settlements and natural fractal patterns in this fascinating aeria... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Working in the World Trade Center requires me to travel through the Oculus in Lower Manhattan. Ev...

    #nyc #bw #motion #blackandwhite #longexposure #newyorkcity #oculus #theoculus

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “Incredibly artistic rendition of a simple everyday moment!! I can feel the intense contradiction and connection between the energies of rest and motion in o... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I was wandering to the quay when i noticed the dolls fit perfectly with the people walking in th...

    #scheveningen #holland

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Sukanya De who commented, "I love the way you make the viewer behold the real world, from the world of the mannequins! [It] almost feels as if he is one of them,... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photo is full of the people I love in the place that I love. I was watching as my husband qu...

    #family #lifestyle_children #documentary_family

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    I agree with Your Shot photographer Toni Minchev who commented, "Wonderful daily life scene, Emmy! Great decision to capture these two moments in one single frame. The light is beautiful and the ca... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Opposites. One is brand new to this world, one is seasoned. One is strong, and fearless, the othe...

    #military #newborn #black_and_white #dog_tags

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “Love the co-existence of strong and fragile, fearless and vulnerable, the one who has seen the world and the one who is yet to open his eyes to behold this ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Youthful Energy - Off the Beaten Path. The two young men in the air are literally and figurativ...

    #sea #landscape #people #ocean #travel #sports #blackandwhite #protecttheselands #earthcanvas

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “This image evokes powerful imagination, touching some eternal dreams with incredible expressions, making them come alive with fantasy! Amazing perspective a... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    there in ethiopia at night worship lord and this culture belongs to a specific category of christ...

    #night #woman #man #culture #travel #lighting #places #candle #ethiopia #pepole #ligh #follow_me

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot Sukanya De: “Incredibly profound moment observed as a beautiful part of faith and culture that connects the essence of 'Opposites' to a spiritual realization!!! I love how the light ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Along the coasts of Greek Islands you will find a lot of steep reefs. If you take time to explore...

    #sea #underwater #greece #travel #cave #freediving

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “I love how you have captured the intriguing world under the surface of the water through the blue translucence in the same frame along with the clear view o... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    We got an early snow this year as the fall colors are dwindling so I ran to our Arboretum when I ...

    #trees #nature #landscape #winter #snow #autumn #arboretum #illinois #fall_colors #mix_of_seasons

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari’s comment: “A most beautiful and striking visual Kristen! I love how this perfect balance of warm autumn colors and the cold snowy winter tones fill up yo... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    There are lights in the tunnel, but sometimes there are shadows as well. For me, this photograph ...

    #night #white #light #girl #black #dance #shadow #tunnel #sword #dress #soul #battle

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De’s comment: “I love the surreal drama in the overpowering shadow growing larger than life, almost challenging the real entity!! My eyes are lead from the alm... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    It's been a year since I was diagnosed with cancer. My will to be healthy and my body being sick ...

    #emotional #cancer_patients #strongwoman #doubleexposures #cancer_awareness

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Marcelo Almeida's comment: "Congratulations on having the strength to perform this beautiful work of yourself at a difficult moment. Now let's talk about good things t... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Fights without rules. Every moment in the fight is the display of two opposites: one attacks the ...

    #sport #boxing #opposite #withoutrules

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot Sukanya De: “I love how you have chosen the low to the ground POV looking up at this combating moment. The light is phenomenal and adds much to the drama and action. Great idea to ob... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I created this image in my kitchen with a flash-light and two tiny plastic soldiers . The solde...

    #war #people #death #army #humanity #black_and_white

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Sukanya De: “A meaningful juxtaposition of the silhouetted (plastic) soldiers on both sides of the light, narrating an impactful story of conflicts and war!! The strong ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The changing of the seasons is so beautiful.

    #nature #seasons #fall #naturallight

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De’s comment: “Elegance Personified!!! I absolutely love the artistic rendition of the theme of 'Opposites' in this soulful portrait of transitions!! The leaf ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The fascinating experience of being a part of the Your Shot Mentorship Program has enriched my journey, helping me to grow as a better storyteller. It has made me aware of the thoughtful intricacies of curation, and most importantly about being a responsible editor. I treasure this learning process from the valuable insights and motivation from Your Shot editors David Y. Lee and Kristen McNicholas, to sharing creative ideas with my wonderful co-mentees Shannon Hunt and Rose Ungvari. I am really grateful for this incredible opportunity and for all the inspiration!!

    Sukanya De
    Your Shot photographer

    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.

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