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While on a Walk...

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Published May 9, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 32 Contributors

    32 photos selected by

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    One of the best place to travel again... Beautiful Golden Sunrise At Golden Gate Bridge. The whol...

    #sunrise #sanfracisco #beautiful #goldengate #golden #natgeo #goldengate_bridge #sfo

    Thank you for participating in my "While on a Walk..." assignment. I had so much fun. Since Your Shot is a global community representing 195 countries, this assignment offered all of us the opportunity to walk around the world, one photo at a time. You submitted more than 14,000 photos, taking us to Hong Kong and Mt. Bromo. We went to a wedding, a funeral, and a walk for peace and justice. I even met one of you on our recent photo walk in San Francisco, CA. I had over 1,000 favorites, so editing this final story was tough. These are my 32 favorites.

    I love to Travel. I travel alone, mostly. I love to walk, slowly, taking time to the view point. ...

    #holdmyhand #fisheye #portraiture #river #assam #portrait #walk #places #people #travel #india #sunset

    Editor's Note

    This is a beautiful tribute and portrait to your sister. I love it Sabyasachi. I love what you wrote in your caption, I feel the love you have for your sister. I hope you shared this photo and capt... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    three hikers went down the hill... Kerlingarfjöll, 🇮🇸 Iceland'17

    #steam #hiking #iceland #mountains #adventure #kerlingarfjoll #travel #volcanic #geothermal

    Editor's Note

    This feels like another world Andro. The rising steam adds a wonderful layer of mood to this scene. I love how wide you made this frame, creating a greater sense of epic-ness to this beautiful land... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I spent the last 5 years traveling around the world but after the first time visiting this place ...

    #marcograssi #dolomiti #camping #dolomites #mountains #tent #seceda #nature

    Editor's Note

    This is fantastic Marco. I agree with Your Shot photographer Birgith Norelli who commented, "This is such an beautiful composition with the pale light and that red dot in the exact perfect place. I... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A place where kids love most. This brought full of memories during my childhood days. These kids ...

    #kids #playground

    Editor's Note

    This is fantastic Zacho. I love Your Shot photographer Cynthia C.'s comment: "I have seen the use of smaller surfaces like the one you photographed, but this is almost like a light box and my eyes ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    People love adventure, especially in the magical place, such as Lofoten islands which is one of ...

    #winter #landscape #lofoten #mountain #norway #snow #surfing #europe #adventure #travel

    Editor's Note

    I love how wide you made this image, this moment feels so quiet, so peaceful — I love it. I feel like I am on this adventure, excited to find a place to go surfing. Well done.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    a woman powerwalks alongside the congested FDR drive

    #rushhour #newyork #fdr_drive

    Editor's Note

    I love it Andre. I love the energy of the woman power walking on an empty road, as everyone else sits inside their automobiles, stuck in traffic — because I have been stuck on the FDR, I know how m... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The workers are carrying salt to the warehouse. They start work from 3 am to 7 am and remake from...

    #burdensaltharvest #burden #honkhoi #vietnam #ganh #woman #khanhhoa #nonla

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic decision to make this scene from an aerial perspective, and really wide. I love how minimal this scene is. I love the long shadows. I love the way the water is rippling from the workers. ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A view of the terrain our group encountered during our expedition to the Musandam Peninsula. Our ...

    #musandam #oman #arid #exploration #explore #desert #adventure #peninsula #expedition #trekking

    Editor's Note

    What an amazing place for a hike Luis. Wow. Just wow. I love how wide you made this frame, revealing the epic-ness of this scene. I Googled where the Musandam Peninsula was, so I could learn more. ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Mount Baker. Descending the Roman Wall.

    #washington #glacier #climb #mount_baker

    Editor's Note

    I love the way the rope leads my eye to your fellow climbers — I feel like I am part of this adventure. I feel like I am you, I feel like I am there experiencing this moment. I feel myself looking ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I took the photo on a walk with my little daughter in the city of Gdynia in Poland. It was a beau...

    #light #child #underground_city #city #underground #street_photgraphy #street #street_photo

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer April S. who commented, "I can imagine her telling you about what she's seeing up those stairs!" I love that you observed this scene, composing a beautiful frame... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Tara & Paul walking down an isle of sparklers held by their closest family and friends. Everyone ...

    #married #groom #wedding #julialuckett #bride #sparkler #sparklers #vermont #love #weddings

    Editor's Note

    Nice Julia. I was wondering if anyone would submit a photo from a wedding to my "While on a Walk..." assignment :) I love the way my eye follows the sparklers to the newly married couple — and then... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    the death of an Orthodox priest, was the custom in Oas,that other priests to surround the church ...

    #death #priest

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic interpretation of this assignment theme Tiplea. I am really proud of you, and love that you submitted this photo. I love how wide you made this frame, I feel like I am there at the funera... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    While on a peaceful walk demanding justice for the massacre that is happening at this moment in N...

    #protest #prayers #peacefull #el_sauce #nicaragua #rights #inss #peace #walk #people #march #justice

    Editor's Note

    Beautiful use of the ambient candle light to create a powerful and intimate mood in this frame. I love it. After reading your caption, after learning about why these individuals are walking for pea... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Hong Kong has always been a city that moves in lightning speed. The first challenge I face every ...

    #landscape #silhouette #night #city #nightscape #hongkong #citylights

    Editor's Note

    I love that you and your wife make the time after work to "seize a short moment to catch [your] breath from all the hustle and bustle." I feel that energy in this frame, and I love it Kenneth. All ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Camping Men on the top of Kingkong hill. The amazing view of Mt. Bromo, Java Indonesia with sea c...

    #sea_cloud #men #twilight #bromo #camping

    Editor's Note

    Right now as I type this Editor's Note, I am sitting at my desk in a cubicle, in front of a computer, underneath fluorescent lights — I wish I was here instead. My first cup of coffee in the mornin... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photo was taken above Lake Garda on the Via dell’Amicizia (Friendship Route), an excellent v...

    #lake_garda #ladder #extreme #climber #female #sports #adventure #sky #travel #inspiration

    Editor's Note

    The climber, Lynne Hempton, looks so calm — I feel the exact opposite. I agree with Your Shot photographer Barbara Palmieri who commented, "I REALLY envy anyone who can do this. So very very high! ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Some construction workers lifting together a long iron rod,shot at IIT Kharagpur,India

    #ladder #industry #construction #worker #india

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic Shyamal. I love how you composed this construction site from lower right corner of the frame to the top left. Great job. I love how you eliminated any background visual clues informing me... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Flamingo are the most beautiful in Kuwait we have to save them live in Peace .

    #light #wildlife #photos #kuwait #bird #city #wild #birds #2017 #best #flamingo #animal #citylights

    Editor's Note

    I love it Faisal. Great seeing. Fantastic use of long lens (600mm) to compress this scene. I agree with Your Shot photographer Anne Oehlen who commented, "This is such an eerie shot, bringing wildl... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Like many, I love fog. It adds mystery to our routine life and it slows down activities in our bu...

    #flock_of_birds #flock_birds #robins

    Editor's Note

    Great seeing J.C. I love that you made this frame on your impromptu walk. Fantastic job in your composition — I love the layers of birds fading into the fog. This is so beautiful. You are right, th... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Big flock of swans flew back to Latvia in early spring. We got this shot on the walk near Baltic ...

    #jurmala #woman #baltic_sea #wild_swan #swan

    Editor's Note

    What a beautiful portrait Jelena. I love the color tonality in your frame. I love how you saw this scene, and then decided to make this photo. I can imagine your excitement when you saw it through ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I was watching these children play with the telescopes and was trying to come up with an interest...

    #yourshotmeetup #child #sanfrancisco #curiosity #adventure #travel #yourshotmeetup_sf

    Editor's Note

    First, fantastic to meet you yesterday Stan. Thanks for coming to our photo walk. Great job working the scene, and making a clean composition. What I really love about your photo is how amusing it ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I looked up to the towering coconut palms swaying overhead during an afternoon stroll near Balapi...

    #whileonawalkassignment #palmwine_tapper #rope_dancer #film_scan #ashi_pentax_spotmatic

    Editor's Note

    This is fantastic — unfortunately Your Shot photographer Don Cayo missed this scene: "Terrific capture. I saw the palms and the ropes when I was in Sri Lanka, but didn't see any activity. I'm envio... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    While taking a walk at Dubai Canal, the new canal in UAE. Found the DNA bridge, had to discover i...

    #blue #bridge #dubai #water #architecture #floor #wood #photography #glass #canal #composition

    Editor's Note

    In another life, I would love to have been an architect. Something as simple as a walkway can become visually stunning when someone cares. I love the lines created in this space. And you have done ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Panna Meena ka Kund, one of the oldest stepwells in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The Panna Meena ka ...

    #jaipur #firdaushadzri #rajasthan #natgeoinspire #sonya6000 #india

    Editor's Note

    This is awesome. Fantastic composition — I love that you did not include the top or bottom of these stairs, it feels infinite. I love the realization of how many options this woman has to go forwar... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Walking on the snow, each for their own inspiration

    #mountainer #winter #landscape #mountain #snow #traces #ski

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic Stefano. I love exploring the lines created by the trails of other previous hikers and skiers — and then finding a set of current hikers making their way up the mountain. My eye spends ti... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    alone in the city

    #cars #solitude #parking

    Editor's Note

    I love your interpretation of the assignment theme — I love this lone walker in a sea of parked cars. I love how you composed this frame wide, with no visible edge of the parking lot; these cars fe... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Was in my capital, had my camera on me and noticed this nice scene unfolding after sunset. I wasn...

    #spring #city #amsterdam #walk #travel #citylights

    Editor's Note

    I love that you were not planning on taking pictures, but upon seeing this scene, you were inspired. This is fantastic Albert. I agree with Your Shot photographer K. Goddard who commented, "I love ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Threshold of Destruction, a forest guard inspects his duty area overcoming all hardships. The for...

    #spring #protecttheselands #fire #assam #people #thedailydozen #india #nature #myclimateaction

    Editor's Note

    Thanks for your detailed caption explaining exactly what I am looking at. Now I better understand why this guard is walking so calmly towards the fire. I love how wide you made this frame, because ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    You can walk in a dream while you are awake.... Just walk in the misty morning.. This picture wa...

    #dream #foggy_city #horse #beautifulday #morningwalk #walk #kolkata #fog #kolkata2017

    Editor's Note

    I love it Lopamudra. I love the way you describe this photo in your caption: "You can walk in a dream while you are awake..." Because that is what I feel as I look at your image. I love the mist, I... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The sea beauty and wilderness always call gazers atention. Walking by the seaside is a fantastic ...

    #seaside #sea #coast #people #while_on_a_walk_assignment

    Editor's Note

    I love how this photo feels — by shooting this frame wide, you've provided space for this moment to breathe. My eyes follow the walkway to the silhouette of the man and dogs in the center of the fr... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    "Blue Hour Vibes" A long hike with a great reward!

    #reflections #sunrise #snow #world #colors #mood #explore #wow #adventure #tones #travel #nature #sunset

    Editor's Note

    Wow. This is so beautiful Kelly. The landscape is epic. This scene is so quiet, so peaceful, it feels so isolated. And yet, what a welcome sight this cabin is — I feel like I am coming back from a ... More

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Even though this assignment has come to an end, I encourage you keep making the time to go for a walk, and take some pictures for fun. Follow the light. Observe the composition. Anticipate the moment. Be inspired by the world in front of you. By being present, you will start to see opportunities for photos everywhere you look. As always, thanks for being a part of the Your Shot community. You are all awesome.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    About the Editor
    David Y. 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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