January 26, 2016

Cold Light of Day

Photograph by Andrew George, National Geographic Your Shot

After a cold night, morning sunlight shoots through the mist, inspiring Your Shot member Andrew George to capture the moment during his visit to the Oisterwijkse forests and fens in Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. “The light is the most important ingredient,” he writes. “I visit this place often through every season. I usually walk around this fen and let the light guide me. When I came across this scene, I noticed the sun rays in the back and a kind of curtain of trees in the front. It was like an opening of a theater play. Everything fell into place.”

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15 comments
Tracy Eckels
Tracy Eckels

What a great source for top class photography.

Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

Nice click.  Even better without the frontage.  Congrats on POTD

Adam Raymaker
Adam Raymaker

Great! I love seeing a distinct foreground, middle ground and back ground.

Ann B.
Ann B.

Beautiful shot, great job!

Morgan  C.
Morgan C.

awesome! the sunlight going through the trees makes the picture great!

teresa P.
teresa P.

Great shot! As my eyes are drawn immediately to the center of the photograph, instinctively, I start to follow it up to the source. The sunlight streaming through the winter trees creates an illusion, that there is something up there shining a light down on the water. Something other than the sun.

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