March 30, 2014

Girl's World

Photograph by Gina Waga, National Geographic Your Shot

"I captured this moment of my daughter's reckless abandon in a suburban playground in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia," says Gina Waga, a member of National Geographic Your Shot whose picture was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. "I chose an evening during a specific time of year, when the sunset would be enhanced by the smoke from the local canefires, creating the stunning, merging colors."

Waga says a lower-angle composition captured her daughter's silhouette perfectly. "It was then up to timing: teaching her how to position herself, pushing her on the swing, then getting back to the perfect spot in the overgrown grass to capture a moment of simplicity and beauty in a child's life."

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71 comments
Nina O.
Nina O.

Beeeeaaauuutiful, magic, shot!!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Love it. I miss doing that. I'd probably fall on my head if I tried it now.

Michael Thom
Michael Thom

Great photo. I don't know about the cane smoke, but you definitely captured the moment. Stunning!

josh gauthier
josh gauthier

I loved Bundaberg when I was there, it is one of the most awesome places in all of Queensland

Julio César González
Julio César González

Excelente , FOTOGRAFÍA . ES UN HERMOSO ATARDECER Y LA MUJER HAMACANDOSE ¡¡¡¡BUEN DETALLE¡¡¡¡


Janice H.
Janice H.

JOY!                 Nothing more freeing than swinging.       I would rather have let it happen naturally however, in regard to telling her how to position herself.            I guess I just prefer the random shot more than the planned.    Lovely.

José de Melo
José de Melo

Really, an amazing photo. Gina Waga, you're great !

Pam Durant
Pam Durant

I just love this - the timing, the mood, that feeling of freedom or flying.  Great shot!

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