June 27, 2014

Light at the Museum

Photograph by Jason Maloney, National Geographic Your Shot

"When I shoot street photography, I'm always looking for interesting light, juxtapositions, and emotions that will make a good picture," says Your Shot member Jason Maloney. "I was drawn to the background in this photo, as it is a well-known piece of Denver on the outside of the Denver Art Museum."

Maloney says the sliver of light looked very dynamic. "I felt it would make a great photo. I wanted to wait for just the right moment, though, and after a few passersby and groups of people, I saw this single man walking along."

Maloney's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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17 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

Interesting. Something strange looking about the light.

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Creativity and intelligence at work, not to mention a excellent photographer!  Wonderful work with great light, shadow and overall composition.  Thanks for sharing and congrats, congrats, congrats.

Jason Maloney
Jason Maloney

Thank you very much everyone and to National Geographic. This is an honor to me. Not only because its Nat Geo, but I have very fond memories of spending hours looking at my late grandmother's vast Nat Geo collection from the early 1900's up until she passed by.  Every time I see a Nat Geo magazine or special I'm reminded of her. I wish she could have been alive to see me featured.  Thank you.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

With the arrow of light, the passerby fits what is written on the wall.  It is as if everything was just for him in that moment.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What a perfect black and white shot .The 'arrow' lighting up the wall,and the huge letters,'As to be in plain sight' are appropriate to  the passerby who is caught in stride by the photographer. Makes for another 'wait for it' shot, that very definately pays off. The details are amazing, and I just love it, Jason.   j.e.s.......

Jason Maloney
Jason Maloney

@Frank JENSEN Actually, I leave my photo's untitled. Nat Geo gave the title for the post.

I was referring to the beam of light in my last reply.


Jason Maloney
Jason Maloney

@Shannon T Everything's natural and out of camera, save the B&W processing. The "beam" is created due to a skyway that goes over the street between two buildings. I was across the street (not seen in frame) when I took this.

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