May 13, 2009

Plaza, Ontario, Canada

Photograph by Sam Abell

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images From National Geographic Books

I was hurrying to an appointment when something stopped me. It was an austere, brilliantly lit plaza. I took it in, stepped back to include the black edge of the building beside me, and gathered myself to make a photograph. Moments later a woman rounded the corner and completed the composition.—Sam Abell

From the National Geographic book The Life of a Photograph, 2008


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