Photograph by Csaba Horvath, National Geographic Your Shot
Storm clouds loom overhead in this self-portrait by Your Shot photographer Csaba Horvath.
Horvath's picture was among those chosen by National Geographic photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel for the After Midnight story on Your Shot. Cook and Jenshel selected the strongest 13 photographs from more than 10,000 submissions.
Your Shot is National Geographic's photo community, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
Shown here are a few of the photos selected for the final story, After Midnight.
Photograph by John Warner, National Geographic Your Shot
Montana's Boulder River rushes under stars in a long-exposure picture made by Your Shot member John Warner. Warner lit the scene with a flashlight during the exposure, a technique known as light painting.
"Your interpretations of After Midnight were original and inspiring," wrote editing photographers Cook and Jenshel. "The diverse range of subject matter, vantage point, light, and imagination brought huge smiles to our faces."
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Photograph by Juan Osorio, National Geographic Your Shot
Juan Osorio captured this self-portrait in New York City. Editing photographers Cook and Jenshel noted, "The photographer seems to be channeling both Cartier-Bresson (the decisive moment) and Brassai (urban nightlife) in this beautiful black-and-white photograph."
Photograph by Ionut Burloiu, National Geographic Your Shot
Your Shot member Ionut Burloiu captured these fireflies in Italy in a multiple-exposure photograph.
For the After Midnight assignment and story, editing photographers Jenshel and Cook looked for new pictures made late at night.
Photograph by Adrian Miller, National Geographic Your Shot
Your Shot member Adrian Miller photographed two members of his family after they fell asleep during a movie.
"This photograph is suffused with tenderness and love. The sepia toning lends itself well to the dreamy quality of the image," wrote editing photographers Jenshel and Cook, who selected this image for the After Midnight story.
Photograph by Christian Begeman, National Geographic Your Shot
Stars and the Milky Way shine over a church in Mud Butte, South Dakota, in this multiple-exposure photograph by Your Shot contributor Christian Begeman.
"What do we love most about photographing after midnight? We've learned to embrace the unknown, the darkness, and how strange it can look," wrote editing photographers Cook and Jenshel in the After Midnight story.
Photograph by Joydeep D., National Geographic Your Shot
Joydeep D. captured this self-portrait in Darmstadt, Germany, with an illuminated globe.
"The photograph contains a well-executed conceptual narrative, as we imagine his mind is spinning with thoughts of future travels and adventures," wrote Jenshel and Cook in an editors' note.
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