March 1, 2014

I Heart My City: Amsterdam

Photograph by Karl Duncan, National Geographic Your Shot

This photo of an Amsterdam alley was included in our recent Your Shot Assignment story: I Heart My City. Senior photo editor Sarah Polger explains why she chose it: "This frame bids the viewer to enter the frame and quickly hustle down the alley. Crowds and far-off lights suggest the path will end in a night with a story, and the graffiti reminds us that sometimes the most fun to be had in a city is a little more gritty. The wide angle focuses our view and works with the graffiti to suggest we may be about to enter an Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole."

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