National Geographic : 2009 Sep
YOUR SHOT | ngm.com/yourshot READERS' CHOICE EDITORS' CHOICE • Light and Shadow Whether it's a glowing critter or a rain-slick cityscape, interplay of light and dark can illuminate and inspire. Some call it chiaroscuro. We call it the makings of a great shot. Have you taken a picture like that? Send it to us. Every month, this page features two photos: one chosen by our editors, one chosen by our readers via online voting. For guidelines, a submission form, and more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot. James Snyder West Palm Beach, Florida One evening Snyder noticed something bizarre in his backyard: A frog hugging a mango tree had swallowed a Christmas light. The 29-year-old snapped this shot, then worked to free the frog. Navid Baraty San Francisco, California A 28-year-old Web developer, Baraty likes shooting in the rain "because of the wonderful lighting from all the reflective surfaces." He took this gift of a picture just days before Christmas, as shoppers trundled through Union Square.