National Geographic : 2016 Mar
YourShot.ngm.com VISIONS EDITOR’S NOTE Tekla Szó́cs London, England Szó́cs, a photographer, had asked a friend to model for her at an aban- doned pool in Budapest. The friend brought her young niece along. “We were playing around, jumping in puddles,” Szó́cs says. The girl stopped at one point to look down at the empty pool. ‘So many photos nailed the essence and magic of pool time—diving, floating, antics above and below the water, moments of spontaneity, and some creatively artful scenes.’ Sherry L. Brukbacher, photo editor The Pool Assignment We asked the Your Shot community to visit a pool and use photography to explore above the water’s surface, or below it.