Photo of the Day

a player on an outdoor basketball court in Hong Kong
September 23, 2013

Basketball Court, Hong Kong

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots Your Shot contributor Brian Yen calls it his "weekly photography fix": the uninterrupted hour and a half after he drops his daughter off at her ballet lesson, which he spends shooting pictures in the school's neighborhood. "I had encountered this scene in the past, but always with many players on the court," he says of this image, shot from a pedestrian overpass above Garden Road in Hong Kong. "But this time, near the end of my walk, I saw this lone player shooting hoops. The contrast with the Friday evening rush hour traffic was immediately obvious." Check out the bold new look and feel of Your Shot, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. Get tips on using special techniques in photography » See sports pictures from the National Geographic archives »
Photograph by Brian Yen, Your Shot

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