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beachgoers from above in Montauk, Long Island
September 16, 2015

Montauk Moment

Long interested in aerial photography, Your Shot member Clayton Harper used a small-scale unmanned aerial craft to capture this vantage of him and his wife at sunset in Montauk, New York. Harper had been waiting for optimal lighting and shadows for other photos when he decided to use the time and equipment to try something new. At the time, his wife was expecting their first child. “I was instantaneously drawn to this new perspective of the relationships between me and my wife, our unborn child, and the earth,” he writes. “In this moment, I saw the forces of our anxiety of the unknown and the excitement of our new baby through the environment we were in.”

Harper’s photo was submitted to the From Above assignment on Your Shot. Your Shot is our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »

Photograph by Clayton Harper, National Geographic Your Shot
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