Photo of the Day

a girl on a swing at sunset
March 30, 2014

Girl's World

"I captured this moment of my daughter's reckless abandon in a suburban playground in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia," says Gina Waga, a member of National Geographic Your Shot whose picture was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. "I chose an evening during a specific time of year, when the sunset would be enhanced by the smoke from the local canefires, creating the stunning, merging colors."

Waga says a lower-angle composition captured her daughter's silhouette perfectly. "It was then up to timing: teaching her how to position herself, pushing her on the swing, then getting back to the perfect spot in the overgrown grass to capture a moment of simplicity and beauty in a child's life."

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Photograph by Gina Waga, National Geographic Your Shot

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