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a celebratory dance in front of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico
January 23, 2015

Crossing Cultures

“Plain luck” put Your Shot member Alex Visbal in the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during a patronage festival. In front of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, the square’s historic rose-colored church, small bands and indigenous groups danced and made offerings. “The mixture of cultures was so interesting that I wanted to capture it and include the mystique of the moment,” writes Visbal. “I tried every possible angle, even climbing trees, and went for a relatively low shutter on a low angle so I could have the dancing in the image while also having the church in the frame, backed with a twilight sky.”

Visbal’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Alex Visbal, National Geographic Your Shot
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