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people walking in the snow in Vladimir, Russia
May 9, 2015

Changeable Spring

While traveling through Vladimir, Russia, Your Shot member Tatiana Touraeva and her family stopped to stroll around a historic section of town. “The weather seemed to be pretty changeable that day,” Touraeva writes. Though a freezing wind was blowing, the sun could still be seen through the clouds. “We were having fun, riding scooters and playing tag” when the snow began to fall. “That was quite unexpected, with all that sunshine and green grass almost [coming] out of the ground here and there,” she writes. “The church’s domes seemed lit up by the rays, and the snowflakes—so big and light—moved slowly in the air ... That was really a rare moment I will remember for the rest of my life.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community. Check out the new book Getting Your Shot for more photos, plus tips and creative insights from Nat Geo experts.
Photograph by Tatiana Touraeva, National Geographic Your Shot

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