Recently, a National Geographic photography assignment was brought to my attention with a description that fit almost too perfectly to last year my family has experienced. The title of the assignment is 'Transitions: As the World Turns'
A broad spectrum of photos immediately flew into my mind as ones that wonderfully captured this assignment's spirit. The idea is to show the dynamic nature of life using a necessarily static medium. The idea is to have embedded in the photo a representation of change in the world, in the landscape, or in life. As a result of a paradigm-shifting year that included the sickness and death of my father, a brilliant and reflective 3-month North American family road trip, my move to Ethiopia, and a recent family journey to Tanzania, I like to think that my arsenal for this brand of photo is pretty extensive.
Below you'll find the three photos I submitted for the NatGeo photo assignment -- posted in my order of preference -- along with links to my 'Your Shot' page. There you have the opportunity to read my full photo descriptions, to add these photos to your favourites, or to comment on them. I encourage you to do all of these in order for any of these shots to be published, which would be a massive thing in my world.
Cheers from Jimma, and keep making each day count, friends.