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Nat Geo Assignment: Places We Love - Kristian Bertel
India has been submitted to the assignment ‘Places We Love’ on National Geographic.



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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot community with an assignment called ‘Places We Love‘. For this assignment curated by Matt Adams, a senior producer at Nat Geo Your Shot is challenging the community to photograph the places we love.

Places of interest we love
What is it about a place that makes us fall in love with it? Iconic landmarks? Interesting architecture? Breathtaking views? Or maybe we love meeting interesting people in your own neighborhood or you love a hiking trail out in the country. We do not have to go far to show Nat Geo an interesting location that we deeply care about. A reminder to write in your caption why we love the place we are sharing with National Geographic of the places we love.

As Matt is saying it: ”-Because I love my home so much, I have always been fascinated by where people are from or the places they now call home. I also really enjoy traveling, and I’ve fallen in love visiting places that some of our Your Shot photographers call home. So show me a place you love, because I’m hoping the final story inspires me to take a vacation sometime soon!”, he says.

India, a place that both fascinates and shocks
As a traveler in India one can be fascinated and shocked – alike. On the streets there is a horn concert that would go unnoticed by any passing wedding party. If you stop at a traffic light with the bus, crowds of turbans, saris and sneakers slip past you. Below the bridges are dealers selling cell phones and memory cards. Next to them are cows who chew on a plastic bag with relish. So India is definiately a place that the photographer is inspired of.


”In Udaipur, items such as handicrafts, pottery, jewelry, wooden toys, antique items and paintings are easily available in the tourist area. Other popular purchases include puppets, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, painted wooden boxes and pottery”


A place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere. The term location generally implies a higher degree of certainty than place, the latter often indicating an entity with an ambiguous boundary, relying more on human or social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry.

”- The submitted portrait was taken in Udaipur in India. Udaipur is particularly famous for its miniature paintings inspired by style of Rajputs and Mughals. You are unlikely to find these items elsewhere in India.”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says.


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