My Best Photos of February 2019 – National Geographic

Nat Geo Assignement: My Best Photos of February 2019 - Kristian Bertel
Delhi Street Scene submitted to ‘My Best Photos of February 2019’ on National Geographic.



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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot community with an assignment called ‘My Best Photos of February 2019’. Curated by David Y. Lee, a producer at Nat Geo Your Shot, he wants to see the best of the best. He will be looking for images that tell powerful stories on their own and the special care to giving detailed background in our captions.

The images selected for the final story will have wowed us with their composition, and with their compelling captions. Photos that for this Your Shot assignment is simple to share our best photos taken during February 2019.

How to become a better photographer
As David is saying it: ”- To become a better photographer and more thoughtful storyteller, you need to keep practicing, you need to keep shooting. Not just when you are in some exotic location, but in everyday situations in your community with family, friends and neighbors. Practice now, so when you are on vacation or on assignment, you are ready as a photographer to follow the light, observe the composition, and anticipate the moment”, he says.

Streets in India photographed by photographer
A street is a public thoroughfare and usually paved in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.

Originally, the word ‘Street’ simply meant a paved road. The word street is still sometimes used colloquially as a synonym for road, for example in connection with the ancient Watling Street, but city residents and urban planners draw a crucial modern distinction. A road’s main function is transportation, while streets facilitate public interaction. Examples of streets include pedestrian streets, alleys and city-centre streets too crowded for road vehicles to pass. Conversely, highways and motorways are types of roads, but few would refer to them as streets.


”The street is a public easement, one of the few shared between all sorts of people. As a component of the built environment as ancient as human habitation, the street sustains a range of activities vital to civilization. Its roles are as numerous and diverse as its ever-changing cast of characters”


Happy street, alternatively called open street or fun street, are open to all public celebrations organised in many European and Indian cities in India mostly on some Sunday or some other specific day, initiative encourages people to use non-motorised transport and to come out onto the streets to socialize every Sunday morning through a wide array of activities. Where in families and people of all ages can simply get out in the middle of the street to walk, run, jog, dance, bicycle, sing, skate or play.

About the submitted photograph
With the photographer’s submitted photograph for this assignment he respectfully wants to photograph an Indian man in Delhi. A city that in recent years has been affected by smog and air pollution. Traffic with cars and vehicles are one of the causes of poor air quality. Other causes include wood-burning fires, fires on agricultural land, exhaust from diesel generators, dust from construction sites, burning garbage and illegal industrial activities in Delhi.

”- Overpopulation and the ensuing overuse of scarce resources such as water put heavy pressure on the environment. The city suffers from air pollution caused by road dust and industry, with comparatively smaller contributions from unclean engines in transportation, especially diesel-powered city buses and trucks, and 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers with two-stroke engines. Another known cause of pollution is slow moving traffic due to pedestrians crossing the road just about anywhere. A number of initiatives have been undertaken to clean the river but failed to deliver desired results”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says.


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