National Geographic Your Shot Finalist / by Maranie Staab

well, that was pretty neat. i have been uploading a few photos each week to the National Geographic Your Shot site  ( to get feedback as much as anything else. one of my photos -- the once below of a ugandan man -- was selected as one of the dozen that NG editors select each week to pit against each other for a chance of being publishing in an upcoming magazine. the voting was open for 24 hours - to anyone that is already a member of the Your Shot site as well as anyone who went to the site to vote - and while i did not end up winning the number of votes that i did received was encouraging. plus, as a friend of mine was frank enough to point out, at the end of the day it still means that a Nat Geo editor looked at one of my photos and did not think that it was complete garbage :)