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Hanging Out | Photograph by Darryl MacDonald (@clearbluephoto)
“In my late 30’s, my wife convinced me to put aside my career as a firefighter/medic and return my original aspirations as a professional photographer. Given my interest in non-traditional photography, the transition has been difficult to say the least. I’ve been tempted to give up a number of times, and my wife refused and helped me push forward,” writes Your Shot photographer Darryl MacDonald. “I now work full-time as a photographer. This is one of the many images taken around the globe of my wife patiently waiting for me during an assignment.”
“I love it Darryl. I hope you have repeatedly thanked your wife for encouraging you to pursue your original aspirations to be a photographer. Look again at your photo: you are underwater swimming with fishes and a shark — which is so different from your other career as a firefighter/medic. And what I really love is how your photos reveal she also shares your new adventures as a photographer…” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee).
This photo was submitted to our “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toensing (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee. To share your photo and story of inspiring women in your life, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer