Through the Rain

The Man's StareThe eyes certainly have it in this striking trifecta of composition, timing, and evocativeness that garnered an honorable mention in the “People” category at the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year awards, announced last week. Taken at a railway station in Bangladesh, the photo is a mix of moodiness and mystery (what’s with the umbrella sticking out the open window?) punctuated by the penetrating gaze of the rider next door. The photographer, who titled his image “The Man’s Stare,” succinctly summed up his achievement with the comment, “I got the moment.” Which is what all great photographers do.