A pro-government protester lies on the ground after he was injured by a grenade blast in Bangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2010. Your View/Cyrille Andres
Tensions have been high in Thailand as anti-government “red shirt” protesters face off against pro-government forces and supporters.
Your View contributor Jeffrey Liam took this photo of fishing boats stranded inland after Typhoon Ketsana struck Vietnam last September.
Liam’s photo has a well-composed balance of elements and color. The muted earth colors of the sand and the woman’s shirt are contrasted by the punched-up blue of the sky and the turquoise of the ship’s hull. Her eyes also help lead the viewer’s attention to the detailed planking of the ship.
Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias SchwarzHeart shaped balloons fly next to an installation by artist Nathan Coley in the grounds of the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland November 2, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir A member of a fumigation brigade sprays a home in Havana November 2, 2009. Cuba conducts regular fumigation inside homes to check the spread of dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes a fever which can be deadly. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan A woman wades deep into a river bank to collect mud to pan for gold at a river bank in Pidie district in Indonesia’s Aceh province November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva
People watch as an acrobat practices flips at Yoff beach in Senegal’s capital Dakar, Novermber 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Finbarr O’Reilly Surfer Raph Bruhwiler carries the Olympic Torch while coming ashore along Pacific Rim National Park just outside Tofino, British Columbia November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy ClarkAn Afghan girl and her mother sit in a minibus in Herat November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Maoist supporters and activists take part in a torch rally in Kathmandu November 1, 2009. Nepal’s Maoist former rebels have re-launched their nationwide protests to topple the government over the army chief sacking issue. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar
Your View contributor Stuart Clyne captured a dramatic action photo taken during a festival in Phuket, Thailand.Clyne used a wide-angle focal length to take this picture, which meant he had to get close to his subjects. The paper wadding from exploding firecrackers and the hands covering the faces of the parade participants make it feel as if you the viewer are right in the action.As the famous photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”View this week’s Your View showcase here.