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Oct 15, 2009
Oct 9, 2009
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A deadly composition

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Your View contributer Elissa Bogos was on the scene in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after a devastating suicide bombing on October 8 outside the Indian embassy that killed 17 people and wounded dozens more.Despite the chaos, she managed to snap this well composed photograph of a uniformed man walking through the strewn wreckage. By framing this man between two sets of exposed girders, the composition creates a frame within a frame that quickly draws the viewer to the main subject at hand.As many photojournalists can attest, it is their job to convey a message visually. A good composition helps convey that message faster.View this week’s Your View showcase here.

Aug 14, 2009
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A bolt of lightning

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Your View contributor Stephen Pereira captured an excellently timed photograph of lightning bolts streaking through the clouds as well as hitting the CN Tower, the tallest free standing building in North America, in Toronto. The image was captured using a long time exposure, where the normally dotted lights of cars on city streets merge into steady streams of light.View this week’s Your View slideshow here.

Jul 24, 2009
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Solar eclipse

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Contributor Siripong Wattanapaiboon captured an evocative photograph of the July 22 solar eclipse from his vantage point in Chaing Mai, Thailand.  The red and black tints of the clouds artfully conjures a mood reflective not of an obscured sun, but more of a waning moon in an evening sky.