Your View contributor Ross Beckley shot this photo of a firefighter from the New South Wales Fire Brigades during a recent fire in Australia.Beckley was at the scene to capture the firefighters in action. Instead of a dramatic news photo of a fire rescue, he captured the ethereal feel of the smoke surrounding a firefighter. The framing of the subject allows the smoke to be a dominant element in the composition.View this week’s Your View showcase here.
A clown performs during “Slava’s Snowshow”, a stage show created and staged by Russian clown Slava Polunin, in Madrid October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Juan MedinaA general view of the new PS20 solar plant which was inaugurated last month at “Solucar” solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, October 7, 2009. The solar thermal power plant uses mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays onto towers where they produce steam to drive a turbine, producing electricity. REUTERS/Marcelo del PozoA man points to a wall torn down by high winds from the third floor of a house in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo October 8, 2009. Typhoon Melor barrelled into Japan’s main island on Thursday, disrupting flights and trains, closing some factories and tearing roofs off houses, but damage was much less than had been feared. REUTERS/KyodoWomen pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Ajay VermaClick here for the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.