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Photography is all about light. When scouting out a location it’s important to look for the light source, as Mohandas has done in this picture of Taekwondo fighters in India by using the rays of light streaming in from the window.
Jeff Bachner got up close and personal with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week at the 27th Annual White Castle Kingsboro Arm Wrestling Championships in Brighton Beach. By waiting for a strong expression and ensuring Bloomberg’s face is in sharp focus, Jeff has impressed again.
Believe it or not, we don’t often receive pictures of croquet. It’s not a sport Reuters generally covers and we’ve never received any from our Your View contributors either, until this week. Steven Scott Taylor shows us how the sport is shot with his use of shadows and angles.
Sometimes pictures need to be seen big. This week’s picture of soccer fans clashing with police in the Czech Republic is one of those pictures. Click here to see the full size image.
The more you look at this picture the more the details of the scene become visible – from the look of horror on the woman’s face to the overturned potted plant. The soccer fan’s eyes are what draw you into the frame but it is the details that keep you looking at it.
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.
Your View contributor Ellie Kealey sent in a series of pictures on a rally held by women to support Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah. Not only are the pictures well composed and dynamic but the event is unusual. Ellie explains that a rally by only women is a rare event in Afghanistan. This particular group of women are Hazaras, who’s support Abdullah is seeking in the upcoming election.
View this week’s Your View showcase here.
Did you live under the communist regime of East Germany? Sneak across the border to escape to West Berlin? Celebrate the fall of the wall in 1989?
In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Reuters is looking for contributions from its readers. Send your pictures or video of events leading up to the historic moment to Your View or add your comments below.
My initial contact with Abdinasir Mohamed Guled was when he submitted a photo to our user-generated content service, called You Witness at the time, now Your View. The caption read “hi reuters” and the location was listed as Mogadishu suqa holaha district. This was enough to peak my attention.
I spoke with Abdinasir, who at the time was busy covering the story of pirates off the Somali coast. Below is his account of his journey from contributor to You Witness to regular stringer for Reuters.
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.