Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Anime comes to life

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By using a white background Hitoshi Yamada has ensured that this costumed attendee at the Tokyo International Anime Fair stands out.

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Soccer, defeat and Totti

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In a single image Davide Elias has captured one of AS Roma’s most well-known players, Francesco Totti, and Arsenal’s team logo during their Champions League match. AS Roma lost to Arsenal.

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Smoke rising

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Edward Echwalu sent in a series of pictures on a fire in a market place in Kampala, Uganda, this week and managed to send a complete package ensuring he had all the views necessary to illustrate the story.

First he had the overview.

Then he had the scene setter, complete with smoke rising from the ashes.

Then he had the drama of police firing tear gas.

And finally he sent in a powerful portrait of a youth holding a charred soda bottle.

Let there be (little) light

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It’s not often we choose to profile two photographs but this week is an exception as both the above images make use of low light conditions to highlight their subjects. In the top one, a section of the Iranian ancient city of Yazd is illuminated by natural light with the tunnel falling into darkness. In the bottom one, photographer George Calin has exposed just for the light falling on the face of two Chinese workers in Romania as they seek help to return to China.

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Auschwitz in black and white

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By using black and white to photograph the museum at Auschwitz, Carmine Flamminio has created a haunting image that details the textures and tones of this pile of human hair.

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Blood, sweat and tears

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From the many Ashura pictures we received to the newly re-named Your View this week, this one from Jashim Salam caught my eye because of the interesting use of a slow shutter speed to give the image and event a sense of movement.

You will begin to see a wider selection of images and video on our revamped Your View page but we will continue to showcase the best in our weekly showcase here.

from Photographers' Blog:

Death all around

A Congolese refugee in a tattered baseball cap, worn clothes and blue flip-flops begged me for a cigarette at Kibati, a camp for 65,000 people displaced by fighting in eastern Congo.

I scolded him, saying smoking was bad for his health, as if anything could be worse for your health than living in this conflict-racked corner of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Shooting in the rain

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This image from Osman bin Adnan of soccer players training resembles more of a painting than a photograph as he uses a slow shutter speed to blur both the players and the rain as it falls.

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Remembering the veterans

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In this You Witness image from Dario Ayala he has successfully used a vignette to add interesting framing to his portrait of a World War Two veteran handing out poppies.

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Bikes, camera, action

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Afif Rahim sent in a series of photos to You Witness this week from the SIC Moto X competition in Malaysia. From the series, this image in particular stood out for its contrast between foreground and background. Afif stopped the action at the right moment to capture this rider at the height of his jump to make a compelling image.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

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