Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Fire and ice


When Ingolfur Juliusson’s first pictures of the riots in Iceland came in to Your View we had no pictures by Reuters photographers or stringers on our professional picture wire. Seeing this and the quality of the images, I sent them along to our chief photographer of the region. In cases where we use citizen journalists pictures on our professional wire it is usually the chief photographer who negotiates usage and payment for the photographer. As our chief photographer was out of the office and knowing that Europe was on deadline for these pictures, I contacted Ingolfur directly and negotiated a payment for 5 pictures.

The selection was quickly moved on the wire and it wasn’t long before we saw some online play.

This screenshot is from http://www.dn.se/

A number of Your View contributors have had their pictures moved on the Reuters Pictures wire.

Click here to view a slideshow and click here to view this week’s showcase.

Fishing for photos


Regular Your View contributor Jashim Salam sent in a selection of pictures this week of a fisherman casting his net in Bangladesh. In the photo above: Timing, composition and a little bit of luck combined to create an interesting environmental portrait.

View this week’s Your View selection here.

Blood, sweat and tears


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.