One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
A woman walks on a snow-covered path along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. WHY WE PICKED IT: Heading off the path allowed for a more interesting angle on this photo. Also framing the subject between the two benches is great timing and adds some life to the winter scene.
Stacy Crain and Al Giannini, both from Rockford, Ill., walk under Anish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins. WHY WE PICKED IT: Great to see a very different and unusual angle of this sculpture in Chicago that is photographed on a daily basis. When approaching your photos on trips always have a look around to see if there is another angle that will make your photo stand out from the rest.
(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP PHOTO)
Workers clean the glass roof of the National Grand Theatre in Beijing. WHY WE PICKED IT: An interesting pattern created by the panes of glass on the roof. Getting the workers provides scale to the momentous task of cleaning the building.
An elderly man walks over a bridge during rainy weather, at the government district in Berlin. WHY WE PICKED IT: The shallow depth of field worked well here. Nice exposure to retain the high contrast in scene.
(Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)
Natasha Malekzai of Toronto shot this photo while walking along Wilket Creek in Don Mills. WHY WE PICKED IT: Well composed to capture the reflection off the water, the image is enhanced by the rippled texture and complementary colours from the warm sunlight and cool sky.