One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
Vaclav Reichl looks out from a window of his flooded house at the south Bohemian town of Putim. WHY WE PICKED IT: The simplicity of this image is what makes it standout from the other photos of flooding. Great composition having the window off to the side and filling just a third of the frame with the flood waters.
A male Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) duck entangled with weed after diving for food, swims in St James' Park in London. WHY WE PICKED IT: This shot is all about the rich colours and contrast. From the dark blue water to the bright green moss and the duck's white and grey feathers and brown head.
A man sits in a window of a colonial building in Yangon. WHY WE PICKED IT: The blackness guides your eye directly to the subject. By using the natural light from outside it creates a nice rim lighting on him.
(Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
A man rests on the roof at the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille. : WHY WE PICKED IT: The shadows from the roof create a series of lines around the man in the chair. An interesting setting on it's own but with the addition of this pattern on the floor it changes the entire dynamic of the scene.
Winning reader photo: This macro image was submitted by Laurie Ann Milne of Timmins, Ont. Macro photography requires patience, an eye for detail and sharp focus. This photo demonstrates all of that along with beautiful lighting, perfect composition and a shallow depth of field that makes the subject pop.
(Laurie Ann Milne)