One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
People sit in the sun in Sheldon Square in west London July 19, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Patterns. Capture a variety of patterns and incorporate them in your day-to-day scenes. Here, the steps and seats provide an interesting pattern.
Reflected in a driveway mirror, a motorist crosses the centre line to pass a cyclist on Point Grey Road along a 1-km stretch the city is considering closing to through traffic, in Vancouver, B.C.. WHY WE PICKED IT: Great use of a reflective surface turns a rather pedestrian scene into an interesting photograph. The exposure perfectly captures the scene in the mirror and puts everything else in the frame in the dark.
(Darryl Dyck For The Globe and Mail)
A man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower as hot summer temperatures continue in Paris. WHY WE PICKED IT: Next time your capturing photos on vacation of various sights and landmarks, have a look around and see what you can add to the shot. This one provides some action in the foreground.
Triathletes wait for the start of the Toronto Triathlon Festival at Ontario Place. WHY WE PICKED IT: An interesting angle was used to get the pattern of all the swimmers’ heads in the water before the start of their race.
(Philip Cheung For The Globe and Mail)
Josephine Pockett shot this image north of Strathroy, Ont., for our rural theme. The old sign towering above a wide open field perfectly captures the scene many of us have when driving out of the city. The slight vignette effect adds to the feeling.