One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
The sun is filtered through the fog in the Stelling Vineyard at Far Niente winery Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Oakville, Calif. WHY WE PICKED IT: The perspective of the grape vines fading in the fog is enhanced by the contrasting foliage in the foreground, making for an atmospheric scene with vast depth.
(Eric Risberg/AP Photo)
.MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams perform near an Orthodox church during a demonstration flight at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. WHY WE PICKED IT: The pattern of the crosses makes a great foreground image to the synchronized jet fighters during this air show.
Visitors run away from waves from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou Zhejiang province, August 25, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Right place at the right time? More likely the photographer anticipated the crash of the wave and was there to capture the reaction of the many now-soaked bystanders.
A woman and a child cast shadows as they ride their bicycles on a sunny day in Vienna August 23, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: This photo is a good example of using shadows to create a unique and interesting image.
Pavel Muller, a retired hobbyist photographer from Toronto, submitted this shot of night traffic on the Don Valley Parkway for the reader assignment on slow shutter speeds. Using a small aperture of f/16, 100 ISO and a neutral density filter to further lower the shutter speed, he took this 30-second frame of car lights trailing into the distance.