One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
Self-portrait of Chris Hadfield in the Cupola with rising Dragon below, Africa behind, MArch 3, 2013. Reader assignment: Self portrait. Time to turn the camera on yourself using a mirror, self timer or another creative way to capture you.
(Photo by Cmdr. Chris Hadfield/CSA)
A Cape Town resident trains at an outdoor fitness park in the city's Sea Point suburb, during a day of respite from the icy winter weather that left snowfall on surrounding mountains, September 2, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: The photographer found an interesting foreground to compliment the dramatic sky.
A tourist walks inside Attalos Arcade in the ancient agora (market) in Athens September 3, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Good timing on the subject just exiting the frame but it's the lighting that really makes the photo stand out. Creates nice shadows and patterns throughout the scene.
Dennis Page of Halifax sent us this image for our shadow assignment. The long shadow helps fill empty space in the image, making it more dynamic.