One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
A privately licensed taxi and tricycle taxi are seen on the streets in Havana. WHY WE PICKED IT: Creating an interesting silhouette is a balancing act in how much detail to include and how much to leave out. This photo works perfectly. It's busy with lots of action and has enough sunlight around the subjects.
(Enrique De La Osa/REUTERS)
A sheen caused by spilled fuel shines on water left in a street by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in Lindenhurst, New York. WHY WE PICKED IT: The reflective, luminescent sheen of this oil slick reminds us that even a natural disaster can produce scenes of beauty.
Pedestrians are seen at the intersection of King and Bay Streets in Toronto. WHY WE PICKED IT: Here is a a great way to shoot weather and keep the equipment dry. Go inside and use the raindrops on glass to provide an interesting foreground to the scene outside.
(Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)
Indians paddle a boat at sunset in the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Allahabad on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is one of Hinduism's important centers. WHY WE PICKED IT: The reflection of colour on the water makes for a beautiful backdrop to the paddlers on the river.
With fresh snow overnight Keith Williams shot this Short-tailed Weasel while it caught some early morning rays on top of his woodpile. WHY WE PICKED IT: The beautiful morning light, nicely balanced with a little flash to open the shadows, makes this image our Nature assignment winner this week.