Pictures of the day: January 28, 2021

It’s Friday, which means it’s time again to relax, unwind and enjoy some exceptional photography, taken by our so talented readers. What is that? Wondering how to get your own images featured in our weekly gallery? Easy. Simply enter them via Flickr, instagramWhere Twitter. Find all the details to enter here.

For this week’s gallery, we have once again selected a diverse collection of images that showcase a range of photographic disciplines, from portraits to landscapes, street shots to wildlife. It’s always a pleasure to organize these weekend galleries and we hope you have as much fun browsing them as we have creating them. On to the pictures!

Main image by RGL Photographysee more of their work here.

yellow bananas

See more of Jason’s work here. Jason Cook

I love street photography, especially when there is a humorous component to the shot, as is the case here. It’s not often you see someone in a bright yellow coat, pushing a yellow shopping cart under a giant advertisement for yellow bananas. Jason Cook did a great job framing and capturing this image. And it proves that there is potential for photographic magic in even the most mundane grocery shopping.

Landscape in cold tones

Landscape photo by Dang Nguyen
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This photo, taken by Dang Nguyen in Southern California, caught my eye among a sea of ​​other landscape snaps submitted by readers. What made me stand out was the overwhelming cool tone. Oftentimes, landscape photos are warm and sunny, but the purple and blue hues make this one that much moodier. I also love the composition, all the elements of the frame are really well balanced and those clouds add an almost painterly vibe.

portrait in the rain

Portrait photo by Alex Danch
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Here’s another shot that really stood out from the pack: Alex DanchThe rain-soaked portrait, captured with a Soviet-era film lens, fitted on a Sony mirrorless camera. Alex used a shutter speed of 1/50s to shape the falling raindrops and placed his subject towards the center of the frame (where the lens is probably sharpest). The main lines of the staircase behind him add a nice dramatic effect, as does the extreme shallow depth of field. Overall, it’s a really cool and unique portrait, and one that made me do a double take when I spotted it.

tornado rainbow

A tornado rainbow photo by Pat Kavanagh
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I had never even heard of a tornado rainbow until I came across this ridiculously impressive image, captured by Pat Kavanagh in Alberta Canada. Pat has a long description about his Flickrpage on how this shot came to be, and it’s definitely worth reading in its entirety. But the short version is that Pat and his wife heard a thunderstorm approaching, so he quickly grabbed his camera and headed up to the roof of his house to take some pictures. It was once he got up on the roof that the rainbow appeared – apparently right in his neighbour’s garden – just below a forming tornado. And the rest is history.

The museum keeper

A museum photo by Mondmann
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Is it considered street photography if taken inside a museum? Whether it is or not, I really like this candid image, taken by a Flickr user Modman at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Maybe it’s the lack of other people in the frame, the stillness of the scenery, or the stark white and gray tones, but I find the shot to be extremely calming, not to mention that it’s well composed. I also really appreciate the look on the security guard’s face, as if he was thinking deeply about the meaning of the exhibit on display.

golden sun star

A landscape photo by Tassanee
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I’m a sucker for a good sunstar, especially in a landscape shot. And this image by Flickr user Tassanee, perfectly displays the technique (which is to stop your aim down). It’s a beautifully balanced setting and makes me yearn for the quiet solitude of a warm sunny day in the countryside. In other words, it’s the perfect picture to send to your weekend. Happy Friday, all of you.

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