Photo Of The Day: Indian Pilgrim

Today’s excellent and colorful portrait shot comes to us courtesy of Flickr user SoumishD. Soumish was in the Indian city of Haridwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site along the holy waters of the Ganges River, when he captured this mysterious woman, cloaked in a translucent pink veil. The depth of field focus on her face, the vibrant hue of the pink fabric and the look of concentration all contribute to a sense of intensity and intrigue to the image.

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[Photo credit: Flickr user SoumishD]

Photo of the Day (3.28.2010)

It’s extremely hard to take good photos of wildlife. Animals move around a lot, many are active only at night and in the case of sharp-tooth predators, getting close can be downright hazardous to your health. That’s why I’m loving Flickr user toffiloff’s up-close-and-personal crocodile photo, taken at the Singapore Zoo. Sure, the danger element is gone, but there’s plenty of great technique at work here: the depth-of-field close-up on the croc and the beautiful reflection in the water’s glassy surface lend the image a true “National Geographic” feel. It makes a nice companion to this shot from earlier this month, doesn’t it?

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Photo of the Day (5.20.2008)

Someone once told me that the sign of a good writer was the ability to make something mundane sound interesting. I think the same goes for photography — it’s the ability to see ordinary things in an extraordinary way, coupled with the ability to capture that view in your lens.

That’s what I like about this photo of a birch tree by Roberta Attalla. When was the last time you looked at a birch tree up close? My favourite aspect of this photo is the spectacular depth of field.

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