Your Best Shot Gallery: August 2014

The best user submitted work from August

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Photo: Hosain Nazari A woman cleaning stalls used by king elephants, now a tourist spot in India.

Joy

Photo: Eyal Azrad Jumping for joy as we adventure through a random part of the woods.

San Francisco Salt Ponds

Photo: Jeffrey Goodman Shot this looking out the window of an airplane while flying over San Francisco Bay. These colorful designs are salt evaporation ponds located at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. The differing colors come from the different types of algae that grow on top! CAMERA: Sony ILCE-5000 FOCAL LENGTH: 55mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1000 sec. LENS: sony 210 mm e-mount APERTURE (F-STOP): f/20

Wonderland Walk

Photo: Madelyn Carr Bonnett This photo was shot in the hot springs area of Yellowstone National Park near Old Faithful Geyser and Inn. I was shooting in the opposite direction from the same boardwalk my subjects are on when I turned around to see this perfect scene with them in front of the steam and the reflection in the hot water running down the worn rock ledges. I quickly stooped to get as low as possible and got two shots off before most of the visitors had moved away from the steamy background. CAMERA: Nikon D70 FOCAL LENGTH: 28mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/160 sec. LENS: Sigma Telephoto/Macro APERTURE (F-STOP): f/9

Surrender

Photo: Katherine Gould This is a self portrait that was inspired by the feeling of being completely and wholly swept up in the love of Christ. CAMERA: Nikon D600 FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/2000 LENS: 35mm ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): F9.0

Sun setting

Photo: Richard Bianchi As the sun sets over the Coney Island boardwalk. CAMERA: Nikon D7100 FOCAL LENGTH: 18 mm SHUTTER SPEED: F6.3 LENS: Nikkor 18-55 mm ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1/200

Wonder

Photo: Erin Gray The wonder of a child's mind CAMERA: Canon Rebel T1i

Veins of Sand

Photo: Lara Matthews I hiked through sinking sand, stopping to look around for areas where shadowed gradients met the light. When I arrived at this location, no one was in sight. I sat for hours by my tripod, emptying my mind and breathing in the soft desert air. Shadows crept across the barren landscape and long lines raced across the desert floor. Golden rays shined on the sand, highlighting its beauty and form. The sun kissed the sand one final time before falling out of the sky. I photographed in silence. CAMERA: Canon EOS 6D FOCAL LENGTH: 20mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/15 sec LENS: Sigma 20mm ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/20

Fair

Photo: Zoe Hull Taken in swimming pool with a pair of curtains.

Session Road

Photo: Christina Itchon Taken in the Philippines, this old lady is a sidewalk vendor who sells traditional homegrown herbs strewn across a flattened cardboard box. The lines on her face convey such deep emotion and the promise of interesting stories. CAMERA: Canon EOS 500D SHUTTER SPEED: 1/100 LENS: Canon EF 24-105mm ISO: 250 APERTURE (F-STOP): ƒ/4.0

Jerusalem

Photo: Eli Basri Jerusalem's Ultra-Ortodox neighborhood CAMERA: Nikon d800 FOCAL LENGTH: 16 mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1000 Sec LENS: Nikkor 16-35 mm/ f4 ISO: 800 APERTURE (F-STOP): 8

Like books

Photo: Roberto Pestarino A building near Milan Italy

This beautiful girls

Photo: ERNESTO BORGES Love this amazing and beautiful girls!!!!!!! @roxycontinstyle and @razzisuicide @instrumentalbodies by @ephcto LA River CAMERA: 5d mark 3 FOCAL LENGTH: 135 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/10s LENS: 70-200 2.8 L ISO: 500 APERTURE (F-STOP): 3.5

São Paulo, Brasil - Night Sky

Photo: Alex Parke The photo of one of the most dangerous city's in the world. This photo is the picture of the beauty of the city that poor steal and people rome freely. This picture is taken from the top of a building and is directed towards the road that meets the biggest favela in Brazil. CAMERA: NIkon D90 FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm SHUTTER SPEED: 5'' LENS: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G ISO: 3200 APERTURE (F-STOP): 1.8

The wall

Photo: Abhijit Patil Streets of india are always known for their vibrant color, chaos,culture & stories. I took this photograph when I was hanging around with friends for eating spicy street food. CAMERA: NIKON FOCAL LENGTH: 28 mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/50 sec LENS: 18-55 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 4.5

Republic Day

Photo: Kapil Lalwani India

Hunting Sun

Photo: DUNG TRAN Fishing on River

Sleeping Boo-ty

Photo: Katie Dennison This is Boo, the Weimaraner. She belongs to my aunt and uncle in Michigan, and she is a big bundle of energy, so capturing this image of her in a deep sleep is rare! Weimaraners are such beautiful dogs, and Boo is one of our favorite furry friends!

An Homage to the Pink and Blue Ballarina Paintings of Degas

Photo: Charles Hillestad Backstage Waiting at a Dress Rehearsal for a performance of Cinderella at the Gallery Theater in McMinnville, Oregon. The image is heavily manipulated in editing, mostly with art filter plugins of Elements and Topaz software, to give more of an appearance of a painting. CAMERA: Nikon P520

The Speed of Light

Photo: James Owen This photo was taken in the El Cajon area on Broadway, which is located near Highway 67, making it easier to capture as many car headlights/taillights as possible. After learning about open shutter photos in my high school photography class, I felt inclined to go out that same day once the sun dropped to capture this picture. CAMERA: Sony Alpha 55 FOCAL LENGTH: 10mm SHUTTER SPEED: BULB LENS: Sigma 10mm Fisheye 2.8f ISO: 400 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/16

911 memorial

Photo: Jason Crockett Very somber feeling standing there remembering the events of that day. Felt the black and white edit captured more of the mood I felt. CAMERA: Canon 60D FOCAL LENGTH: 19mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/30 LENS: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 16

Daryl

Photo: John David Richardson Portrait of Daryl Harris. Northern Kentucky University, Professor of Theater. CAMERA: Canon 50D FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm APERTURE (F-STOP): 8.0

Scorpion Cove

Photo: Craig Bill Long exposure image of Cape Perpetua, Oregon, USA CAMERA: Sony A77

My Amsterdam

Photo: Delphine Gidoin It was this sort of gloomy day in Amsterdam, again... I took a walk by the river banks of het IJ on my way to the cinema. This August in Amsterdam has barely seen any sunshine however on that day, in that moment, it appeared to me one brief instant in between clouds creating a magical scenery. For me that best describes the Dutch skies and light. CAMERA: Samsung S4 mini FOCAL LENGTH: 3.7 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8

The Forgotten

Photo: Clara Wilson The feeling of being alone, ignored and forgotten in a world where people keep walking by....forgotten. CAMERA: Canon60D FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm SHUTTER SPEED: 160 LENS: 50mm ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 2.8

Place du commerce, Lisbonne

Photo: Sébastien Bouvier Place du commerce, Lisbonne, people, touristes CAMERA: D5100

Zebra

Photo: Deryl Deese This was the beginning of a zebra fight at the zoo, I took several shots of the action, but liked the contrast of this body shot. CAMERA: Canon 50D

Traditional Dancer

Photo: Roy Denish At the Sri Lankan festival, Santa Monica, California. CAMERA: Canon FOCAL LENGTH: 18-55M SHUTTER SPEED: 1/400 ISO: 100 APERTURE (F-STOP): 5.6

Moon over Sydney

Photo: John Santacruz Photoshopped moon over Sydney night skyline. CAMERA: Canon 7d SHUTTER SPEED: 20 sec ISO: 100

Equilibrium

Photo: Samantha Conte The dancer in this photo was balancing on a strip of stone wall that was about two and a half inches wide.

Man Of Bromo

By Michael Pekasa Picture was taking in bromo with man with horse to rent just wait for someone to hire. CAMERA: canon 6d FOCAL LENGTH: 22 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320 LENS: 16-35 mm usm cannon ISO: 250 APERTURE (F-STOP): 7.1

Shooting

Photo: DUNG TRAN Shooting on sunrise.

Bixby Bridge by Starlight - Big Sur, CA

Photo: Christopher Axe I returned to Bixby Bridge after photographing it before in an attempt to include the Milky Way in the image. This time a did a three image panorama. The foreground and bridge was exposed for 5 minutes at f2.8 and ISO 1250 the additional sky images were exposed at f2.8 for 30 seconds at ISO 2000. The light streak is of a south bound car. CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark III FOCAL LENGTH: 14mm SHUTTER SPEED: 5 minutes LENS: Canon 14mm f2.8 L ISO: 1250 APERTURE (F-STOP): f2.8

Sittin on the dock at the bay

Photo: Desiree Manwiller This photo was taken at Ocean Pines Maryland. My 3 year old niece and I were sitting on the end of the dock overlooking the bay to Ocean City.

Laguna Verde, Bolivia

Photo: Navjit Bhamra Magnesium lagoon located on the border between Chile and Bolivia. Large deposits of Borax in the ground. Licancabur volcano can be seen on the right. CAMERA: Nikon D7000

Peace and Relationship begins with smile

Photo: Gottumukkala Madhu She is Tribe women and an Social Activist. Her role is in protecting water is so tremendous. Her photo published in UNICEF year calendar. CAMERA: Nikon cool Pix P 90 FOCAL LENGTH: 29mm SHUTTER SPEED: 1/85 LENS: 1.7 ISO: 64 APERTURE (F-STOP): f/4.5

Storm Clouds Over Bruges

Photo: CLAIRE THORNE Bruges's colorful Grote Markt in Belgium being threatened by storm clouds. CAMERA: Sony DSC-H9

Tunnel Vision

Photo: Shawn Conro Inside a spiral construction site tunnel.

Youth Balance

Photo: Shako Oteka Youth CAMERA: canon 5d mark 2