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Weekly winners

This week's winner, taken by Nicholas Davis

Concession stand

Taken by Nicholas Davis

A desert ibex doing some extreme snacking in Mitzpe Ramo, Israel

This week's winner, taken by Mike Spencer

Ocean drive

Taken by Mike Spencer

A classic ‘woodie’ station wagon leaving Ruby’s car show at Redondo Beach in California

This week's winner, taken by Ian Kinniburgh

Highland cow on the west coast of Scotland

Taken by Ian Kinniburgh

The shot was taken whilst my wife Shirley and I were returning to Orkney from the Western Isles up the west coast route and whilst it was a showery day there was still moments of sunshine. As a result I must have stopped to photograph rainbows and cloudy skies several times but the magical moment came as we drove into Clashnessie and found Highland Cattle in the field adjacent to the beach with a rainbow in the background. I took several shots, but for a brief moment my subject kindly posed and I was happy to capture a special moment. I took the photo with my Fuji X Pro2.

This week's winner, taken by Alison Morris

Tuk-tuks in Delhi

Taken by Alison Morris

This picture was taken when I was travelling by Tuk Tuk back to my hotel after visiting the amazing Chandni Chowk, a busy market filled with food carts, sweet shops and spice stalls. The overcrowded Tuk Tuk in front was full of happy boys waving and smiling and when I momentarily stopped I quickly took this picture to remind me of this joyous encounter in amongst the chaos of the dust and heat of Delhi traffic. Luckily I had my trusty Canon with a 70-300 lens set ready to go!

This week's winner, taken by Rhian Thomas

Seals in the shadow of a tanker on the Paracas National Reserve in Peru

Taken by Rhian Thomas

I saw the seals coming up with the boat and thought if I could get it aligned with the steamer it would look pretty great, and fortunately we were moving slowly enough to take various shots, I didn't really need any special settings. I think the light was very good and the boat was barely moving, which is why it's so sharp. It was at the end of a day learning about how the habitats there have been created to keep the natural wildlife flourishing, so it seemed quite an apt shot of seals enjoying something man-made.

This week's winner, taken by David Hartropp

Waterfall at Yosemite National Park

Taken by David Hartropp

We were staying only just outside the Yosemite park boundary, and the Park Rangers suggested that to avoid the crowds, it was well worth arriving early in the morning. Aided by some jet lag, we were in the park just before dawn and had much of the valley almost to ourselves for an hour or so. I took a number of pictures with both a conventional DSLR camera and a smart phone, of the early light on the river, and this image was taken on an iPhone XR, which incidentally shows just how effective the cameras on modern smartphones have become.

This week's winner, taken by Mark Bishop

Umbrellas in Olhao, Portugal

Taken by Mark Bishop

I was walking through the town centre and rounded a corner and saw that a pedestrianised street had colourful umbrellas strung above it. Exploring some more, I found that there was a whole network of narrow passageways similarly dressed. Realising that the sun shining through the material on one umbrella and bouncing off it on others would look beautiful in photos, I fired off a series of shots. I bracketed the exposure to give me a choice of lighter and darker versions of the image and processed it in Adobe Lightroom to maintain highlight and shadow detail. Camera used was a Panasonic LX100 mk2.

This week's winner, taken by Rosie Llewellyn

Bedouins enjoying some downtime in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Taken by Rosie Llewellyn

I took the picture on holiday in Olhao, just East of Faro, in the Portuguese Algarve. I was walking through the town centre and rounded a corner and saw that a pedestrianised street had colourful umbrellas strung above it. Exploring some more, I found that there was a whole network of narrow passageways similarly dressed. Realising that the sun shining through the material on one umbrella and bouncing off it on others would look beautiful in photos, I fired off a series of shots. The key challenge was to select an area where the background would be a mix of blue sky and an attractive piece of architecture, rather than unappealing shop signs, air conditioning units etc. The shabby chic building in the bottom right of my chosen image was, I felt, a good choice, being unobtrusive but also evocative of the area. I bracketed the exposure to give me a choice of lighter and darker versions of the image and processed it in Adobe Lightroom to maintain highlight and shadow detail. Camera used was a Panasonic LX100 mk2.

This week's winner, taken by Matthew Train

Podere Belvedere, in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

Taken by Matthew Train

I had been hoping for mist all week, and had visited this spot several mornings without luck (bearing in mind this meant waking up at 4.30am each time!). On my final morning, I had slept through my alarm and had therefore decided to go somewhere closer for sunrise, but when I arrived I realised this could be the misty morning I had been waiting for. So I jumped back in my car and sped the 30 minute drive to Podere Belvedere, just in time to capture this image about ten minutes before the mist burnt off. This shot is a panorama composite of 3 vertical shots at 70mm. The base exposure was f/13 and 1/40 at ISO 100, with manual exposure blending from bracketed exposures at 1/160 and 1/10. The images were shot with a Canon 5D IV and 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens.

This week's winner, taken by Malcolm Roberts

Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Taken by Malcolm Roberts

It was taken in the Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. My wife and I spent a couple of hours in the slot canyon as part of a photography tour when I suddenly spotted one of our group with a red shirt and white hat looking up at the amazing rock formation, light and colours. I like the way in which he gives a sense of scale and perspective and how his shirt and hat contrast with the beautiful landscape. The picture was taken with my Sony A6000 mirrorless camera. It was essentially a 'grab shot' handheld at an 80th of a second, 50mm, f 5.6 at ISO 3200. It was one of my favourite pictures from the trip and brings back happy memories of a fantastic holiday.

This week's winner, taken by Rowan Burke

Rolling stock: A roving vendor of all things woven in Hanoi, Vietnam

Taken by Rowan Burke

I took this photo in Hanoi, Vietnam, where my wife and I went on our honeymoon. The whole city is a photographer's dream with so much going on, but it's such a quick moving city that you have to be armed and ready to snap things as they happen or your chance is gone. We were sitting outside a bar having a cold beer when this gentleman pulled up. I had to be quick as he was only there for about 20 seconds, but luckily I was able to capture this photo and it's one of my favourites from the trip. It was taken on my old Nion D610 with my Nikkor 50mm 1.8G at f/4, ISO 200, Shutter 1/500.

This week's winner, taken by Kav Dadfar

Golden hour: Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Taken by Kav Dadfar

Having travelled to Thailand extensively over the last 15 years I know it pretty well. I spent most of my time photographing the well known spots in Chiang Mai and after spending the morning at Doi Suthep I had a couple of hours spare before I was due to fly to Mae Hong Son. So I ventured out in the opposite direction to where I normally go and after a short walk came across this temple. I liked the symmetry of the composition but even though I took a couple of shots, I knew that there was a missing element. So I just waited and hoped that I would get a point of interest before I had to leave. I made sure my camera settings were set and I was ready. About 15 minutes later, the monks suddenly appeared and veered off to the left quickly. Luckily I was ready and waiting and managed to capture a couple of photos with them perfectly framed in the doorway.

This week's winner, taken by William Courage

'Dune with a view': The Sahara in Morocco

Taken by William Courage

The photo was taken in the early morning while returning from an overnight camel trek to our accommodation in Kasbah Mohayut, Merzouga, while on holiday in Morocco in March of this year.

This week's winner, taken by Keith Tucker

'Paws for thought': Leaping leopard in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Taken by Keith Tucker

I took the photo towards the end of a morning game drive. We saw the leopard go up the tree and drove to the bottom to get a better view. It sat in the tree waiting for some time and just as we were about to depart the leopard got to its feet and I only had a brief moment to get my camera ready before it jumped! I took the picture on burst mode and this was the best one.

This week's winner, taken by David Fargher

'Head over heels': Miroir d’Eau, Bordeaux

Taken by David Fargher

The photo was taken whilst I was in Bordeaux, I just stopped to watch the world go by, noticing the locals cool off and play in the water during a very hot summer day. It was an opportune moment and taken on a rather cheap smartphone, a Sony Xperia XA1 on the auto setting.