THE OBSERVER’S TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WEEK: 9TH NOVEMBER 2013

The field moves along the straight in the Carnival Handicap during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse

Shutter speed can sometimes be awkward to work with, especially at a race like this as you don’t get many chances to create the perfect photograph, but this image is spot on. The motion of the horses has been frozen whilst the crowd is blurred, allowing you to look at the most important thing in the frame.

Work nears completion on The Kelpies, a public art and visitor attraction created by artist Andy Scott, which form a gateway to the Forth and Clyde canal at the Helix, Falkirk, Scotland

I saw this work recently on the news and thought how fantastic it was. This photograph has done it such justice and has represented the sculptures perfectly with the beautiful colours and reflections.

A woman holds a portrait of her husband as she threatens to jump off scaffolding at a construction site in Wenzhou, China. According to local media, the construction company declined to explain to the woman the reason for her husband’s death. He was a construction worker who died at the site during a work break

This photo was one of my favourites this week due to the story behind it. I believe that when pictures have a meaning/story behind them, especially as touching as this, it makes the photo ten times more interesting.

 

 

 

 

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