Action Shot Submissions 2023
Fulton and Parker, San Francisco, Sept 5, 2023
I was on my way to campus when I noticed the unusually bright and direct midday sun was interacting with the scaffolding around the on-campus churches at USF. I was lining up a sort of abstract landscape shot when this older gentlemen ducked in front of the lens at the right moment.
Maasai Mara in Tanzania, 2018
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
Vienna, April 2023
The action shot was taken of two men talking before entering a photo booth in a popular art museum in Vienna.
San Francisco Ocean Beach, October 2023
Experienced a weather change in San Francisco within 40 minutes of my presence at the Ocean Beach. It started from a bit of fog, and then a thick blanket covered the whole beach in no time leaving the surfers underneath. I’ve followed one and started to get worried as he wasn’t seen any more; the fog was so thick. When suddenly -wow! Out of nowhere, like the Last of Us Left on Earth, emerging from the ocean as if Zeus himself getting through the ocean of clouds … holding a surfboard.
Switzerland, Oct 21 2022
New friends take on trails in Switzerland! We booked train tickets the night before and had the time of our lives.
Nairobi, Kenya, 2016
Visiting The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphanage for baby elephants.
Montara State Beach, CA, Summer, 2015
My friend was playing on the beach...
London, UK, July 1st, Summer 2022
Jumping for joy during pride month in London.
Marin County, north of Golden Gate Bridge, 2016
Difficult to take this photo with a 300 mm zoom lens while Blue Angels were flying.
Train Depot in Pingxi, Taiwan, September 2023
People paint their fortunes and wishes on lanterns before lighting and releasing them high into the air. Afterwards, they have to run off the tracks because it is an active railroad! Nevertheless, the rural town is said to help wishes come true, especially if the lantern is set into the water. (These are also biodegradable lanterns)
Gaomei Wetlands, Qingshui, Taichung, Taiwan, 2019
Folks come to walk the boardwalk over the wetlands, and then enjoy the mudflats in their bare feet.
Lago Titicaca, Perú, September 21, 2023
Traveling across Lago Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world) for a home stay with a Quechua community on the Island Taquile in the middle of the lake.
Thailand, Summer 2022
Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya, Japan, July 19th, 2023
This shot captures the bustling nature of Japan's Shibuya Crossing, the busiest crossing in the world. I decided to play around with long exposure shots—something I've never done before. I set my exposure time to one second and this was the result, and I'm happy with how it turned out!
Barcelona, Spain, April 15, 2023
Semana Santa Celebrations in Barcelona.