Action Shot Submissions 2023

Fulton and Parker, San Francisco, Sept 5, 2023

Adam Wilson photo submission

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

Caroline Krajicek photo submission

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Vienna, April 2023

Dylan Mitchley photo submission

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

Ela Gapeyeva photo submission

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

Elina Graham photo submission

New friends take on trails in Switzerland! We booked train tickets the night before and had the time of our lives.

Nairobi, Kenya, 2016

Genevieve Chan photo submission

Visiting The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphanage for baby elephants.

Montara State Beach, CA, Summer, 2015

Hasin Zecic photo submission

My friend was playing on the beach...

London, UK, July 1st, Summer 2022

Layla Magee photo submission

Jumping for joy during pride month in London.

Marin County, north of Golden Gate Bridge, 2016

Michael Kremer

Difficult to take this photo with a 300 mm zoom lens while Blue Angels were flying.

Train Depot in Pingxi, Taiwan, September 2023

Nadine Saliba photo submission

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

Randall Souther photo submission

Folks come to walk the boardwalk over the wetlands, and then enjoy the mudflats in their bare feet.

Lago Titicaca, Perú, September 21, 2023

Siobhán Larkin photo submission

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

Sovann Muni Visal photo submission

Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya, Japan, July 19th, 2023

Timothy Basa photo submission

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

William Fillmore photo submission

Semana Santa Celebrations in Barcelona.

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