#photooftheday - images from the 2015 Sony Awards
As many of our readers know we publish a photo of the day every day. They tell a story of what is happening when it comes to entrepreneurship, small business or starting up. In this series we have been guided by Sony who, annually, run a competition every year to showcase the very best of images from across the world. Sometimes they leave it to your imagination to determine what might be happening because, at the end of the day, its through our minds eye that our imagination can run free.
These shots are finalists in this years Sony 2015 awards. What is your favourite? Post it via the Facebook thread below we'd love to see them!
Baby and her cat
© Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Sheep herding in Iran
© Saeed Barikani, Iran, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Music in the midst of war
Ukrainian protester plays piano on a barricade in front of the riot police line during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine on October 2, 2014. © Vladyslav Musiienko / UNIAN, Ukraine, Shortlist, Current Affairs, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Out in the snow
© Simon Morris, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Waiting for .... something
© Melissa Little, Australia, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft. The height was crucial in order to flatten perspective by using long focal lengths. Time of day and cloud cover were also critical, the abstract effect being heightened by complete lack of signifying shadow. © Simon Butterworth, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Landscape, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Award
© Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Singapore, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
On thin ice
© Alexander Klebe, Germany, Shortlist, Panormaic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
World of sight
West Bengal, India. October 21, 2013. Blind girls Sonia, 12, and Anita Singh, 5, are born into poverty with congenital cataract blindness. They must accompany their parents everywhere as they cannot be left alone without risk. The surgery to cure this is simple and takes 15 minutes but because of the level of poverty in this family they have been unable to pursue the necessary operation. India has more than 12 million blind, the majority of which suffer from cataract blindness.