Find out how to enter the November competition – the theme is solitude
Sylvia Semal: I was on an organised tour of Patagonia, camping on a slope alongside Lake Pehoe in Torres del Paine national park, Chile. After a restless night in the tent, I couldn't wait to get outside into the early morning light. The view and the conditions were just perfect and I rushed back for my camera to capture the Horns of Paine.
Sylvia Semal：在巴塔哥尼亚（南美一个地区）的旅途中，我在智利Torres del Paine国家公园Pehoe湖旁的斜坡上露营。在帐篷里度过了焦躁不安的一晚后，我实在等不及奔入清早的晨曦中。视角和环境都太完美了，我冲回去拿了相机，抓住了Paine Horns美丽的景色。
Samantha Crimmin: A winter’s morning on the Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, where there is no light pollution for 900 miles. When I took this, I had been up for a while trying to photograph the Milky Way, and by the time this photo was taken I was running out of night. In this shot, I was trying to get the pre-dawn glow of the sun over the mountains on one side and the stars on the other.
Philip Bird: I arrived at Bryce Canyon, Utah, in pitch blackness on a bitterly cold morning to photograph the sunrise. There's no light pollution there so I had to set up my equipment using a torch. When the sun broke on the horizon, the scene slowly developed into a magnificent sunrise over a forest of hoodoos. Then the 'world's largest pothole' was transformed into one of the wonders of the world.
Chris Mole: Dawn at my local churchyard in Danehill, Sussex. An early morning mist helped the atmosphere, accentuated by the silhouettes of the gravestones.
Ralph Whitehead: Before travelling to Rio, the images in my head were from Mario Testino's iconic book about the city. I wanted to recapture some of the glow and effortless sexiness of his shots, as well as capture something instantly recognisable and Brazilian. Leblon beach and the peaks of the Dois Irm?os provided a perfect backdrop to the mesmerising skills of the futev?lei (foot-volleyball) players.
Ralph Whitehead：在来里约旅游之前，我头脑中对它的印象都是从Mario Testino的城市图册中获得的。我很想重新体验他照片里的那些色彩和轻取的性感，并且捕捉到一些巴西元素。莱布隆海滩和Dois Irm?os山顶为技术让人着迷的沙滩排球运动员提供了完美的背景。
Chris Sutcliffe: This is the reflection of trees in a rusting grate in a park near Chiang Mai train station in Thailand. I got there before sunrise to buy tickets and found this abandoned park with an empty swimming pool. I caught the trees in the water for this shot, which is the one that reminds me of my time in Chiang Mai.
Georgia Hole: This urban silhouette was taken from my window in Fulham, London, during a spectacular sunset.
David Allen: Sommar?y, Norway: polar night dawn … and dusk. In late November, they're virtually one and the same.
David Allen：Sommar?y, Norway：极夜黎明...和黄昏。在十一月末，景象几乎与现在看到的没什么差别。
Amy Little: This was our last day on Koh Rong Island in Cambodia. It had rained heavily the night before, creating a huge pool of water on the beach whose fantastic reflection of the changing sky made us feel we were standing at the edge of the world. After he grudgingly agreed to a 5.30am start, it took more persuasion to get my boyfriend to perform some early morning acrobatics – but the result was worth it
Ann Moyle: This photograph was taken at about 4.30am in the Masai Mara national park, Kenya. We were slowly approaching a family of cheetahs playing around a tree when I turned and saw this amazing sunrise. I used a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.
Nick Board: On a short break to Washington, we decided to take a closer look at the monument looking down towards the Capitol. A zealous official told me off for mounting my 5D tripod for this long exposure, so this was the last shot I got. It was only later that I noticed the young lady in the foreground who appeared to be having some kind of relationship with the edifice.
Ra Goel: Taken at dawn on a frosty morning as the sun was rising over a river in the small hamlet of Stedorf in north Germany.
David Cantrille, runner-up: This was taken in September in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany. We were up before dawn to be in the right position overlooking the valley for the sunrise. The sun’s rays cut through the mist, giving the light and shadow effect.
Natalie Mayer, judge: With the wonderful natural light and the stunning landscape, this photograph is almost there … what it lacks for me is a little more thought in the composition. It is a shame that the fourth tree is almost clipped off, and there is just a little too much space to the left which, because of the clipped tree, isn't balanced on the right. But the exposure is spot on, enhancing the natural glow of the evening, so the photographer should still feel very pleased with this image.
Gavin Burnett, winner: Rockpool fisherman in Palolem, Goa. I had to be as patient as the fisherman for this shot. I waited for 20 minutes or so for him to throw his net, then fired off four shots. This one is the most dramatic as the net spreads across the sky.
Gavin Burnett，冠军：Goa Palolem的石池渔夫。为了拍到这张照片，我必须和渔夫一样有耐心。我等待了至少20分钟，等到他撒网，我连拍4张。这一张更加具有戏剧效果，就像是渔网在天空中展开一样。
Natalie Mayer, judge: I really like this image. The composition is lively yet extremely well balanced. The exposure has just the right mix of silhouette and detail. And the man is sharply in focus while the net isn't, which leads our eye immediately to the subject. The lovely pink sky fits the theme perfectly. Gorgeous image – you should be proud of this one.