Readers’ summer photos 2018
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Summer photos 2018

Xizhou, China | Don Drissel, Seal Beach

Drissel was in a local market in Xizhou, China, where he spotted this child through a window. Drissel waved and got the grin in return, then snapped with his Nikon D500.

 (Don Drissel)

Kabelvag, Norway | Edna Alvarez, Los Angeles | Samsung Galaxy 8

 (Edna Alvarez)

Serengeti plains, Tanzania | Cate Evans, Los Angeles | Nikon D7200

 (Cate Evans)

Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga | Julianne Steers, Aliso Viejo | Sony A6000

 (Julianne Steers)

Campagne, France | Valerie Zografos, La Cañada Flintridge | iPhone SE

 (Valerie Zografos)

Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico | John Allred, Palm Springs | iPhone 6

 (John Allred)

Amboseli National Park, Kenya | Rick Wianecki, Los Alamitos | Canon EOS 7D Mark II 

 (Rick Wianecki )

Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand | Ryan Black, West Hollywood | iPhone 7 plus

 (Ryan Black)

Tanzania Africa | Robin Mendenhall, Stevenson Ranch | Sony ILCE 7

 (Robin Mendenhall)

Anderson Island, Washington | Suzi Hambruch, Huntington Beach | iPhone 6s

 (Suzi Hambruch)

Atacama Desert, Chile | Susan Weber, Pasadena | Sony A7ii

 (Susan Weber)

Bali, Indonesia | Andrew John Marton, Los Angeles | Leica SL

 (Andrew John Marton)

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge | Julie Kirby, Glendale | Canon Powershot SX50

 (Julie Kirby)

Sunriver, Oregon | Ed Stewart, Lake Forest | Nikon D5000

 (Ed Stewart)

Petra, Jordan | Angel Ancajas III, Stevenson Ranch | Nikon D5300

 (Angel Ancajas III)

Krakow, Poland | Greg Nelson, Mission Viejo | Sony DSC-HX90V

 (Greg Nelson)

Meteora, Greece | Craig Simmons, Agoura Hills | Apple iPhone 8 plus

 (Craig Simmons)

Torres Del Paines, National Park, Chile | Howard Ehrlich, Woodland Hills | Canon EOS 5D Mark II

 (Howard Ehrlich)

Kailua, Oahu | Leslie Geffen, Encino | iPhone 8

 (Leslie Geffen)

Okavango Delta, Botswana | Kathleen Sanchez, Monrovia | Canon PowerShot S95 

 ( Kathleen Sanchez )

Cowan Heights, Calif. | William Packard, Cowan Heights | iPhone 7

 (William Packard)

Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park | Edward Yuk K. Mui, Arcadia | iPhone 8

 (Edward Yuk K. Mui)

Road near Waimea Canyon, Kauai | Josh Means, Corona del Mar | Sony A7iii 

 (Josh Means )

Los Angeles Zoo | Leslie Geffen, Encino | Panasonic Lumix DMC G85

 (Leslie Geffen)

Slab City, Calif. | Arvin Temkar, San Francisco | Fuji X100F

 (Arvin Temkar)

Okavango Delta, Botswana | Dennis Sanchez, Monrovia | Panasonic DMC-LX100 

 (Dennis Sanchez)

Katmai National Park, Alaska | Steve Fujinaka, Torrance | Nikon D850

 (Steve Fujinaka )

Bali, Indonesia | Andrew John Marton, Los Angeles

Marton spend most of June on the island of Bali, where he found a compelling scene of praying bathers at the Tirta Empul Temple. The first time he visited, “I couldn’t get the shot I wanted,” he said. Marton returned later and was able to capture this image of a Hindu purification ritual. He used a Leica SL.

 (Andrew John Marton)

Santiago, Chile | Susan Weber, Pasadena

Weber spent two weeks in Chile on a trip that included the Atacama Desert and Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. She was in Santiago, the capital, on her last travel day when she took this shot of a man passing paintings on the sidewalk. She used a Sony A7ii camera.

 (Susan Weber)

Tel Aviv | Joanie Merrill, Carpinteria

Merrill snapped these umbrellas with her iPhone6 on a trip to Israel. She found them — and their handles in the shape of dancers’ legs — at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv.

 (Joanie Merrill / Joanie Merrill)

Pantanal, Brazil | Adam Burnstine, La Cañada Flintridge

Burnstine, 16, in August caught this image of a capuchin monkey in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands using a Canon 7D.


Stelvio Pass, Italy | Dan Wyman, Oceanside

Wyman and his brother, Dave, took a driving-and-bicycling trip in Italy in July. Stelvio Pass was a highlight, the highest paved road in the Italian Alps and beloved by bicyclists, motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts. “You have to make these wide turns and hope nobody is coming the other way,” Wyman said. He took this picture from the patio of Rifugio Garibaldi, a mountaintop lodge at 9,045 feet. His camera: a Sony HX90V.

 (Dan Wyman)

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar | Melanie Borcover, Los Angeles

Borcover had just completed her Peace Corps service in Madagascar and was touring with her mother when they encountered this chameleon. To get this close-up, she came within a foot of the reptile with her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

 (Melanie Borcover)

Lake Union, Seattle | Thomas Brod, Los Angeles

On Aug. 10, Brod and his family were at Lake Union in Seattle, “waiting for a float plane to take us over to San Juan Island.” While they waited, Brod spotted a bunch of teens taking turns jumping into the lake. He got the shot with his iPhone X.

 (Thomas Brod)

Tanzania | Candice Francis, Escondido

Francis was in Tanzania when she met this boy in a rural village. “His English was a little bit better than my Swahili,” Francis said. She caught this image with a Canon 6D.

 (Candice Francis)

Namid-Naukluft National Park, Namibia| Matthew Ebiner, Covina

Ebiner, a geography professor at El Camino College in Torrance, reached this Namibian desert scene after driving more than two hours in the dark, then walking for 30 minutes to catch the dunes and acacia trees in sharp, early light. He had a digital single-lens reflex camera, but got this image with his Samsung Galaxy S9 phone.

 (Matthew Ebiner)

Jalisco, Mexico | John Allred, Palm Springs

Allred used his iPhone 6 in July to catch these boys struggling to recover an errant soccer ball — they succeeded — in the Jalisco town of Ajijic. Ajijic is an hour’s drive south of Guadalajara.

 (John Allred)

Iceland | Marsha Chan, La Cañada Flintridge

Chan spied this rural church on a photography tour of Iceland. As she shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV, a wedding party appeared on the road. She snapped pictures of them too, but she liked the bare building and landscape better.

 (Marsha Chan)

Washington, D.C. | Carolyn Campbell, Los Angeles

Campbell and her sister visited Washington, D.C., in July when she found herself at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at twilight. She used a Canon EOS 70D to photograph the sculpture of the civil rights leader.

 (Carolyn Campbell)

Venice, Italy | Zac Reeder, Agoura Hills

Reeder and his family in July were waiting for a water taxi to the airport when this view of Venice appeared. He grabbed it with his iPhone 6 plus. The haze in the distance, he said, “gives it an old-time, painterly look to me.”

 (Zac Reeder)

Mammoth Lakes | Ken Lee, Los Angeles

By day, Lee is a special education teacher. Off the job, he’s spent years developing his night-photography skills. He made this Lake Mamie image in the wee hours while on vacation in June. He used a Nikon D750, tripod, long exposure, high ISO and complicated night-photography techniques.

 (Ken Lee)

Zimbabwe | Gary Amico, Studio City

Amico took this image of his son James, 12, and Hilda, a Zimbabwean woman who took a liking to the boy, during their July visit to Imire Lodge. Amico captured the moment with his iPhone 10.

 (Gary Amico)