Year in Pictures 2016 By: Samara Sotelo


"Hope - Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'..." Says Alfred Tennyson. A new year can be a happy one or a sadder one depending on people's decisions or natures involvement. We all come in to this year looking forward for it, making it more easier for us. All of this affects everything from across the world. We create happy memories but we also come across the bad ones. This involves things like political events, entertainment, celebrations, natural causes, etc. Everybody then come together to support each other or we separate each other to categories. Here you can read about some great events and some awful events. They're events from the U.S, Europe, and Asia. At the end you can find out each pictures example of photo composition techniques used in the images.


January 8: Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at a federal hangar in Mexico City. Members of Mexico's navy caught Guzman in an early morning raid in the coastal city of Los Mochis. Mexico planned to extradite Guzman to the United States. Where he faces drug trafficking charges connected to his cartel. He had been on the run since escaping from a Mexican prison in July 2015.


February 7: Beyonce sings during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara, California. The music superstar, 35,performed her brand-new single "Formation" for the first time. The day before, the song and its music video, which features a cameo by her daughter Blue Ivy, - dropped unannounced, à la her self titled 2013 album. During the halftime performance, Beyonce strutted across the field in a Michael Jackson inspired bodysuit with a massive group of dancers and flames behind her. She was so into the dance heavy routine that, at one point, she almost fell before she was joined by Bruno Mars and Coldplay's Chris Martin.


March 8: Rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under a collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India. More than a dozen people were killed. Many more were missing after the overpass. Which was under construction. Collapsed in a congested area of the city.


April 30: President Barack Obama gave his final correspondents' dinner speech on Saturday night. He ended it in the most epic fashion by taking a page out of Kobe Bryant's book. The leader of the free world said, "I have two more words to say: Obama out." Then, he dropped the mic.


May 7: A gigantic fire burns in the Canadian City of Fort McMurray. Investigators have not figured out what sparked the wildfires that erupted in Canada's oil sands region. More than 88,000 people were forced to flee their homes. The entire city of Fort McMurray was under mandatory evacuation orders.


June 12: People across the United States are gathering at vigils honoring the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. At least 50 people were killed and 53 were wounded. Vigils weren't just held in the U.S. About 100 people gathered in Paris for a spontaneous vigil at Place Igor Stravinsky. This tragedy is to be considered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S history.


July 26: A thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajuima as the volcano erupts in Tarumizu, Japan. It marks the 47th eruption this year. The local observatory is warning residents and travelers of risk of traffic accidents may occur because of the falling ash. It last spewed out a smokestack that high on 18 August 2013. The volcano is located 31 miles from the nuclear plant in Sendai, reactivated last year.


August 10: New York City police grab a man who was climbing the Trump Tower using gains suction cups. He was pulled into the building at about 6:30 p.m. after reaching the 21st floor. The 19 year old was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation. He was later charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing. He just wanted to personally meet with Mr. Trump.


September 21: Jolie had just filled for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Madame Tussauds has already taken steps to make the split official. The famed London wax museum has physically separated the two A-list celebs' wax figures. The actors were married in August 2014.


October 2: The 'Castellers' who build the human towers with precise techniques compete in groups known as 'colles'. These competitions are held at festivals in Spain. Aiming to build the highest and most complex human tower. Members of Vella de Xiquets de Valls try to compete their human tower during the 26th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain. The highest castell in history was a 10 floor structure with 3 people in each floor.


November 10: President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House. They sat down to discuss the country's upcoming transition. Here you see Obama and Trump shaking hands during this transition planning meeting at the Oval Office at the White House. "My No. 1 priority in the next 2 months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures out President-elect is successful," Obama said.


December 13: Over seven million people are expected in this year's celebrations devotion to Virgin Mary. Here you see thousands of pilgrims sleep at the Guadalupe Basilica. This is during a procession in Mexico City. Marking the "birthday" of Guadalupe Virgin.

Rule of thirds

  • January: Background, Rule of Thirds
  • February: Rule of Thirds
  • March: View Point, Leading Lines, Depth
  • April: Symmetry & Patterns, View Point
  • May: Leading Lines, Depth
  • June: Depth
  • July: Background, View Point
  • August: Symmetry & Patterns, View Point
  • September: Balancing Elements
  • October: View point, Symmetry & Patterns, Balancing Elements, Rule of thirds
  • November: Balancing Elements
  • December: View point, depth
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