Your pictures of the year 2014

image copyrightSophie Cowdrey
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme, and at this time of year we like to look back and select some of the best ones. So here is our round-up of your pictures of the year, starting with this picture by Sophie Cowdrey, of beach huts at Hayling Island on the south coast of England.
image copyrightRichard Hughes
image captionRichard Hughes: "An entirely different and fascinating world emerges each night after dark at Rewa village, deep in the Guyanese rainforest. I spent three months volunteering in Guyana this summer, and the difference between night and day never ceased to amaze me."
image copyrightIan Haden
image captionIan Haden created a montage which he called, 'I'm Gonna Need More Spray.'
image copyrightSachin Sehgal
image captionSachin Sehgal: "Professional swing dancers performing in the Swing event in Brussels. I love the way these two professional were enjoying every move."
image copyrightSam Westcott
image captionSam Westcott: "This was taken at a friend's handfasting ceremony. After the ceremony there was a huge celebration with everything from a hog roast to live bands to fireworks. This is one of the fire dancers that was there, he was mesmerising."
image copyrightBob Myhill
image captionBob Myhill: "The Chocolate River. This is the Waldnaab River in Bavaria, taken in early autumn this year. I love how the long exposure captured the movement of the water and the stillness of the surrounding valley."
image copyrightConor Beary
image captionConor Beary sent in this picture for the theme "amateur sport". It is a frame from a series he is working on about the world of boxing.
image copyrightFrederic Lopez
image captionFrederic Lopez: "I very much liked this sight. Not of an animal's eye, but of nature reclaiming its right."
image copyrightOliver Hine
image captionOliver Hine: "It was a freezing cold day so it was heart-warming to see this message of love written on a taxi. The intended recipient - an individual, cabbies in general, London itself or indeed everyone who saw it - is a choice for the viewer."
image copyrightMike Moran
image captionMike Moran: "Design shot of steps to the Lagoons in Brisbane."
image copyrightGiorgio Mazza
image captionGiorgio Mazza: "A letter, a few words to leave behind a life of love."
image copyrightJane Barrett
image captionJane Barrett shot this photograph of Monument Valley in Utah in black and white.
image copyrightStephen Arrandale
image captionStephen Arrandale: "Using a light box for backlighting of throwaway plastic items can create some revealing imagery."
image copyrightMichael Ayling
image captionMichael Ayling: "A winged marauder at a picnic table in Helsinki. No summer picnic is complete without the uninvited guests taking what they want with speed and fury."
image copyrightRosemary Swan
image captionRosemary Swan: "The thought behind this photo is that every day we wake up and we have the choice to choose our mood and how we are going to feel that day."
image copyrightTom Driscoll
image captionTom Driscoll: "The Italian resort Cervinia sits at the foot of the famous Matterhorn mountain."
image copyrightAdam McKay
image captionAdam McKay: "This shot is of a friend of mine and his Royal Enfield motorcycle. It was taken with a Fuji x100s in his grandmother's garage. Two lights were used, an Alien Bee Studio strobe and a small speedlight outside the window. A smoke machine was also used for some atmosphere."
image copyrightEddie Dodd
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Eddie Dodd of a teddy bear waiting on a platform to go on a journey. The next theme is "something new", and the deadline for your entries is 6 January. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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