Star Trails, Symmetry And Stormtroopers – Here’s Your Light Stalking Wrap


Another week, another Light Stalking update for you! This week was another amazing week on Light Stalking. A very big welcome to our new members and if you still haven't said hello to us, please feel free to do it now!

Remember, this wrap up only provides you with some of the facinating photography subjects photographed and written about here on Light Stalking – so make sure you take a leisurely wander through the forums. We hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us. 

Photo Of The Week – July 29, 2019

Star Trail at Gaganbawda Ghat – Photo by Bhushan

This week we have a stunning photograph as the winner of Photo of The Week. The composition and the technical mastery on display here by Bhushan make this a fantastic shot. Here's what Kent DuFault had to say about it:

This week the POTW goes to Bhushan for his fantastical photograph titled, “Star Trail at Gaganbawda Ghat”.

This is a superb blend of creative vision and technical prowess.

What else is there to say?

Congratulations Bhushan on your magnificent effort!

A very big congratulations to Bhushan and as always thank you to Kent for once again giving us a great photo of the week.

Challenge #444 – Symmetry

Another great Weekend Photography Challenge from Tersha and here are some great shots from our 444th Challenge on Symmetry! That pretty much says it all, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Photo by Michael

There is an obvious steam-punk feeling here in this shot. Industrial scenes like this one always offer up great subjects. It doesn't matter if you work at a factory or you are just visiting one as a tourist, never take these places for granted, they are highly photogenic.

Photo by Petr Nowak

I really like how these two windows are symmetric, but the main front window sub-framing the others somehow is able to break the symmetry without feeling a loss in the rhythm. Congratulations to Petr on a great capture

Photo by Rob Eyers

A beautiful photograph from Rob. This is one of those photos that has the power to change what you desire as a traveler. It has the power of taking you out of your current border into a dream-like place.

Photo by Seth L

There is a tranquil and soothing sense of rhythm in this photograph from Seth. I really don't know why, but I find it quite relaxing to look at all those lines crossing over themselves in juxtaposition with the organic nature of the trees.

Photo by Graham Hart

This photograph has used color in a lovely way. It is quite fun to see how light plays around that bronze column

Photo by Chris Pook

Great symmetry here and a reminder of how symmetry can reinforce and enhance peacefulness.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Ok so this is stunning. What a visual feast – I don't really know what this structure is, but it looks so dreamy, like simply floating inside someones unconscious mind. Where is up and down…totally through the looking-glass

Photo by Pat Garrett

Architects are true masters of symmetry, from the tiles on the floor to the chandeliers on the top ceiling.

Photo by Tersha

Photography has the power to make things as simple as a pair of mushrooms look wonderfully elegant when properly lit and assembled. This is of course one of those examples. A beautiful study in light from Tersha

Discussions You May Have Missed…

Beth had a power outage and had some fun with a curious looking stormtrooper figurine. This is an amazing example of how any light source can work if you understand light properly. This is a 20 seconds long exposure lit simply with a phone's LED. Here Beth used her highly desired Fuji GFX50R with a 100-200mm lens.

Photo by Beth

David never ceases to surprise us with lights and gadgets. Here he is using a homemade light tube with a holographic feather added to the end. You can see more of his shots using these new tools here. It is well worth your time.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Anne shared this amazing shot of a chunk of ice falling near a bird. It never stops to amaze me how intense the color of natural formed ice can be.

Photo by Anne Hornsby

Dave shared a pretty funny shot of a pig race in a county fair. Can you see that pig jumping over the blue fence? It is amazing!

Photo by Dave Watkins

And speaking of fun, Graham shared this shot that honestly has some pretty solid meme material.

Photo by Graham Hart

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our beloved Shark Tank is getting pretty sweet as many of you guys are building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people that want to grow fast as photographers. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way in which someone can hack the  photography's learning curve. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback, and we promote it via The Tank.

Here are some of the interesting shot shared during last week on the Tank:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order the get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also would be delighted to see some of your own images. We and many other members will be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography.

Don't skip participating in the newest challenge published by Tersha on Juxtaposition! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done so already!

Take a spin at our Members Picks from this Last Week a well, here you'll find the best of the best from Light Stalking, curated by our very own members.

Today We Leave You With…Yogi

If you've been around Light Stalking with any regularity, you'll realise that we are a bit partial to our feline friends. So today we leave you with a lovely photography from our Mobile Monday Challenge of Erik Fransman's beautiful Yogi

Yogi – Photo by Erik Fransman

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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