Photo Of The Week And More – Here Is The Light Stalking Wrap


And here is your long awaited weekly wrap-up! This week, as usual, we want to give our new members a special shout out! If you are among them and still haven't said hello to us, please feel free to do it now

Today we bring you everything that you need to know from Lightstalking's past week! There will be photos and discussions from the general chit chat forum, as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Juxtaposition, another amazing photography theme. 

Photo Of The Week – August 5, 2019

Photo by Click

This week's Photo Of The Week comes from our Weekend Photography Challenge #445 – Juxtaposition. Capturing Juxtapositions on the street is hard, and if they've got humor they are even harder to catch! This is a great photo and here is what our guest judge Petr Nowak had to say about it.

This week the POTW goes to Click for his great image titled “Birdie language | Body language”.

His image was uploaded into the “Weekend Photography Challenge #445 Juxtaposition”.

His picture caught my eye right away. It meets the challenge very well, and brings a lot of juxtapositions at once.

Both subjects are clearly separated from the background by low angle light from the right. I wonder if some part of subjects in shadows was brighten, if so, well done then. It gives the image such a vivid bright look.

I suppose it’s a candid photo so its author should have caught the moment quickly. It’s a bonus point.

Congratulations Click!

As per usual, there are so many great images posted to the forums that Petr needed an honorable mention!

I also want to mention a “Home-less” by Gray B. Great capture of an exceptional moment.

Home-less – Photo by Gray B

Thanks to everyone who posts their beautiful images to the forums – they are inspiring. Congratulations to Click for winning this week's Photo Of The Week and Gray B for a fantastic photograph as well.

Weekend Photography Challenge!

Here are some great shots from our 445th Challenge on Juxtaposition! As always, a very big thankyou to Tersha for a stimulating theme.

Photo by Michael

We are very used to seeing modern architecture fused with nature, but if you really think about it, human built and the natural environment is one of the most outrageous juxtapositions we can think of. Here we have a beautiful example of something that seems quite normal, but is it really normal?

Photo by Frank Kinnock

This needs a paused reading in order to get the great juxtaposition that is going on there. We are skipping life as seen through our eyes in real-definition in order to capture everything with our phones. Is the price worth it?

Photo by David Chesterfield

Now this is a different shot I wasn't expecting at all. Love it!

Photo by Dorothy

Oh my, this one is quite funny. The obvious juxtaposition here is the contradiction of a blind man driving, thankfully it was just a funny ad.

Photo by LeanneC

One of the main features of a good juxtaposition is that the image has rich visual irony. This shot seems quite simple, but it has a great sense of irony by juxtaposing the clean and shiny slide with all the snow and ice covering the pool.

Photo by Erik Fransman

There is always something poetic about boats flood in shallow waters, but having the juxtaposition of both boats, the one still floating and the other one makes this shot highly discursive.

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

Everything in this shot makes me think, from the odd dialog between the subjects to the light playing upon the paper flowers and iron bars.

Conversations And Photos You May Have Missed

Bruce shared a photo of a bison he captured in Yellowstone National Park. For some they might be “magnificent beasts”, and for me they are like bad-ass cows! Thanks for sharing.

Photo by Bruce Gordon

Graham captured a “New Holland Honeyeater” according to various other folks.

Photo by Graham Hart

Is this photography or is it robotics? Watch this video shared by Chris!

Patrick shared this nice array of long exposures he captured down the road. I would love to see a larger version of the second one, what do you think about them?

Photo by P71

Dave has quite an eye for butterflies, and this week he shared with us another lovely Gray Hairstreak.

Photo by Dave Watkins

Oh, and Erik shared with us some nice shots thanks to the Macro Art Photography Awards.

In The Shark Tank

Our beloved Shark Tank is awesome. This is the place for all those people that want to grow fast as photographers. 

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well intended people, but you'll also have the chance of critiquing your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback, and we promote it via The Tank.

Here are some 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 will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy, critique is given to photographs and not photographers, so don't be afraid of sharing.

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 Back Lighting! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done 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…Elephants

Charmaine Joubert is a wonderful photographer. Her beautiful images are frankly breathtaking. Charmaine has won Photo Of The Week a number of times, and it is easy to see why. So today we will leave you with a beautiful baby elephant taken in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Thanks you so much Charmaine for sharing your beautiful photographs.

Baby Elephant – Photo by Charmaine Joubert

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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