Grab A Coffee – Here’s Your Update For This Week


Another week, another great set of photographs from everyone in the community! As per usual, we are bringing you everything that you need to know from last week! You'll see some beautiful shots from Tersha's latest challenge – Purple and a simply stunning photo of the week. 

Let's get into it…

Photo Of The Week – August 26, 2019

Waterdrops – Photo by Frogdaily

Photo of the Week is a stunner. This photo from Belinda (Frogdaily) is beautiful, perfectly capturing movement and grace. Here is what Kent DuFault had to say about this wonderful photography:

There was just a lot of really good photography uploaded this last week, especially in the weekend challenges. For this week I've chosen Frogdaily’s magnificent image titled “WaterDrops” for the POTW.

There is something about this shot that is really special. Sure, it is a technical achievement. But, it also has some… hard to describe… special quality.

Here is what I wrote under the posted picture, and I really think it quantifies my feelings about the photograph.

“This looks unearthly. It could be anything from a microscopic biological organism all the way to an interstellar galaxy. Great shot!”

It truly is a winning photograph in my perspective. Congratulations Frogdaily (a.k.a. Belinda.)

Congratulation to Frogdaily (Belinda) on her Photo Of The Week

Challenge #448 – Purple!

Here are just some of the amazing photographs from the Weekend Photography Challenge #448 – Purple! There were some simply incredible images posted to this challenge, so it is definitely worth a peruse. To give you some idea of the talent on display, not one, but two Photos of the Week came from this challenge. So sit back and enjoy the ride!

Photo by Tersha

Almost like a painting, this blooming scene is a great example of how green and purple compliment each other.

Photo by Graham Hart

Sunlight and that nice shallow depth of field are great attributes that make this flower so mesmerising – it looks almost like a starburst in the sky.

Photo by Gray B

Vibrant attitude and brilliant colors! What a fun photo and a great way to demonstrate what opposites on the color wheel can do for a photo

Photo by Tom M

Lovely color combinations and the green adds a great pop. What a trippy image!

Photo by P71

In the words of Graham Hart, this photograph is “quite serene”. Extremely well balanced, and I'm sure this isn't a first shot result. Beautiful result P71

Photo by Kent DuFault

The real talent of a photographer is to be able to tell us stories with a few shots, but only the most talented can do this with a single frame. Kent achieved it here.

Photo by Holly K

All the lines here aid the visual journey of colors against the sky. Lovely capture

Congratulations to everyone on such a brilliant challenge and a very big thank you to Tersha for her continued creativity!

Here Are A Few Discussions On The Forum That You May Have Missed

Rob made a very interesting and accurate observation about shooting with a phone. For me, this is extremely logical for capturing everyday occurrences, since phones are embedded in our everyday life. 

Dave shared this bright shot of a mighty duel between two fierce creatures!

Dorothy shared this useful bit of information on photo releases and pretty much any other legal document that you need to use.

Patrick gave us this spooky shot!

And he also tried doing some wire wool shots! And for a first try, it is great!

Graham shared with us this experiment on creating a silky water effect with no ND filters. So far technology still needs to develop further in order to achieve the desired results, but still, thanks for sharing this with us!

Oh, and Dave also shared this magnificent portrait of beautiful Cider!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback, and we promote it via The Tank.

Here many of our members have nurtured their photographic knowledge by giving and receiving great critique. 

Here are some interesting shots 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. Don't be shy, critique is given to photographs and not photographers, so don't be afraid of sharing.

Today We Leave You With…A Laugh

This photo of the lovely, laughing Charlie was taken by Rob and selected as a Members' Pick. It is definitely worthwhile taking a spin around the Member's Pick sections each week, as here you'll find the best of the best from Light Stalking as curated by our very own community. 

Well, that is it for this week, don't skip participating in the newest challenge published by Tersha on Abstract! And please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done already!

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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