Backlit Architecture And Chilly Winter Scenes – Don’t Miss Our Latest Updates


Photography has the power to lighten up our lives, and what a great thing it is to start our days by seeing some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 626th challenge on Backlit Architectural Photography!! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum also.

Photo Of The Week – January 23rd, 2023

chilly industrial shot
Copyright – Robert Apple

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @robertapple and his icy cold shot.
The colors here are exquisite – we can literally feel the cold! Backlighting is quite subtle, but it works well and gives an ethereal glow to this beautiful winter scene.
Congrats, Robert.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite Side Lit Still Life shots!

A solid Light Stalking's classic for sure, “Night sky through my window”.

window backlit shot
Copyright – Michael

The bold perspective enhances the massive structure of this beautiful lighthouse! Oh, and did you notice the person on the door below?

lighthouse backlit
Copyright – David Chesterfield

A gorgeous scene spotted from above, the beautiful sky, and the moody tones in the shadowy zone bring the story alive!

dark cityscape
Copyright – Wendy P

“Underneath the arches”

under the bridge
Copyright – Tersha

A symmetrical and colorful, and an exciting finding for sure!

colorful vitrage
Copyright – Pat Garrett

“Backlit, architecture under construction.”

construction site at night
Copyright – Pat Garrett

It's amusing how photography makes the ordinary instantly extraordinary with the proper exposure and composition!

swing at playground covered in snow
Copyright – LeanneC

“Alone” is a perfect example of how less is more when telling a story through a visual resource!

skyline with chimney
Copyright – Tersha

Wonderful view as the light disappeared from the sky. The future is now, and this skyline makes it pretty!

skyline with skyscrapers at night
Copyright – Pat Garrett

“By The Window”

backlit window in black and white
Copyright – Patrick

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Rose Marie mistakenly posted this beautiful photo of a backlit glacier in our weekly challenge, but it is so gorgeous that we couldn't help but share it with all of you!

backlit glacier
Copyright – Rose Marie

Steve shared a bold shot from his outing at the Millrace Massacre. He's interested in ideas anyone might have about ways to find more variety in these sorts of images. Swing by and share your comments with him.

whitewater rafting
Copyright – Steve Walker

He also shared a couple of shots that opened the old debate about what is street photography and what is not:

two women looking at the river
Copyright – Steve Walker
two women with dogs by the river
Copyright – Steve Walker

Inspired by Robert Frank's “The Americans”, Patrick shared his updated version of the iconic shot we all relate to:

black and white street shots
Copyright – Patrick

And please, give a warm welcome to our newest member Craig!

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums weekly.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures, and it is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right 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 to critique your peers. We genuinely believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most exciting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions for 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; critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 627th challenge on Light and Shadows under Harsh Light!

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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