Reflected Light And Natural Treasures – Don’t Miss Our Latest Update


Photography has the power to lighten up our daily lives, and what a wonderful way of kick-starting our routines by diving into 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 628th challenge on Use Reflected Light Creatively! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – February 6th, 2023

reflecting lake
Copyright – Robert Apple

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @robertapple and his gorgeous landscape.
The use of reflected light makes the scene more complex in this case – these tree branches pull us in because of their textures and all the tiny details.
Congrats, Robert!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite shots from this creative theme!

When the scrappers disappear, deeply into the sky so bright.

reflecting skyscrapers
Copyright – Rose Marie

Glazed with light, the mottled apricot reflected in the dark, beautiful reflection of a gorgeous-looking shell.

sea shell on a mirror
Copyright – Tersha

When the mad master of light gets gored, he summons the extra out of the ordinary.

light painting sphere
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Great moment captured in the slice of a second.

children playing on the beach
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Simply beautiful!

zebra and a puddle of water
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Now this is a bold photographic move. Reflections empower us to explore the world around us in a different light and a different way.

reflection in a lightbulb

Copyright – Kristi

What does the snowy window here foretell?

window with frosted glass
Copyright – Wendy P

In case you were wondering how this starry sunset was captured in camera, “Sunset in Winter Haven, Florida a few weeks ago. Nikon Z9 with 24-120mm f/4 lens and 10-stop ND filter. Shoat at f/22, ISO 64, 10-second exposure.”

starry sunset
Copyright – Ken Scheepers

There was an attempt to get more reflection in the metal.

bird metal sculpture
Copyright – Holly K

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

Patrick kept it up with his still-life experiments, and this time he ventured into the background craft.

vase still life
Copyright – Patrick

Robert stumbled upon an organic finding which made him remember the old movie The Body Snatchers:

dry flower
Copyright – Robert Apple

And a youthful jack guarding the home front:

dog on the stone
Copyright – Robert Apple

Daniel shared some shots from inside the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN:

majestic cathedral interior
Copyright – Daniel Krueger

Steve shared a simple, beautiful, and delicate finding with us earlier this week:

delicate flower bud
Copyright – Steve Walker

Dave kept exploring with turkeys; “have been the most interesting things to photograph recently,” he said:

turkey bird
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Let's give a special shout-out to Edward S, who shared this impressive shot in his introduction this week:

gorgeous night sky
Copyright – Edward S

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 629th challenge on Capture a Bird in Flight!

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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