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Week after week, we state that “photography has the power of lightening up our daily lives,”; and what an excellent way of kick-starting our frantic routines by diving into some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 631st challenge on Capture a Favourite Sport Moment! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – February 27th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Charmaine and her cleverly composed action shot.
Besides the fact that I really like the emotions on the subject’s face and how crisp the image is, I also think the juxtaposition with the secondary subject (Die Burger ad) is just brilliant.
Congrats, @joubie.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite shots from these sporty stills!

Let's start with a fine example of how diagonal lines are ideal for achieving heavily dynamic shots:

rodeo shot high speed
Copyright – Julie Smith

Subtle in its own way, this ice hockey shot at the SAP Centre brings the whole stadium feeling alive!

hockey stadium shot
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Despite being shared before, this shot still hides some pretty exciting details, like it was shown with a vintage glass, a Minolta ROKKOR MD Zoom 100-300mm 1:56.

rodeo shot vintage lens
Copyright – Robert Apple

An oldie from a significant place:

gym mirror shot
Copyright – Bobbie

Let's dance with the tango moment captured under the poetic light!

tango captured moment
Copyright – ElinL

This shot was taken by Pat while waiting for her grandson to run, she liked the expressions on both runners, and this is an excellent example of why you always need to be prepared with your camera in hand!

runners high speed shot
Copyright – Pat Garrett

This shot is so detailed that one can literally see through the rider's helmet, not to mention the good-looking reflection on the brake rotor!

motorcycle flash shot
Copyright – r1ch

“The general Idea here is to stay on the horse until the horn blows, but it doesn’t always work out that way.”

rodeo shot decisive moment
Copyright – Robert Apple

Excellent action and composition too!

child at a playground high speed
Copyright – Holly K

A typical move by any photographer would be to remove the photographer from the frame, but as spotted by Pat Garret, his inclusion sort of “grounds” the image and prevents us from imagining an extended height of the flyer.

paragliding photographer
Copyright – Michael

And speaking of Pat, let's appreciate her favorite sport to watch and photograph!

surfing high speed
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Have you ever heard of the rule of odds!? When applied to human subjects, the results are even more striking for sure:

swimming competition high speed shot
Copyright – Ginger C

His face speaks loudly and clearly! Great capture, indeed.

photo of the week cyclist
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

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

Valery dared to do something we all have considered at least once, developing old raw files with a more mature and solid style. She hasn't shared anything yet regarding this, but you can see some interesting comments under this thread. Also, here's her last image shared at the Tank, a gorgeous still-life for sure:

still life side lighting
Copyright – Valery

Patrick shared an interesting article on how Robert Frank inspired a whole generation of photographers.

And Heidi, our newest member, shared this beautiful photo after introducing herself:

low light sunset lake
Copyright – Heidi R

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 every week.

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 interesting shots shared during the last week:

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

Also, don't forget to participate in our 632nd challenge!

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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