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Week after week, we state that “photography has the power of lightening up our daily lives,“; and what a wonderful 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 636th challenge on Photograph a Flower! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – April 3rd, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – ElinL

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @elax again.
Her shot is a perfect sample of eye-pleasing composition (golden spiral) and soft lighting.
I agree with what the others mentioned that this reminded them of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings.
Congrats, Elin.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our curation for all those flowery photographs!

Subtle colors aid in the effort of telling a story in a compelling way, not to mention the nice contrast between red and green.

red and green rose
Copyright – Wendy P

Well, it does counts, especially after considering the technicalities of achieving perfectly straight lines!

street photography flower
Copyright – Patrick

Nothing like a tonally-rich high-key photograph that also works to illustrate how the rule of thirds delivers dynamism into the scene.

high key flower shot
Copyright – Dave Watkins

If you were curious about another beautiful contrast achieved with color, then purple and yellow are a great combination as well!

purple flower closeup
Copyright – Wendy P


poetic lotus shot
Copyright – Michael

Gorgeous Tiger Lily!

tiger lily
Copyright – Ken Scheepers

Simply elegant…

black and white elegant closeup flower
Copyright – ElinL

White African Daisy

white african daisy
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Macro capabilities are one of the most interesting outcomes of using a dedicated camera for taking shots.

macro shot tulip bud
Copyright – Patrick

Beaked Hawk’s Beard in dappled forest light

beaked hawk's beard
Copyright – Robert Apple

We can agree that this one should be called Scissors Flower, right?

scissor-like flower
Copyright – Timothy S. Allen

Now that's what we call a storytelling lighting scheme!

backlighting purple flower
Copyright – Dave Watkins

It never fails to dive into the soothing swirls of a scarlet rose…

scarlet rose
Copyright – Kristi

Like a flower from outer space!

purple and yellow flower
Copyright – Rob Eyers

What a nice way of closing such a diverse and fine selection!

snowdrop flower
Copyright – David Chesterfield

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

Lenny shared a bold street photograph that shouldn't be ignored; some have suggested a slight recovery from the highlights zone; click here to see the original brighter shot. An excellent example of juxtaposition in photography.

candid street photograph
Copyright – Lenny Wollitz

Patrick took a spin in his archive and recovered some shots from an era in which he was drawn to shapes and lines:

architectural triptych
Copyright – Patrick

Dave shared the following information about a particular lighthouse: “Yaquina Head lighthouse on the coast of Oregon. At 93 feet, it’s the tallest in the state. Construction began in 1872. Built with over 370,000 bricks which were shipped from the east coast, hauled over the Isthmus of Panama, then sailed up the coast to Oregon. Wicks in the oil lamp were first lit in 1873.”

lighthouse minimal shot
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Steve shared this piece under the title of “and when I grow up…”

large pink flower
Copyright – Steve Walker

And this other beautiful shot of his wife in the distance:

sunset romantic shot
Copyright – Steve Walker

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, a place 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 truly 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 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 637th 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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