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
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.
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.
Well, it does counts, especially after considering the technicalities of achieving perfectly straight lines!
Nothing like a tonally-rich high-key photograph that also works to illustrate how the rule of thirds delivers dynamism into the scene.
If you were curious about another beautiful contrast achieved with color, then purple and yellow are a great combination as well!
Gorgeous Tiger Lily!
White African Daisy
Macro capabilities are one of the most interesting outcomes of using a dedicated camera for taking shots.
Beaked Hawk’s Beard in dappled forest light
We can agree that this one should be called Scissors Flower, right?
Now that's what we call a storytelling lighting scheme!
It never fails to dive into the soothing swirls of a scarlet rose…
Like a flower from outer space!
What a nice way of closing such a diverse and fine selection!
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.
Patrick took a spin in his archive and recovered some shots from an era in which he was drawn to shapes and lines:
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.”
Steve shared this piece under the title of “and when I grow up…”
And this other beautiful shot of his wife in the distance:
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:
- Different Worlds
- The Green Dress 2023 deals with my current photographic and painterly concerns
- Wandering Albatross feeding: close-up
- Hollow Rock Lake Superior
- Full Rudder
- Meter or No
- One Last Look
- Coffee Shop
- Proceed with Caution
- Lens Distortion
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!