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 – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 640th challenge on Editing in Monochrome! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!
Photo Of The Week – May 1st, 2023
The POTW goes to Wendy @wendyp this time for her monochromatic photo that was beautifully composed, photographed and post processed.
Love the tender details, creativity, the emotions that it portrays and the classic touch when post processing.
What Are Our Members Up To?
Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our cherry-picked edits for this week!
Sometimes, metaphors are just too clear to ignore. Look at this boldly lit cross thickened by the lichen around.
Look at those sparkly reflections; it almost feels as if the boat was traveling on top of countless stars!
Nothing like a spiced-up blue sky! “Low head middle channel lighthouse”.
This is simply exquisite; the way light plays within the darkness around is just perfect! This is a great example of how versatile light painting can be. “The blue tint really adds to the feeling of the building being lit by florescent lighting” (T. Allen).
One of the greatest gifts of the rule of thirds is its creativity despite its simplicity. Lots of dynamism can be achieved simply by placing the subject in a non-centered way.
When enlarged, it quickly transforms into something dreamy, almost whimsical!
Among the many things photography has given us, time traveling is perhaps one of the most fascinating ones!
Low-key lighting in all its glory! And an amazing editing job, to say the least.
It is hard not to feel poetic about this simple gesture of light. Fantastic shot and a good example of why one should always carry a camera around.
Yup, street photography can also be done from the inside!
What a soothing shot of a dilapidated wooden shed under a cloudy barren landscape.
Floating till the end! “Harsh cold day in a very still quiet place is the feeling I get from this one, nicely found and framed brilliantly” (Patrick).
“Boulders on Beach”.
What if heaven is just a place filled with divinely lit lichen like this?
What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community
Dave stumbled with a male Yellow-rumped Warbler, a local specimen around his place:
Jeff shared his Lightroom upgrade experience from version 3 to 12! Yes, you read that right; an interesting anecdote indeed.
Elin wants to know how the young tufted females choose a partner because, you know, it must be overwhelming to have so many suitors following until the final choice is made!
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:
- Seeing Red
- Holga Lens
- Different Worlds
- The Green Dress 2023 deals with my current photographic and painterly concerns
- Wandering Albatross feeding: close-up
- Northern Giant Petrel
- Hollow Rock Lake Superior
- Full Rudder
- Meter or No
- One Last Look
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 641st challenge!