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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 643rd challenge on Capture Moving Light! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well.

Photo Of The Week – May 22nd, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @dchester1001, our master of light painting!
The image is a wonderful example of a rather creative use of light and long exposure. The atmosphere is dynamic and makes us wonder about the process and settings behind this image.
Congrats, David!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our cherry-picked light drawings for this week!

Now that's what we call the speed of light! With bold tones, it almost looks like a fine painting as well.

moving cars light
Copyright – Wendy P

This one did made us laugh!

moving bulb humorous
Copyright – Logos189

Noticed the two colors captured in this shot? Steel wool & magnesium both produce a unique hue of light!

steel wool and magnesium
Copyright – David Chesterfield

This shot truly makes the concept of “fire rain” something easier to imagine for sure!

fire rain
Copyright – Bobbie

And speaking of rains made out of fire, what about a darker look into a plasma ball?

plasma ball dark
Copyright – Tersha

Fireworks are one of those fascinating and challenging subjects in photography, and despite their popularity, we had never seen something as botanical as this shot!

Copyright – Pat Garrett

This colorful piece of contemporary work deserves to be titled “$7.85”!

street at night long exposure
Copyright – Timothy S. Allen

Fireworks through the trees!

fireworks through the trees
Copyright – Wendy P

Flying close to the ground – only horses can do it!

horse racing long exposure
Copyright – Julie Smith

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

Diane shared more froglets:

Copyright – Tersha

Steve shared an interesting opinion about a topic we all have mentioned at least once, AI. Along with his ideas, this beautiful image was given to us as an illustration of the joys and satisfactions photography is capable of giving him.

AI nature shot
Copyright – Steve Walker

Beth shared more of her cinematographic experiments with natural light:

miniature cinematic lighting
Copyright – Beth
miniature two figurines
Copyright – Beth

Dave knows it is allergies season and reminded us about it with some lovely lit pollen cones on one of our pine trees:

pine trees polen
Copyright – Dave Watkins

And in case you were wondering about Rob, he's been dealing with some issues on the site and also Covid. But he hopes we are all doing alright and will be back very soon!

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 of critiquing 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 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 644th 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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