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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 645th challenge on Abstracts Using Intentional Camera Movement! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 5th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patography and her poetic flower shot.
ICM photos are particularly challenging because they usually don’t work well if they show only random movement. The subject, the background, and the colors have to come together in a certain way so that the movement looks visually pleasing.
Pat’s photo is the perfect example of beautifully done ICM with soft dreamy colors.
Congrats, @patography.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

There is something in the composition that seems to be a chair in motion, so this could easily work as a cinematic expression.

cinematic icm
Copyright – Wendy P

Seascape from a sunny road trip!

road trip intentional camera movement
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Speed by Subaru

subaru icm
Copyright – Dave Watkins

There is something really Viking sprouting from this magnificent abstract shot!

abstract boat shot icm
Copyright – ElinL

Fascinating indeed…

intentional camera movement abstract
Copyright – Pat Garrett

The dizziness felt through this image quality is absolutely intriguing!

noir icm
Copyright – Wendy P

Nice looking ferns, almost like dancing with the wind or with the rain.

ferns icm
Copyright – Tersha

Beautiful strokes, almost like a painting

floral icm
Copyright – Kristi

Against the current

abstract minimal icm
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Surprisingly enough, photographs can actually transmit – not only light – but also movement and wind!

nature pastel colors icm
Copyright – Holly K

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

Following her creative sprint, Beth shared some other arrangements this week. Lighting in these setups is simply gorgeous!

figure miniature photography
Copyright – Beth

Dave got a bee closeup of a furry fella climbing out of the bird bath.

bee closeup shot
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Patrick had to stop for a shot; although he isn't sure of the name, he does think this is a true native breed of Irish cow. He's also sure they have a breeding program going to get them established once again. A great documentary project here, indeed!

irish cow
Copyright – Patrick

And got some reading too:

reading black and white
Copyright – Patrick

Steve shared some beautiful landscape shots with rich tones:

waterfall black and white
Copyright – Steve Walker
mountain black and white
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 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 646th 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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