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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 647th challenge on Smooth Water Features! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 19th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – Patrick

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patrickw and his gorgeous b&w landscape.
B&W conversion makes this shot even more peaceful, and the composition is just spot on!
Congrats, Patrick!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy these smooth shots!

Fays build up rapidly in our minds, almost from a fairytale!

waterfall autumn
Copyright – Michael

Shooting landscapes in vertical mode is a massive challenge; this is an elegant example of how good it can become with a proper composition. Silky textures in the water and the sky, sharp tones on the back!

sepia smooth waters
Copyright – Patrick

“Curtis Falls”

curtis falls
Copyright – David Chesterfield

It's just impossible to describe the gorgeous juxtaposition captured in this frame; water and ice!

water and ice
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Fast shutter speeds enable photographers to transform day into night with a single click!

low light landscape
Copyright – Wendy P

No wonder why this wonderful site is called Goðafoss, which western-translates into “The Waterfall of the Gods.”

waterfall of the gods
Copyright – ElinL

This an incredible shot and hard evidence that scouting is crucial for high-quality landscape photographs.

low light waterfall
Copyright – ElinL

Lovely shapes! Capturing motion in water under sunlight conditions sounds like an impossible challenge to overcome. Nevertheless, neutral density filters transform that into an enjoyable experience after all.

golden hour smooth water with rocks
Copyright – Fann Behrens

The aesthetic point of view!

forest watefalls
Copyright – Beth

“Boulder Beach, Sonoma County, California”

boulder beach
Copyright – Timothy S. Allen

“‘Silk' below the dam”

silky waters
Copyright – Pat Garrett

“Sunrise Smooth”

sunrise smooth
Copyright – Pat Garrett

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

Tersha shared an interesting finding she stumbled upon last week, and after playing with the image in Snapseed, this was the final result:

three palms
Copyright – Tersha

Beth tried her solid portrait techniques and shared a test shot of a new figure she bought:

action figurine portrait
Copyright – Beth

Also, a Viking flea figure from acid rain:

viking flea figurine
Copyright – Beth

Patrick did some mirror self-portraits and got this:

dark self portrait series
Copyright – Patrick

Robert shared an interesting feeling about cell phones in this post.

And Daniel asked for our opinions on the following shot. Swing by and give him your two cents!

Copyright – Daniel

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 those who 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 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 648th 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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