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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 – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 653rd challenge on “Lighting for Light and Airy Photography”; and as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – July 31st, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – Rob Eyers

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @reyers.
His photo is a great example of an ethereal landscape, and these muted tones complement the composition and overall mood perfectly.
Congrats, Rob!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy these airy shots!

Nothing signifies wind like clouds up in the sky! Not to mention the beautiful layered effect, of course.

thick clouds
Copyright – Davidc

As instructed by the author, if air and wind are hard to see, squint your eyes a bit. In my case, it worked!

black and white motion blur
Copyright – Patrick

One thing is certain; flying beings are capable of perceiving air and wind in ways we are limited to. The implied lines coming from their eyes gives gave me the hunch for what I posit.

ducks on a lake
Copyright – ElinL

A bright-looking flower against a clear and windy blue sky. Lovely shot!

pink rose
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Preparing to fly!

black and white dove
Copyright – Dave Watkins

As noted by David, there's a great sense of space in this peaceful-looking venue.

peaceful field yellow flowers
Copyright – Michael

We can't agree more with ElinL, who said that this image alone is “balsam for the soul”.

pale ocean with a ship
Copyright – Rob Eyers

Reading more about how these tiny plants reproduce thanks to air is fascinating. Here, the pappus of a dandelion seed aids in wind-driven dispersal.

dandelion colorful background
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

It does feel like a decoration from heaven… Beautiful colors indeed!

rose with pastel background
Copyright – Kristi

And speaking of visual feelings, this shot feels like graphic design! Gorgeous colors and patterns, an exquisite landscape photograph.

tree branches faded colors
Copyright – Wendy P

Of course! Did you notice the perfect diagonal line coming out from the left-bottom corner?

airplane wing
Copyright – Patrick

Wonderful machines the seaplanes are.

sky with seaplane
Copyright – Wendy P

A lovely-looking pair of Ring Doves with some beautiful tones on the background.

ring doves
Copyright – Tersha

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

Beth captured Groot at a family reunion:

groot family reunion
Copyright – Beth

Dave's blooming garden keeps attracting a various array of wonderful creatures:

bee on a flower
Copyright – Dave Watkins

And thanks to Diane, we now know how to call water meniscus:

water meniscus
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Daniel stumbled upon one of the most iconic artifacts ever made by our species. This is how messaging notifications looked back in the day.

Copyright – Daniel Krueger

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:

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 654th 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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