Light And Airy Shots And Gorgeous Scenes From Nature – Check Out Our Latest Update


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 655th challenge- on “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 – Monday 14th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright Charmaine Joubert

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Charmaine.
Her photo isn’t just light and airy in terms of lighting, but composition (lots of negative space) and colors (muted earthy tones) also feel really lightweight.
Congrats, @joubie.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy light and airy shots!

As if taken from Tolkien's Shires, this image captures both the presence of light and air. A pretty complicated task if you ask me…

light and airy forest with purple flowers
Copyright – Davidc

A pretty styled way of using sun flares to show rainbows.

sunflare rainbow
Copyright – Tersha

Now this is an exquisite color palette!

forest bright green tones
Copyright – Rose Marie

For those wondering, this is a good example of what someone could label as graphic design through the use of photography.

tall palm beach
Copyright – Wendy P

“The lonely tree”

lonely tree by the river
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Breathtaking… And in Patrick's words, “this could work as a Christmas card, it is lovely”.

snowy lake majestic skies
Copyright – Michael

This could easily be a nice album cover!

airplane black and white
Copyright – ElinL

In David's words, “Bit scary this one. Are you on the edge of a cliff? Looks a long way down.”

cliff edge
Copyright – Rose Marie

“So the whole Light and Airy series has kind of passed me by; I’m more the dark and moody sort. But it rained the better part of the weekend up in the forest, and when the sun peeked out at day's end, I got out the Lensbaby 60 Twist and gave it a go.”

dewv tree branch
Copyright – Robert Apple

A classic self-portrait in the era of selfies.

selfie window
Copyright – Wendy P

Is there a better way to close this amazing selection of light and airy photographs?

light and airy paraglider
Copyright – Dave Watkins

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

Taken from his porch, Tobie shared this photo of a tawny-flanked prinia:

tawny-flanked prinia
Copyright – Tobie Schalkwyk

And a beautiful sunset from his study room:

dramatic sunset
Copyright – Tobie Schalkwyk

Dave‘s pear tree is loaded!

red and green pear
Copyright – Dave Watkins

And flowers too:

bee on a flower closeup
Copyright – Dave Watkins
butterfly on a flower closeup
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Daniel captured a wide variety of silhouettes in Minneapolis:

silhouettes golden hour
Copyright – Daniel Krueger

We know the feeling of waking up, right? Beth surpassed herself one more time!

figurine photography
Copyright – Beth

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 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 656th 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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