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There's something about nature that draws people to register with a camera. Photographing our geographic surroundings is a practice as old as photography itself. For this challenge, Tersha required images of frames captured within nature, sub-framing, as others would call it. Here, we've selected just a handful of all the great shots that were published in the original thread.

Photo Of The Week – October 30th, 2023

dog in nature
Copyright – Patrick

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time, POTW goes to @patrickw and his gorgeous dog portrait.
I love the way the dog is framed here! Nature serves both as a frame and a secondary subject here, and the colors are lush and soothing.
Congrats, Patrick.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Adjust your screens, pour some coffee or tea, and indulge yourselves with these colorful shots!

aerial view landscape
Copyright – Timothy S. Allen

Full moon night!

moon blue skies
Copyright – Wendy P

Sometimes, one simply needs to give some playful attention to the surroundings!

light painting nature
Copyright – David Chesterfield

A very clever use of reflection; it even feels like something out of this world!

creative reflection
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Quite a cinematic shot!

cinematic black and white long exposure
Copyright – Patrick

Indeed, this is something we don't get to see every day…

squirrel on a tree
Copyright – Wendy P

As noted by David, “the light makes this one”; a gorgeous finding, no doubt.

delicate yellow leaf
Copyright – Patrick

A picture within a picture, sub-framing in all its glory!

subframing late afternoon
Copyright – Deidra White

This is something better known in photography as “visual complementation,” which in this case, is enhanced by the strong contrast between bokeh and textures.

bokeh and textures
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Foggy fall scene!

fall scene yellow trees
Copyright – Robert Apple

A subtle frame coming from the fern…

fern and squirrel
Copyright – Tersha

Details like this, make it feel like nature itself is whispering for our attention.

gap between rocks
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Have you ever wondered where faeries live?

house in a tree
Copyright – Davidc

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

Beth shared a dreamlike landscape photo from a crater lake, superb images indeed:

peaceful lake
Copyright – beth
lake behind the trees
Copyright – beth

Patrick spent an hour sitting in his bird hide for an entire morning, “great to see the small birds making an appearance just waiting for the goldfinch and chaffinch to show up”:

cute bird closeup
Copyright – Patrick

Deidra asked for some guidance on work-pricing, so if you have any tips, she'll gladly read them here.

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 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 next 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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