The Last Week Spotlight: Behind The Lens With Our Vibrant Village


Photography has the power of lightening up our lives; and what a great thing it is to start our days by checking out some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes!

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 598th challenge on Urban Wildlife! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week July 11th, 2022

Photo by Frogdaily

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Frogdaily.

This image is such a perfect example of wildlife in the city. The focal length is wide enough to give us enough context, and the composition along with the colors makes the subject stand out in a beautiful way.

Congrats, @frogdaily.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from this starry and moody challenge!

Photo by Click

Contrary to what one could think, juxtaposition in photography is hardly something clear to understand. Here is an exquisite example of what this compositional concept is all about. As you can see, juxtaposition is all about combining opposite ideas in a coherent way, so it goes far beyond simple contrast or visual arrays.

Photo by Michael

Great street art, thanks for the find!

Photo by Wendy P

“Happy 4th July to all our American members!”

Photo by David Chesterfield

Interesting capture of “grey headed flying fox with pup”.

Photo by Patrick

Shots like this make you wonder about our damaging predatory nature for sure…

Photo by Bobbie

“Our happy home”

Photo by Andrew

“Taken with my old iPhone off the back of the ferry on the return journey from Alcatraz back to the city.”

Photo by Wendy P

Nice visit from a furry friend 🦌

Photo by Logos189

Great composition and stunning colours!

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

“A mother bird is putting up with two of her hungry children.”

Photo by Tersha

Great capture! “Just hanging about…”

Photo by Ken Scheepers

“Wild turkey in the back yard strutting his stuff in front of his 5 hens”

Photo by Rose Marie

Look closer 👀, for the “Storks roosting in Rust” on the tops!

What You Shouldn't be Missing from the Light Stalking Community

Dave shared his favourite flowers with us, Zinnias are called, and they are vibrant and gorgeous!

This was Ken's first time shooting fireworks with the simple advice from Nikon’s website: Manual focus, ISO 200, f/10 and Bulb mode for the shutter using a remote. What he learned was the length of time holding the shutter open, usually around 1.6 to 3 seconds.

David started the mobile Monday challenge with this creative finding from the streets:

Dahlia shot this with her iPhone and later it was tweaked by using VSCO and Pixelmator:

And Tersha got pretty creative in her garden with this watering can:

Also, if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares their favourite 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 to 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 599th challenge on Urban Architecture!

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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