What’s Been Cooking At Light Stalking Last Week


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 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 latest challenge on Backlighting in Photography! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

And why not mention it, this particular challenge was especially crowded, and it was a beautiful joy picking the featured shots!

Photo Of The Week – January 10th, 2022

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @joubie and her gorgeous shot of a hyena.

The rim lighting combined with the golden tones and the reflection in the puddle looks magical here! This photo is great from the technical as well as the artistic point of view and it’s such a joy to look at those warm golden colors.

People usually don’t like hyenas and this shot is certainly one of the prettiest hyena portraits I’ve ever seen.

Congrats, Charmaine.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 572nd!

Photo by ElinL

When thinking about backlighting, one usually thinks of artificial light sources carefully directed towards a predefined subject. Here, we can see how naturally available light can be used for the same aesthetic purpose.

Photo by Patrick

Interesting way of capturing backlighting!

Photo by Click

“I leave the rest up to your imagination.”

Photo by Tersha

A very peaceful shot of an Aberdeen Angus.

Photo by David Chesterfield

What about a minimal yet rich new wallpaper for our laptops?

Photo by Robert Apple

A brilliant portrait and the sparkly Sun takes this shot to a whole different level!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Notice how the ringing bell captured in this perfectly combines with the tranquil haze in the gravestones in the back!

Photo by Dan F

Nice silhouettes!

Photo by Wendy P

A remarkable golden hour capture!

Photo by Marty E

“A lovely golden hour at a nature reserve.”

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

Jim got his ultimate lens and shared a pic with us during this week. But the best part is the story he accompanied his pic with!

Robert gave us an exquisite explanation of what anamorphic lenses are all about; so if you are curious about these particular pieces of gear, take a look at this post.

Patrick highlighted this wonderful storytelling photograph made by Click.

He also shared this colorful butterfly.

David captured a fierce looking black chromed ant.

He also shared this brilliant night sky shot.

We welcome Rob back since he was pretty sick these past weeks. Good thing, it wasn't Covid!

And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks! A place where our community is able to share 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 573rd challenge on Abstract Flora!

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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