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Photography has the power of brightening up our lives; what a great thing it is to start our day by checking out beautiful images in the comfort of our homes! Here is the weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat, as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Kitchen Macro. And as you've already guessed it, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – January 18, 2021

Photo by John Teate

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @johnteate and his cookie dough scoop.

The image feels playful because of its unusual composition, rich spectrum of colors and really clever use of reflection.

Congrats, John!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 521st!

Photo by Tersha

The rich light in this shot enhances all the textures in each of the peppercorns, but is the overall colour palette what makes this a fantastic shot!

Photo by Patrick

Cold and minimal, quite gorgeous in fact.

Photo by Click

Macro and abstract, in the kitchen, what a complex task to pull out!

Photo by ElinL

Seeing in macro unveils a complete universe of unseen details that deserve a closer look.

Photo by Andre P

A natural example of how green and red always make up for a beautiful visual contrast.

Photo by Dave Watkins

The decision of developing a photograph in monochrome should always be guided by the intention of enhancing certain features that otherwise would be less powerful in colour. Here, the decision helps to emphasize the texture inside this machine.

Photo by Bucweet

What a nice way of unveiling what happens to milk when poured down through ice cubes while making iced coffee.

Photo by Sue Hamilton

This subtle composition of oil on the tabletop looks quite interesting and intriguing.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Thanks to this photograph, now I know better about this quirky looking citrus fruit called makrut.

Photo by Brenda

Subtle and moody light always works for making certain colours more vibrant than they are.

Photo by Kristi

This photo looks very well suited for the Christmas theme!

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

Tersha shared a magnificent black and white photograph with us the other day. According to her post, these sheep came rushing to her as if she was going to feed them. Fortunately, she had her camera with her and captured this beautiful shot.

Robert captured a small spider hanging from a thread. And also an interesting news about Olympus building some serious lenses too.

Graham shared this lovely portrait with us, isn't it beautiful?

David encountered a gravid female Cosmophasis micarioides which looks quite awesome in fact.

And finally, Dave captured some natural steam right at the perfect moment!

And don't forget to welcome our freshest forum members too!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs, 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. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way in which someone can hack the learning curve in photography.

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.

Many of our members have nurtured their own photographic knowledge by giving out elaborate critiques that go way beyond simple emoji based reactions or “nice shot” comments. 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. We'll be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Also, don't forget to participate in our 522nd challenge on Water!

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Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here.

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