The Last Week Luminary: Ushering Unseen Universes of the Uncommon


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 latest challenge on Abstract Flora! 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 17th, 2021

Photo by Kristi

Words by Jasenka Grujin

I don’t remember when was the last time I’ve seen so many amazing POTW candidates. Great job, everyone!

I picked Kristi’s shot because it has immediately caught my eye. The vivid colors combined with repetition and filling the frame create such a striking effect. I would print and frame this photo because it’s so uplifting!

Congrats, @liveyourlife83.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 573rd!

Photo by Patrick

Wonderful texture and tonal enhancement make it look like a metal piece.

Photo by Tersha

Like abstract tongues, these bright and red petals are quite hypnotizing!

Photo by Marty E

If you are wondering how this colorful overlapping was made, a kaleidoscope/blending filter in Krita was used for it.

Photo by Wendy P

Look at that cosmic texture within the flower bud!

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

Abstract for sure!

Photo by David Chesterfield

Fantastic for anyone looking for a new vibrant laptop wallpaper.

Photo by Andre P

When intentional camera movement (ICM) goes just as planned!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

“Here comes the sun!”

Photo by ElinL

Well-done abstracts are capable of communicating the essence of a given subject without the distractions imposed by the obvious redundancies around them. Genius!

Photo by Frogdaily

Let the pink high tide enter the chat.

Photo by Click

Anyone in for a trippy experience?

Photo by Rob Wood

Unique b&w rendition of seaweed!

Photo by Pammy M

Delicate, soft, and hazy.

Photo by Mike57

Spiky capture! In this shot, both the foreground and background elements are equally important.

Photo by Dave Watkins

What a crispy example of how organic lines to aid in the structure of visual compositions when taking a photograph.

Photo by Pat Garrett

Like milk falling from a crack in the rocks!

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

Dave took a vibrant and sharp portrait of one of their two remaining hens:

Also, he got this early morning highlights of a tree through the lifting fog:

David shared a portrait of himself with Bumpy, a Tasmanian wombat:

Rob captured this magnificent shot of a cloudy day at Clivelly with his iPhone 13 pro and further processed it in Lightroom Mobile:

Marty shared a collection of images curated by The Atlantic containing some out-of-this-world shots.

Last but not least, Pammy got this massive composition that combines different lines with scale to tell a nice story about the urban landscape around her:

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 favorite photographs from our forums every week.

Also this week, the Macro photography forum went live, so make sure to check it out if you are interested in macro and close-up photography. Post your best macro shots for discussion!

Don't forget to give a big shout-out to our members Jo and Mike!

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 574th challenge on Abstract 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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