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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 Architecture! 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 WeekJanuary 24th, 2022

Photo by SimonParks

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Simon and his well-crafted shot of abstract architecture.

Besides showcasing the unusual design of this building, Simon has framed this photograph really well. Nothing to add and nothing to remove! The use of reflection in the water makes the entire scene even more impactful.

Congrats, @simonparks.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 574th!

Photo by Wendy P

The whimsical pattern and texture of this roof are fascinating in their own way.

Photo by Click

Gorgeous detail of the “Sundial” bridge (designed by Santiago Calatrava).

Photo by David Chesterfield

If you are an avid reader of our weekly posts, then you might have already spotted this one. Either way, such a framing of the “Cheesegrater” deserves a second look.

Photo by Andre P

There's something poetic about buildings overlooking other structures, especially if there's a “new/old” dichotomy involved.

Photo by Bobbie

Marine architecture, as called by the author, makes us wonder about our ephemeral transit in this world.

Photo by Patrick

Difficult to decode yet interesting to observe… All the leading lines become high protagonists of the frame thanks to the previous monochromatic decision.

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Don't look up” movement promoters won't like this shot.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

Believe it or not, this place is real!

Photo by Marty E

“Warp & Woof”, or an ingenious abstraction for sure!

Photo by Rose Marie

Interesting framing and orientation, definitely not your regular Búðakirkja photograph.

Photo by Tersha

Simple yet compelling shot of sunlight bathing a sheep shed.

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

Jim was privileged to see, at least in captivity, a Sun Bear. He also shared with us that New Zealand has 2 species of bears, and this is one of those:

Dave dusted off his camera and snapped a 300mm, after some patience, he got this vibrant (and judgemental looking) Red-breasted Sapsucker:

And speaking of good-looking birds, Tersha stumbled into this round fella!

Robert challenged our minds with this shot, can you get it?

He also shared this old hand-painted advertisement:

Last but not least, Marty raised the question about useful tools for identifying nature photos, swing by to learn more about what other Light Stalkers have to say!

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, make sure to know Charmaine better!

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 575th challenge on Abstract Objects at Home!

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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