What’s Been Cooking At Light Stalking This 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 Abstract Objects at Home! 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 31st, 2021

Photo by Marty E

Words by Jasenka Grujin

It was really hard to pick POTW this week – so many great candidates and super creative ideas!

I decided to go with Marty’s image because it’s such a subtle and elegant combination of colors and patterns. Also, the reflections in the glass give additional visual appeal to this already beautiful image.

Congrats, @martye!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 575th!

Photo by Patrick

What would our lives be without these useful little things!

Photo by Click

Nope, this ain't some random screenshot taken from a mid-nineties video game In fact… This intriguing visual is from the inside of a paper bag!

Photo by Wendy P

Any music album containing this shot could trigger curiosity out of anyone!

Photo by Mike57

There's something elegant about the way this curved cool line contrasts against the warm tones further from the lens!

Photo by Robert Apple

Scary indeed…

Photo by David Chesterfield

Nice pattern of the mighty characteristic scales of a pangolin.

Photo by Tersha

“Small bit of frayed glittery ribbon…”

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Lovely use of lights and shadows!

Photo by Frogdaily

Nice shot of something we all be willing to keep far away from our skins!

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Lampshade and bubble wrap.”

Photo by Dave Watkins

“Bottom of a glass pitcher handle in front of a window with closed blinds.”

Photo by Ruth

Interesting point of view of something ordinary surrounding us all!

Photo by Holly K

“Greeting card with ICM and fabric background.”

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

“Poppy meringue cookies gone wrong.”

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

Beaky got a couple of shots from a recent trip south to Denmark on the West Australian coast:

Patrick went back to an old mill he had already visited before, and got some exquisite urban exploration photographs. This is our favourite, but which one is yours?

Robert shared this playful shot of foxy roxy woodsy with an anamorphic device:

Tersha‘s iPhone got visited by a strange yet beautiful light aberration:

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.

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 576th challenge on Create and Photograph Abstracts!

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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