What’s Been Cooking At Light Stalking This Week

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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 578th challenge on DIY Abstracts! 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 WeekFebruary 21st, 2022

Photo by Wendy P

Words by Jasenka Grujin

We had many great examples of abstract shots last week and again it wasn’t easy to choose the winner.

When it comes to abstract art in general, we can’t escape being very subjective. I picked the image that I found most engaging, although it might not be your favorite or best from the technical point of view.

POTW this time goes to @wendyp and her shot of peeling paint.

I found this image very appealing because of the strange mix of decay and pastel tones. We usually associate decay with a more ominous palette and this pale pink made it sensual and hypnotic.

Congrats, Wendy.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from this playful Challenge!

Photo by Click

This psychedelic smoke looks both bold and trippy! Brilliant colors and strong visual effects.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

And speaking of colors, what about these gorgeous-looking colorful bubbles of oil on water?

Photo by Tersha

If you too spotted this shot within the challenge, it is now time to reveal what we have in front of our eyes. These look like pipes, but they are the remains of flowers/fruit on a eucalyptus tree!

Photo by Mike57

It is hard to tell what we have here, but we have to admit that it drew our attention right away!

Photo by Aurimas

We couldn't help to see some interesting figures formed within the paint-shapes contained in the frame!

Photo by David Chesterfield

What a clean and elegant composition and the color palette makes it overwhelmingly interesting!

Photo by Pat Garret

Mysterious indeed!

Photo by Marty E

Another rich texture that invites us to touch it.

Photo by Brenda

This definitely looks like something from a sci-fi movie!

Photo by MichaelC

A simple cropping gesture can take us into parallel visual universes in ways our imagination simply can't so quickly achieve.

Photo by Patrick

Using different angles and different light makes us see things anew!

Photo by Holly K

And a tranquil yet colorful pattern to close our visually striking collection of the week!

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

Elin shared a nice reflection upon being grateful with life, and along with such words, this beautiful shot was used to illustrate her thoughts:

Spotted towhees are supposed to be common around Dave‘s hometown. Although, he claims they are still hard to see.

Patrick has been patiently working on some nature photographs, and such effort is paying him with images like this one of a Eurasian blue tit:

We want to thank Daniel for sharing some useful tips on black backgrounds.

Marty got surprised by this tree bark monster that popped up on her laptop a couple of days ago:

Jim got pretty close to a yawning cheetah, and this is what he was able to photograph with his new Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm ƒ/5.6 lens:

Also, we invite you all to give a special shout-out to our newest member, Stephen A!

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 579th challenge on DIY Soft Focus Lens Effect!

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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