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

Photo Of The Week – March 1, 2021

Photo by Pat Garrett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @patography and her snowflake.

She has shot this with an extension tube, and although it is her first attempt it looks absolutely stunning.

The composition and focusing are impeccable but what I like most are those soft tonal transitions in the foreground and background.

Congrats, Pat.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 527th!

Photo by Click

Photography enables humanity to observe ordinary things with curiosity and imagination.

Photo by Andre P

Nicely balanced composition, and the scene alone is deeply storytelling too!

Photo by David Chesterfield

This takes still-life to a whole new level of visual experience!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Even though this is a setup, it feels very honest and authentic.

Photo by Randall Hammer

Not all still-lifes have to be arrangements in the traditional form.

Photo by Levi Lloyd

Simple compositions usually make the best stories! And this is a good example.

Photo by Patrick

Simply beautiful, even poetic to some extent.

Photo by Sue T

Undoubtedly, monochrome aids this photograph by reducing any distraction imposed by the colorful nature of dahlias and makes it possible to perceive its beautiful shape in a more direct way.

Photo by Rose Marie

A contemporary social icon for sure!

Photo by Marcel Granier

Not sure if these are massive in reality, but they look huge! And the tonal treatments enhance the visual experience by delivering a rich layered scene.

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

Rob shared a beautiful photograph of Northern Harrier (or at least he thinks it is one, and we trust his keen eye, so we will stick with that) with us earlier this week.

He also shared this beautiful photograph of an Oaxacan piece of pottery which is the result of about 5 combined images processed in Photoshop.

Tersha shared a rich-in-bokeh photograph of the first crocus in her garden this year, and it looks dreamy beyond beautiful.

Dahlia helped us get to know Astaroth a bit better in this interview!

And Rob pointed out an interesting insight about our beloved forum as well.

And don't forget saying hi to our newest 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 528th challenge on Monochrome Abstract!

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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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