The Last Week Showcase: Community’s Hidden Photographic Jewels!


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 579th challenge on DIY Soft Focus Lens Effect! 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 – February 28th, 2022

Photo by Marty

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @martye and her gorgeous shot of a bud.

Pale pink and green along with a simple dark background make this photograph very effective. The softness suits the subject perfectly and there’s something painterly about this gentle and hazy approach. I’d definitely print and frame this photo because of its soothing effect.

Congrats, Marty.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

Photo by Mike57

This is a bold example of how interesting some “glitches” might be when properly used! And in case you were wondering about how this shot, it was a hand-held 10-second exposure with a cellphone through a window.

Photo by Patrick

Striking visual effect!

Photo by LeanneC

Abstractions in photography are a broad visual field spanning from bold to subtle & elegant like this beautiful shot.

Photo by Brenda

Contrast can also be achieved by using proper colors within the frame. Here, we are presented with an effective palette mixing both warm and cold tones.

Photo by Wendy P

The dreamy effect is achieved by shooting through cling film!

Photo by Aurimas

A great example of a creative yet classic still-life!

Photo by Dave Watkins

Copper, a 15-year-old Boer goat doe shot with a 300mm lens covered with a quart-sized freezer bag.

Photo by Pat Garrett

“This is a china centerpiece, with tiny lights and red cellophane over the lens.”

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

Sub-framing is a fascinating composition technique, and if you are struggling to understand the concept behind it, this is a beautiful example of it!

Photo by Stella Oliver

A lovely couple of lilies shot through a sheer fabric gift bag.

Photo by Terry Quinn

“Early Morning in the Hayden Valley.”

Photo by Lynn Muller

This is a soft-focus image of a colorful sunset casting a pretty interesting shadow on the wall.

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

Steve took his camera's dynamic range to the next level and presented us with this beautiful image of “Lovers in the Dark”.

Marty shared a playful image of a barking monster she stumbled upon, can you spot the mouth and chin at the bottom of its face?

She surprised some feathery folks enjoying a day spa!

And after walking a bit more, she stumbled into the Gordian knot:

Charmaine spent a night in Addo last week, the next morning she sat at Hapoor waterhole and was surrounded by elephants  for two hours:

Also, we invite you all to know more about Aurimas and also to give a special shout-out to our newest member, Rosemary F!

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 580th challenge on DIY Shadow Effects!

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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