The Last Week Snapshots: Hidden Stories from Our Shutter Heroes


Photography has the power of brightening up our lives; 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 Abstract! And as you've already guessed, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – March 8, 2021

Photo by Timothy Allen

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @timothy-a and his powerful architectural shot that looks abstract thanks to the unusual perspective.

Strong contrast, skew lines and various repetitive elements (in black, white and shades of gray) make the shot almost hypnotizing.

Congrats, Timothy.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 528th!

Photo by Click

I'm really not sure what's going on here, but I really like it. Pure abstract art.

Photo by Dave Watkins

Nice and subtle textures in this organic piece, the extreme tonal range enhances the nature of the shadow and makes abstractions quite notorious.

Photo by Aurimas

This is suggesting, and quite perfect to watch at early hours in the morning.

Photo by Patrick

This clearly resembles ocean waves with the horizon line!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Beautiful and subtle.

Photo by Rose Marie

What an interesting equilibrium we have here! Splendid balance between dark and bright tones, without being a completely symmetrical thing. And the white circles deliver a massive sense of dynamism and motion.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Despite heavy post-processing, this abstraction is very successful.

Photo by Greg

Nice texture and strong symmetry captured here!

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

Charmaine one of the cutest photos we've ever seen here at Light Stalking, and simply there aren't words to describe how lovely this shot is.

This is a nice capture of a red-breasted sap sucker, but Dave is complaining here (believe it or not), due to these folks killing his maple trees!

Timothy shared this great looking and vibrant photograph while introducing himself.

Daniel is looking to purchase a prime, and he is stuck while deciding between a AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED and a AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.4G. Take a look around if you want to help him out in his decision making process.

David shared a series of macro images of biting jumping spiders (opisthoncus mordax), and this is our favourite!

Tersha shared some wild snowdrops.

And last but not least, Robert shared a fierce looking bald eagle with us.

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 to 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 529th challenge on Black and White Textures in Nature!

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *