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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 some 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 Black and White Textures in Nature! And as you've already guessed, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – March 15, 2021

Photo by Rose Marie

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @rgatscha and her photo of the desert. I find this image dreamy and surreal because of the excellent color processing. The colors indeed evoke the desert heat and something ancient and nostalgic. This scene feels like an intro from a movie, it reminded of the Japanese masterpiece Woman in the Dunes (1964).

The lighting is also very beautiful and the way shadows and textures interact pulls the viewer in.

Congrats, Rose Marie.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 529th!

Photo by Click

There is a rich quicksilver-like texture in this macro shot!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

One could easily fit this shot into the world of abstract images, what a wonderful detail got captured here!

Photo by Tersha

Subtle and lovely, high-key processing at its best!

Photo by Robert Apple

For some reason, the shape of this mountain ridge feels like a huge whale swimming freely in the ocean.

Photo by LeanneC

Frosty and crispy texture, very poetic too!

Photo by Patrick

It is very interesting to observe how water is fully-loaded with textures enhanced by reflections and motion.

Photo by David Chesterfield

According to David: “Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement, the isthmus connecting the Tasman Peninsula to Tasmania is covered in a pattern of regular rectangular saltwater pools. Although these depressions look distinctly manmade, they are the result of a rare type of natural erosion.”

Photo by Pat Garrett

Nothing like a good-old water cascade long-exposure photograph! Beautiful veil-like texture and soothing motion.

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

Patrick started taking photos of horses, and shared this moment with us.

Tobie was pretty lucky while capturing this collared barbet which looks like a painting.

Also, he shared this photo of some sable antelopes:

Peter shared a minimal shot with a nice colour palette which clearly reflects some design knowledge, and the lines are perfectly vertical and horizontal with now perceivable fringing or distortion.

Dave captured this odd looking insect trap made by a creepy and severe spider. Also, it reminds of insects in amber.

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 530th challenge on Black and White Lines in Nature!

About Author

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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