Week 10 Revelations: Hidden Highlights from Our Photo Circle!


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 581st challenge on Lighting for Dark and Moody Photography! 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 – March 14th, 2022

Photo by Patrick

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patrickw and his mysterious self-portrait.

Dark and moody images that are soft and subtle at the same time are not easy to capture. In this case, I particularly like the grainy texture that gives the ancient feel to the image. The tonal range is also perfect!

Congrats, Patrick.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

Photo by Patrick

Moody, intriguing, and beautifully composed! Not your regular portrait of cattle for sure.

Photo by Mike57

This could be anyone's wallpaper anytime, especially if feeling moody and blue.

Photo by Robert Apple

A bit dark for everybody's taste, but a clever example of how light can isolate front elements from the background. This results in a composition enhancement due to visual depth produced mainly by subject separation.

Photo by r1ch

An interesting visual effect, not to mention what happens when rotating the frame 90° or 270°.

Photo by Lisa D

Not dark but moody for sure!

Photo by Dave Watkins


Photo by Wendy P

A huge storytelling potential here!

Photo by Tersha

Dark, moody, and rich, along with the rule of thirds.

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

Great care for detail! The absolute piece of art.

Photo by Rose Marie

What a storytelling way to present such an interesting finding!

Photo by Kari Vento

Sometimes, using unrelated textures to blend certain images result in intriguing frames like this!

Photo by Aurimas

Stunning contrast juxtaposed with the gentle texture of the plant.

Photo by Beth

“One from this past week while I was in Florida.”

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

Daniel gave us a pretty detailed update from Iceland, and along the way, he shared this gorgeous landscape shot:

Beth had some nurturing time at Ft. Clinch in Florida, and this is one of the various shots she has been sharing with us during the past week.

Jim opened the question for high-speed and good quality SD Cards to choose from, especially for wildlife photography. If this might be of your interest, swing by this thread.

Erik shared the world nature photography award winners in this post.

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 582nd challenge on Dark and Moody Photography!

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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