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

Photo Of The Week – March 29th, 2021

Photo by John Teate

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @johnteate and his long exposure shot of a river.

The image feels soothing, soft and gentle – almost therapeutic! It was the right decision to capture this as a long exposure because this approach enhanced the abstract character of the scene.

Congrats, John.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 531st!

Photo by Tersha

What an elegant example of how high-key photography should be done! The entire orchid seems to fade against the pure whiteness in the back.

Photo by Kristi

The texture of the shot feels like glass, but the magic becomes evident after spotting the tiny hummingbird in the center of the frame.

Photo by Patrick

Beautiful swirl into the light!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Nice and beautifully lit detail; notoriously obvious, but still an abstraction.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

In general, swirling petal-patterns of dahlias are eye-catching, but this one is particularly clean and almost symmetrical.

Photo by Wendy P

This looks spooky, and has a 1920's cinema look that makes it even more intriguing!

Photo by Pat Garrett

In Pat's words: “Vortex” Intentional Camera Movement created by using tight aperture, long exposure, and rotating my camera. Unlike Patrick’s almost the same image, this is not hay. It is grass and rock and my feet are the bottom of the vortex.

Photo by Seth L

It is hard not to think that this is from another planet!

Photo by Rob Eyers

Just stones, no sticks, and certainly a beautiful array of leading lines!

Photo by Brenda

Quite a muscular tree, if you ask me.

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

Beaky shared a lovely shot of two grey roos:

Robert shared a nice picture of two horses in the wild.

And an interesting capture from Crazy Woman Canyon:

John shared a really nice street photograph of some musician at the beach:

Rob made a huge crop on a landscape shot, and this is the result; it does look good like this tbh.

And Dahlia brought us closer to Joanne in this interview!

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 532nd challenge on Edit any Nature Shot in Balck and White!

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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