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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 – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 584th challenge on Editing 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 – April 4th, 2022

Photo by Marty E

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @martye and her beautiful b&w tulips.

Marty said that we must be tired from her tulip shots but it’s the exact opposite, at least for me. Her edits are getting better and better, and this one is such a great example of a successful b&w conversion. The image looks better than the original color version and the tonal range is simply amazing, along with the composition.

Gorgeous fine art still life!

Congrats, Marty.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

Photo by Aurimas

High-pitched contrasts of deep black and strong whites make quotidian artifacts even more interesting than they could already be.

Photo by Dave Watkins

“Built in 1894, the Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B on the coast of Oregon began as the light keeper’s house. And rumored to be haunted.”

Photo by Mike57

The storm is coming, and the trees know it better.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Putting aside the fine manipulation of this photograph, here we have a clear example of how important backgrounds can be for a good story to be told!

Photo by Pat Garrett

What a nice and rich texture here we have here!

Photo by Patrick

We'll never get tired of recognizing how hard vertical compositions can be on the streets, and this is a beautiful example of how it should be done.

Photo by Kristi

Rainy days result in spectacular photographs like this one!

Photo by Tersha

There's a poetic vibe in this still-life piece of pink roses with pear and apple.

Photo by Rose Marie

Embrace the darkness.

Photo by Holly K

Minimal silhouettes flow throw the frame with the aid of the rule of odds and thirds.

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

Marty asked if this image could be considered a still-life photo. Share your comments here:

Tobie was sitting in his lounge watching birds taking a bath in his yard. Suddenly all of the birds scattered in all directions when he spotted the reason why:

He also shared this exquisite shot of an African Stonechat:

Dave shared a perfect example of what a good black and white shot looks like:

Swing by this post made by Dahlia in which she interviewed John Teate so we could all get to know him a bit more.

Let's give a special shout-out to Rebecca, Terri, and Tom!

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 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 585th challenge on Animals 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.

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