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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 – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat, as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Selective Colour Saturation! And as you've already guessed, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – May 3rd, 2021

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @joubie and her beautiful shot of a lilac breasted roller.

The image is a perfect example of how to use selective saturation in a clever way so that the final result is truly artistic. There are no sharp transitions between colors, everything looks rather smooth and thought-out.

Congrats, Charmaine.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 536th!

Photo by Wendy P

This is a very interesting and smart way of complying with the idea of selective color saturation.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

What an elegant piece of imagery that makes you think deeply indeed.

Photo by Tersha

It is hard to make a wise decision when it comes to selecting just some colors to keep in a photograph, and this is a perfect example of how good an image can look when the picking is right on point.

Photo by Elin

What a feast is this furry friend having!

Photo by Dave Watkins

Who said that “selective color saturation” meant selective desaturation? Dave here shows us that there's a complete unexplored universe regarding this particularly famous theme in photography.

Photo by Robert Apple

Sometimes, there's simply no need for further tweaking.

Photo by Pat Garrett

Lovely and pale, quite perfect for transmitting a soothing and tranquil message.

Photo by Patrick

Capturing humor is always a challenge, and this shot deserves further notice. Here, Jinky (Patrick's sister dog, which is 14 years old and has lost his eyesight) is coming back down the mountain; he was tired and the backpack rescued him.

Photo by Kristi

Another smart decision that makes the scene look even more thrilling!

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

Dave shared a furry stinging friend in black & white. Beautiful details, and what a fierce look too!

Rob shared three tulips with a very much dramatic back light.

Patrick went the highroad with a very interesting and highly unique self-portrait with us.

David captured a female spider with the following setup: Olympus OM-D EM1ii with m.zuiko 60mm macro lens plus 10mm and 16mm Mieke macro extension tubes. Godox TT350o flash with Cygnustech V2 diffuser.

And say hello to Thomas, our newest Light Stalker!

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 537th challenge on Wide Angle Landscape!

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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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