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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 – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 588th challenge on Skylines in Nature! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – May 2nd, 2022

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @joubie and her gorgeous abstract take on skylines in nature.

We had many great candidates again but this image is simply different because it feels so silky, poetic, and soothing. The color scheme is a feast for the eyes and the motion blur feels just right.

Congrats, Charmaine.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from this horizontally soothing challenge!

Photo by Wendy P

Noticed how exposure decisions make this image look like a night shot even when the bright sun is up in the middle of the sky? Genius!

Photo by Michael

Silhouettes make great subjects when contrasted again a golden and bright background just like in this shot.

Photo by Marty E

“Capturing twilight” is quite a moody visual piece.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Creative and dramatic landscape photograph of Nobby’s beach.

Photo by Bobbie

It's hard not to feel amused by sunlight beams falling in a perfect line into the Earth.

Photo by Dave Watkins

Clouds help build drama in landscape photographs.

Photo by Robert Apple

Great composition, rule of thirds is beautiful in this one, and the human element makes the image storytelling as well.

Photo by Aurimas

“Minimalist sky”

Photo by Davidc

Silhouettes and rule of odds, a great mixture of visual elements displayed in a creative vertical way.

Photo by Frank

“Quiet Flows The Dawn”

Photo by Tersha

Stunning landscape photograph, and if you look closer, humanity can't get ignored…

Photo by Kristi

We just can't get tired of sunsets, especially this kind of clean and perfectly centred ones.

Photo by Andrew

“This photo was taken from the relative safety of my back verandah and kinda looked to me like dancing/fighting snakes.”

Photo by Logos189

Bold visual of The Negev Desert.

Photo by Pat Garrett

Lovely colours from the “North Atlantic Coast Skyline”

Photo by Patrick

Clouds are so powerful that they can even become the main subject of a landscape shot!

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

Robert captured a pine needle spinning and swaying on this spiderweb for an hour on a peaceful afternoon in the woods:

He also shared more creative shots achieved with his Lensbaby collection, which happens to be a creative push for sure. Here, we see a miniature effect done in-camera thanks to this kit:

Dave got close to some poultry and was able to pull out this crisp portrait:

Andrew got a pair of terns flying across a small wetland billabong. The upper folk is carrying a tiny fish and it would appear that the lower bird is expecting him to drop it.

If you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks! A place where our community is able to share their favourite 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 589th challenge on Fundamentals of Exposure!

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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