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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 Landscape with a Telephoto Lens! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – May 17th, 2021

Photo by Pat Garrett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patography and her “Empty Sky 911 Memorial”.

The image has a superb composition thanks to the clever use of symmetry and reflections. The colors are simply ravishing, I haven’t seen such a powerful combination of blue and yellow for a very long time.

Congrats, Pat.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 538th!

Photo by Patrick

Using a telephoto lens for a landscape shot might not seem quite intuitive, however, there are some moments in which the portion of reality that a photographer is able to frame looks better in a crunched format like this one.

Photo by David Chesterfield

What a good-looking landscape shot and the barrel compression of such a long lens (300mm) has a perfect effect on all the perceivable lines in the scene.

Photo by Wendy P

When it comes to taking photos with a long lens, nothing better than to shoot up to the sky! And who said that celestial bodies can't be considered as part of our landscape too?

Photo by Rob Eyers

One of the benefits of shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is that one can fine tweak scale in a very much compelling way.

Photo by Kristi

Ain't this scape beautiful?

Photo by Robert Apple

Great layering achieved in this soothing pasture.

Photo by Vicki

Waking up early in the morning surely pays-off!

Photo by Beth

What a nice place to be right now…

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

While seeking a scene for the weekly photography challenge, Tersha stumbled into these lovely two!

Dahlia showed us a fun way of using photography to surpass creative blocks or simply to overcome boredom! You can watch more creative results around this idea from other members here.

Jasenka invited us to share some bicycle photos!

Robert shared a beautiful landscape shot with minimalism vibes.

And Beth captured two very different sunsets!

And let's give a special shout out to our newest member, Gene S!

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.

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 539th challenge on Golden Hour 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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