What’s Been Cooking At Light Stalking Last Week


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 well as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Blue Hour Landscape! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – May 31st, 2021

Photo by Wendy

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @wendyp and her unusual blue hour shot.

We had many good candidates but Wendy’s shot was most imaginative and very powerful. I really like the strong contrast, moody sky, and those tree silhouettes in the upper and lower corner of the image.

Congrats, Wendy.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 540th!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Blue Hour – just before sunrise on the Maine coast

Photo by Joseph M

Train track at blue hour

Photo by Rob Eyers

An oldie – Panama city

Photo by David Chesterfield

Blue hour landscape with a little light painting

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

This was at the Cal-Expo, the California State Fair in Sacramento. Some could argue that this is not a landscape but the Ferris wheel is quite a distance from where I was shooting this. The lens was set to 33mm on a 16-300mm Tamron attached to a Canon 70D. The Canon is a crop sensor camera so this would be about a 50mm equivalent.

Photo by Robert Apple

Early morning at Lake Tahoe

Photo by ElinL

Blue hour by the volcano

Photo by Tersha

Red and blue tones make a perfect natural contrast, and the soothing structure of the clouds adds a lovely dreamy feeling to it.

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

David started a post with several photos of his pythons, take a look at them here if you'd like to see some cute and friendly sneaks!

Patrick found a good looking happening while playing around his place.

Beth shared a nice and rainy feeling finding.

And Tobie captured a feisty kingfisher having a good looking breakfast.

And if you ever felt like wanting to shoot some frames but for some reason you can, then you might be experiencing  “the photographer’s block”, so take a look around this thread started by Rob to think a bit more about this common phenomenon.

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.

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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