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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 seats!

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 593rd challenge on The Sky at Night! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – June 6th, 2022

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @timothy-a.

His night sky shot has a superb composition (a great example of using foreground interest!) and the colors look amazingly vibrant. Purple and yellow make a perfect combination – I couldn’t stop looking at this gorgeous scene!

Congrats, Timothy.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from this starry and moody challenge!

Photo by Astaroth

One thing is certain, this is one of the most unique astrophotographs we've seen in a while! The juxtaposition between nature and the notorious human intervention in the field makes this image one of its kind.

Photo by Michael

Something different for sure, this image was achieved by using the built-in “night mode” on iPhone. Something great since such devices aren't capable of true long exposures. “The equivalent exposure is 1.1 seconds, ƒ/1.8 and ISO 3200. The glowing sky is light pollution from the nearby town’s street lights bouncing off the low night-time clouds”

Photo by Wendy P

Heavy noise here adds a different character to the moon, transforming it into a massive opal stone in the middle of the night.

Photo by Frogdaily

Behold the cosmic dance!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Shots made to the moon are tricky, and the best approach is to treat our satellite as the moving object it is. When trying to take photos of the moon, keep regular shutter speeds in mind; like something between 1/100~1/250 for example.

Photo by Logos189

“Amazing what’s in your backyard.”

Photo by Ken Scheepers

“Supermoon form the back yard in Texas, April 5th, 2021. Shot at 600mm”.

Photo by David Chesterfield

A perfect blend of our human presence amidst the vast enormity of the universe.

Photo by Rob Eyers

“An oldie from me of Arctic Henge in Iceland with some northern lights.”

Photo by R1ch

“The road to nowhere, actually to Colorado Springs.”

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

Robert encountered this tiny bloom of Alpine Phlox, which is known for carpeting huge areas of high mountain Meadows.

Tersha shared the Queen of the Night, a fantastic flower worth researching.

And also this lovely portrait of her little tree frog:

Patrick has been practising street photography for a couple of months now, and decided to share some of his shots in this interesting collage format:

Andrew shared something from high in the Himalayas. Despite being amazingly photogenic mountains everywhere, this is actually one of his favourite shots; and we can tell why!

Aurimas went experimental with colour:

Daniel captured one of the American icons of the twentieth century:

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 594th challenge on Architecture at Night!

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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