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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 – 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 Architecture! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 21st, 2021

Photo by Beth

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @loki and her long exposure shot of a pier at blue hour.

The image looks very peaceful and soothing due to the simple color scheme and symmetry. Long exposure makes it even more effective – the softness in the bottom part of the image enhances the feeling of serenity.

Congrats, Beth.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 543rd!

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Blue hour in the center of a rural community – not very exciting, but a slice of rural town life.”

Photo by Finnur A P F

This is a beautiful contrast between a chilly ambience and the warm soothing presence of the structure.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

“The Fortuna Theater was the first in my series on theater marquees. I caught this just before the fog from the Pacific coastline came in to severely reduce visibility.”

Photo by Wendy P

Vibrant colours!

Photo by Holly K

There's something really appealing about the desaturated tones in the sky.

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

Rob captured a friendly looking chipmunk, and it is quite interesting to know that according to him, “these little guys are some of the friendliest critters in the woods. It only takes a few nuts to have them sit in your hand while stuffing their cheeks”.

Continuing from last week, Tobie shared another severe-looking vulture, this time, it is a Lappet faced one, which according to him, its “huge bill serves to open up the skin of carcasses – quite handy to other vulture species and carnivores who are not able to do so”.

And also a male and female Chinspot Batis:

Let's give a special shout-out to our newest member, Terri!

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 photography's 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 544th challenge on Adjusting Verticals in Architecture!

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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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