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Here is your weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find some nicely curated stuff from the general chit chat as well as some amazing shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Silhouettes! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 22nd, 2020

Photo by Graham Hart

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Words by Kent DuFault

There were many interesting pictures uploaded onto two different threads this week. The first was Photography Challenge #493 High Key and the second was Photography Challenge #492 Silhouettes.

However, I kept coming back to this beautiful picture by Graham.

The high key effect works really well and the image tells a great story.

I had a runnerup in the high key challenge and that was an image by Patrick. In his photo, he makes excellent use of a dynamic angle and implied motion. It’s clever and quite artistic.

I’ll post a link below.

Photo by Patrick

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What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some great coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from the latest challenge!

Photo by Aurimas

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When we talk about silhouettes, one can easily expect people being photographed with golden sunsets at their backs. Here, we have a powerful example which shows that not all silhouettes happen in that particular way.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

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Such an iconic and powerful shot!

Photo by Click

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Shapes in photography are a great resource for storytelling. This is a moody silhouette created thanks to the proper choice of exposure.

Photo by Davidc

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Even an ordinary scene can turn into something magical thanks to the use of narrow aperture value (f/11).

Photo by Graham Hart

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I rarely say this, but this shot truly has something surreal in it.

Photo by Joseph M

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The vibrant color of clouds and the silhouettes of trees created this bold scene with grunge vibes.

Photo by Dave Watkins

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Nice and simple. Nothing to add to this quiet and beautiful shot. It reminds me of my favourite song by Pink Floyd (Echoes) – “Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air”.

Photo by Preston

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This photo definitely tells a story and it exhibits a certain cinematic quality.

Photo by Petr Nowak

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I can feel this dragging me up into the sky! Powerful.

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Patrick shared this peaceful shot of a heron! Not that peaceful for the fish though.

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And he also shared this unusual scene with us!

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Graham posted this beautiful landscape and a lot of our fellow Light Stalkers gave him some nice feedback as well.

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Dave shared a couple of solitary bees.

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And last but not least, Tobie shared a very groovy looking butterfly with us!

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We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs and it is clear that many 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 to hack the learning curve.

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have a chance to critique 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 will be delighted to see some of your own images too. Don't be shy, critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

We and many other members will be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Feel free to participate in the newest challenge published by Tersha on another photography classic High-Key! Of course, please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done it already.

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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