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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 597th challenge on Flora in Urban Areas! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – July 4th, 2022

Photo by Rose Marie

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Rose Marie.

I love how poetic her image is and how the color scheme is really pleasant – we have only neutral, subdued tones.

I am a big fan of landscape photos that resemble watercolor paintings, so that’s another reason why I immediately fell for this shot.

Congrats, @rgatscha.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

Photo by Michael

When thinking about wildlife in urban areas, one immediately thinks about birds, insects and mammals making their way through the cities we built. But also a diverse array of plants are indeed part of Nature's reclamation of the world we've selfishly kidnapped for our species alone.

Photo by Wendy P

What a groovy bowl of fantastic life!

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

This is simply exquisite! Beautiful light!

Photo by Jay Ward

“Torch Ginger blossoms in local arboretum rain forest exhibit.”

Photo by Frogdaily

This is quite an interesting finding, especially for the colour mixture and specular lighting!

Photo by Holly K

In Tersha's words, “Interesting… palms versus art!”

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Portland’s (Maine) Central Park.”

Photo by Patrick

What about a nice explosion of colour to end our selection with!

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

Not much photo-related, but Patrick aced his bike test and is getting this bad boy next week. Although, we are sure he'll be using it a lot to get some fantastic shots back home! Just stay safe friend!

And speaking of his talent, this is a good-looking capture in colour!

Dave captured this nice-looking wildflower which he thinks is a Creek Monkey Flower, although, the correct ID might still be different:

And a magnificent Blue Heron as well:

Daniel shared a nice shot of the Minnesota State Capitol with us:

David got highly creative in a small light painting workshop he ran past week. More shots can be found here.

And last but not least, Tersha lectured us about what natural wild strawberries look like!

Let's give a special shout-out to our newest member, Judie P! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares 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 598th challenge on Urban Wildlife!

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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