The Last Week Luminary: Spotlighting Our Community’s Finest Moments


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

Photo Of The Week – July 12th, 2021

Photo by Patrick

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patrickw.

I picked this photo because it’s a great example of the unusual frame within a frame. We have an irregular open shape more dominant than the subject itself but it still feels very appropriate and visually balanced as a frame.

B&W conversion is also excellent.

Congrats, Patrick.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 546th!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Curious perspective of a paddleboat framed by a fort cannon mount.

Photo by Click

Never underestimate the compositional power of nice and rich shadows in the frame.

Photo by Mistyisle

A right and clear way to tell us that there are 5 different stories intertwined in this crowded frame!

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

Oculus of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, Snohetta Architectures.

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

This is an awesome portrait and a good example of how important backgrounds are for telling a better story.

Photo by Robert Apple

Interesting and dynamic. Framing with bokeh using the Lensbaby Control Freak.

Photo by Stephen Frost

We all know that feeling of being photographed…

Photo by Tersha

Beautiful oval frame!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

This sure is a lovely way to finish our fine selection of frames.

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

Robert shared an interesting capture of a Redtail Hawk that seems to be guarding the sheep.

Dan captured some colorful fireworks, and here is some information about it “20mm @ f11 for 5″ and ISO 100”:

Erik got some odd artifacts on a shot of his, if you know what's going on here, you can help him! Oh, and they are not high-voltage cables.

Let's give a special shout-out to our newest members, Dan and Thomas!

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 547th challenge on Juxtaposition!

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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