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 Faceless Portrait! 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 – July 20th, 2020
Photo by Joanne Van Praag
Our POTW winner is Joanne Van Praag @vanpraag. Congratulations, Joanne.
When considering what I look for and enjoy in photography, this photograph is about as good as it gets.
I’m not sure that I’ve seen a more stunning photograph on Light Stalking, especially in the area of portraiture.
I do want to mention a runner-up. It was posted in the Photography Challenge 495 Faceless Portraits.
It is an exquisite character study by JasenkaG. It’s mesmerizing- rich in color and intricate in its composition. It has a touch of loving romance with a serious little sprinkle of mystery. It’s exquisite, and any other week, I’m quite sure it would have won. You can see it here.
What Are Our Members Up To?
Pour some nice coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from challenge 495th!
Photo by JD
Photo by Joanne van Praag
Photo by Charmaine Joubert
Photo by Patrick
Photo by Amy M
Photo by Wendy P
Photo by Laura G
Photo by Pat Garrett
Photo by ElinL
Photo by LeanneC
Photo by Jasenka Grujin
Photo by Chris Pook
Photo by Frogdaily
What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community
Graham shared a dreamy composite he made after taking a Photoshop course, and the result is quite nice!
Dave shared a colourful photograph from his garden!
Tobie took a photograph of a red-winged starling with a very bold attitude if you ask us!
And another one of a green-wood hoopoe during the meal time:
Anne opened a nice thread for all construction site enthusiasts. These places offer a unique perspective into daily lives of hard-working people.
Jim shared some white fronted terns:
And last but not least, we got some friendly-fire issues and several members got deleted. The issue was quickly solved, but we apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused.
If you are experiencing problems with the forum, please let us know.
We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts
Our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs, and 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 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 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 Weight of Covid
- Sunset Silhouette
- Couple in period costume at foot of classic stairs
- Faceless Portrait
- Looking Down
- Pleated Inkcap
- Yellowstone River
- Red Reflection
- My Girl
- Very hot! ¡Mucho calor!
- Duck/black and white
- Little Bird
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 and many other members will be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Don't skip participating in the newest challenge published by Tersha on another photography classic, Eyes! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done it already!
Stunning portrait by Joanne Van Praag.
Thank you Federico 😉
Lovely portrait indeed, thanks a lot Patrick!