The Last Palette: Brushstrokes of Beauty by Our Community


Photography has the power of lightening up our lives; and what a great thing it is to start our days by seeing 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 603rd challenge on Geometry in Everyday Objects! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The WeekAugust 15th, 2022

Photo by Aurimas

Elegant yet asymmetrical in an oddly satisfying way!

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to Aurimas and his clever b&w take on a mundane scene.

I love the perfect dynamic range in this photo along with the visually pleasing composition. Such a wonderful example of turning something ordinary into a piece of art!

Congrats, @aurikami.

What Are Our Members Up To?

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

Photo by Patrick

Great use of black and white tones for enhancing the structure of these interesting-looking coins!

Photo by Michael

Despite the strong presence of the sunlight, the texture of the wall is strongly visible. Also, the colours aid to tell a story about this lonely-looking bench.

Photo by David Chesterfield

This is a great example of how popular venues can still offer novel vantage points for making interesting photographs.

Photo by Frogdaily

Nice looking toothpicks!

Photo by ElinL

Great abstraction!

Photo by Wendy P

It took us a while to figure out what was going on in this photograph, and we have to say that the vignette helps to make it more fantastic!

Photo by Rose Marie

By reducing the distractions imposed by colour, black and white conversions help deliver messages in a stronger way.

Photo by Bobbie

Great use of lines!

Photo by Tersha

Walk like an Egyptian!

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

Dave shared this photograph from a nice catch in his backyard:

David shared this cosy-looking photo of Hugo and Penny. Penny is very unwell at the moment with COVID. Hugo is very concerned.

Tersha shared this moody shot of rainy day…

Elin posted this link for us to monitor the ongoing eruptions in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. It is a peaceful, simmering lava eruption that is predicted to go on and off for decades – even hundreds of years, just like previous eruptions in this area.

Last but not least, let's all give a warm welcome to SharonF and Jer Deroo!

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! 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 604th challenge on Geometry in Shadows!

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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