The Last Week Dive: Surprising Shots From Our Loyal Lenses


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 – where you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat, as well as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Levitation Photography! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – September 6th, 2021

Photo by Pat Garrett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patography and her creative shot of a cyclist.

This is an unusual take on levitation photography and I appreciate how poetic it is. The boy and his bicycle look as if they belong to an old-school adventure book or a movie.

The colors also work well, the orange and blue here make an eye-catching combo.

Congrats, Pat.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 553rd!

Photo by Patrick

Interesting capture and composition yes, but the eerie effect resulting from the light, texture, and levitation is priceless.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Reading can makes us feel so light that we could just end up floating around like that!

Photo by Kristi

“Meditation elevation”, a visual piece that requires no further explanation, beautiful!

Photo by Wendy P

This shot reminds us that we all are in a certain sense levitating through space in the universe.

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

Graham shared a highly poetical photograph under the title of  “Two Sheds”, and we find it to be just brilliant, almost like coming from a William Carlos Williams verse.

Also, he shared some words that are worth reading, especially if you find yourself a bit on the dark side of visual motivation. And along with the words, a nice shot of these two colorful friends:

And a beautifully well-lit rhododendron too:

Randall captured a vibrant green heron while hiding on a tree:

And a yellow-crowned one too!

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 555th challenge on Multiplicity Photography!

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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