The Last Week Flashback: 2020’s Unpublished Pixels & Community Pride


Photography is so powerful that it can brighten up our lives – what a great way to start our day by checking out some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes! Here is your weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find carefully curated photos from the general chit chat as well as creative shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Still Life! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too.

Photo Of The Week – September 07th, 2020

Photo by Bruce Gordon

Words by Kent DuFault

Beaky was supposed to be the Guest Judge last week. There was a mixup. So as not to negate his effort – I’m posting his selection this week.

Next week, we will return to the regular schedule.

Here is what Beaky had to say…

“I have picked Bruce’s photo, I find this very interesting and it makes feel I want be there and fossick around. I love to visit old places like this and I hope you get the chance.

The colours of the old wooden buildings against the green trees and everything is sharp and in focus. I find myself looking deep into it to see if I can find things. Awesome shot Bruce , well done.”

Thanks Beaky!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 502nd!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Still life doesn't need to be complex and baroque to trigger a deeply aesthetic experience.

Photo by ElinL

Very strong image for sure!

Photo by Joseph M

Even the most simple life forms can become a great piece of art thanks to the wonders of photography!

Photo by Davidc

What a nice abstraction we got here! Do you know what this elegant photograph is all about?

Photo by Pat Garrett

In case you see bottle bottoms as I did – these are in fact glass door knobs!

Photo by LeanneC

Besides the subtle lighting, the overall array of elements makes this a very pleasing composition to observe. But what makes it really interesting is the message and the illustration on the cork.

Photo by Wendy P

Photography has the power to make things like this not only beautiful but poetic too.

Photo by Joanne van Praag

This is quite tempting!

Photo by Holly K

Photography is capable of transforming a couple of elements into a storytelling composition without too much work.

Photo by Tersha


What You Shouldn't Be Missing From Light Stalking Community

Anne shared a nice image of a monarch butterfly. This is one of the 52 monarchs she has been raising from eggs.

Patrick experimented a bit with a point and shoot camera, some sheets of frosted plastic, a coloured flashlight and some other goodies. Here are the results – genius indeed!

Beaky shared some of the local wildlife near his place.

Dave shared a Cross Orb spider with us!

Joanne shared a photograph of a mint tea ceremony. She also asked a question about Lightroom, check it out in case you might be able to help her!

Here is a closeup of the tea ceremony:

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs and it is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people who want to grow fast as photographers. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way to hack the learning curve in photography.

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 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 503rd challenge on Strong 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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