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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 photographs from Tersha's latest challenge on Strong Shadows! 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 14th, 2020

Photo by Tersha

Words by Kent DuFault

This photograph received a lot of love on the Weekly Photography Challenge #503 Strong Shadows forum, and I can see why.

It’s so delicate in the lighting and composition that it is hard to take your eyes off of it.

Congratulations, Diane, on your superb nature photo!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 503rd!

Photo by Click

In case you are still wondering why patience in street photography is so important, here is a perfect example of what can be delivered thanks to that skill.

Photo by Chris Pook

Beyond the great use of strong shadows, this is a tender moment!

Photo by ElinL

Tranquil yet powerful image of the Nesjavellir geothermal area.

Photo by Graham Hart

Light and shadow can produce interesting tonalities, especially when converted into black and white; now, the key visual element here is the beautiful bokeh.

Photo by Peter Nowak

If you look carefully enough, you'll find an implied leading line in the middle of the picnic tables. Genius composition!

Photo by Pat Garrett

An interesting thing about silhouettes and abstractions is that when combined, they can deliver a complete story without any additional visual elements.

Photo by Joanne van Praag

This is the first dance from an Indian wedding in Thailand, and the strong shadows blend perfectly with the subtle light bathing their faces.

Photo by Tersha

Simple and clever. It eerily looks like an eyeball…

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

Paul (aka Bucweet) shared not only a superb photograph, but also the whole process of making it. Click here to learn more about how he managed to take that ISO 50, 1/200S and f/11 exposure to the next level!

Daniel shared a composition in which he tried to achieve “washed out” look. It produced an interesting and emotional effect.

Robert shared a great shot made by his wife Dianna. It is not only the perfect timing but also brilliant composition!

Joanne made us think about the cycle of life. Great photographs often rely on keeping our eyes attentive and wide open.

Anne captured this truly interesting photograph.

And if you love ferns like we do, then you'll find Graham‘s contribution to be quite compelling.

Oh, and if you have experienced some odd issues with the replies in the Shark Tank, here's the reason why.

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 Atmospheric!

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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