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

Photo Of The WeekSeptember 20th, 2021

Photo by Graham Hart

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @diripics.

Such an unusual and moody shot! This is not a typical zoom burst image and I find it even more intriguing because of that. It is also quite cinematic, like a still from some movie I’d really like to watch.

I also think that b&w conversion was the right decision in this case since it makes the viewer focus on light and shade as well as the silhouettes of elephants.

Congrats, Graham.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 556th!

Photo by Click

No more to say than just “Radiant Enthusiasm”.

Photo by Lisa D

What an intense feeling of speed in this colorful shot it is! And yes, it makes our eyes go funny from the effect.

Photo by Tersha

This is definitely an amazing combination of both barrel-zooming and intentional camera movement. Genius!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Have you ever seen a log bursting in the wind?

Photo by Andrew H

A very clever blend of barrel-zooming this is, it almost looks like a very clean double exposure shot.

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Autumn Color Burst”

Photo by Stella Oliver

Interesting eerie result due to the combination of a good-looking overexposure and some nice and smooth intentional camera movements.

Photo by Wendy P

There's a lot going on here, in the overall result is just fantastic!

Photo by Holly K

At first glance, one gets tricked into seeing a large body of jellyfish, but look closer and you'll see better what these are.

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

Daniel asked for some well-intended opinion on a delicate finding he stumbled with, and several light stalkers suggested the B&W of it.

Jasenka had some fun with a vintage lens lent by a generous friend of hers.

Similar to Daniel, Patrick needed some help to make up his mind between the color and monochrome versions of a shot.

Ken cheered us up with this colorful shot!

Elin shared something that made us feel so little in this world:

And the show goes on, and there is no science that can predict how long it will last. It may be over tomorrow and it may go on for 200 years. It is the tourist-friendly, hitherto harmless, and probably one the most photographed and video-graphed eruptions until now, located about 50 Km South-West of Reykjavik. Below the volcano, you see the road between Reykjavik and Keflavik int. airport. The photo was taken with a 200mm lens from the Reykjavik area.

And we want to give a special shout-out to our David for this impressive award!

We also got several new light stalkers joining our family, so let's give a warm welcome to Kim, Stella, Sushma, and Mary!

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 557th challenge on Geometric Photography!

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Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here.

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