The Last Week Unveiled: A Secret Trove of 2020’s Photographic Talent


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 some creative photographs from Tersha's latest challenge on Clouds! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too.

Photo Of The WeekSeptember 28st, 2020

Photo by Pat Garrett

Words by Rob Wood

With @kent away on holidays, I decided to seize the initiative and do something I have not done in years which is judge the Photo of the Week! Yay!

And for me, there was a standout from @patography that really caught my eye. This image grabs me by the emotions. That feeling of serenity and calmness when you go fishing and find yourself alone on a gorgeous morning all came flooding back to me when I looked at this. The rising mist really gives it an emotive feel and I think Pat absolutely nailed this. Something I would almost expect to see on the cover of a magazine.

Well done Pat!

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Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 505th!

Photos by ElinL

Based on the visible shapes, this could be considered an abstract or minimalist landscape shot, but beyond that, the juxtaposition between the subtle and delicate atmosphere from the clouds, combined with the rough nature of the soil tells an effective story about the wonders of nature.
Not only the clouds give a nice compliment to the magnificent composition in this landscape, but also the waterfall enhances the dynamism of it. And the rule of thirds compliance makes the composition superb!

Photo by LeanneC

This photograph perfectly symbolizes the tempest overcoming we are finally experiencing these days…

Photos Wendy P

Another very much unusual capture thanks to the wonders of long exposure.

Photo by Rob Eyers

What a poetic contrast this composite has! Brilliant indeed.

Photo by David Chesterfield

Symmetric, and quite fantastic too! Here, long exposure was capable of recording two optical phenomena.

Photo by Tersha

For some reason, this photograph feels like home!

Photo by Patrick

This is such a dramatic shot! And the vertical weight of the composition makes it even bolder.

Photo by Pat Garrett

This is soothing, and quite interesting from a meteorological point of view.

Photo by Dave Watkins

Great colors and tack-sharp silhouettes!

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Dave Watkins shared a very bright sunflower after the wildfire smoke near his place finally stopped.

Beaky shared various shots from Kalbarri gorges WA, this one below happens to be a personal favourite, but check them all out here.

After playing around with PS, Bruce asked if this shot happens to please us. I have to say that yes, it does. But if you want to share your point of view, you can do it here.

Rob raised a couple of very interesting questions. The first one deals with software alternatives to Lightroom, check it out if you are curious about knowing more alternatives for developing your raw files too! The second one was about finding out what things we feel disappointed about our cameras, and last but not least, a photography related (and pretty psychological) experiment!

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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 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 506th challenge on Smooth!

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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