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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 Fine Art Photography! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week October 18th, 2021

Photo by Stella Oliver

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @stellaoliver and her shot of what I assume is table football.

I think it’s such an unusual idea to process this kind of photograph (and this subject!) in a grunge/retro manner. It was, without doubt, the most unexpected photo in the last week’s challenge. I also like the square crop, textures, and simple color scheme.

Congrats, Stella.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 560th!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Take a look at this beautiful color palette, almost everything is blue (and gloomy too), but the brief accents of warm tones balance the whole scene in a fantastic way.

Photo by Click

Keeping our eyes open in our everyday lives is a fundamental skill for capturing such interesting images like this one.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

When leading lines and clever light management blend together, something wonderful comes to life!

Photo by Patrick

There's something poetic about aged closed doors, but the composition here is trying to tell us a story on nature overcoming humanity in the end.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

Because art is also about colour, “Port Elizabeth bay on the morning of Ironman”

Photo by Graham Hart

What about a nice urban landscape for a change?

Photo by LeanneC

Simplicity, in the vision of adequate storytellers, can give us the most interesting stories to decode.

Photo by Davidc

When selective color is done the right way, results can be overwhelming!

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

Cinematic indeed, and has good-looking tones as well.

Photo by Kristi

Can you feel how the diagonal leading lines pull your vision right into the center of the frame?

Photo by Kamila

Interesting! And as spotted by Holly K: “There is a story going on with the columns, the chains, and the political slogan.”

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

Robert shared a cold shot from his deck:

Beth came across some mountain goats in the black hills of South Dakota and here is one of the best shots she was able to capture.

Also, she had some time to give her good-looking jeep a proper photoshoot:

Philip shared some interesting thoughts on self-teaching, and along them a nice portrait as well:

Daniel captured a lonely road and share it with us:

Last but not least, Patrick shared a splendid video on learning the language of photography through critique here, and if you'd like to share some thoughts, feel free to do so!

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 561st challenge on Nature 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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