Weekly Snapshot: Hidden Gems Revealed!


Photography has the power of lightening up our lives; and what a great thing it is to start our days by seeing some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 612th challenge on Looking Up! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well.

Photo Of The Week – October 17th, 2022

Photo by Wendy P

soap bubble

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week we had many creative candidates, which was a pleasure to see!

Federico suggested the following photo should be our POTW this time and I totally agree with him. Wendy’s shot of a soap bubble is fun, playful and at the same time well-executed from a technical point of view. I also like the reflection in the bubble as well as the faded color scheme.

Congrats, @wendyp.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our favourite shots on looking up!

Photo by Michael

dramatic building
Drama escalates when looking up through a vertical crop!

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

white and blue building
“MIRA SF building Studio Gang Architects”

Photo by Tersha

landscape with naked tree
“I was at the bottom of a small cliff…”

Photo by ElinL

majestic landscape highlands
Crispy overlook from the chilly highlands.

Photo by Dave Watkins

sunflowers and blue sky
Did you know that contrast can be achieved by complementary colours? Here, yellow against blue makes a perfect example of this compositional trait.

Photo by Pat Garrett

autumn leaves
So this is what looking up feels like in New England during the fall season.

Photo by Wendy P

cobweb on a green background
Bokeh is more than a cool effect, it can be used as a visual strategy as well! Here, the blurred background aids in popping out the delicate yet highly detailed intricacies of the spiderweb.

Photo by Rose Marie

black and white fence
A bit chaotic but highly storytelling for sure!

Photo by Bobbie

barcelona rooftops
Interesting perspective from “Barcelona rooftops”

Photo by David Chesterfield

tree stump from below
Direct approaches in photography can be quite creative as you can see in this tree stump.

Photo by Patrick

cathedral interior
Strong perspective and exquisite post-processing decisions too!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

zebras in high key
A couple of zebras standing on a hill against a deliberately over-exposed sky.

Photo by LeanneC

ancient trees
Ancient forest, where the trees are endless.

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

Robert stumbled into this antique piece of graffiti while taking a jog:

old rock

Rob got hurried up by this beautiful dog:

autumn walk in the forest

Dave turned a Black-eyed Susan into a terrestrial jellyfish:

plant closeup

And Patrick shared this charming triptych as well:

black and white triptych

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares their favourite photographs from our forums every week.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures 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.

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. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and 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.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 613th challenge on Tonal Range!

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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