The Last Week Encore: Unveiling the Unseen in Our Photo Sphere


Photography has the power of lightening 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 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 latest challenge on Nature Photography! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

And why not mention it, this particular challenge was especially crowded, and it was a beautiful joy picking the featured shots!

Photo Of The Week – October 25th, 2021

Photo by Tersha

Words by Jasenka Grujin

There were so many great candidates in the last week’s challenge, but nothing beats this beautiful shot by @tersha.

I love everything about it – vertical composition, negative space, background colors, soft white vignetting, and of course, the cute subject.

Congrats, Diane.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 561st!

Photo by Patrick

Interesting indeed… Tight crops are complex to handle, but this one works in a fluent way.

Photo by Click

Not safe for work!

Photo by Wendy P

“I'll take your bugs and raise you two ospreys!”

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

What a dramatic portrait we have here! Light and shadows combined in an extraordinary way, resulting in a fierce story to tell.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

“This was taken at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. They have excellent exhibits of all kinds of fish and sea-related animals.”

Photo by Tersha

Beautiful contrast between the spiral and the rugged texture from the leaves. Not to mention the vibrant colors and the pleasing composition as well!

Photo by David Chesterfield

Interesting macro shot of a tiny Treehopper Mimicking Fly – Cephaloconus tenebrosus.

Photo by Graham Hart

There's something lovely about this shot!

Photo by Andre P

Have you ever heard of the rule of odds in photography? This is a good example of how groups of 3 or 5 make excellent compositional elements when framing a shot.

Photo by Beth

Dramatic combination of texture and color, exquisitely blended with a subtle spec of light!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Say hello to our shy raccoon friend!

Photo by LeanneC

Gorgeous capture of a picturesque hummingbird!

Photo by Robert Apple

A curious attitude from a moose that wanted to be photographed in the wild.

Photo by Kristi

“Red Eared Slider living in a lake nearby”.

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

Erik shared with us 28 stunning photos from the Photography Close Up Awards 2021. And if that isn't enough for you, he also had the good intention of sharing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 Winners as well! Summing 44 photos to complement the above selection we made for you!

Philip shared a nice and natural self-portrait with us the other day. He was aiming to achieve a pretty popular lighting scheme result best known as “Rembrandt Lighting”, and we think he nailed it.

Daniel is having trouble deciding which version of these two shots looks better, we vote for the black and white version, but what do you think?

Oh, and David Chesterfield‘s birthday was this week and we wish him the best of wishes for the years to come! And may the light be with him too.

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 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. 

Also, don't forget to participate in our 562nd challenge on Capture an Environmental Portrait!

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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