The Last Week Pinnacle: 2020’s Unearthed Community Classics


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 carefully curated photos from the general chit chat, as well as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Leading Lines! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well.

Photo Of The Week – November 17th, 2020

Photo by Patrick

Words by Rob Wood

Ok this one was a bit of a standout for me this week. By @patrickw, it just oozes atmosphere and I think the edit really really suits the subject matter. Patrick is really killing it lately with some great shots.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 512th!

Photo by Davidc

Leading lines alone work extremely well into directing the viewers attention towards the center of interest in a photograph, but having some text in them makes the whole concept a bit more interesting.

Photo by Tersha

It is always nice to see a smooth diagonal line starting from the corner of the frame!

Photo by Andre P

Who will dare to walk to the other side of the tumultuous river on this trunk?

Photo by ElinL

This interesting shot has a huge appeal, it resembles Pollock's paintings (in a good way!).

Photo by Tom M

This is very smooth and elegant.

Photo by Rob Wood

Leading lines here are quite subtle, but they do give the composition a very interesting visual structure, and the small shack immediately turns it into a story worthy shot!

Photo by John Teate

There is a strong implied leading line in the serious stare of this little friend.

Photo by Pat Garrett

These leading lines are beautiful, and the way they draw the viewer's attention towards the other lines is genius!

Photo by Preston

The red cap makes it immediately an eye catcher! And the leading lines work splendidly into enhancing the story of this shot.

Photo by Dave Watkins

The juxtaposition of the two roads is marvelous and the rich tones of this black and white post-production are also outstanding.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

What an amazing way of blending two completely different photographs into one single piece of imagery!

What You Shouldn't be Missing from The Light Stalking Community

Congrats to Tom on making his way through the first round of “2020 Backyard Photo Contest” finalists thanks to this lovely shot!

And it's cold again! Thank you Bruce for this nice photograph.

Graham shared this nice moment at Kangaroo Island the other day!

Tersha got a wild close encounter with this furry friend!

And David had some fun with his new macro set-up!

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 who 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 513th challenge on Well-Edited!

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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