Week 48 Focus: Framing the Fleeting Finesse of our Followers


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 homes!

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 Geometry & Symmetry! 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 – December 6th, 2021

Photo by David Chesterfield

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @dchester1001 and his clever minimal shot.

I like the simplicity here – we can really focus on the beauty of geometry and symmetry since there are no distractions. The black background and side lighting are also great choices for this setup.

Congrats, David.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 567th!

Photo by Aurimas

Such a perfect symmetry shot that it is hard to tell which side is “real” and which one is the reflection!

Photo by Wendy P

Look closer, and you'll see a tulip inside.

Photo by Marty E

It looks like a flower, but actually, it is something else. A mural was transformed using Robert Apple's tips on radial blur and twirl.

Photo by Tersha

Organic flow is the only thing we could add to this exquisite example of “horizontal symmetry”.

Photo by Ted S

Beyond the serenity one gets from watching this scene, there's also a poetic lesson involved, nature will always prevail!

Photo by David Chesterfield

Not your regular water-drop photograph indeed.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

Beautiful composition and lovely colors as well.

Photo by Click

Cat's Cradle is a simple sequence game played with a loop of string. Two or more players use the string to form various shapes between the fingers of two hands and pass the web-like assembly to another player, each building on the last. Variations of the game have been played hundreds of years ago in many cultures.”

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Old Catholic church in Portland, Maine. A number of years ago the bell fell through several floors and with the congregation dwindling, its future was in doubt. The Irish Catholic church has become the city's Irish Heritage Center and is home to clubs, events and the sanctuary is a wonderful concert venue.”

Photo by Graham Hart

Look closer into de fun manipulation Graham made so this photo would be more interesting to observe!

Photo by ElinL

Angry seas surely come to our minds with this elegant landscape shot. This was taken at Bakkafjara, Landeyjahöfn; Iceland of course!

Photo by Dexter C

Sure, we aren't supposed to be shooting right into the sun, but for some reason, this composition fits within the “interesting” realm.

Photo by Robert Apple

“A recent twirl I call The Master of the Web”.

Photo by Patrick

Finding natural symmetry that needs no further enhancement is always a pleasing experience.

Photo by Bobbie

Subtle yet powerful! No vampires here.

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

Steve shared a photograph he took in 2009, and frankly is one of the most beautiful photos we've seen this week.

Marty had fun with some pottery and shared this subtle juxtaposition of elements with us:

She also raised a pretty valid question on the difference between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom. So if you are debating with something like that, take a look at the thread here.

Graham is currently experimenting with some quite complex photographic manipulations, here's one of them:

And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks! A place where our community is able to share their favorite 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 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 568th challenge on Frames and Leading Lines!

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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