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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 Frames and Leading Lines! 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 13th, 2021

Photo by Marty E

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW goes to @martye and her creative shot of ornamental cabbage.

Besides the great color combination, this image has really clever use of framing and lines that form radial symmetry. Because of that, the shot is really pleasant to look at, almost like something we would see through the kaleidoscope.

Congrats, Marty.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 568th!

Photo by Aurimas

Such an interesting capture, highly poetic, and extremely well processed!

Photo by Patrick

Vertical frames require a keen eye for them to please the natural way we humans see things. If you ever struggle with understanding how to achieve such a goal, this is a good example for illustrating it.

Photo by Tersha

Simple yet story-telling. Nature will always offer fascinating stuff to photograph, the secret is to keep our eyes open for them.

Photo by Rose Marie

Eerie, like the subtle entrance to a different world!

Photo by Graham Hart

Strong and powerful composition! And the diagonal lines at the bottom of the frame, simply exquisite!

Photo by Marty E

As spotted by Marty, this is a good example of how implied lines can make photographs a bit more interesting than they already are.

Photo by LeanneC

There's something about this color palette that makes this photograph a delight to the eyes… But beyond the moody aesthetic, the image description is even more profound: “We were allowed into Merritt on a day pass to check our home and gather a few items. I was going to take some photographs as we drove through town but I ended up holding my camera in my lap with tears in my eyes after a couple of photos. I am not cut out for photojournalism it would seem and I am okay with that.”

Photo by Bobbie

A nice humorous touch!

Photo by Wendy P

Organic lines are always a fascinating element to add to a frame.

Photo by Andre P

“Old wall framed by other old walls”

Photo by Tim Putt

Nice illusion, infinity translated into the visual language!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Dreamy! And the colors are just perfect too! “A foggy working harbor, framed.”

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

Marty shared this cute photograph with us the other day, and beyond the humor nature of it, the color palette and overall composition are great:

She also got access to a common Latin event, Quinceañera! It is the equivalent of the Sweet Sixteen.

David got surprised by this tiny Flatid Citrus Planthopper (Colgar peractum) in his kitchen garden earlier this week. It is maybe 4mm long in total. So tiny that he needed his camera to be sure it was even a living thing, and not a bit of web… If you want to get the whole experience, watch this!

And we want to give a special thanks to Dahlia for her insightful interview with Paul!

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 569th challenge on Soft or Diffused Lighting!

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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