Some Awesome Images from the Light Stalking Community This Week

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Photography is so powerful that it can even brighten up our lives; and what a great way to start our day by seeing some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes! Here is your weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – where you'll find some curated photographs from the general chit chat, as some creative photographs from Tersha's latest challenge of Caught in Time, which is our 500th weekly challenge as well! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – August 24th, 2020

Photo by Beaky

Words by Kent DuFault

The POTW goes to Beaky for his elegantly fluid sports shot of a surfer.

I love the colors and the blended motion with just enough detail on the surfer and the board to keep the subject recognizable.

A great image, Beaky. Congratulations.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 500!

Photo by Click

Using vibrantly coloured odd subjects makes food photography stand out from the crowd; and with a bit of patience, an interesting piece of art can see the light.

Photo by Frogdaily

Can you spot the ballerina in within?

Photo by Anne Hornsby

Capturing birds in flight is not an easy to pull off task, and this photograph might not be a perfectly frozen crispy one, but its storytelling nature compensates more than Anne thinks.

Photo by David Chesterfield

If you find physics to be too abstract for you, photography can surely help you out into looking at it with a more joyful eye.

Photo by Davidc

Freezing action while keeping a high degree of movement or dynamism is hard, and this photograph is a good example of it thanks to the zooming effect and overall direction of the cyclists.

Photo by LeanneC

This is quite a precise and beautifully composed capture! I'm sure it wasn't an easy photograph to take.

Photo by Graham Hart

What a fun shot, and please don't try this at home if you are not that guy!

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

In case you don't know it, this is the fastest land animal on earth, 70mph frozen in mid stride!

Photo by Tobie

Photography is all about dealing with light and time, and here Tobie captured a very swift mode thanks to power of his camera.

Photo by John Clark

This photograph deserves a slow paced perusal, it is a very interesting example of how the mundane can be so aesthetic and pleasing to observe. The small details like the yellow hunch, the “keep out” sign and the sitting goose makes this photograph wonderful.

Photo by Patrick

Perfect timing, and great colours too!

Photo by Kent DuFault

This shot really made me smile, and in case you were wondering time can be caught in a blurred way as well.

What You Shouldn't Miss from the Light Stalking Community

John shared a picturesque sunrise at Frenchman’s Bay, Pickering Ontario.

Beaky captured a few early morning surf shots from Gnaraloo with a huge 150-600mm Sigma lens. This is my favourite, but which is yours?

Chris shared this photo of Sozan, Khalsa Aid Iraq Coordinator on the World Humanitarian Day. She works to provide a better life for refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq, and you can follow her efforts here

Tobie shared a lovely shot of a little Bee-Eater with us the other day

And a Common Stonechat as well.

And couple of days ago, Tersha released 57 young frogs back into the garden!

Oh, and in case you want to, now you can share your Flickr or Instagram account with us under your avatar by clicking on “My Profile”, “Profile” and then “Edit”. Rob promised us to make it look prettier, but for now it does the job :).

Also important, now we have user badges, please let us know what you think about them here.

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 that want to grow fast as photographers. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way in which someone can hack photography's learning curve.

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of friendly people, but you'll also have the chance of critiquing your peers. We truly believe in the power of friendly 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’d also 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 501st challenge Shutter Speed!

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Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here

Very nice effect in the photo of the cyclists. But is it done in camera or in post-processing? I’m asking because, when I’m shooting with this technique, I usually need a slow shutter speed (which obviously is not the case here), and the zooming starts right from the focused point, without any “feather” around the subject. If this is done in camera, then it’s a fantastic achievement, would be interesting to learn more about it.

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