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 and creative images from Tersha’s latest photography challenge on Unbalanced. 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 9th, 2020
Words by Kent DuFault
This week, I’m giving a double win to Patrick @patrickw.
Pat uploaded two outstanding images that really stood out to me.
Of the two, I’m giving the winning nod to this wonderful wildlife shot of a bird perched on a barbed-wire fence.
In the comments section of the original upload, Diane (a.k.a. Tersha) made this comment, which sums up my feelings. Her comment was, “Really like this, Patrick, the juxtaposition of the fragile bird on the spikey barbed wire!”
My thoughts exactly, Diane! The delicate posturing of the bird standing on the dangerous barbed wire gave this a great story that elevated it above a bird’s simple portrait
Pat’s second shot, which I will post below, was in my mind as the POTW the minute I saw it. It is also is an exquisite animal shot.
Pat made perfect use of contrast and shape to create a stunning black and white image of a sheep standing on the edge of a woodland area.
Congratulations Pat, on two outstanding images!
What Are Our Members Up To?
Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 511th!
Photo by Click
Photo by Aurimas
Photo by Tersha
Photo by ElinL
Photo by Andre P
Photo by Dave Watkins
Photo by Pat Garrett
Photo by Charmaine Joubert
Photo by Jasenka Grujin
Photo by Tom M
David shared a set of macro shots depicting what is left after a storm, here is our favourite, but you can see them all here!
Bruce again decided to please our eyes with these pretty geese!
And a duck!
Joanne shared this right from her kitchen window, isn’t that awesome?
Tersha got a wonderful shot of a ragged tortoiseshell butterfly.
And a very interesting shot thanks to the wonders of Petzval lenses.
Also Patrick delighted us with a poetic shot the other day.
In case you are looking for an extremely portable full-frame camera, Erik shared this with us the other day.
And don’t forget welcoming our freshest forum members too! Later these days, we’ve had a nice and steady flow of new Light Stalkers, and no spammers!
We’d Love To Hear Your Thoughts
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 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 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 512th challenge on Leading Lines!