Week after week, we state that “photography has the power of lightening up our daily lives”; and what a wonderful way of kick-starting our frantic routines by diving into 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 646th challenge on capturing cloud movements! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week –June 12th, 2023

photo of the week
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @patography and her gorgeous sky shot.
I find this image totally mesmerizing in terms of color and composition, and it’s one of my all-time favorite shots I’ve seen here on Ls.
Congrats, Pat!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our cherry-picked shots this week!

Long exposures enable our human – and therefore limited – vision to see our natural world in an expanded way.

moving clouds over lake
Copyright – Michael

Now that’s some speedy clouds! “Kissin’ Cousins, Long Exposure Late Evening Shot from Castle Gardens”.

long exposure late evening shot from castle gardens
Copyright – Robert Apple

Vibrant and psychedelic! An amazing capture of color!

vibrant colors sky and lake
Copyright – Wendy P

And speaking of capturing color, let’s not forget to rely on artificial light sources to capture this beautiful phenomenon as well.

moving clouds light painting
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Just like light waves, water can also be captured in an altered state. Here, a large body of water turns itself into a glassy surface, acting as a mirror under the sky.

peaceful scene moving clouds
Copyright – David Chesterfield

We know for sure that clouds are always on the move. Hence, the mere presence of these beautiful bodies in the sky implies movement of some sort. Here, this massive rain-cloud moves like a huge flying cargo ship.

large clouds blue hour
Copyright – Wendy P

A match made in heaven!

windmill fluffy clouds
Copyright – Tersha
landscape with thick clouds
Copyright – Tersha

“No clouds here in the last four days, so this one from the archive and tweaked to add cloud movement.”

dark gray moving clouds
Copyright – Dave Watkins

“Had to dip into archives for this one – either no clouds or total cloud cover here.”

moon with dark clouds
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Patrick had some fun last week, which isn’t something he does enough, and shared this beautiful design of what we consider could be a good cover for a mystery book:

still life feathers
Copyright – Patrick

Beth Reminded us about the existence of MC Hammer and his famous hammer time! She also made a great joke.

mc hammer
Copyright – Beth

Steve shared a gorgeous spring scene:

Copyright – Steve Walker

Tersha released the first batch of tiny frogs… 27 ​​of them!

batch of frogs
Copyright – Tersha

And David had been planning this shot for a little while, but just recently heI finally made the time to give it a go. These are composites of two images, both taken by him, and diffraction spikes were added in PP. Happy to hear your thoughts.

composite starry sky
Copyright – David Chesterfield

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picksa place where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums every week.

We’d Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures, and it it 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.

Here, you’ll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intentioned 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 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 also 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 647th challenge!

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