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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 seeing 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 Create and Photograph Abstracts! And of course, we’ll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

And why not mention it, this particular challenge was especially crowded, and it was a beautiful joy picking the featured shots!

Photo Of The WeekFebruary 7th, 2022

Words by Jasenka Grujin

Again, it was really hard to choose POTW this time. Abstract photography helps us unleash our creativity and many of the candidates were truly great.

I picked Patrick’s image because of the dynamic, unusual design as well as the perfect b&w rendition. I also like the fact that it mimics a super precise, meticulous pencil drawing.

Congrats, @patrickw.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 576th!

Photo by Click

This deserves to be seen at large! Hypnotic, crispy, and sublime; an ingenious piece of visual art.

Photo by Marty E

“Another windy day in Dallas.”

Photo by Aurimas

Nice and moody composition of simple leaves arranged against subtle light from the sky.

Photo by Tersha

Not a regular kaleidoscope effect for sure. Rich, minimal, and bold!

Photo by Robert Apple

Can’t add anything more beyond the great title of this shot, the “Galactic Stump”.

Photo by Wendy P

Not sure if spooky or psychedelic, but beyond that, the mood on this shot is gorgeous!

Photo by R1ch

This is a clear example of how elegant abstractions can be.

Photo by Pat Garrett

When playing in the kitchen goes absolutely right!

Photo by David Chesterfield

Whoa, this has to be one of the most creative shots we’ve ever seen involving water reflections as the main subject of the scene!

After a patient waiting, Dave got this Golden-crowned Sparrow singing up a storm in the late afternoon sun:

Patrick stumbled into a wordle that will make you smile for good 🙂 

When visiting a bird hide a couple of weeks ago, Tobie was pleasantly surprised by finding a dabchick nest right in front of the hide:

Also, he captured a Knysna Lourie which curiously looks like a Pokemon.

Let’s give a special shout-out to our newest member, Richard Edwards!

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 577th challenge on Photograph using a DIY filter!

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