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Photography has the power to enlighten our lives, and how great it is to start our days by looking beautiful pictures in the comfort of our chairs!

Here’s our weekly roundup – you’ll find well-curated photos from the general chat combined with some creative shots from Tersha’s 620th challenge on Using Monochromatic Colors! And as you may have guessed by now, some photos worth looking at from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo of the Week – December 12, 2022

monochromatic green
Copyright – Logos189

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW went over to @londavis and his beautiful jungle shots.
I love how soft this green tone is! It’s rare to see a monochromatic image that looks so natural in green, and this one immediately caught my eye.

What Do Our Members Do?

Pour coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite use of monochromatic colors!

For Thanksgiving, Robert and his wife went to Thermopolis Wyoming, which is claimed to be “The Greatest Hot Springs in the World”.

“This one feeds the pool in which we bathe; they put a light behind it for a night time vibe. No editing, straight from the phone camera to you”.

Wyoming thermopolis
Copyright – Robert Apple

The rich tonal treatment rounds out the character in this shot; it almost looks like some sort of futuristic negative!

blue monochromatic architecture
Copyright – Michael

Look at those furry claws! It feels like giving us a gentle massage.

cat claws
Copyright – Wendy P

“Spit out the Horns. the Oregon coast”.

spout horns
Copyright – Dave Watkins

We really encourage you to take a broad look at this. Subtle details come to life in this elegant, high-key shot!

white minimalism
Copyright – Philip Watts

“A small part of Anselm Kiefer’s exhibition in Venice at the Doge’s Palace.”

yellow monochromatic
Copyright – Rose Marie

“Vivid magenta nr 18 – 1750 has been chosen as the Pantone color of 2023”, and has been used in this photo to achieve a well-known look that supports detail throughout the frame.

pink monochromatic
Copyright – ElinL

How about a nice abstraction for a change?

blue monochromatic
Copyright – Patrick

Almost taken from the fairy tale, “Image of the great Oregon Redwoods”.

The beautiful-looking structures and woven textures of smooth, shiny objects make this shot quite interesting.

purple monochromatic
Copyright – Frogdaily

Beyond the immediate memories of cigarette commercials from the late 20th century, this is quite a storytelling shot!

Copyright – Julie Smith

Spider fan or not, this is a fantastic shot made using a creative bokeh photo concept.

spider gold background
Copyright – Tersha

Philip Watts share one of the best advice you will get in photography so stop reading this and move on watch the following.

He also shared a cool snap of the weather around his place:

winter monochrome
Copyright – Philip Watts

Robert came across these interesting looking pine branches the other day:

pine branch
Copyright – Robert Apple

Dan got creative with some of his wife’s Christmas cactus flowers, too:

cactus flower
Copyright – Robert Apple

Mobile Monday Challenge is open to share some photos! And if you want to see more shots, check them out Member Choicewhere our community share their favorite photos from us forum weekly.

We Want To Hear Your Opinion

Also, us Feedback Forums got some great shots, and it’s clear that some of you have started to build a solid photography style. This is the perfect place for those who want to thrive as a photographer.

Here, your work will be criticized by many well-meaning people, but you will also have the opportunity to criticize your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared over the past week:

Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions for a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions and doubts on any or all of the images above. We’d love to see some of your pictures too. Do not be shy; critics given to the photo and not the photographer.

Also, don’t forget to participate in our 621st challenge Capturing the Holiday Season Still Life!

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