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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 – where you’ll find well-curated photos from the general chat combined with some creative shots from Tersha’s 621st challenge on Capturing the Holiday Season Still Life! And as you may have guessed by now, some photos worth looking at from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo of the Week – December 19th, 2022

Christmas decorations
Copyright – Frogdaily

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week POTW went to @frogdaily and he captured this gorgeous Christmas decoration.
I’m pretty sure this image is going POTW as soon as I see it – the composition, lighting and colors are impeccable.

What Do Our Members Do?

Pour yourself some coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite holiday season shots!

The colors and ornaments in this shot speak loud and clear of the holiday season, and the hanging structure makes it quite eye-catching.

Christmas decorations
Copyright – Julie Smith

The light helps tell the story in a fantastic way, and here the vignette serves as an immersive tool to focus our attention on the scene.

Christmas statues
Copyright – Frogdaily

This is what holidays, family fun and beautiful moments mean for all!

family meeting
Copyright – Rose Marie

“Nature’s X-mas decorations.”

frozen leaves
Copyright – ElinL

“Festive Post Box Cover at the local supermarket!”

christmas toys
Copyright – Tersha

Notice the glitter effect on some lights? This is achieved by using a very closed aperture value and a slow shutter speed to compensate.

sparkling tea lights
Copyright – Pat Garrett

“They are alive, yet very still but with the illusion of motion. Can you say sweet 35? .. I know you can.

35mm road on christmas eve
Copyright – R1ch

A bright find, for sure!

cute christmas statue
Copyright – Wendy P

The reds and greens offer a natural contrast in the composition, and the dark background helps to get that graphic design vibe.

green and red statues
Copyright – David Chesterfield

There’s nothing like snow to talk about on vacation!

snowy landscape
Copyright – Joe E

Charmaine has just returned from his favorite Semi Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. He shares the picture here, but this is what pleases us the most:

ostrich silhouette

Philip Watts loves minimalist photography, and these elegant shots were shared with us this week:

minimalist tree

R1ch shared some portraits made with Sweet 35 Lensbaby, and this is the first of the list:

35mm lens baby portrait

And he also caught some bald eagles in Lake Barr:

Bald eagle
bald eagle closeup

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 every week.

We Want To Hear Your Opinion

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

Here, your work will be criticized by many well-meaning people, but you will also have the opportunity to criticize your colleagues. 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 to get a better critique experience. Share comments, opinions, and doubts on any or all of the images above. We would also love to see some pictures of your own. Don’t be shy, criticism is given to the photos and not the photographer.

Also, don’t forget to participate in our 622nd challenge Use Christmas Bokeh In Your Photos!

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