You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest.
Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in reverse chronological order. Historical archives for previous years, see the archives list at the end.
Hall of Fame
Exposure correction and sharpening done in Lightroom.
Large Version: https://flic.kr/p/ouDKJH
Focus-stacked from 2 images, Full resolution
Camera: Canon 600D Lens: 40mm F/2.8 EF Shutter: 1/4000 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 100
This shot was taken from the porch of a church in Borgo Schirò, an abandoned village in the inland of Sicily, a dark place far away from the artificial lights, and a little closer to the stars.
It shows how the stars in the sky apparently move as time goes by. At the same time, it's an opportunity to think how a once alive place can ruin after people leave it.
Stack of about 350 shots of 30s, taken from 21.00 to 00.06, developed in Lightroom Classic and merged in Photoshop.
Canon EOS 550D camera, Tamron 10-24 mm @10 mm and f/4, 30s, ISO 3200.
Before merging the full set of shots I reviewed each image and masked out any track of planes and satellites passing across the frame.
ISO 320 f5.6 1/800 @ 24mm
Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii (Monument Valley)
I have been visiting this awe-inspiring place several times, always trying to catch its grandness in a picture. I think this one finally did it - it would have been nice without the Navajo on the horse, but he adds the drama for me. This is a holy place for the Navajo; all buttes have names, and their gods live atop them. It is a place you have to experience; standing there, turning, and seeing the landscape all around you makes you feel small and insignificant. View large here
Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM + close-up filter Focal Length: 50mm Aperture: f/4.5 Shutter: 1/60 ISO: 250
I took the photo in the evening with the camera pointed straight up through the branches. This gave a more intense blue color to the sky. Larger uncropped version: https://flic.kr/p/mmwcdg
Taken at Pykara Falls, Ooty in south India. Technical details : Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens Bigger version
Bigger version here
Breakwater light in Warnemünde. Full-size image available on deviantART.
Shutter: 1/160 Apperture: f2.8 Camera: Canon 1100D, Lens: Sigma 50-150, F2.8 APO EX DC HSM
Shot from Rauschberg, Ruhpolding Canon EOS 650D Lens : Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Focal Length : 200mm Shutter Speed : 1/1250 s Aperture : f/5.6 ISO/Film : 100
Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Focal Length: 50mm Aperture: f/8 Shutter: 1/250s ISO: 100 Flash: fired behind the subject, straight to the camera
Taken in Richmond Park, London, UK. This is a HDR merge of 3 exposures, using Google HDR Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.
Nikon D7000 Nikon 18.0-135.0 mm kit lens @38 mm f/22 ISO-400 Taken: 2016-10-22
Camera: Fujifilm X-T20 Lens: Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Focal length: 18mm Aperture: f/2.8 Shutter: 1/250 sec ISO: 1600 Flash: no.
Canon EOS 6D Lens : EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Focal Length : 100mm
Camera: Canon 550D Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Focal Length: 50mm Aperture: f/8 Shutter: 1/250 ISO: 100 Flash: off-camera from far right
Camera: SONY a300 + 75-300 zoom Exposure: 1/500, ISO 125, f5.6, 300mm, no flash Date: 23 February 2015 Note: taken through a double-pane window LICENSE: CC-BY-SA-3.0 or 4.0
Higher-res view and more info on Deviantart: http://fav.me/dan293e