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

24 December 2018 - Toph
Soft Sun - Toph

Exposure correction and sharpening done in Lightroom.

Large Version: https://flic.kr/p/ouDKJH

15 December 2018 - Matthieu Moy
Jumping Spider - Matthieu Moy

Focus-stacked from 2 images, Full resolution

8 December 2018 - RGA
Paddy field - RGA

Full Size

Camera: Canon 600D Lens: 40mm F/2.8 EF Shutter: 1/4000 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 100

16 November 2018 - gerlos
Arches of Light - gerlos

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.

Original: https://flic.kr/p/25s43h2

28 October 2018 - Peter Parker
Eastern Box Turtle - Peter Parker

14 October 2018 - SDekov
Lumiere London: Festival of Light - SDekov

29 September 2018 - Russell McMahon
Zosterops lateralis - Russell McMahon

f/2.8 70mm

18 September 2018 - Vaman Kulkarni
Untitled - Vaman Kulkarni

ISO 320 
1/800 @ 24mm

05 September 2018 - Lars Kotthoff
Sunset at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - Lars Kotthoff

Larger version

24 August 2018 - Russell McMahon
Untitled - Russell McMahon

04 August 2018 - Aganju
The View - Aganju

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

16 July 2018 - Saaru Lindestøkke
Beetle - Saaru Lindestøkke


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

03 July 2018 - Gordon
Cherry blossoms - Gordon

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

24 June 2018 - user126190
Time waits for no one - user126190

Taken at Pykara Falls, Ooty in south India. Technical details : Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens Bigger version

14 June 2018 - lalli
on the way to Rohtang Pass- lalli

Bigger version here

27 May 2018 - joey
Tower - joey

Breakwater light in Warnemünde. Full-size image available on deviantART.

20 May 2018 - Slartibartfast
Untitled - Slartibartfast

Shutter: 1/160
Apperture: f2.8
Camera: Canon 1100D, 
Lens: Sigma 50-150, F2.8 APO EX DC HSM

13 May 2018 - Alex
Far and Away - Alex

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

05 May 2018 - saaru-lindestøkke
The Start - saaru-lindestøkke

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

27 April 2018 - binaryfunt
Breaking Morning - binaryfunt

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
Taken: 2016-10-22

13 April 2018 - tatan
Water Drop on a flower petal - tatan

02 April 2018 - filannim
Boston Public Library - filannim

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.

26 March 2018 - Christoph
Fishing boats - Christoph

17 March 2018 - Andy M
Getting up early- Andy M

Larger version: https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/84667975/m%3D2048/64a3e83c5363540096a2fdcfc0c5e95f

    Canon EOS 6D
    Lens : EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
    Focal Length : 100mm

02 March 2018 - Saaru Lindestøkke
In the midst of battle - Saaru Lindestøkke

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

22 February 2018 - Glenn Randers-Pehrson
Cardinal Outside my Basement Window - Glenn Randers-Pehrson

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

12 February 2018 - Skunkness
Nevada Sky- Skunkness

31 January 2018 - Babel
Untitled - Babel

05 January 2018 - Riot
Focus - Riot

Higher-res view and more info on Deviantart: http://fav.me/dan293e




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