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

17 August 2019

Dragonfly in flight - bbh

Dragonfly in flight - bbh

Dragonfly in full flight. Large size is here

30 July 2019

Sunset at Moorea - Hagen von Eitzen

Sunset at Moorea - Hagen von Eitzen

Panasonic DMC-FX01, 1/60s, 8.1mm, ISO 80 (The scenery became even more "firey" a few minutes later, but lacking use of a tripod those pictures are not usable for a competition)

19 July 2019

Frost - binaryfunt

Frost - binaryfunt

Frost glints in the morning sunlight. Taken in a garden in England.

Nikon D80
Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG
1/320 sec

12 June 2019

Rocky Beach? - Dominik

Rocky Beach - Dominik

Or: chia seeds in fruit and vegetable juice

Larger version with all details in metadata

03 June 2019

Home or prison? - user_1177868

Home or prison? - Dean Rather

Camera: Fujifilm X-T20
Lens: Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal length: 18mm (27mm equivalent)
Aperture: f/3.6
Shutter: 1/400 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: no.

Original: Instagram PixieSet

24 May 2019

Grounded at Guangzhou - Dean Rather

Grounded at Guangzhou - Dean Rather

Taken while (as the name states) grounded at Guangzhau airport for a few hours during a lightning storm.

I didn't have my tripod with me and these were 0.3s exposures, so to work around this (and also avoid glare off the window's glass), I took the photos with the camera lens pressed firmly against the glass. -- Work's wonders for omitting glare entirely!

Thankfully I had a ~$15 Lightning Trigger in my camera bag, I still got hundreds of false-positives, but the lightning storm was consistent enough that I got some really nice shots.

I really like the shine on the runway, and the fact that you can even see the reflection of the bolt in the bottom!

Touched up in Lightroom, I'm still pretty new to lightroom so hopefully I didn't over-do anything.

Canon EOS 60D EF24-70mm
f/2.8L II USM
ƒ/2.8  24.0mm  0.3s  ISO400

Original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deanrather/14610919696/

12 May 2019

Frozen Droplets - bubbles

Frozen Droplets - bubbles

Shot outside my house after an ice storm - where ice was forming on the plastic net shown. Postwork done in GIMP to create more contrast and dynamic range.

  • Olympus E-520
  • Tamron Adaptall-2 35-135, f/3.5-4.2 (vintage lens from the '80s on an adapter)

Full-Sized Image (Creative Commons Attribution Non-Com)

29 April 2019

An evening over Paro, Bhutan - Ankit

An evening over Paro, Bhutan - Ankit

Full Image: https://500px.com/photo/198203097/an-evening-over-paro-bhutan-by-ankit-rajpoot

Taken with: Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VRII lens on a Nikon D5200 in Paro, Bhutan.

Exposure: 48mm - ƒ/5.3 - 1/500s - ISO 100

Enhanced in Lightroom.

Story: I was lucky to be present at the National Museum of Bhutan in Paro just at the moment when the Sun pulled off this magnificent light trick. That combined with the beauty of the land creates this magical scene that can only be fully experienced by being there. Trust me, I tried my best, but the photo just does not do justice to what my eyes saw there. What you see in this image is the town of Paro as seen from the museum. :)

22 April 2019

The Blue Moon - Frank

The Blue Moon - Alan Jurgensen

Nikon D7200 Manual ISO320 f/22.0 30sec 17.00mm

13 April 2019

Shadows - Frank

Shadows - Frank Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, ISO 100, f/5, 1/400s

Larger version on 500px: http://i.stack.imgur.com/1OM4B.jpg

25 March 2019

Way back home along the beach - kiran

Way back home along the beach - kiran

Full image: https://500px.com/photo/236004545

16 March 2019

The power of speed flash - Maulik V

The power of speed flash - Maulik V

09 March 2019

Sagittarius Arm Above The Trees - Prasan Karunarathna

Sagittarius Arm Above The Trees - Prasan Karunarathna

Camera:- Nikon D7000
Lens:- Nikkor 50mm lens
Focus:- Lens focus set to infinity(focus stars)
Shutter :- 20-25 Seconds
F Number:-f/1.8,
ISO:- 800 
Camera Mode:- Manual
Lens Focus:- Manual
Image Format :- Raw
Location :- Sri Lanka / Nikaweratiya
Sky Condition :- I
Use a Tripod and Shutter Release

26 February 2019

First Church of Christ, Boston - sunset_star

First Church of Christ, Boston - sunset_star

This pic is a reflection of First Church of Christ, the Scientist @ Boston, MA. It is captured against the reflection pond and rotated 180 degrees. (using a 5 MP phone cam). The backdrop of nightly colors and the church lights reflecting off the water make it appear dreamy.

17 February 2019

Charco de la laja,Tenerife - Jorge Córdoba

Charco de la laja,Tenerife - Jorge Córdoba

Took this at sunset with a Haida Big Stopper at sunset (sun behind me). This is a beautiful natural poool formed by the sea filling that natural hole (hence the effect of the silky water going in and out). Beautiful place.

Bigger image 500px

08 February 2019

Waterfall at Lumsdale - Kat

Waterfall at Lumsdale - Kat

Original on Flickr

01 February 2019

Chicago Air and Water Show - BobT

Chicago Air and Water Show - BobT

Nikon D800
340mm (70-200 2.8 with 1.7x extender)
1/4000 f5.6 ISO 400
Full size image: http://rntilden.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p1401799785.jpg

21 January 2019

Horses nibbling each other in a field in Ireland - Arseni Mourzenko

Horses nibbling each other in a field in Ireland... - Arseni Mourzenko

Nikon D7000; AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G

Shot at f/3.5, ISO 400, 1/1000 s.

10 January 2019

IT'S MINE... - Russell McMahon

IT'S MINE... - Russell McMahon

Female sparrow telling a male sparrow that she was taking over his bread.
He left. Sigma 70-200mm, f/2.8 + Tamron 2x teleconverter.
More mm needed - birds always need longer lenses :-).

01 January 2019

Eiffel Arch - damned truths

Eiffel Arch - damned truths

An arch of the Eiffel Tower. Larger: http://500px.com/photo/24448559

Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1/160 sec
ISO: 400


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    It's great to see these photos. They're a great source of inspiration into what can be captured and shown. – Jason TEPOORTEN Nov 2 '12 at 22:13
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    I haven't been back to photography much recently, except to come and check on the hall of fame. I'm sure I've said it before, but every time I'm blown away by the quality and diversity and downright awesomeness of your weekly photos! – Benjol Feb 14 '13 at 6:44

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