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 full flight. Large size is here
30 July 2019
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 glints in the morning sunlight. Taken in a garden in England.
Nikon D80 Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG f/4.5 1/320 sec ISO-320 2014-12-29
12 June 2019
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
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.
24 May 2019
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
12 May 2019
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)
29 April 2019
An evening over Paro, Bhutan - Ankit
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
Nikon D7200 Manual ISO320 f/22.0 30sec 17.00mm
13 April 2019
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
Full image: https://500px.com/photo/236004545
16 March 2019
The power of speed flash - Maulik V
09 March 2019
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
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
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
01 February 2019
Chicago Air and Water Show - BobT
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
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
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
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
Shutter: 1/160 sec