There are some great photos that I can find all over the internet, on Pinterest, on Twitter, on certain websites, and on Facebook, etc.  And once in a while, I find it amazing that there are certai…



There are some great photos that I can find all over the internet, on Pinterest, on Twitter, on certain websites, and on Facebook, etc.  And once in a while, I find it amazing that there are certain web pages, or group pages, that I think I should just take the time to share the photos that are submitted there to be shared in that group.  And they are certainly worthy of being called “PHOTOS OF THE WEEK”.  So, this week, I have selected photos from a few of those type of “Like” pages or “Group” pages from Facebook that should have special recognition.  Congratulations to the following groups who have some incredible photographers who have submitted photos in those groups to be shared to the world.  Those groups are:


I hope you enjoy this collection from this group of great photographers. It took a great deal of time to find the ones that I felt would fit the winning category, although there are many photos that could be winners, for sure.  Let’s take a look at these now:



Photo by: Juan Zas Espinoza

This photo taken in Scotland just made me stop and look at it over and over.  The beautiful blue waters, mixed with that colorful skies, and the lighthouse on the edge of the land, just makes for this a beautiful landscape photo.  Congratulations Juan for this beautiful landscape.




Photo by Dave Allen Photography

We are approaching winter and I love seeing what to do with great winter scenery.  This one is great because of it’s simplicity, but using the light of the golden hours and catching that with the snow….. just lovely.  I just really love all the color that this winter photo has captured.




Photo by: Sanet Guler

There is so much color and contrast in this photo, that it just makes this one an exceptional photo.  Plus, the bright color of the lighthouse makes this one an exceptional photo.  There is so much story to this photo too:  the windblown grass, the approaching storm!  Wow, what an amazing photo.




Photo compliments of :  Amazing Beautiful World

Now the reason this photo wins “Photos of the Week” may not be for it’s photographic composition, but, for capturing something so unique, it has to be a winner because how do you do that????  That is just a great and entertaining photo.  I would guess this is not taken by someone in the city.  But, what a picture for talking about for a long time.  Thanks for sharing this photo with the world.




Photo compliments of Amazing Beautiful World

Now, this photo may have been taken in a zoo, looking at the floor and background.  But, to get the tiger to get to that pose, and for the photographer to know that you need to get down to the cat’s level is also worth the award.   Wow, what a beautiful animal and what a wonderful serene photo from such a majestic animal.





Photo by:  Лили Алеева


What I like about this portrait is that this is just a nice photo captured outdoors, nicely done with a beautiful model, certainly helps too.  A different idea to posing and very popular with beautiful models.  Something you can try with single girls and seniors.   Looks great.


So, that is this week’s Photos of the Week.  Hope you enjoyed these.  And if you  have any interest at looking at more of these type of photos, go to Facebook’s Like pages, and search for those pages listed at the top of this post and find these groups and enjoy more great photos. 



Entertainment and Learning for the Photographer.




A new Canon EOS Kiss X80/Rebel T6 camera in silver leaked online

Nikon D3400 tested at DxOMark: “new class leader”

Leica TL mirrorless camera announced


A new Canon EOS Kiss X80/Rebel T6 camera in silver leaked online


The above pictured Canon EOS Kiss X80 DSLR camera in a new silver color will be announced soon – this is the Rebel T6 model in the US (I already reported a few days ago that a new Rebel camera is expected to be announced soon).


Nikon D3400 tested at DxOMark: “new class leader”


DxOMark tested the Nikon D3400 camera ($496.95) and called it a “new class leader”. Here is their conclusion:

As an entry-level APS-C model, the Nikon D3400 is difficult to beat in terms of sensor performance. Nikon has tweaked the sensor to the same level as the pricier D5500. However, except for the SnapBridge connectivity option, the D3400 is very close to that of the older and cheaper D3300, in terms of features and controls. While the bump in image quality is welcome, it’s not as though the D3300 was underperforming in any way, at least when compared with its rivals. But packaged with a new AF-P type kit lens that promises improved AF in live view, the D3400 is a step in the right direction.


Leica TL mirrorless camera announced



Boldly different: Leica presents the TL-System

Unique design in titanium, silver or black finish, combined with precise, high-performance lenses and a host of smart accessories

Leica Camera has today announced the Leica TL. Building on the Leica T camera system, which has been continually enhanced in terms of speed, handling and flexibility since its launch in 2014, the new generation Leica TL now offers further innovative features, improved functionality, and a series of exciting new design elements.

Developments include the doubling of the internal buffer memory to 32GB, improved autofocus, particularly in AF-C mode, and optimised compatibility with lenses from other camera systems in the Leica range.  For example, the Leica TL now supports SL-Lenses with OIS and allows the use of Leica R-System lenses in combination with the R-Adapter L. A new Leica TL app with added functionality provides additional options for sharing pictures by email or on social networks, and is now available for the first time for Android, as well as iOS devices.

The Leica TL will in available in three colour options from the date of launch: the silver and black versions share an identical design and construction, while the titanium finish option is distinguished by a bevelled edge detail to the top and bottom plates. A collection of smart camera accessories, such as a new range of high-quality protectors in Nappa leather, which are designed to remain on the camera when changing the battery, and a selection of matching carrying straps in stone grey, black, red and cemento, complete the TL system portfolio.

Combined with its high-performance image processor, the large, APS-C CMOS image sensor of the Leica TL guarantees exceptional imaging quality and delivers brilliant pictures with outstanding contrast, detailed resolution and natural colour rendition – even in unfavourable lighting conditions.

The comprehensive Leica TL lens portfolio offers a wide choice of focal lengths for all photographic situations and genres. The TL-System currently comprises six lenses – three prime lenses and three zooms. The two fast prime lenses, the Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH. and Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH., are classic focal lengths for reportage photography, and the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH. is perfect for finely detailed close-up photography. The three compact zoom lenses, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 11–23mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., Vario-Elmar-TL 18–56mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55–135mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH., cover an entire range of focal lengths equivalent to 17 to 200mm in 35mm format and deliver outstanding images with rich contrast from corner to corner of the frame.

Developed by Leica’s optical design specialists in Wetzlar, all Leica TL-Lenses deliver exceptional imaging performance at all distances from their close focusing limits to infinity, resulting in pictures with the inimitable ‘Leica look’ and unique bokeh. The combination of expert optical and precision engineering, and the use of the finest materials in their construction, ensures the consistent high quality and reliability of the lenses.

Thanks to the L-Bayonet mount shared by the Leica TL and SL cameras, SL-Lenses can also be used without an adapter on the Leica TL, once again highlighting Leica’s commitment to system compatibility and sustainability. Furthermore, adapters are available to enable the use of Leica M and R lenses on the camera.

A particular highlight of the Leica TL is the unusual, compact design of its body, which is precisely machined from a single block of aluminium at the Leica factory. Meticulous construction from the most premium materials gives the Leica TL its unique, unmistakeable look and solid, high quality feel.

Offering concise, intuitive handling, and a focus on the most relevant functions, the Leica TL ‘control centre’ is clearly laid out on the 3.7” touchscreen display, which delivers a clear, bright image for precise and reliable subject composition and review.

Numerous functions in capture and playback mode can be controlled simply by touching the screen. Four ergonomically-positioned haptic controls, which are highly intuitive in operation, ensure that photographers can concentrate fully on composing their images – with no unnecessary distractions. The configurable MyCamera menu offers further flexibility, even in spontaneous shooting situations, giving the user the quickest access to the most frequently used features and personalised pre-sets.

Thanks to its integrated WiFi module and mobile hotspot feature, the Leica TL can conveniently transfer still images and videos by WLAN to smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs from almost anywhere, and allows users to share their pictures and movies by email, on Facebook or on other social networks.

The free Leica TL app for iOS and Android devices is available with the release of the camera. A particularly useful feature of this app is the remote control function, which enables the user to connect a smartphone or tablet to the camera by WLAN as an electronic viewfinder for the Leica TL, and provides remote control of shutter speed and aperture settings – ideal for shots taken at unusual angles, or for use with the self-timer.

Pricing and availability

The Leica TL in black, silver or titanium anodised finish is scheduled to be available from mid-November 2016, at a suggested retail price of £1,450 including VAT.



Entertainment & learning for the photographer