Welcome to AP Picture of the Week! Every week we select the best of your photography on social media to be featured in our Good to Share segment in the magazine. 3-4 photographers are selected to be published each week, with one lucky photographer being selected as our Picture of the Week – who will also feature here on our website and social media. We’ll be updating this page every week with a new winning photo, so be sure to come back and see the latest winner.

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Week 25: Vulcan (No.6 in the Vulcan Series) by Linda Wride

Nikon Z 7II, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 S, 1/320sec at f/10, ISO 2500, Aperture priority, Spot metering

This natural abstract with its diagonal composition of fracture lines, fine grain textures, contrasting shades of grey, and focal point of a small, egg-shaped pebble tucked into a recess, is one of my favourites from the Vulcan series of images
Image: Linda Wride

‘This natural abstract with its diagonal composition of fracture lines, fine grain textures, contrasting shades of grey, and focal point of a small, egg-shaped pebble tucked into a recess, is one of my favourites from the Vulcan series of images, inspired by the volcanic rocks of Hálsanefshellir Cave, Iceland.’

1X Fine Art portfolio: 1x.com/lindaw
Shot by Women portfolio: www.shotbywomen.com/contributor/201/linda-wride
Instagram, Vero and Threads: @lindawride

Week 24: Arctic Elements, Part 2 by Gemma Rourke

Sony Alpha 7 III, Sony 24-105mm F4, 1/80sec at f/14, ISO 125

Kungsleden in Arctic Sweden  Lapland is often represented as winter white, there are other seasons that burst with vibrant palettes of colours and contrast
Image: Gemma Rourke

‘Thru-hiking the Kungsleden in Arctic Sweden, I witnessed raw elemental beauty combining to create images akin to paintings. While Lapland is often represented as winter white, there are other seasons that burst with vibrant palettes of colours and contrast. The blend of light and dark, greens and yellows, was truly inspiring.’

Instagram: @gemmarourke

Week 23: Raining Down on Dunstanburgh Castle by Peter Greig

Canon EOS R6 II, 15-35mm f/2.8, Hoya Starscape Filter, 3 landscape-format shots were taken to create a Vertorama in PTGui. 4sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000

astrophotography, photo taken during solar storm in the UK
Image: Peter Greig.

‘With a very strong geomagnetic storm forecast on the evening of 10 May, my friend Lewis Brown and I headed to Dunstanburgh Castle. We arrived around 10:30pm, and saw a green arc in the sky running from east to west. We excitedly headed through the golf course and over the dunes to the castle. Once there, we could see the aurora overhead and in every direction. The best solar storm we’ve seen in the UK – a truly rare event.’

Instagram: @chameleon__360

Facebook: VirtualTourSpecialist

Week 22: The Way by Stewart Reading-Brown

Canon EOS R5, 70-200mm, 1/20sec at f/10, ISO 200

intentional camera movement image of trees in the forest with bluebells
Image: Stewart Reading-Brown

‘At sunset, the sun shone straight through the trees creating long shadows; I loved the way everything converged in the middle. I used focus stacking to ensure sharpness throughout and then added my signature editing techniques to create an ICM type effect to the tops of the trees.’

Website: www.srb.photos
Instagram: @srbphotos_
Facebook: srbphotos

Week 21: Fall Down, Spring Forward by Aden Howard

Canon EOS R5, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, NiSi Ti Pro Nano Landscape Enhance Circular Polariser, 1/50sec at f/11, ISO 800 (six-image focus stack)

carpet of wild garlic in a forest in Gloucestershire
Image: Aden Howard

‘A 3am wake-up call and drive from Cardiff to Gloucester was met with a worthwhile find of this forestry covered in a scented carpet of wild garlic, for as far as the eye could see. It was definitely worth the tired eyes the following day!’

Instagram: @aden_howard

Week 20: Hornøya by Malini Chandrasekar

Nikon Z 8, Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5, 1/2000sec at f/5.6, 0.67EV

European shag against white background
Image: Malini Chandrasekar

‘My first encounter with European shags certainly didn’t disappoint. Captivating and mesmerising, their dragon-like appearance, emerald eyes, iridescent plumage and quirky personalities allow for endless possibilities of creativity. I was privileged enough to get close to them in Hornøya, allowing me to capture intimate moments like this one.’

Instagram: @thunderboltphotography

Week 19: Shades Of Surfing by Scott Fisher

DJI Mini 3 Pro, 1/1600sec at f/1.7, ISO 100

shades of surfing by scott fisher, view of surfer overhead using a drone
Image: Scott Fisher

‘I took this picture at Seaton Beach in Cornwall. The surf was clean, the sun shiny and the colours popping in those wave textures. Us surfers always say a wave is good if you are in the shade of the wave as it breaks, hence the title of this photo! I was in surfing myself not long after capturing this shot.’

Website: cornishdronephotography.co.uk
Facebook: cornishdronephotograpy
Threads: @cornish_dronephotography

Week 18: Curlew and Castle by Rachel Riley

Canon EOS 90D, Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, 1/600sec at f/7.1, ISO 100

Bamburgh Castle with curlew in the foreground in the water
Image: Rachel Riley

‘I was on my way to Holy Island one morning when I found the opportunity to photograph Bamburgh Castle in a unique way. There was such a variety of birds out on the causeway as the sea was clearing and this curlew was perfectly placed for me to photograph.’

Website: www.rachelrileyphotography.com
Instagram: @rachel_riley_photography

Week 17: Fight Scene by Lawrence Smith

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM, 1/500sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

southern elephant seals, and here, two juveniles are practising their fighting skills
Image: Lawrence Smith

‘The Falkland Islands are wild and rugged and have myriad wildlife to watch, respect, enjoy and photograph. The location of this image offers opportunities to photograph southern elephant seals, and here, two juveniles are practising their fighting skills, which they’ll rely on in adulthood whilst protecting their claimed harem.’

Website: lawrencesmithphotography.co.uk
Instagram: @lawrence_smith_photography
X: @lawsmithphoto

Week 16: Milky Way and the Fairy Pools by Dave Lynch

Canon EOS R5, 15-35mm f/2.8 lens at 20mm, Foreground: 302sec at f/3.5, ISO 800, Sky: 20 stacked images at 10sec at f/3.5, ISO 6400

Fairy Pools on Skye night photo with milky way sky
Image: Dave Lynch

‘I escaped a cloudy Aberdeen for 24 hours to shoot this image of the Fairy Pools on Skye. I camped near to the pools and set my camera up for seven hours of star trails, went to bed then got up at 3.30am to capture this Milky Way shot when it was in its optimal location.’ 

Instagram: @daveloslynch38

Week 15: Llandudno Pier by John Wakeling

Nikon Z 5, Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4, 2.5sec at f/13, ISO 100

llandudno pier
Image: John Wakeling

‘This image was taken in Llandudno, north Wales, just after sunset in blue hour. I knew I wanted to make the pier the main feature for this photo, using the incoming tide and a long exposure to capture the water flowing between the rocks to make sure there was an interesting foreground.’

Instagram: @johnw_photograph
YouTube: John Wakeling Photography

Week 14: The Phone Booth by Ronel Khan

Leica Q2, Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH, 1/2500sec at f/1.7, ISO 100

woman in blue floral dress standing in the door of red telephone box
Image: Ronel Khan

‘Amidst the clamour of a busy Sunday morning in London’s Primrose Hill, silently stood two iconic red phone boxes. And in the quiet of the phone boxes, art was to be found.’

Instagram: @leicacharm
Model: @anjleebathia

Week 13: North Cornish Gold by Daryl McCabe

Sony Alpha 7 III, 70-200mm f/4, 1/500sec at f/4, ISO 320

golden glow hitting the cliffs, and one lucky surfer all on his own
Image: Daryl McCabe

‘This was a balmy January day in North Cornwall, with the rare combination of good waves and nice weather. I’d just got changed from surfing and noticed the golden glow hitting the cliffs, and one lucky surfer all on his own. I quickly grabbed my camera, ran down the beach, and fired off a few frames before the sun disappeared for the day.’

Instagram: @daryltmccabe
Facebook: Daryl McCabe Photography

Week 12: Freedom is Free by Sarah Plummer

Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm 35mm F1.4 R, 1/500sec at f/8, ISO 640

child in yellow coat runs around yellow southbank steps
Image: Sarah Plummer

‘This is a go-to spot for many street photographers and I have spent many a time poised and ready “just in case.” This time poised and ready meant squatting in a puddle. I like the symmetry the reflection adds.’

Instagram: @sarahplummer._

Week 11: Ay Up Me Duck! By Wesley Kristopher

Nikon Z 7II, Nikkor Z 24-120mm S f/4, 1/1000sec at f/4, ISO 200

a flock of ducks had taken to a couple of water tanks outside Sheffield City Hall. image of mallard duck show half in and out of the water
Image: Wesley Kristopher

‘The Peak District is usually my proving ground for photography but when I heard a flock of ducks had taken to a couple of water tanks outside Sheffield City Hall I just had to investigate! It was fun playing with different angles whilst they were bobbing about. The effect of the tank and the distortion of their bodies under the water resulted in some interesting images.’

wesleykristopherphotography.com
Instagram: @peopleofthepeak X: @weskristopher

Week 10: Oh but you sure are always being watched; by your conscience by Abhay Desai

Sony Alpha A7 IV, Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, 1/320sec at f/1.8, ISO 1000

Oh but you sure are always being watched; by your conscience by Abhay Desai cinematic photo of the week
Image: Abhay Desai

‘It was only during post-processing that the sudden revelation of the unexpected third eye left me feeling exposed and prompted introspection, echoing the wisdom of my Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj. We stray and veer when alone, but our inner truth remains ever-observant, underscoring the importance of congruence with one’s conscience above all else.’

Website: www.abhaydesai.com
Instagram: @the_inordinary
Facebook Page: @the_inordinary
YouTube: www.youtube.com/@the_inordinary

Week 9: Sunday Stroll at the Queen’s House by Charles Chohra

Nikon D7500, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/10sec at f/3.5, ISO 100

The Queen’s House is a former royal residence in Greenwich built in the 1600’s. This picture was shot whilst lying on the ground using an ultra-wideangle lens – capturing a moment in time with a fellow visitor having a Sunday afternoon wander down the Queen’s House staircase
Image: Charles Chohra

‘The Queen’s House is a former royal residence in Greenwich built in the 1600’s. This picture was shot whilst lying on the ground using an ultra-wideangle lens – capturing a moment in time with a fellow visitor having a Sunday afternoon wander down the Queen’s House staircase.’

Instagram: @cityboy_photography

Week 8: Fiery Skies Over the West Pier by Michael Steven Harris

Nikon D780, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, 240sec at f/11, ISO 200

Fiery sunset Skies Over the West Pier by Michael Steven Harris
Image: Michael Steven Harris

‘Countless photos have been taken of Brighton’s West Pier, so it’s always a challenge to capture something unique. For this photo, I decided to take an ultra-long exposure of the final moments of an incredible sunset – the longer exposure time creating smooth waves of blended colour across the sky behind the static pier.’

Instagram: @michaelstevenharris
Website: www.michaelstevenharris.com

Week 7: Swerve by Lloyd Lane

Sony Alpha 7R IV, Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens, 1/250sec at f/9, ISO 1000

Brighton’s Palace Pier to watch the starlings at sunset
Image: Lloyd Lane

‘During January and February, I often go down to Brighton’s Palace Pier to watch the starlings at sunset. On this occasion there was a low tide so I opted to photograph them from the beach; it felt like I was almost underneath the murmuration.’

Website: www.lloydlane.uk
Instagram: @lloydlanephotography
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lloydlanephotography

Week 6: A Reedbed’s Gentle Secret by Ashleigh Shreeve

Nikon Z 6II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary, 1/800sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, 1.3EV

Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad Nature Reserve. Bearded reedling
Image: Ashleigh Shreeve

‘Taken during high floods, feeding at the reed seeds at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad Nature Reserve. Bearded reedling so, perched upon the swaying reeds, nature’s tiny king. A reclusive soul, master of camouflage, secret in the reeds.’

Instagram: @ashleighmae_photography

Week 5: Morning Frost by Kieran Morgan

Canon EOS 77D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM + extension tube, 1/200sec at f/8, ISO 1600

macro morning frost close-up of a spiders web
Image: Kieran Morgan

‘My usual subjects are insects, which become very scarce in the winter months, so I took advantage of the morning frost in my garden. I was aiming to photograph the delicate ice crystals formed on this spider’s web. Picking a moment to fire the shutter when the wind was calm enough.’

Instagram: @kdm_macro

Week 4: Double Vision by Maruša Uranjek

Canon EOS R10, Canon RF 70-200 F4 L IS USM, 1/15sec at f/22, ISO 100

ICM photography (intentional camera movement). This image was taken in a palm tree oasis in the Draa Valley. It merges ICM with double exposure to mimic palm leaves overlapping in the wind
Image: Maruša Uranjek

‘Morocco has been a great source of creative inspiration for me and where I discovered my passion for ICM photography (intentional camera movement). This image was taken in a palm tree oasis in the Draa Valley. It merges ICM with double exposure to mimic palm leaves overlapping in the wind.’

Instagram: @marusauranjekphotography

Week 3: Journey Through the Golden Hills by Charles Ames

Canon EOS 250D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, 1/500sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

golden hour hills through a train window
Image: Charles Ames

‘Photography is my escapism, and this impromptu Scottish Highland adventure away from university was no exception. I was incredibly lucky with the golden hour light during the train journey, which highlighted the contours of the hills beautifully. A wider aperture and manual focus helped to contrast the foreground, as well as allowing my camera to “see through” the dirty windows!’

Instagram: @charlesamesphotography

Week 2: Daytime Harmony by Maria McGrath

Canon EOS R7, Canon RF 100-500mm, 1/5000sec at f/8, ISO 3200

two short eared owls flying in synchronisation picture of the week
Image: Maria McGrath

‘This was taken in the middle of the afternoon at Staines Moor nature reserve, where I witnessed this unique moment of two short-eared owls flying in synchronisation. I was photographing a passing kestrel when my attention was caught by these two owls who appeared, squabbling at first and then flying in close harmony.’

Instagram: @bizz2018

Week 1: An Autumnal Owl by Thomas Roberts

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon 500mm F4 L IS USM, 1/500sec at f/4, ISO 500

owl sat in tree trunk surrounded by autumnal leaves ap picture of the week week1
Image: Thomas Roberts

‘I set off with a fellow photographer to find this tawny owl. I’ve seen plenty of nice close-up images but with the leaves in wonderful autumnal colour I thought bringing them into the image with a slightly wider scene would help create something special!’

Instagram: @spottedthroughlens

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