Every weekday, Photofocus curators share a great photograph taken by one of our readers. If you haven’t submitted yours yet, be sure to do that in our Flickr group.

As dedicated writers for Photofocus, we come across a lot of photographs. The photographs we choose every week have not only impressed us, but they’ve also inspired and invigorated, giving us new ideas on how to approach our own work — and we hope that does the same for our readers, too. Our curator for the week explains what they love about the images they choose for the week, offering quick thoughts to help each of us become more aware of what’s in an image and why it’s successful.

For the month of May we asked you to share your stay safe at home images with us. What can you create from where you are? It can be taken in your own backyard, out your window or something you create using what you have in your house. Every Sunday, we select our favorite for the week, and this month we’re giving away some great prizes to Lume Cube!

This week’s featured photographs

Curator: Julie Powell

Congratulations, David James!

Read curator Julie Powell’s post on David James. Interested in submitting your images for consideration? Click here to get started.

Why I chose this image as my favorite for the week

I chose David’s image because it just shows us what we can do with photography if we put a little effort into it and get creative. It makes us stop for a minute to figure out what we’re looking at and it’s a great perspective.