New group banner photo - Submit your image

Hey group, I think we should get a new group banner photo. So how about in the comments of this post you submit one of your images and based on the up votes we can decide what one gets picked.

*** As you can see if you're browsing on a computer, the banner is stretched quite wide and not very tall. Not all images are going to look good...

When all is right

As we are still in summer it is probably a horrible thing to dig into the archive/portfolio and pick out a photo from October landscape. This is taken at the Maridalen lake (maridalsvannet) which is the main drinking water source for Oslo, the capitol of Norway. I was standing on the other side of the water with a 300mm telephoto lens on my...

The giant of the alps

View of the biggest glacier of the alps, the Aletsch glacier located in Switzerland, this jewell is registered on the UNESCO list. Sadly time of this Giant is counted as he is melting really fast. In the incoming 50 years he is going to disappear.

Peaceful Scene in Acadia National Park

An iconic beach tucked inside Acadia National Park with views of the Otter Cliffs at sunrise. I came to this spot multiple times during our recent trip waiting for the perfect combination of cloud, light, and most importantly TIDES! High tide at sunrise was not going to occur until the tail-end of our trip, which was particularly nerve-wracking...

Please offer any comments

First off thought I would say Hi

I have had a bit of a break from photography for a number of years, and now this digital stuff has arrived (the first digital I used was at college in the 90's) I have got myself a DSLR and I am starting to play again.

this shot was taken on a recent trip to mid Wales on a long exposure.


Colorado sunset

Photography has been a part of my life for a long time now, but over the last year I have started to take it way more serious. Time to try and take it to the next step. What better way then to ask advice from the pros? What would you have done different with this shot?

Shooting into the sun

I'd like to redo that shot as attached and I'd be grateful for hints and reports about your experiences what to expect.

I already managed to get that shot more or less but I want the sun slightly lower behind that building. The constellation only happens four times a year (there's a second location to shoot from). I had...

Panorama attempt at Stora Sjöfallet

Panorama consisting of 4 photos. Taken at Stora Sjöfallet right before the rain started crashing down. Only tried panoramas a few times in the past but this one turned out really great I think? Can't really fail with such a beautiful location and great conditions though :-)

New to the site and looking for some constructive input!

Good evening everyone! I am brand new on the site and am hoping some of you would be kind enough to help me improve as a photographer. I have mostly developed what skills I have over the last year or so mainly by flying by the seat of my pants. Between work and family I don't get much time to get out but try to make the most out of any...

Hi, I'm Joel. An introduction

I'm new to FStoppers but that is mostly because I have never truly applied myself to every website, every contest and promoting myself to be the photographer I am. I've used very basic equipment and love to make the camera do as much work as possible prior to processing. I am an outdoor educator of more than 10 years. If you're asking yourself...

The Milky Way

Hi everyone,

I thought of starting a thread for Milky Way shots on this group. I wasn't able to find a search feature on this group to see if this has already been done before (although I'm pretty sure it has). I did find numerous topics on the Milky Way on the Fstoppers site itself.

I would like to invite fellow members to post...

The School Window

This photo was taken on a trip to the southern part of India. Kerala. Amazingly, it is the only state which has acquired 100% literacy rate. This window shows that the education is as transparent as a window. It should be available to all. Indiscriminate on the basis of religion, colour or nation.

Help decide which is better.

I have shot few shots of the famous Neuschwanstein castle against the mountain range and the rising sun. I have two images with and without the sun. Could you guys tell me which one is better and why? Thanks for your time!

Shooting in the Rain?

Does anybody else here like to go out in the cold and wet? Here in Southern Utah, it can be the only way to capture some of these views free of any other hikers in the frame. Especially for the more popular of hikes.

That's exactly what it took to get this shot. The 30 second exposure made it so you can't see the rain, but it was pouring...

Stunning Lake District, UK

Last week I hiked in the Lake District and wild camped. For anybody who hasn't visited it is one of the most beautiful areas in England. I though I would share an image from the vlog I did - link is

for anybody interested. Love to get feedback as well!

Trying out the new soft edge grad

Hello everyone, I was trying a new soft edge grad on my 15mm Voigtlander Heliar III on Sony A7, but it is giving a significant sun flare. I am not sure if I like the flare or not. Would be great to hear your feedback. Please feel free to critique about other aspects of the image as well.


Royal Purple

A small bend in an offshoot of the Zanskar River, Zanskar Valley, Ladakh, India.

The Zanskar Valley is generally dry, windy, harsh and barren. The Zanskar River cuts a green swathe through the valley, with grasses and flowering plants providing a splash of colour close to the water. During the summer, melting snow and glacial ice cause...

Panther Creek Falls

The first stop after landing in Portland was to head North into Washington State and seek out this amazing waterfall. After navigating through some winding logging roads complete with downed trees and descending down the hillside holding on to a raggedy piece of paracord, I arrived at the bottom of this first set of falls along Panther Creek....

The Nun's Beach

These two images were taken at a place called The Nun's Beach in the south of Ireland. I was wondering if I could get peoples views on selling landscape images from ill-defined or not well known/ recognisable locations (there's a better word/phrase that I'm looking for but it's not coming to me!).

Most people I speak to say they want or...

First Snow

Dawn at Sparks Lake, one of the most photogrenic alpine lakes in the Oregon Cascade Range, after a night when the first snow had fallen on South Sister (left) and Broken Top. Usually, the road through the mountains to this lake closes after the first snowfall. But to my surprise, when I arrived at the gate where they normally close the Cascade...

The snail landscape

I don't know if this is the right group, but i'll try anyways. I've took these three images, and like some feedback. Hope you guys will take you time to give some feedback. These pictures is not a part of my offical portfolio, but if you would like too see them, you can find them here