This week, our readers were challenged to find shots containing circles. Using a shape opens up the possibilities and the results are wonderful. Be sure to share with your photography circles if you enjoy.
There is something special about a curve that never begins or ends. Circles are everywhere, and finding them and incorporating them into your work can enhance its quality. The sun, the moon, water drops, basketballs, and eyes are all more obvious examples of circles. Sometimes, the circle is made by using negative space instead. Anyone familiar with the children's book "The Dot" is well aware of this.
All of this week's photographers did a great job of incorporating shape into their composition in a way that makes you stop and look. With millions of photos uploaded to the web these days, making people take a second to notice and absorb your work is more important than ever.
9. Ars Industria
8. Joe Anger
6. Brian Lackey
5. Cynthia Hernadi Setiawan
4. Konrad Sarnowski
3. Wesley Chang
2. TT Sherman
I actually actively follow Fabian's work due to its minimal and crisp look on a regular basis. He has a real knack for seeing what we all tend to miss and highlighting it in a way that does every detail justice. This shot is no exception. There are really only two parts to this composition, and they are both captured and aligned masterfully.
What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?
Even though we had snow this week where I live in western New York, I'm confident the season will finally take hold soon and the air will fill with the sights and sounds of spring. This will include flowers, trees, little animals and birds, neighbors cleaning up the yard, and even just the smell of grills cooking burgers or hot dogs. It seems like forever ago since we were in the backyard enjoying the weather. Basically, I cannot wait to get outside again. Show us what outdoors means to you.
To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopOutdoors on any public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr post between now and our next weeklyFstop article. Please keep it to one entry per week to keep it fair and less cluttered.
Here are the previous week's results for anyone who may have missed them:
- Leading Lines
- Long Exposure
Remember, there is no guarantee posting a photo will result in it being featured. If you happened to submit but fell short, please don't be discouraged. Keep shooting and try to gain techniques or ideas from the photos that are selected. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, feel free to contribute in the comments. I'm always open to future theme suggestions.
I hope you are all enjoying the theme as much as I am. Keep up the good work.