With all the hectic distractions that come with today's fast-paced lifestyles, it's nice to slow things down sometimes and focus on one thing. That is exactly what long exposure photography offers, and our readers made it hard to pick out the best photo, as there were so many great shots this week.
I would recommend getting a sturdy tripod and trying out some long exposure photography to anyone. I find the overall experience to be both therapeutic and rewarding. The anticipation of seeing what each exposure will look like is a true rush. Not to mention that playing with different shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO settings is a great way to learn about your camera's capabilities.
The best shots are those that capture motion. This is usually water, clouds, headlights, or in some cases, people. While very slow shutter speeds often require a tripod, you can pull off somewhat slow speeds with improvised supports and practice.
Let's have a look at the best long exposure shots this week.
10. Patrick Keller
9. Brian Lackey
8. Gaudhaman Jeevanandam
7. Andrea Re Depaolini
6. C. Frito
5. Fuji Traveller
4. Aaron Chhua
3. Cynthia Hernadi Setiawan
2. Dennis O'Neil
1. S. Loos
This is a wall-worthy shot for sure. It is an awesome composition featuring all the vertical water lines mixed with the silky, dark, falling water over the rocks. Great processing and capture.
We had a couple of very cool intentional camera movement shots:
And a number of photos that could have easily been in the top ten:
Thanks for another great showing this week, everyone. I hope you are continuing to enjoy the #weeklyFstop as much as I am!
What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?
There was a cool spinning steel wool photo entered this week, which made me think to make the theme spin or spinning. But I thought that would be a little obscure, so this week's theme is the circle. That should open things to spinners, bicycles, balls, patterns, and that one amazing arch bridge over the water in Germany that makes the perfect circle.
To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopCircle 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
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.