Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Long Exposure

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Long Exposure

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

Seriously though, Slovenia should probably be on your travel list...

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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.

Honorable Mentions

We had a couple of very cool intentional camera movement shots:

BeautyFromTheBeastPhotography

Speed Force: Rebirth

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Daniel Rothenberger

And a number of photos that could have easily been in the top ten:

Rajeev Nedumaran

Joe Anger

Daryl Ariawan

Wandering Wally

The Neighborhood

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Lance Saunders

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.

"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:

  1. Leading Lines
  2. Bold
  3. Color
  4. Yours
  5. Simplicity
  6. Monochrome
  7. Music
  8. Light
  9. Action
  10. Thankful
  11. Bokeh
  12. Toys
  13. Snow
  14. Frozen
  15. Warmth
  16. Sunrise
  17. Landscape
  18. Favorite
  19. Gathering
  20. Green
  21. Pink
  22. Gold
  23. Happiness
  24. Macro
  25. Street

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.

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14 Comments

So many beautiful photographs, thanks so much for sharing mine.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're welcome Patrick Keller, I almost switched it to your waterfall shot surrounded by green moss! You've got some awesome work.

John Crisp's picture

When I first seen the Alert pop up I was so bummed that I forgot about one of my favorite types of photography. After seeing the results I'm glad I stay cleared of this weeks challenge. Great body of work this week. I enjoyed all of the photos this week.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

The bar was certainly set high this week. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks John.

Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

Thamks guys for featuring me

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're welcome Andrea Re Depaolini!

Pedro Pulido's picture

thanks for the feature. My favourite is 7 :)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Yet again, the location probably hurt his chances a bit. It is a very strong shot. Thank you, I do always appreciate hearing other people's opinions on these.

Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

Thanks

Sandro Loos's picture

What a great way to wake up. Wonderful selection of photos. And big thanks for picking one of my images
for this week
Been reading the site for a while now and learned a lot from the tutorials and videos. Credits to you guys for helping me making photos like that happen.
As an amateur it surely feels good and motivates beeing featured here. You made my weekend. Hope yours will be great too.

Paul Adshead's picture

Really loving the selection this week. Hard to pick a fav but I'd say Rajeev's is mine personally...

Looking forward to next week!

Hey thanks for adding mine! Bunch of great shots

Thank you for having me 🙏🙏

Gaudhaman Jeevanandam's picture

Thanks for featuring me :)