Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Old

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Old

Taking pictures of people or things that are old is a wonderful way to get your photos to tell more of a story. Check out the great finds our readers came up with this week and be sure grab the new theme to join in yourself.

Photos are supposedly worth a thousand words. Capturing a moment in time allows that moment to live on and be shared with future generations. Sometimes looking at a photo is all it takes to trigger your memory or your imagination in an almost magical way.

I wasn't even born yet but have wonderful memories of my grandparents at their cabin in the mountains. This is because when I was growing up I used to sit with my grandma looking through old photos and hearing stories of what things were like then. It is now the same for my youngest child who was born after my father had passed but has seen a number of photos and listened to stories the same way I did.

Seeing how everyone had different ideas and meanings for the theme old this week really shows how many different ways the word can be interpreted. I hope you enjoy.

10. Nicolas

9. ZiZo

8. Ars Industria

7. Artisanal Photo

6. Afonso Pereira

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#typewriter #old #weeklyFstopOld

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5. Eugene Wallace

4. John Crisp

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Immigrants from Norway first began settling in Bosque County in 1854. Most days were spent clearing land, building shelter, harvesting food, and providing for everyday essentials. But Sundays were days of rest and for gathering to worship in homes. In 1886, St Olafs Kirke (The Rock Church) was built with mostly volunteer labor by church members, using rocks hauled from the mountain to the south. The church has neither running water nor electricity, and is heated by an old wood-burning stove. Both the stove and the Vocalion Reed Pump Organ (a rare instrument which has been recently restored), were manufactured before 1900. The hand-painted finish on the pews mimic more expensive wood. Pews, floors, and light fixtures are all original. In 1897, the Ladies Aid Organization purchased the Swedish bell which still hangs in the bell tower. An hour before services were to begin, the bell would ring, reminding people, “This is Sunday. Come to church.” jk-rystadRev. J.K. Rystad, who was pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norse (est. 1869), also served the new congregation at The Rock Church from 1886 until 1902, when St. Olaf’s congregation was able to support a preacher of its own. Church membership had grown enough by 1917 to require the “new” St. Olaf Church be built in Cranfills Gap. The congregation is responsible for both church buildings. Services were conducted in Norwegian until the 1940s. St Olafs Kirke is used for special services at Easter, Christmas Eve, and other planned events. It is a favorite spot for a quiet, simple wedding service, and serves on occasion for baptisms or funerals. The adjacent cemetery has been expanded to almost 3,000 spaces #texasforever #texashistory #nikon #nikontop #nikonphotography #stars #landscape #landscapes #country #inspiretexasnow texasnow #thetexaswindow #longexposure #milkyway #landscapephotography #landscape #landscaping #landmark #photo #photos #photoshop #photographer #photoshoot #tx #texas #texas #texasindependenceday #bluebonnets #sunday #sunset #photooftheday #instagood #weeklyfstopold

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3. Ming-Jer Wu

3. Patrick Cadell

1. TT Sherman

I love the fact that this shot was captured in what looks to be the middle of a story by the old woman. I can imagine that she and her friend have been doing this for years, chatting about the many things we talk about to get through the day. The photo is full of color and culture, and the wrinkles on the woman's face lead me to believe she knows a thing or two about the world. Great work Mr. Sherman.

What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?

Unless you are independently wealthy, you probably have to work for a living. Some of us do this with a camera in hand, while many others wear any number of different hats for their day job. I for one, happen to be an information technology geek. This week, show us some cool pictures of people doing work. You might want to find something more exciting than someone staring at a computer screen though.


To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopWork 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
  26. Long Exposure
  27. Circle
  28. Outdoors
  29. Shadows

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.

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Kaden Classen's picture

I really enjoy the weekly Fstop. Even on the weeks I don't do it, I always look forward to seeing the pictures and finding out the next theme. Thanks for running this.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

That's awesome to hear Kaden Classen. Thanks for saying so.

Mike Smith's picture

Well, I have entered my entry on Instagram and added the hashtag - feels so weird entering it on another platform - gonna have to trust it works - looking forward to the results, guess I might never know whether I entered correctly if I don't get chosen...!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You nailed it, Mike. I see your post where it should be. Thanks for joining in!