There is nothing better than finally starting to get outdoors after a season of being cooped up inside. Our readers showed us their version of outdoors in the latest installment of our ongoing weekly photo theme. Check out the results and grab this week's theme to join in.
The first weekend of good weather for our family always means yard cleanup. Sticks and leftover leaves are removed to make way for a fresh lawn. The garage toys and games are unearthed and reintroduced to the kids. Our basketball net gets erected and filled with water once again, ready to provide hours of fun for our boys.
This also meant I was pretty darn busy and barely touched a camera other than to continue the spring cleaning and organize the gear as well. I am proud to say all of our Canon batteries and a few dozen rechargeable batteries are accounted for, full, and ready for action. Luckily for you, our readers were busy with their cameras and submitted some great shots, once again resulting in this praise-worthy list.
10. Beauty From The Beast Photography
9. Uldis Plinte
8. Wesley Chang
7. Lance Saunders
6. MJ Vilardi
5. Andrea Re Depaolini
4. John Crisp
3. TT Sherman
2. Ace Andersson
I have to say this number two photo is amazing. Love the color, boldness, and composition of the shot.
1. Ryan Wilson
This simple shot of someone breathing in the fresh air captures a moment we all love. The glow and the look of absolute relief on her face are comforting to look at. Congratulations, Ryan and thank you for supporting the theme.
What Is This Week's Theme and How Do I Enter?
Where there is light, there are shadows. Photographing and learning to work with shadows can seriously improve your photography. They come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, they even hold secrets you can't see any other way and may only be visible at a certain time of day. Special bonus for anyone who can pull off something tricky like that. Please join in and show off your shadow-play skills this week.
To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopShadows 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.
Lead photo used with permission by Nicole M. Stuart.