Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Outdoors

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Outdoors

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

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Week 2: Film Noir (3/3) (Kodak Tri-X 400)

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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.

Honorable Mentions

Louis Dejesus

Daryl Ariawan

Jane Costello


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:

  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

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.

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Andrea Re Depaolini's picture

Thanks for featuring my picture and congrats to all the others

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're welcome Andrea. Thanks for the support.

Pedro Pulido's picture

that garden and sunset on nr4... love it !!!

John Crisp's picture

Thats my photo of the year for me personally. It is so far at least. Thank you.

Thank for the shoutout Michael, and congrats to the winners the top 5 were terrific, and I loved the surfing photo.

Ryan Wilson's picture

Wow! Some truly amazing images in the lineup, honoured to make the #1 Spot!