Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Sunrise

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Sunrise

There is something magical about witnessing a sunrise and watching the land warm as the day begins. Unless of course, you are just still up from the night before. Then the sunrise has a whole different feeling. Luckily all of the great shots submitted this week seemed planned. 

Well even though I said I would get up to the falls and shoot a sunrise, it still has yet to happen. The colder it is out, the less you want to get out of bed. That is just a winter fact one cannot argue with. Or maybe it is just the latest excuse I'm hanging on to.

All this week's entrants allow us to view first light vicariously through their eyes, or in this case their lens. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Honorable Mentions

Kuba Spatny


Kevin Nisperos

TT Sherman

C E Northrup

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Niagara Falls, 2018

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This Week's Top 10:


Thomas Hübner




Shaun Maluga


Fuji Traveller


Dennis O'Neil


Joe Graf


Steven Madow


Ars Industria




Lance Saunders

Look at the size of both that amazing sun and the beautiful elephant. Great shot! I am guessing maybe that wasn't taken in Ontario was it Lance? Thanks for sharing with us all and congratulations on the number one spot.

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

I'm going to put the ball right on a tee this week. We are taking on of the most popular themes of all time. So popular that our "Critique the Community: Submit Your Landscape Photos Now" article has over 580 comments. I hope some of you will join in this week for easily my favorite photography genre: 


To enter simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopLandscape on any public Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr post between now and our next weeklyFstop article.

Here are the previous week's results for anyone who may have missed:

  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

Remember, there is no guarantee posting a photo will result in it being featured. If we get going and you fall short, keep shooting and try and learn from the photos that are selected. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas feel free to contribute in the comments.

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Ariel Martini's picture

Just nit picking but the highlights on the last picture are incorrectly toned down, imo, making the sun kind of gray. The "aura" on the elephants also reveal incorrect shadow recovery.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I would concede that my selections are based more on a gut reaction or feel than technical merit. That being said, who would you place at number one?

Stas F's picture

I liked the one with the rock in the water. Oh wait...

just explain why sunrises and sunsets are great images, most are very bland I see no originality or skill, I accept the photographer has chosen the right times but nature created the scene, the photographer just recorded it.....the only exceptions are the mono images, lots of the photographer's personality in them

Pedro Pulido's picture

this week my favourite is nr 5 ! love the smoothness of the sky! :)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I will 100% admit to a bias just from having seen so many photos of that bridge. Good call though, thanks!

Pedro Pulido's picture

cool think about photography - we don't all like the same things! that makes it even more interesting and diverse!
ps. if i see one more picture of the famous lighthouse in my hometown i puke as well... and i've just posted a couple on instagram! LOL

Ryan Downie's picture

Great images here. Well done Michael on the selections. Landscapes next up, going to enter one or two soon as that's my thing. =)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Thanks Ryan! I look forward to it.