Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Water

This week's theme on the WeeklyFstop was something we all need but rarely appreciate as much as we should. Our readers got their feet wet with an awesome top ten list all featuring photos of water.

Water can be a very fun thing to photograph and experiment with. The fluid nature of its liquid state leads to something different in every frame when working with splashes and waves. Underwater shots have much different light properties and weightlessness evident in flowing hair. Shooting moving water with long exposure creates a silky smooth effect that almost seems like something from a dream.

Check out these great examples and feel free to share one of your favorite water photos in the comments.

10. Evan F Smith

9. Jude Al-Safadi

8. Daniel Franzén

7. Horizontal

6. Joe Anger

5. Steven Madow

4. Stephen Holst

3. David Hassler

2. Gert

1. Konrad Sarnowski

I love the tone of this shot as well as the subtle touches of light. The processing gives and glow from the rod give a real aura of mystery. The result is both visually interesting and otherworldly. Great shot!

Honorable Mentions

Ace Andersson

Studio Le Fort

Hatch Photography

Michael Little

Wesley Chang

Fuji Traveller

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

I coach my youngest son's soccer team. It has been a blast, but it is also about to come to an end. Our last game is Monday, followed by the league's picnic party. That gave me the idea that it would be cool to see what people can come up with for "party" as a theme. So, at a great risk of dating myself a bit here: "Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth."


To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopParty 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
  30. Old
  31. Work
  32. Play
  33. Grow
  34. Portrait

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.

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Pedro Pulido's picture

my favourites - 9 and 6 !

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Thanks, Pedro. 44 entries this week! Never easy ranking them but always fun.

Konrad Sarnowski's picture

Hah, was about to write the same, Pedro :D

mlittle's picture

Thanks for the honorable mention! Much appreciated

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're welcome! Thanks for sharing to the theme.

Konrad Sarnowski's picture

Thank you! Personally I vote for 6th and 9th - great job everyone, great job Michael for taking time to dig through entries ;)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You've had enough top entries now that I'll have to apply a curve to your shots just like Pedro Pulido to make it harder to win ;) Thanks for the weekly entries, really appreciate the support!

Pedro Pulido's picture

same favourites hehe! :)

Jude Al-Safadi's picture

Much appreciated! my favorite would definitely be yours. exquisite

Jude Al-Safadi's picture

Thank you for your choosing my photo #9. I appreciate all the time and effort you guys put into this.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You are very welcome! Thank you for joining in :)