Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Leading Lines

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Leading Lines

Well, we did it. We have successfully started the weekly Fstoppers photo theme. It was not only great to see so many submissions, but the response from people hearing about the idea has been excellent. There are so many photographers out there looking to explore new techniques and grow their photography skills we are excited to see all the different ways to portray a theme prompt. Let us take a look at how the entries for leading lines went. Also, make sure you check out the new theme revealed at the bottom of this article.

There were so many worthy shots submitted this week that a list of only 10 felt rather restrictive. I will stick to the top 10 ranking and call the rest honorable mentions.

Let's get right to it.

Honorable Mentions

Jacob Bentzinger

Chris Dikos

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an exercise in leading lines. #weeklyFstop

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Greg Dunne

Irish Musem of Modern Art 10/365

Presley RoozenburgRoozenburg

Oliver Cabrera



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Trail Ridge Road sunrise

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Keith Mitchell


Richard Bewicke


Michael Knox


Tisha Luk


Dick Rhee


Mehul Dave


Brad Wenskoski


vijaysridharphoto (Someone was listening when I said I like star photos!)


Mohamed El Barkani


Win Magsino

Win Magsino really hits the ball out of the park for me with this shot. The light is perfect, the scene is incredibly pleasing to the eye, and the inclusion of a person only makes it that much easier to picture yourself there. Magsino takes the top spot this week and something tells me we will be seeing a number of great shots from him as we move on. Congrats!

Be sure to check out all the entries here: #weeklyFstop on Instagram (Instagram had by far the largest set of submissions.)

What Next?

So would you agree we had some stunning entries featuring leading lines? For this week's prompt, I wanted to do something less obvious or literal. This week's theme is bold.

Bold is defined as:

1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.

2. (of a color or design) having a strong or vivid appearance.

Try and translate that into your submissions! This should open up the types of shots submitted a bit being more ambiguous. Once again, the hashtag to use is #weeklyFstop

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. We can all learn to like our work a little less sometimes in order to grow. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas feel free to contribute in the comments.

While you are dropping your name in the hat, are you all aware of the ongoing Fstoppers Photographer of the Month contest leading up to the Fstoppers Community Photographer of the Year? Alex Cooke covers how to be selected at the bottom of the above post.

Speaking of the Fstoppers community are you part of it? Did you know you can have your own portfolio here with chances to be featured on the homepage as photo of the day? If not be sure to check it out. If you already comment then you have an account. If not use the sign-up button and upload some work!

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Cool! Thanks for the honorable mention! I’ll be in Sicily this coming week and hope to get a nice BOLD shot in time for the next weeklyFstop!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're very welcome! Thanks so much for submitting.

Thanks for including my image (#6)! FYI there's a 50,000 acre forest fire winding down in that area that has likely killed all of the beautiful old growth in this image.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

That is awful news... You're welcome and I hope it grows back twice as beautiful.

Christos Dikos's picture

Thanks for the honorable mention!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

My pleasure! Great shot Chris.

Paul Adshead's picture

Great work guys and gals. Look forward to seeing next weeks theme!

Thanks for the honorable mention! That was a nice surprise today!

Win Mag's picture

Thank you Fstoppers!!! Congrats to everyone who made it!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Thanks for submitting your awesome shot! Congrats!

Dr Peter Howell's picture

This is a great idea, will try and contribute when I get my next batch of film processed.


Michael B. Stuart's picture

Glad to hear! Thank you.