Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Teamwork

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Teamwork

Teamwork makes the dream work, but all good things must come to an end. Check out the final installment of our top 10 list series submitted by our loyal readers.

There have been some articles posted recently about how similar all the photos look on Instagram even though they are taken by different photographers. One of my favorite parts of using a hashtag to group the weekly photos was that it was unaffected by any algorithm and we saw some very unique styles and talents.

Thank you to everyone who took part in submitting and checking out our lists. I hope you all enjoyed the challenges and possibly found some new skills or ideas along the way. I will hopefully find a way to improve and build upon this idea someday. Until then, it has been a pleasure.

Without further ado, here are is our last top 10 WeeklyFstop photos round-up.

10. Sarika Mehta

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9. Self Taught Thought

8. Alan Godfrey

7. Rahmat's Photo Stash

6. Geraldy Edson Thamrin

5. Steven Madow

4. Nile

3. Ryan Wilson

2. Pedro Pulido

This is another clean and beautiful shot by Pulido. He has been one of the strongest competitors in the weeklyFstop showing a wide range of skills and constantly highlighting the diverse culture in his part of the world, Peru. Thanks so much for showing up almost every week and always showing up to congratulate the winners.

1. Ars Industria

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Edit (12 April, 2018): I decided after some consideration to submit this photo to the #capturededication competition hosted by #Phaseone for their #dedication campaign. For a little background, the firefighters in the photo are all volunteer firefighters; 3 of millions who daily and hourly dedicate so much of their lives and time to protect their communities and neighbors. They do this without pay, many taking vacation days from their professional lives to train, learn, and practice the various techniques and skills necessary to protect not only others, but themselves and their brothers and sisters in the fire service. They respond to emergency calls in their communities during storms, birthdays, games, and parties, in the dead of night... The perspective I chose for this particular photo illustrates the relative anonymity of these dedicated individuals, many who may be your next door neighbor or co-worker. We may not see their faces, but they are certainly not faceless. Original post below: Student #Firefighters prepare to advance up a 32 foot ladder into a training structure during ground ladder and apparatus #aerial ladder training in a #NYS Firefighter 1 course. #Sony #a6000 #Nikkor 85mm ISO 100 1/3200 sec #chiefmiller #truckie #fireservice #fstoppers #redditphotography #actionphotography #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography #contrast #sonyalpha #training #brotherhood

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The point of view and composition of this photo are really spot on. I don't know if this was staged or just lucky but you can really get the feel of teamwork and trust between the three firefighters. I also love the black and white processing with all the long shadows and the concrete surface. Industria has shared a number of impressive shots throughout our journey and in my opinion, deserves a lot more than 82 followers. Sorry winning never made you famous Industria.

Here are the previous week's results:

  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
  35. Water
  36. Party
  37. Sky
  38. Street Sports

Thanks again for reading. Keep shooting and challenging yourself to learn more. I have been on a lot of teams throughout my 39 years, but only one has consisted of writers from all over the world. I'm proud to be a part of the Fstoppers team and appreciated the opportunity to try this somewhat outside the box series. Somehow the stars aligned and made this weeklyFstop number 39, which is not only my age, but also the number of my all-time favorite baseball player Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox.

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mlittle's picture

What is next week's contest?

Michael B. Stuart's picture

This marks the end of the series Michael.

mlittle's picture

NO! lol

Ryan Wilson's picture

Thanks for the series Michael, it's been fun!

Alan Godfrey's picture

Thank you Michael - i’ve throughly enjoyed being a part of this and tuning in each week, great stuff!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Glad you enjoyed! Thanks, Alan.

Thank you for the kind words Michael, this has certainly been a fun and challenging weekly series to enter, and has certainly been a positive experience for myself. As far as followers, if 82 people enjoy what I create, that makes me just as happy as if 82,000 people did. Hats off to the rest of the photographers who submitted throughout the series, there is some truly talented artists taking the time to be a part of it, I'm honored to have been included.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're very welcome! I think that is a great outlook to have about the followers. Thanks for the kind words.