Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Gold

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Gold

The end of this color trifecta of themes is another great one featuring a precious metal in a number of different forms. The wide variety and quality of submissions in this list make it easily worth its weight in gold.

The tale of the Midas Touch sheds lights on how greed can blind us from what is truly important. To me, the most important thing is easily my family. I recently had the pleasure of blowing my ACL playing soccer which resulted in surgery and now has me pretty laid up recovering. I have been at the complete mercy of everyone around me and realize now that my health is a critical factor in making sure my family runs smoothly. Getting back to playing in the yard with my boys is now my top priority. I'm confident I'll be there.

Gold is a perfect fit for a photo theme because it has so many possibilities. I hope you like what we've come up with.

This Week's Top 10:


Steven Madow


Brad Cooper



Laurie Armstrong


Matthew Lampton


TT Sherman


Chris Dikos


John Crisp


Lance Saunders


Peter Witama


Konrad Sarnowsk

Konrad has been bringing it the last few weeks and this shot no exception. I would dare say it is pure gold. Love the angle, the coordinated colors, the hood texture, and the great reflection in the glasses. Thanks for such a perfect submission.

Honorable Mentions



Eric Harlow

Vishnu Nambiar

Thanks for another great showing everyone. I hope you are continuing to enjoy the #weeklyFstop as much as I am!

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

Being down has me down. I say we go ahead and boost the positivity with some good old-fashioned happiness. Whether that means what makes you happy, or a shot full of happiness is completely up to you. Deliver me some smiles, puppies, candy, celebrations, or just plain fun shots if you would. And if you're digging the weeklyFstop, feel free to bring a friend along this week!


To enter simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopHappiness 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

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 and 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.

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Konrad Sarnowski's picture

Wow, thank you so much! I was planning and testing for this shot for some time, and as I remember we nailed the moment, as usually there was crazy amount of people there. And some girls passing by went "omg, omg!" , when I took a knee in front of her, as they thought I was proposing :-P

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I've definitely seen this location before, you certainly made it yours. Way to get low for the shot.

Christos Dikos's picture

great shot Konrad! Terrific images all around and thanks for the recognition.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're welcome Chris!

Jeff Bellantine's picture

Great shots everyone! Glad the article is back, and hope you are feeling a little better and resting Michael.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Thanks Jeff! A little better every day.

Brad Cooper's picture

Fantastic image Konrad, golden in fact. Thanks again Michael, it's certainly an honour to be included in this quality list.

Thank you for shout out Michael, so many great shots, and congratulations to Konrad for taking the gold in “gold “ competition.

qwe qwe's picture

thx for getting my buckingham palace into the H.M.

some ideas for next themes:
darkness (/lowkey)
three of a kind
long exposures
low/high angle
lucky snapshots (coincidence or shots that were a failure but looked pretty good afterwards - for example defocus/shutterspeed to long) (of course then only older shots because one cannot force coincidences haha)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You're very welcome! Great suggestions too. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

Peter Witama's picture

It was 3 AM, I'm not sure what to do, so I decided to look if the weekly contest results are out.


I started scrolling down, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, such amazing pictures. I started thinking, there's no way my picture going to make the top 10. I'd be super glad if it's in the 'Honorable Mentions'.

But, 2?! WOW.. I started to jump around the room.

Awesome pictures from Top 10 to the HM
Thank you so much for the recognition!

Sincerely, an amateur from Indonesia :D
*sorry for my English

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I'm a huge fan of simplicity and minimalism. Your shot stood out to me and was ranked accordingly. So glad to hear it was well received! Congrats Peter :)

Peter Witama's picture

Man, it means a lot to me. Anyway, speedy recovery for your knee..