Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Happiness

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Happiness

This week's top 10 list is sure to bring a smile to your face. We challenged our readers to show us photos displaying happiness, and the results should help to brighten your day.

Happiness is something we are all drawn to. The joy of laughter or seeing a genuine smile can actually boost your mood and well-being by releasing endorphins, the bodies natural feel-good chemicals. It has actually been linked to relieving pain too, so thank you all for that.

This Week's Top 10:


Stephen Holst


Cole Herning


Fuji Traveller


Peter Witama


Patrick Cadell


Brian Lackey


Jayadeva Kavi


Jude Al-Safadi




TT Sherman

I confidently chose this shot as this week's winner. This shot captures the pure joy and carefree fun that being a kid is all about. Every expression is priceless, and I would guess these little guys had a blast getting muddy while racing to the ball. Anyone one who has run in shallow water like this knows it can be a bit of a clumsy experience, so I'd imagine that simply added to the laughter and good times. Great shot TT, thanks for topping off another great week.

Honorable Mentions

Maxim Ivaschenko

Steve Conroy

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Chris Dikos

Ace Andersson

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?

I often pick the theme on the spot once I get to this paragraph, but there were some good suggestions recently that I'd be crazy to ignore. One that I think will make for an awesome list is the art of photographing details of something from very close. Macro photography has the effect of making small things appears larger than life in a photo. Often, the naked eye is unable to even see the details being captured without the help of some sort of magnification.

While having a macro lens does help quite a bit, you can also take good macro photos by understanding your lens' minimum focus distance. Also, don't be afraid to crop in to show the detail. I promise not to resolution-shame you.


To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopMacro 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

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.

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Peter Witama's picture

Thank you soooo much..!! I enjoy the theme, so many smiles..

qwe qwe's picture

glad i made it to #2 this week.
many awesome entries again!

Christos Dikos's picture

Great Photos!

Some great shots that truly made me smile, congratulations to TT your photo of the kids is terrific .

Nate Kell's picture

Number 1 might be one of my favorite shots from this series! Congrats!