Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Play

Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Play

The theme play was a perfect follow up to last week's work. Fstoppers readers delivered another diverse batch of photos worthy of some love.

I am pretty much a big kid and proud of it. Having my own children has only reignited this quality. Playing is defined as engaging in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. While some people can turn this completely off when they aren't intending to have fun, I like to bring a playful spirit into almost everything I do.

Assuming you are ready for some enjoyment, continue on and check out this week's spectacular list of submissions.

10. Geraldy Edson Thamrin

9. Spechtgold

8. Wesley Chang

7. Kyle Kephart

6. Quinn Beaupré

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louis the child a couple months back 🤟

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5. Eugene Wallace

4. Kristof Raemdonck


3. Big Worm

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Gravity is my bitch #weeklyfstopplay

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This is a great pose and perfect timing.

2. TT Sherman

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#weeklyfstopplay #ilce7 #sal85f14z

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This could have easily been the top choice as well. Perfectly captured the essence of play with this.

1. Stephen Holst

To be a kid again. That is what this shot says to me. The child in the shot looks so content and in the moment wearing his bandana on poo-powered tuk tuk. I also like the simple strong composition. Great photo, Holst.

Honorable Mentions

Patrick Cadell

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Sugi Saja

Peter Witama

Charl Pienaar

Cynthia Hernadi Setiawan

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

I know a lot of people in my area got their gardens started last weekend. Just like kids, it is always amazing how fast things grow. Whether you are growing vegetation, or just want to come up with an interpretation of growth, come up with something new or tag something old to join in.


To enter, simply use the hashtag #weeklyFstopGrow 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

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. Keep up the good work.

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Tron! Way ahead of its time. Many fond memories of playing Tron games and having fun watching the movie.

Looks like stiff competition. I like number 10.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

That is from the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. They have an amazing gaming section. Thanks!

Peter Witama's picture

Yeah! shout out to another great week!

Peter Witama's picture

You're very welcome. By the way, I think you mean #weeklyFstopGrow for this week theme.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I did indeed, good catch. Fixed!

Wow! Thank your being honored with the #1 spot this week. This photo really launched my love for photography so it means even more that you selected it. I took this shot in 2014 after I had gotten my first DSLR (Nikon D3200). But what really hooked me was the 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. It was a great camera and fast lens. Can you believe that at the time I was still shooting just JPG? Gasp! ;-)

Michael B. Stuart's picture

That's awesome to hear the photo holds that significance. Glad you chose it to submit!