This week's theme "thankful" was full of great submissions. It also means we are into the tenth week of the weeklyFstop theme! We have seen some very cool photos shared and put together nine completely original top 10 lists found nowhere else on the web. I'd say that is pretty awesome. We are doing it people. For that, and for you, I am thankful.
Being thankful comes from experience. Sometimes it actually takes hardship to wake a person up to how much they truly have to be thankful for. In the song "Big Yellow Taxi" Joni Mitchell wrote song lyrics stating:
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?
I believe it is so important to be thankful not only for what you have but also for every morning you wake up to live another day on the amazing planet we call home. It is never too late to show appreciation to those around you. Now how did our readers do capturing all this in a photo? Let us have a look!
Peter C Haley
This Week's Top 10:
Brent La Fleur
This shot reminds me of my own grandma and the evenings we would visit and listen to all of her stories. There really is so much character in the woman's old hands and the feeling of thankfulness is abundant. Beautiful shot Yasmin.
Be sure to check out our ever-growing list of entries here: #weeklyFstop on Instagram A big thank you to everyone for joining in.
What is This Week's Theme?
It is getting very dark very early these days. Luckily we have Christmas lights and decorations all over our house to help keep spirits bright. Christmas lights are like the easy button for bokeh. So why not make "bokeh" the theme! I think I can round up some troops to join in. See if you can do the same for a big week.
For those that don't know, bokeh simply refers to the aesthetic qualities of the blurred portions of a shallow depth of field photo. Shooting for maximum bokeh is an effective technique for separating the subject in the photo from the background.
The hashtag to use is #weeklyFstop. If you are tagging an old shot that is fine, but please try and keep it to one shot picked for the theme per week.
Here are the previous week's results for anyone who may have missed:
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.
Before you run off to get your next #weeklyFstop submission ready, 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! Besides uploading your own work and having a portfolio on Fstoppers, making an account allows you to follow your favorite writers and artists so you will be notified every time they publish new photos or articles.