Abstract - Amateur

Starry Night Judit Pap
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Starry Night"
My tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.



vegescape Lee Grossman
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"vegescape"



Light from Above Steven Stanger
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Light from Above"



Bananas in Miami Mayda Rumberg
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bananas in Miami"



Two strokes of brush Roberto De Mitri
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Two strokes of brush"
two shadows. two strokes of brush. and if de rain hurts you, I will cry for you.



Marble quarry Osvaldo Rima
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Marble quarry"
Abandoned marble quarry, Arzo, Switzerland



Bonfires in the Sand Tom O Scott
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bonfires in the Sand"
Patterns in the sand made by the receding tides



Intersecting Trajectories 2 Robin Ward
USA

Honorable Mention

"Intersecting Trajectories 2"
From the series Submerged



Sunrise Through the Trees Steven Stanger
USA

Honorable Mention

"Sunrise Through the Trees"



Dimensions Mats Anda
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Dimensions"
Found this tree that branched out in 6 trunks. Put my 14 mm in there and ducked.. My best shot till this day.. Take some steps back..



Quietus Donald Cameron
UK

Honorable Mention

"Quietus"
A close-up long exposure of the 'Dolos' (vast concrete blocks) which form the sea defence wall at Torness Power Station, Scotland.



Wall of Illusion Sheila P Morrison
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Wall of Illusion"
Exploratorium Museum of Science, San Francisco, California



© Cityscape Chelsea Lilyan Aloma
USA

Honorable Mention

"© Cityscape Chelsea"
24" X 22" Pigment Print - Holga



body-mandala KL24-8 Federico Bianchi
USA

Honorable Mention

"body-mandala KL24-8"
body-mandala KL24-8



Sunflower seeds. #3 Alexander Kamakaev
Russia

Nominee

"Sunflower seeds. #3"
ducks



A Dragon Stops To Drink Andy Hough
UK

Nominee

"A Dragon Stops To Drink"
A small waterfall in a brook took my attention, as I set up the shot I was amazes to see the dragon in the rock.



Antelope Canyon Arja Redel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Antelope Canyon"



Evening lake Arja Redel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Evening lake"



Floating Stone Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Floating Stone"
Porto Venere (La Spezia) - Italy (2013



Goldfield Broken Window 1673 Bob Neiman
USA

Nominee

"Goldfield Broken Window 1673"
Goldfield Broken Window 1673



Traffic Jam CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"Traffic Jam"
Gramado, Brazil



Observer CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"Observer"
San Francisco, USA



Dissonance CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"Dissonance"
Gramado, Brazil



Gare St-Lazare CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"Gare St-Lazare"
Paris, France



Compulsion CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"Compulsion"
New York City, USA



Incandescence Chester Ng
USA

Nominee

"Incandescence"



Abstract Staircase Christina Czybik
Germany

Nominee

"Abstract Staircase"
I was immediately drawn to this staircase. The architecture has a beautiful futuristic aesthetic that I had not seen before in a stairwell.



Hollywood Geisha Christina Czybik
Germany

Nominee

"Hollywood Geisha"
Double Exposure Hollywood Boulevard - This is how I see my old neighborhood in Hollywood - a melting pot of celebrity culture, entertainment and proud heritage of thousands of people from all over the world that come to the City of Angels to follow their dreams.



Abstract Elbtunnel Stairs Christina Czybik
Germany

Nominee

"Abstract Elbtunnel Stairs"
Abstract Old Elbtunnel Stairs, Hamburg, Germany I returned to my hometown Hamburg after almost 5 years and started to discover the beauty of this Hanseatic city again. Walking down the stairs of the Old Elbtunnel is just breathtaking. The history of this tunnel comes to life with every step you descend deeper under ground.



Fantasy Tree Dag Ole Nordhaug
Norway

Nominee

"Fantasy Tree"



Shade abstraction Daniel Schwabe
Brazil

Nominee

"Shade abstraction"
A photo of a Klimt lamp taken with a cell phone.



Crying Man Daniel Groneberg
Australia

Nominee

"Crying Man"



Atama, Yokohama David Reilly
USA

Nominee

"Atama, Yokohama"
Part of the series, "In Borrowed Light" of single exposures blending remnant subjects with fleeting reflections to create a dated atmosphere betrayed by hints of the modern, to subvert scale, and to



Empires in the Sun David Reilly
USA

Nominee

"Empires in the Sun"
Part of the series, "In Borrowed Light" of single exposures blending remnant subjects with fleeting reflections to create a dated atmosphere betrayed by hints of the modern, to subvert scale, and to



14th Streets David Reilly
USA

Nominee

"14th Streets"
Part of the series, "In Borrowed Light" of single exposures blending remnant subjects with fleeting reflections to create a dated atmosphere betrayed by hints of the modern, to subvert scale, and to



Intimate Fold #9 David Reilly
USA

Nominee

"Intimate Fold #9"
From the series, Intimate Folds--photographs of photographs transformed by a simple fold



Nameless Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Nameless"



Apple Peelings, 2013 Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Apple Peelings, 2013"



Lift Off! Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Lift Off!"



Untitled Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"
Hand Made Lumen Print



Symbols on the water Elena Bolshakova
Russia

Nominee

"Symbols on the water"
Mirror of the lake's surface reflected grass as some kind of strange symbols



Pollachek-Ellin_A Soldier's Legs Ellin Pollachek
USA

Nominee

"Pollachek-Ellin_A Soldier's Legs"



Seven Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Seven"



Almost Licorice Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Almost Licorice"



Overgrown Mission Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Overgrown Mission"
Double exposure on a single frame.



Car Window Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Car Window"
Building reflection in car window.



Working a Double Shift Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Working a Double Shift"
Double exposure on a single frame.



Pulled Apart Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Pulled Apart"



Eis Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"Eis"
die Natur malt ein Bild auf die Eisfläche des Sees



Wasserspiel (Created in workshop of Daniel Nimmervoll) Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"Wasserspiel (Created in workshop of Daniel Nimmervoll)"
Wassertropfen in High-speed-Technik aufgenommen und mit Luftdruck verbogen



Wassertropfen (Created in workshop of Daniel Nimmervoll) Erika Tanzer
Austria

Nominee

"Wassertropfen (Created in workshop of Daniel Nimmervoll)"
mehrere Wassertropfen wurden in High-Speed-Technik fotografiert



Leaf Vein Fa-Hsiang Hu
Taiwan

Nominee

"Leaf Vein "
Electrical energy to bring us life more convenient, but green leaves able to bring a richer life for us.



body-mandala KF32 Federico Bianchi
USA

Nominee

"body-mandala KF32"
body-mandala KF32



A flutterbye of Fairies Gillian Hunt
UK

Nominee

"A flutterbye of Fairies"
Magic in Macro - from fact to Fantasy 1



When Dragons Snap Gillian Hunt
UK

Nominee

"When Dragons Snap"
Magic in Macro - from fact to Fantasy 2



Medusa Gillian Hunt
UK

Nominee

"Medusa"
Magic in Macro - from fact to Fantasy 3



Escape From Dantes Inferno Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Escape From Dantes Inferno"



Frida Lost and Found Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Frida Lost and Found"



Frank O Gehry Ingo Hecker
Germany

Nominee

"Frank O Gehry"
Building at Bad Oeynhausen



TURBULENCE Jean Rouzaud
France

Nominee

"TURBULENCE"



Busy Streets Jesmen Wong
Singapore

Nominee

"Busy Streets"
Busy Mind



Puppet Jung-Chan Liao
Taiwan

Nominee

"Puppet"
Who controls our fate? The God? Or ourselves? (This picture was taken one shot, with nearly none of embellishment or modification by using graphic software.)



Ascend Karen Lawton
New Zealand

Nominee

"Ascend"



Universe Karen Lawton
New Zealand

Nominee

"Universe"



Untitled Klas Anders
Sweden

Nominee

"Untitled"



Tracks & Traces Kurt Westbrook
USA

Nominee

"Tracks & Traces"
Wet sand as witness to recent activity on the beach.



Floating grass on dark water Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"Floating grass on dark water"
Irwin Lake, Colorado, dusk, 4x5 film camera. After sunset, the wind just stopped and I was able to photograph the fine floating grass on the Lake as an uncombed hair.



After Thanksgiving 1 Lauren Golden
USA

Nominee

"After Thanksgiving 1"
East Harlem, New York, the morning after Thanksgiving



After Thanksgiving 2 Lauren Golden
USA

Nominee

"After Thanksgiving 2"



Spiral Leah Lallier
USA

Nominee

"Spiral"



Illusion Lorraine Castillo
USA

Nominee

"Illusion"



Arial River Luan Cox
New Zealand

Nominee

"Arial River"
The abstract beauty of a river from the air.



Harley Heaven Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Harley Heaven"



Leaving a mark Madhavi Swarup
India

Nominee

"Leaving a mark"



Memories-1 Marcia Getto
USA

Nominee

"Memories-1"
Remembering days gone by….



old iron-y Maria Dorn
Germany

Nominee

"old iron-y"
moving image: let it move once more, with fears; Bolivia 2012



out of the woods Maria Dorn
Germany

Nominee

"out of the woods"
moving image: old barn captured back by nature; Italy 2012



gallery alive I Maria Dorn
Germany

Nominee

"gallery alive I"
moving image: dropped gallery string (accidentally figurative); Jaroslawl/Russia, 2013



armata-marianna_Piano marianna armata
Canada

Nominee

"armata-marianna_Piano"
abstract of piano wires



Maze Marisol Pastor
Spain

Nominee

"Maze"



Tubular Marisol Pastor
Spain

Nominee

"Tubular"



Abstract 2012 011 Markku Saijets
Finland

Nominee

"Abstract 2012 011"



Abstract 2012 010 Markku Saijets
Finland

Nominee

"Abstract 2012 010"



Digital landscape 2012-2014 002 Markku Saijets
Finland

Nominee

"Digital landscape 2012-2014 002"



You too are broken Maryellen Aoibhell Stewart
Australia

Nominee

"You too are broken"



Fashion Water Massimiliano Balo'
UK

Nominee

"Fashion Water"
While my mother was drinking from the fountain I took a series of photos trying to freeze the action of the water creating an abstract.



We are gonna need a lot of windows I guess.. Mats Anda
Norway

Nominee

"We are gonna need a lot of windows I guess.."
The Statoil Hydro office in Oslo, Norway.



to all my X`es out there.. Mats Anda
Norway

Nominee

"to all my X`es out there.."
Turned a bit to the side. Nothing else is new..



Matin Arton Mats Anda
Norway

Nominee

"Matin Arton"
Shot into the hood of an Aston Matin in Østermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. 14 mm Canon lens.



Arrow Mauro Boiteux
Brazil

Nominee

"Arrow"
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



The Edge Mihai Florea
Australia

Nominee

"The Edge"
taken in Melbourne



The House Nikolai Endegor
France

Nominee

"The House"
Upside-down view from Tour Montparnasse, Paris



Marble quarry Osvaldo Rima
Switzerland

Nominee

"Marble quarry"
Abandoned marble quarry, Arzo, Switzerland



Solarized View Eiffel Tower Paul Hetzel
USA

Nominee

"Solarized View Eiffel Tower "



Two Bridges New York Paul Hetzel
USA

Nominee

"Two Bridges New York"



Pearl Jam 1 Paul Crampton
Canada

Nominee

"Pearl Jam 1"
Shadows of Pink Pearl erasers in a simulated "traffic" jam



Pearl Jam 2 Paul Crampton
Canada

Nominee

"Pearl Jam 2"
Shadows of Pink Pearl erasers in a simulated "traffic" jam



Untitled (143F) Paul Wainwright
USA

Nominee

"Untitled (143F)"
From The Pendulum Project - long exposures of an LED attached to a pendulum



Lightplay Peter Kurdulija
New Zealand

Nominee

"Lightplay"



Dogs Playground Petr Travkin
Russia

Nominee

"Dogs Playground"
Tribute to Brassai



New Petroglyphs philip metcalf
USA

Nominee

"New Petroglyphs"



Pyramid Lake #2 Richard Douglas
Canada

Nominee

"Pyramid Lake #2"



Escher's Place Robert Pendleton
USA

Nominee

"Escher's Place"



Perspective Robi Ganguli
India

Nominee

"Perspective"



Shadow on the Rocks Rodger Overholser
USA

Nominee

"Shadow on the Rocks"
Photo of the photographer's Shadow



Gone Forever Rodger Overholser
USA

Nominee

"Gone Forever"



Untitled Roger Parvin
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"
The light and shadows on cement support beams of a massive structure.



Strange Bird Roman Dadiomov
Russia

Nominee

"Strange Bird"



london skyline Ron Hewit
UK

Nominee

"london skyline"
multiple exposure of the city's skyline on a wet windy day



Ascent Samantha Combs
USA

Nominee

"Ascent"
illuminated discarded paper



Dovetail Samantha Combs
USA

Nominee

"Dovetail"
ripped bolt hole in tin siding



transcendental Sebahat Ersoy
Turkey

Nominee

"transcendental"



myth of sea Sebahat Ersoy
Turkey

Nominee

"myth of sea"



Prickly Pear Texture Shawn Mcbride
USA

Nominee

"Prickly Pear Texture"
Part of a series of images exploring the ubiquitous (in Texas) prickly pear cactus.



the mask Siegfried Hansen
Germany

Nominee

"the mask"
seen in Hamburg / Germany



Three Bulls soren harbel
Canada

Nominee

"Three Bulls"
Three Bulls in a Courtyard



Road to nowhere Stephan Brauchli
Switzerland

Nominee

"Road to nowhere"
A tale told by a tail. Grevy's zebra at Cabarceno parc Santander, Cantabria, Spain



Ascending Stairs Steven Stanger
USA

Nominee

"Ascending Stairs"



Crazy Horse Model Steven Stanger
USA

Nominee

"Crazy Horse Model"



Hanging Jewelry Steven Stanger
USA

Nominee

"Hanging Jewelry"



Grasses Susan Jacobs
USA

Nominee

"Grasses"



Interference #100 Susan Jacobs
USA

Nominee

"Interference #100"
Direct capture disrupted by ambient interference, 645 PRO for iPhone



Shoot To Kill Tanja Mamas
USA

Nominee

"Shoot To Kill"



Tree of Life Tom O Scott
USA

Nominee

"Tree of Life"
Patterns in the sand made by the receding tides



Stork Watching Her Eggs Tom O Scott
USA

Nominee

"Stork Watching Her Eggs"
Patterns in the sand made by the receding tides.



Irony of My Own Little World Tony DeSantis
USA

Nominee

"Irony of My Own Little World"
All the windows are open in a room where there is no roof.



stacked chairs Trevor Kerry
UK

Nominee

"stacked chairs"



speed Ursi Maesing-Camenzind
Switzerland

Nominee

"speed"



Rocket Man Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Rocket Man"
Nikon D800, long exposure. Lake Steinhude at "Badeinsel" with light trails of several aircraft approaching Hanover Airport (Langenhagen), HAJ, during the long exposure.



Cabin Crew Prepare For Landing Volker Birke
Germany

Nominee

"Cabin Crew Prepare For Landing"
Canon EOS 5D MKII, long exposure. Henley Beach, Torrens estuary / mouth, Adelaide, South Australia -- an aircraft was approaching Adelaide Airport, ADL, while taking this night shot.



A Burn Yasuteru Kasano
Japan

Nominee

"A Burn"
I am interested in what people do and the nature. So I capture them through the viewfinder. Then I can find that there are many surprises and something special in our daily life. Why are the people th



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