Abstract - Amateur

tears Sebahat Ersoy
Turkey

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"tears"



Water Art 1 Dianne Yudelson
USA

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Water Art 1"



Mirrored Reality 1 Olena Sullivan
Canada

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Mirrored Reality 1"
Industrial abstract taken deep inside water processing plant.



abstract movements Vassilis Tangoulis
Greece

Honorable Mention

"abstract movements"
long exposure shot trying to reveal the abstract movements of three fishermen..



Barfuß Anita Schiedeck
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Barfuß"
Footsteps at the sea



Three liters of positive Alexander Kamakaev
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Three liters of positive"



Inception Benny Brand
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Inception"
This double-exposure-shot was made with a Holga Camera (analog).



Metro Ronny Behnert
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Metro"
Metro, Copenhagen 2012



lost Margrieta Jeltema
Italy

Honorable Mention

"lost "



The Paint Brush's Performance Alex Attard
Malta

Nominee

"The Paint Brush's Performance"



Volkswagen Arja Redel
Switzerland

Nominee

"Volkswagen"



From the Underworld CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"From the Underworld"
Part of the series “Hidden Images”. I never manipulate my images, digitally or otherwise. Taking pictures of ordinary objects, deconstructing these objects through the point of view adopted, and consequently revealing images that are not related to the physical object itself, demonstrates how a different perspective can create new possibilities.



The Force CARLOS JORDAO
USA

Nominee

"The Force"
Part of the series “Hidden Images”. I never manipulate my images, digitally or otherwise. Taking pictures of ordinary objects, deconstructing these objects through the point of view adopted, and consequently revealing images that are not related to the physical object itself, demonstrates how a different perspective can create new possibilities.



Over and Out Dana Redick
USA

Nominee

"Over and Out"
image was captured on the cliffs at Point Lobos California



Celestial River Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"Celestial River"



Sibelius Monument 2 Dewi Puspasari
Indonesia

Nominee

"Sibelius Monument 2"



8 Palms Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"8 Palms"



Detail, Cemetery Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Detail, Cemetery"
New Orleans



Childhood Diane Kaye
USA

Nominee

"Childhood"
Diana plastic camera, winter day in San Francisco.



Shape of smoke Dragos Ioneanu
Denmark

Nominee

"Shape of smoke"
Svanemollen power plant, Copenhagen, December, 2012



9 on 1 Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"9 on 1"
9 exposures on 1 frame taken onboard. I cannot see the final image until after all the exposures have been shot.



Zoned Out Emo gene
Canada

Nominee

"Zoned Out"
Zoom Pull, Tree with Snow, Taken at Night



Frozen Gabriel Stanciu
Romania

Nominee

"Frozen"



perspectives Geoff Powell
UK

Nominee

"perspectives"
the glass



JUST A DROP HARRY MILLER
UK

Nominee

"JUST A DROP"



My Main Squeeze Frida Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"My Main Squeeze Frida"
opaque projector



Pan Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Pan"



Fox and Hounds Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Fox and Hounds"



Old Paris Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Old Paris"



Nomad Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Nomad"
Sabattier of Polaroid pinhole negative (using a camera flash). Flashlights and bottles.



Fusion Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Fusion"
Sabattier of Polaroid pinhole negative (using a camera flash). Flashlights and bottles.



Shine Ian Good
UK

Nominee

"Shine"
Berlin.



Reflection Ingo Hecker
Germany

Nominee

"Reflection"
Experiment with trees



Water Slide Jacquelyn Schechter
USA

Nominee

"Water Slide"
Beautiful play of sun, water, and a man in a backlit plastic water slide in Glenwood Springs, CO



Circles in the Snow James Meldrum
USA

Nominee

"Circles in the Snow"
b/w silver gelatine print



Abstract Jayne Dennis
UK

Nominee

"Abstract"



Illumination Jennifer Ribout
Canada

Nominee

"Illumination"



Feeling The Funk John Kosmopoulos
Canada

Nominee

"Feeling The Funk"
A minimalist abstract study of light and shadows dancing along the curves of the structure.



Petalo John Kosmopoulos
Canada

Nominee

"Petalo"
Macrostract



Reverence JP Terlizzi
USA

Nominee

"Reverence"
Air Force Memorial, Arlington VA



Three Salams Judi Altman
USA

Nominee

"Three Salams"



Love Is Karen Lawton
New Zealand

Nominee

"Love Is"



Gondola, gondola! Katarina Mansson
Switzerland

Nominee

"Gondola, gondola!"



Center of Attention Kimberly King
USA

Nominee

"Center of Attention"
Photogram in Alternative Light Source



some water in the streets of Paris Klaus-Juergen Roericht
Switzerland

Nominee

"some water in the streets of Paris"



Gobi Desert Konstantin Grebnev
Russia

Nominee

"Gobi Desert "



Fangs Kristoffer Vaikla
Estonia

Nominee

"Fangs"



Fashion Bubble Lauren Golden
USA

Nominee

"Fashion Bubble"
The world through the work of the Central Park Bubble Man



Metal Diamond Louis Agius
Malta

Nominee

"Metal Diamond"
Part of a train station ceiling, multiplied by four



November Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"November"
Done in the manner of Andre Gallant



Bird on a wire Marek Kalavsky
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Bird on a wire"



Abstract 2012 031 Markku Saijets
Finland

Nominee

"Abstract 2012 031"



Fuengirola-2013-018 Markku Saijets
Finland

Nominee

"Fuengirola-2013-018"



Bw Drama Portrait Mattia Pelizzari
Italy

Nominee

"Bw Drama Portrait"
Female portrait under water



Looping Mauro Boiteux
Brazil

Nominee

"Looping"
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil



pursuit Michael Callaghan
USA

Nominee

"pursuit"
This series addresses relationships. Questions are privileged over answers. Memory fragments are resurrected. Attraction and rejection. Folding and unfolding. Light and darkness. Nemesis and boon. Ne



point of no return Michael Callaghan
USA

Nominee

"point of no return"
This series addresses relationships. Questions are privileged over answers. Memory fragments are resurrected. Attraction and rejection. Folding and unfolding. Light and darkness. Nemesis and boon. Ne



Mirrored Reality 2 Olena Sullivan
Canada

Nominee

"Mirrored Reality 2"
Industrial abstract taken deep inside water processing plant.



Dahlia Pamela Schwarz
USA

Nominee

"Dahlia"
2010



Blocks And Shadows Paul Hetzel
USA

Nominee

"Blocks And Shadows"
This photograph was taken in a sculpture park on The Mall in Washington D.C. The blacks and whites represent the polarized political parties with very little gray in between. A perfect metaphor for political paralysis in our nation's capitol.



Untitled - 128g Paul Wainwright
USA

Nominee

"Untitled - 128g"
The Pendulum Project: This body of work was inspired by Bernice Abbott and her work to photograph many scientific phenomena in the 1950s. My photographs are long exposures, looking up, of an LED on a pendulum in total darkness. I am intrigued by the symmetry and mystery of the images.



Sidewalk, San Francisco Philip Schwartz
USA

Nominee

"Sidewalk, San Francisco"



Womanly Curves Randall Bresee
USA

Nominee

"Womanly Curves"
Hour glass shape of a woman's hips



The Way Rob Petershack
USA

Nominee

"The Way"



Eye of the Bean Robert Ferd Frank
USA

Nominee

"Eye of the Bean"
Inside the "Bean" in Chicago's Millennium Park. 2011



Child's Doll Robert J. Martin
USA

Nominee

"Child's Doll"
The characteristic external beauty of a child’s doll is stripped down to a vacant, melancholy glare distorting for the viewer the traditional notions of what is pretty.



double 1 robin vandenabeele
Belgium

Nominee

"double 1"
Corkscrew tower



Double 4 robin vandenabeele
Belgium

Nominee

"Double 4"
Surrealist housing



Pacific Surge, 67 Robin Ward
USA

Nominee

"Pacific Surge, 67"



Low Tide Rodger Overholser
USA

Nominee

"Low Tide"



THE CROWD roger branson
UK

Nominee

"THE CROWD"
Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust



THE HUMAN RACE roger branson
UK

Nominee

"THE HUMAN RACE"
given enough time everyone comes to VENICE.



As Eye See It Roger Parvin
USA

Nominee

"As Eye See It"
A light fixture that resembles the inside of the eye



Layered Earth RYN CLARKE
USA

Nominee

"Layered Earth"



Back to Origins Sergey Smolenko
Russia

Nominee

"Back to Origins"
The Book of Dreams. Japan. A three-thousand-kilometer chain of islands. The Land of the Rising Sun. Buddhist temples, ikebana, rock gardens, kimono, martial arts. The life of this archipelago harmonio



Dream Fairy Sergey Smolenko
Russia

Nominee

"Dream Fairy"
The Book of Dreams. Japan. A three-thousand-kilometer chain of islands. The Land of the Rising Sun. Buddhist temples, ikebana, rock gardens, kimono, martial arts. The life of this archipelago harmonio



Sky Sergey Smolenko
Russia

Nominee

"Sky"
The Book of Dreams Japan. A three-thousand-kilometer chain of islands. The Land of the Rising Sun. Buddhist temples, ikebana, rock gardens, kimono, martial arts. The life of this archipelago harmoniou



G-Eye See Seta Karabadjian
Canada

Nominee

"G-Eye See"
This is a digital composite of images taken using painting with shutter speed technique. The images were taken at the Montreal Botanical garden during autumn 2012



from series Spirit & Matter , Evolution #8 Silvio Balestra
Italy

Nominee

"from series Spirit & Matter , Evolution #8"
2011, Italy ,the photo as art work, unique edition digital c print Lightjet ® on Diasec ®Grieger front mounted on dibond 4mm back mounted



from series CONCEPT  #2 Silvio Balestra
Italy

Nominee

"from series CONCEPT #2"
2012 , hand manipulation on abstract photos ink jet printed and/ or hand manipulation with pure photographic ink on photographic paper



from series CONCEPT  #4 Silvio Balestra
Italy

Nominee

"from series CONCEPT #4"
2012 , hand manipulation on abstract photos ink jet printed and/ or hand manipulation with pure photographic ink on photographic paper



Metamorphosis 2 Sofie Dittmann
USA

Nominee

"Metamorphosis 2"
Metamorphosis. Abstract line art. Like life the lines meander through space. Taken w/ analog lens mounted to digital Canon.



The Space Stan Ng
France

Nominee

"The Space"
An experimental approach to create the Space



Spoon Stephen Saliba
Malta

Nominee

"Spoon"



Porcelain Massacre Steve Siegel
USA

Nominee

"Porcelain Massacre"
Ballroom Scene - Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo, NY



The Accordion Steven Stanger
USA

Nominee

"The Accordion"
Digital Vortograph



Vanishing words Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Vanishing words"
Brügge ,Belgium



old tombstone Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"old tombstone"



Untitled William Vinegrad
UK

Nominee

"Untitled"



Flower Garden Yingting Shih
Taiwan

Nominee

"Flower Garden"



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