Abstract - Amateur

Carnal Abi Basiri
Canada

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Carnal"



Cherry Street No. 12 Gerald Pisarzowski
Canada

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Cherry Street No. 12"
From the Series, Cherry Street Bridge, Toronto, ON. 2020



Up the Down Stair Case Ruth Ball
Canada

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Up the Down Stair Case"
Portion of the Bell Centre in Calgary



black fire Katerina Muchova
Czech Republic

Honorable Mention

"black fire"



black triangle Marc Wehner
Germany

Honorable Mention

"black triangle"
erg chebbi, morocco



Fingers Of Thought Denis Sivack
USA

Honorable Mention

"Fingers Of Thought"
Film capture, archival pigment print.



Paper Strings Lois Alexander-Mandel
USA

Honorable Mention

"Paper Strings"



Luke 24 Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Luke 24"



Stair Climb Christine Jacobson
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Stair Climb"



Between the Lines Jacqui Turner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Between the Lines"
From the series "Veiled in Light".



glasslight 1 Judith A. Taylor
UK

Honorable Mention

"glasslight 1"
In-camera triple exposure. From a lockdown project, photographing different household glass objects



Lost in snow Flo Fritz
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Lost in snow"
This might be the rest of a car unter huge snow masses, or is it something else?



Boothbay Ripples C E Morse
USA

Honorable Mention

"Boothbay Ripples"
Nautical reflections



Forms Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Forms"



Water Shake James Lee
USA

Honorable Mention

"Water Shake"
Caught this dog shaking off water at dog beach with a slow shutter speed.



A Line in the Snow Robert Bolton
UK

Honorable Mention

"A Line in the Snow"
A vein of blue ice running through a glacier. Taken in Greenland 2019. I liked the wave effect.



Ice Abstract Nelson Rudiak
USA

Honorable Mention

"Ice Abstract"
While hiking along a lake last winter, I was fascinated by the lines formed in the ice.



corridor light Holger Goehler
Germany

Honorable Mention

"corridor light"
Light polarizes and makes things appear in a different context. It reshapes and recomposes the world.



Lines Stanislav Sitnikov
Russia

Honorable Mention

"Lines"



Geometrica Diane Klein
USA

Honorable Mention

"Geometrica"
A detail of a facade



Nothing at all Stefano Degli Esposti
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Nothing at all"
Study of archietectural features of a modern building - Milan (IT)



Anybody Home? Barbara Collister
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Anybody Home?"
Calgary, Alberta



Curves Gino Ricardo
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Curves"



#25 Nadir Mauge
Palestinian Settlements

Honorable Mention

"#25"
"Photography should never say, Photography should indicate." - Josef Sudek



Path Train Station Carolyn Knorr
USA

Honorable Mention

"Path Train Station"
Close up look at the Calatrava Path Train Station in NYC



To infinity Stephen Buhagiar
Malta

Honorable Mention

"To infinity"
An extract from a pile of paper sheets leading to infinity



Drawing a Parallel Robert Bolton
UK

Honorable Mention

"Drawing a Parallel"
Some detail from a frozen puddle taken on my dog walk



House of Lines Steffen Ebert
Germany

Honorable Mention

"House of Lines"
facade of a building



Tunnel Vision Steffen Ebert
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Tunnel Vision"
segments of a new bridge stored in a row on a yard



Destination Unknown Kathryn McGarvey
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Destination Unknown"
Loved the form of this Slovenian Bridge



Spike Abi Basiri
Canada

Nominee

"Spike"



We Will Reach Abi Basiri
Canada

Nominee

"We Will Reach"



Sensual Abi Basiri
Canada

Nominee

"Sensual"



Life Spin Abi Basiri
Canada

Nominee

"Life Spin"



White Door Ahmad Kaddourah
Palestinian Settlements

Nominee

"White Door "



Dreamlike Alfonso de Cruz Barrios
Spain

Nominee

"Dreamlike"



Losing Phoebe 1 Amy Siqveland
USA

Nominee

"Losing Phoebe 1"
Having a family member in a nursing home in 2020 felt like watching a car crash in slow motion.



Calla Lily Swirls Anna Barber
USA

Nominee

"Calla Lily Swirls"



Connection Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"Connection "



The new world order Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"The new world order"



Kongsvinger Festning Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"Kongsvinger Festning"



The looking glass Antje Bormann
France

Nominee

"The looking glass"
Reflection of a Dublin church in a puddle just as the sun broke through



Rock and Roll Arthur Jacoby
USA

Nominee

"Rock and Roll"
Van Halen Tribute



Frozen World Aurelio Bormioli
Italy

Nominee

"Frozen World"
The magnificence of nature comes to manifest its beauty even in a puddle. - Italy 2021



Vases Barbara Maker
USA

Nominee

"Vases"
IN ABSTRACTION



Condensation Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"Condensation "
Glass partition on railway platform shelter covered in condensation



Window view Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"Window view"



Howling at the Moon Brent Haddix
USA

Nominee

"Howling at the Moon"
Arooo!



Spiral Brian Clopp
USA

Nominee

"Spiral"
A spiral staircase takes on the appearance of an eye with a lash.



Wolf C E Morse
USA

Nominee

"Wolf"
Wolf's head



Connection Carla Vermeend
Netherlands

Nominee

"Connection "



Mercurial Ways Carlton Johnson
USA

Nominee

"Mercurial Ways"



Gate with Crack Carol Schiraldi
USA

Nominee

"Gate with Crack"
Crack in metal gate with bills posted, Guangxi, China



Empowered Charlotte Turner
USA

Nominee

"Empowered"
Elevated Architectural Detail



Hummingbird Abstraction (Calla Lily #3) Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Hummingbird Abstraction (Calla Lily #3)"
I photographed this flower so that it resembles a hummingbird hovering in the air.



Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex #37 Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex #37"
I tried to create a multilayered complex photograph with only one exposure.



Mountain Ash Christine Goerner
Australia

Nominee

"Mountain Ash"



Geometric abstraction Christophe Matsacos
Russia

Nominee

"Geometric abstraction"



Inside Wonderland Cindy Poulin
Canada

Nominee

"Inside Wonderland"
View from the inside of a Calgary sculpture.



Dot Claudia Fainguersch
Argentina

Nominee

"Dot"



Rain in the Forkast Colleen Sayer
Canada

Nominee

"Rain in the Forkast"
Rain in the Forkast



Venus? Daniela Gobetti
USA

Nominee

"Venus?"



FogDay Danqing Liu
USA

Nominee

"FogDay"
Street light in the foggy winter day at NYC.



Look Within Dave Cohen
USA

Nominee

"Look Within"



Cheesy Abstract Deb Tatonetti
USA

Nominee

"Cheesy Abstract "



Which Up Is Up? Denis Sivack
USA

Nominee

"Which Up Is Up?"
Film capture, archival pigment print.



Glowstick Ribbons Denise Dethlefsen
USA

Nominee

"Glowstick Ribbons"



Silent Sorrow Dominique Genin
Belgium

Nominee

"Silent Sorrow"
Mother nature's silent song softens my inner chaos



Pleistocene Sand Don Jacobson
USA

Nominee

"Pleistocene Sand"
Pleistocene Sand, Baker Beach, OR



Empty abandoned room full of reflected landscape Dotan Saguy
USA

Nominee

"Empty abandoned room full of reflected landscape"
Made in-camera as a reflection and without post processing. 2021 in Bodie, CA.



Iron Fern Frank Dorr
Germany

Nominee

"Iron Fern"
WTC NYC Railway station, focusing on the geometric structure



Confusion Frederic Deschenes
Canada

Nominee

"Confusion"



Be A Change Artist Gerald Pisarzowski
Canada

Nominee

"Be A Change Artist"
Toronto, ON, 2021



The eye Gerd Kufner
Germany

Nominee

"The eye"



Eruption Gerd Kufner
Germany

Nominee

"Eruption"



MET Shadows Gwen Solomon
USA

Nominee

"MET Shadows"
Windows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Bridge Helle Nielsen
Denmark

Nominee

"Bridge"



Tea for Two Henry Eicken
Germany

Nominee

"Tea for Two"
The spout of a warming jug in a reduced representation.



Against the grain Holger Goehler
Germany

Nominee

"Against the grain"
Memories of Grenada



Alice in Wonderland Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Alice in Wonderland"
The zeros and ones are a binary code translation of Alice in Wonderland



Sea Flower Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Sea Flower"
Kayaks arranged almost as petals of a flower against a dark sea on an Uncruise adventure cruise in the inside passage, Alaska, 2018



End of the week Ilya Trofimenko
Germany

Nominee

"End of the week"



Highway Ilya Trofimenko
Germany

Nominee

"Highway"



Jacobs Ladder Ira Dwoskin
USA

Nominee

"Jacobs Ladder"
This is an abstract of The Hard Rock Hotel (Guitar Hotel) Davie, FL



Mirror of The Prejudice Jae Sung Choi
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Mirror of The Prejudice"
I can’t look at myself completely because of my prejudice caused from the emotions and surroundings



Emerging #2 James Peterson
USA

Nominee

"Emerging #2"
Cheyenne rises from shadows of the past.



Above Zero James McNelis
USA

Nominee

"Above Zero"
Creek Ice



Time Jane Strisik
USA

Nominee

"Time "
Always



TunedIn, Redcar 1 Janet Burdon
UK

Nominee

"TunedIn, Redcar 1"
A multiple Exposure of the TunedIn building in Redcar.



Abstraction Janin Bergmann
Germany

Nominee

"Abstraction"
cell phone photo / work , multiple mirrored , taken with natural light , Bavaria July 2021



At Social Distance Jason Nessler
Canada

Nominee

"At Social Distance"



Radials Jennifer James
USA

Nominee

"Radials"
Taken in the Miami Design District, this personifies the uniqueness of the area.



Lost Jerry Qiao
USA

Nominee

"Lost"
Cacophonies of noise, opinion, and fake news from a bird's eye



Vented Shadow Jim Sterne
USA

Nominee

"Vented Shadow"



Spoons John Doyle
USA

Nominee

"Spoons"



Pattern 1 Joseph O'Neill
USA

Nominee

"Pattern 1"



Pattern 784 Joseph O'Neill
USA

Nominee

"Pattern 784"



Frankie JT Schube
USA

Nominee

"Frankie"
JT Schube



glasslight 2 Judith A. Taylor
UK

Nominee

"glasslight 2"
In-camera triple exposure. From a lockdown project, photographing different household glass objects



Circa 3023 Artifact Kerry Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"Circa 3023 Artifact"



Into the Ether Kimberly Schneider
USA

Nominee

"Into the Ether"
unique gelatin silver print (photogram); made sans enlarger



Apocalypse 1 Klaus Tesching
Germany

Nominee

"Apocalypse 1"



Construct 1 Klaus-Juergen Roericht
Switzerland

Nominee

"Construct 1"



shadows on wall Konstantin Weiss
Switzerland

Nominee

"shadows on wall"



Mystic Woods Kurt Westbrook
USA

Nominee

"Mystic Woods"
Slow shutter look at nature during the golden hour



Isolation Week One Lilyan Aloma
USA

Nominee

"Isolation Week One"
Looking North from Chelsea Rooftop



Inner Spring Lois Alexander-Mandel
USA

Nominee

"Inner Spring"



Wine Glass in Window Louis Kelly
USA

Nominee

"Wine Glass in Window"
Wine Glass Blind



Dazzle Lynne Mass
USA

Nominee

"Dazzle"



Trace Maciej Szemelowski
Poland

Nominee

"Trace"
Trace



Stationary Waves II Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Italy

Nominee

"Stationary Waves II"



Duality Marlene Mendez
USA

Nominee

"Duality"



In deep water no screaming Maryellen Aoibhell Stewart
Australia

Nominee

"In deep water no screaming"
Sometimes the sharks are circling, we're drowning and all that is left is the scream



Glowing Mountain Mauricio Arango
USA

Nominee

"Glowing Mountain"



Time traveler Mia Depaola
USA

Nominee

"Time traveler "
Self portrait



Language of the Birds Mike Shea
USA

Nominee

"Language of the Birds"
An art installation hanging off wires on the corner of Columbus and Broadway in San Francisco



Ocean Impression Mitchell Anolik
USA

Nominee

"Ocean Impression"



Aquam Viventem project Monika Kossak
Poland

Nominee

"Aquam Viventem project"
Monika Kossak



Architectural Abstract Nicola Bolton
UK

Nominee

"Architectural Abstract"
Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard London



BodyArt 1 Niklaus Fringeli
Switzerland

Nominee

"BodyArt 1"



Selfie 1 Patrick O'Brien
USA

Nominee

"Selfie 1"



GTX Dam Patrick O'Brien
USA

Nominee

"GTX Dam"



Morning glory Peter Krenek
Slovak Republic

Nominee

"Morning glory"
Ipomoea tricolor leaf transluminated



Ice Art 04 Peter Marxer
Liechtenstein

Nominee

"Ice Art 04"
After a cold night it is formed abstract patterns of frozen water in the backwater of the Rhine



Awash Peter Paluzzi
USA

Nominee

"Awash"
Awash



follow the lights Raphael Seiler
Switzerland

Nominee

"follow the lights"



City Vibrations Remigijus Scerbauskas
Lithuania

Nominee

"City Vibrations"
Image was taken in Kaunas Lithuania using own photography technique.



Breakthrough Rhonda Dubin
USA

Nominee

"Breakthrough"



Rubber bands Robert Davis
USA

Nominee

"Rubber bands"
A stunning sculpture made with rubber bands



Braid #2 Saman Majd
USA

Nominee

"Braid #2"



Wavy Front Steffen Ebert
Germany

Nominee

"Wavy Front"
facade of a skyscraper



Blurred Pillars of Life Stella Oliver
USA

Nominee

"Blurred Pillars of Life"
As we all moved through 2020, life became a blur



Troll Steven Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"Troll"
Troll With Magic Scepter



Concealed, Part I Susan Jacobs
USA

Nominee

"Concealed, Part I"



Scrub Susan Jacobs
USA

Nominee

"Scrub"



Residue Susan Jacobs
USA

Nominee

"Residue"



Out of Darkness Susan Brandt Graham
USA

Nominee

"Out of Darkness"



poolside dream Takashi Sugimoto
Japan

Nominee

"poolside dream"
In Ginza, Tokyo, the photo was taken at a poolside on the top of modern building, during the night.



Funnel of Creation Timofey Tararin
Russia

Nominee

"Funnel of Creation"
Filtered macro image of Petunia flower.



Looking at the Sky at Dereen Woods Todor Tilev
Ireland

Nominee

"Looking at the Sky at Dereen Woods"
I took this picture in Dereen Forest in County Roscommon in Ireland.



Shadows Tudor ApMadoc
USA

Nominee

"Shadows"
Walking the Dunes



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