Fine Art - Amateur

Face Book Denis Sivack
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Face Book"
Film capture, archival pigment print.



Blank Canvas Bart Nelissen
Netherlands

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Blank Canvas"
What if we can turn these giant loud billboards into a peaceful blank canvas?



Contemplation Daniel Dencescu
Germany

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Contemplation"



Fetching Water Kenneth Washington
USA

Honorable Mention

"Fetching Water "
Lake Edward near the Congo in Africa



Horizon Demetrio Jereissati
Brazil

Honorable Mention

"Horizon"



Footprints in the snow Urs Hintermann
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Footprints in the snow"
Footprints on a stairs.



Five Ladders Gerald Pisarzowski
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Five Ladders"
Toronto, ON., 2021



Boardwalk Rivelea Citron
USA

Honorable Mention

"Boardwalk"



More Rides This Way Ken Dreyfack
USA

Honorable Mention

"More Rides This Way"
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC



Forme nel cielo Enrica Ridolfi
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Forme nel cielo"
Oggetti collocati su uno specchio



Morning View in Situ Patenggang Robert Lie
Indonesia

Honorable Mention

"Morning View in Situ Patenggang"
A beautiful lake in West Java named Situ Patenggang look majestic with ray of light.



erasing Amanda Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"erasing"
created in snapseed



Anna Ballerina Dayle Ann Clavin
Austria

Honorable Mention

"Anna Ballerina"



brainwashed Philip McKay
UK

Honorable Mention

"brainwashed"



Light Loops Lois Alexander-Mandel
USA

Honorable Mention

"Light Loops"



Alteregos Rebecca Stolzlechner
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Alteregos"
This minimalistic and formalistic picture shows the doubts of who we want to be.



moon glow Amanda Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"moon glow"
created in snapseed



Awake TR Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"Awake"



Romanian Village In Snow, Garana Adrian Per
Romania

Honorable Mention

"Romanian Village In Snow, Garana"
Snowing On the village Garana , Semenic Mount.



Sit down free thoughts Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Sit down free thoughts"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, Hasselblad 4/40, 59sec, ISO 100,



Waiting Daniel Castonguay
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Waiting"
Elder waiting in the snow.



Desperate loneliness Stephen Clough
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Desperate loneliness"



Baptism Lance Pressl
USA

Honorable Mention

"Baptism"
Baptism



the watcher Amanda Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"the watcher"
created in snapseed



Bible Studies Ellin Pollachek
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bible Studies"



a different world Frank Loddenkemper
Germany

Honorable Mention

"a different world"



Snake In The Monks' Shadow Amardeep Singh
India

Honorable Mention

"Snake In The Monks' Shadow"



F*k It Brian Clopp
USA

Honorable Mention

"F*k It"
An abandoned hotel still speaks messages to whoever will stop and listen.



Cycling man Danqing Liu
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cycling man"
Cycling man lonely in the heavy rain at Coney land in NYC.



Magic Winter Fabio Rossi
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Magic Winter"
Tuscany in Winter



Abandoned Jacqui Turner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Abandoned"
Ellis Island ...



Air & Water No.81 Marc Ward
USA

Honorable Mention

"Air & Water No.81"
A composite of sky and water images from Tennessee



Delicate #1 Wim Sanders
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Delicate #1"
Delicate



Punta Aderci Lorenzo Bensi
Italy

Honorable Mention

"Punta Aderci"
Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy, 2020



Commuter TR Smith
USA

Honorable Mention

"Commuter"
Pre-Dawn Commuter



Hopefulness Ahmad Kaddourah
Palestinian Settlements

Nominee

"Hopefulness"



Further Aki Backman
Germany

Nominee

"Further"
Two people are gone further despite of ......



The escape Alessandra Barracchia
Italy

Nominee

"The escape"



the owl in blanco Amanda Smith
USA

Nominee

"the owl in blanco"
created in snapseed



the pelican on the fence Amanda Smith
USA

Nominee

"the pelican on the fence"
created in snapseed



Eye on the Clock Amy Siqveland
USA

Nominee

"Eye on the Clock"
A montage I made at the end of 2020 to distract myself while losing a family member during the holidays.



Quiet Andrew Ilachinski
USA

Nominee

"Quiet"
Andy Ilachinski



Behold the Sphinx Aubrey Kurlansky
Thailand

Nominee

"Behold the Sphinx"
By combining two halves of a photo of an island near Phuket, a hidden sphinx is revealed



Entering the darkness Barbara Corvino
Italy

Nominee

"Entering the darkness"
Taken from my balcony during the lockdown



To the  light Bassem Elyoussef
Germany

Nominee

"To the light"
To the light, is an idea about the old people who are going to the lighten end



Clumsiness Beatrix Jourdan
Hungary

Nominee

"Clumsiness"



United for one     Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"United for one "
Weather-beaten billboard in farm field on a foggy morning



Carpark plot Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"Carpark plot"
From the series “Urban observations”



Espacio disponible Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"Espacio disponible"
inner city billboards



Flow & Decay Carolyn Karsten
USA

Nominee

"Flow & Decay"
Waterfalls of Ithaca NY



Moss Charles Mifsud
Malta

Nominee

"Moss"
A photo of dripping water and moss



Ship of Fools Charles Daviet
USA

Nominee

"Ship of Fools"
I was imagining a ghost ship but there appears to be folks on board.



Alien Christine Jacobson
New Zealand

Nominee

"Alien"
Radar tracking stations on the Chatham Islands to track rocket launches



New Year 2021 Christophe Matsacos
Cyprus

Nominee

"New Year 2021"



Rural landscape Claudio Bonaccorsi
Italy

Nominee

"Rural landscape"



Frida/Noguchi Collin Preston
USA

Nominee

"Frida/Noguchi"



Uran Beach Dana Mikaelle
Canada

Nominee

"Uran Beach"
Urban Beach in the Old Port of Montreal



Women Danqing Liu
USA

Nominee

"Women"
Poster women in the NYC street.



Roller Coaster in Lock Down Danqing Liu
USA

Nominee

"Roller Coaster in Lock Down"
Roller Coaster in NYC has been shut down for a long time in this year.



Berwick Lighthouse David Garthwaite
UK

Nominee

"Berwick Lighthouse"
Edited to emphasise the solitude of the subject



Lost At Sea David Hixon
UK

Nominee

"Lost At Sea"



Rollin' Debbie Scott-Queenin
USA

Nominee

"Rollin'"



Still Standing Debbie Rubin
USA

Nominee

"Still Standing"
I enjoyed the beauty of the eroding stanchions with the softness of the waves.



Echo Shift Debra Achen
USA

Nominee

"Echo Shift"
The vibrant energy of Stonehenge linked to its evolving historical context.



Witness Denis Grzetic
Croatia

Nominee

"Witness"



ggg Devin Campbell
USA

Nominee

"ggg"



A Time of Uncertainty Diane Klein
USA

Nominee

"A Time of Uncertainty"
In these uncertain times, our choices have consequences.



Nexus Diane Klein
USA

Nominee

"Nexus"



The Styx Dvornik Gábor
Hungary

Nominee

"The Styx"
“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” ― John Milton



inhabitants and neighbors Ed Sancious
USA

Nominee

"inhabitants and neighbors"



homeward bound Ed Sancious
USA

Nominee

"homeward bound"



Against the Tide Edie Swift
USA

Nominee

"Against the Tide"
Against the tide. A small stream outside Kathmandu



Black - Lost on the way to heaven Eric Pijnaken
France

Nominee

"Black - Lost on the way to heaven"
These photos are from the series "BLACK".



Breakup Florin Firimita
USA

Nominee

"Breakup"



Whisper I Frank Hoogeboom
Netherlands

Nominee

"Whisper I"



Aquaskis G.B. Smith
USA

Nominee

"Aquaskis"
A study of the patterns and forms created by water in man made architectures.



Funnel G.B. Smith
USA

Nominee

"Funnel"
A study of the patterns and forms created by water in man made architectures.



City on the sea 2070 Gerd Kufner
Germany

Nominee

"City on the sea 2070"



Reconnecting Giulio Zanni
Italy

Nominee

"Reconnecting "



gangway to heaven Henk Langerak
Netherlands

Nominee

"gangway to heaven"



Illusion Jardin Japones BA Hugh Jones
USA

Nominee

"Illusion Jardin Japones BA"



The Yin Yang Inigo Labaien
Spain

Nominee

"The Yin Yang"
Normandy American Cemetery. Cemetery where the fallen Americans lie in World War II



A Door Ivan Pesic
USA

Nominee

"A Door"
Hollywood, August 2020



Obelisk of Light Ivan Vucetic
Croatia

Nominee

"Obelisk of Light"
Part of the Obelisk of Light series exploring light on volumes and geometries



Cadence Jacqui Turner
USA

Nominee

"Cadence"
From the series "Veiled In Light".



Shadow of Parallel World Jae Sung Choi
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Shadow of Parallel World"
Sometimes I experience deja vu when I stand in front of a particular situation. Perhaps it is a sign



Family of trees James Patrick Conway
Brazil

Nominee

"Family of trees"



It's Snowing Outside Jan Bellamy
New Zealand

Nominee

"It's Snowing Outside"



Continuum Jean-Paul Soujol
France

Nominee

"Continuum"
An abstract vision of an oyster park.



Art Appeciation Jim Sterne
USA

Nominee

"Art Appeciation"



Erne Song Jim Graham
UK

Nominee

"Erne Song"
Autumn solitude on Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.



The Backyard Jober Costa
Brazil

Nominee

"The Backyard"



Inner Darkness 1: Spirits Jon Meyer
USA

Nominee

"Inner Darkness 1: Spirits"
The representatives of past, present, and future



Isolation I Jonathan Knight
USA

Nominee

"Isolation I"
A COVID-19 study of loneliness and separation



the Souls of the Chapel Jovelino Almeida
Portugal

Nominee

"the Souls of the Chapel"
an old shrine made me think about all the people for centuries praying there



Central Park I Judith Ebenstein
USA

Nominee

"Central Park I "
How Do I Get There From Here



Life Goes On Kathryn McGarvey
Canada

Nominee

"Life Goes On"
In spite of a pandemic, we are resilient



Boss Kaushik Dolui
India

Nominee

"Boss"
Symbolic expression of our innermost thoughts and feelings.



Closing Soon Ken Dreyfack
USA

Nominee

"Closing Soon"
Starbucks, Wall St., NYC



Athena Ken Weissblum
USA

Nominee

"Athena"
From a series called Roentgen's Dreams which blend two apparently contradictory, yet traditional imaging techniques used with the human body: reflective photography and penetrative x-rays



Church and State Kent Wisner
Malta

Nominee

"Church and State"
Matera, Italy



Lines Lance Pressl
USA

Nominee

"Lines"
Lines



Night Lights/Tunnel Liza Hennessey Botkin
USA

Nominee

"Night Lights/Tunnel"
None



Somewhere in time Loh Soo Mui
Malaysia

Nominee

"Somewhere in time "
A beautiful moment lishui,China



Fog and Reflections Lorenzo Bensi
Italy

Nominee

"Fog and Reflections"
Comacchio, Emilia Romagna, Italy, 2020



The Reader Lynn Hedges
New Zealand

Nominee

"The Reader"
The Reader a quiet moment



The Moon Pours In II Marc Ward
USA

Nominee

"The Moon Pours In II"
A composite created with images from Tennessee, Florida, and the Bahamas



The Sidewalk Marc Ward
USA

Nominee

"The Sidewalk"
An image from Park Guell in Barcelona



Train of Thought Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Italy

Nominee

"Train of Thought"



Another Day Mats Reslow
Sweden

Nominee

"Another Day"
Sweden



Pandemic Matty Karp
Israel

Nominee

"Pandemic"
Reflection on inter-personal relations during pandemic.



Ball of Sunlight Megumi Otsuka
Japan

Nominee

"Ball of Sunlight"
One sunny day, two girls were playing volleyball when the sunlight shone above them like a ball.



Lockdown 2020 Michael Koester
Germany

Nominee

"Lockdown 2020"



Searching the Subconscious Michael Potts
USA

Nominee

"Searching the Subconscious"
Part of my underwater work using water as a metaphor for the subconscious dream state.



White House Michael Rausch
USA

Nominee

"White House"
Almost lost into the hillside.



Cloud Line Michael Singer
USA

Nominee

"Cloud Line"
Clouds over Loma Prieta Mountain



Unveiling Michel Groleau
Canada

Nominee

"Unveiling"
When Muslim girls leave their class, the fabrics of their veils give the impression of a ballet.



Look at you Mildred Lai
Hong Kong

Nominee

"Look at you"



Curious Audience Oya Akkul
Turkey

Nominee

"Curious Audience"
Example of expressions on human faces while looking at a work of art



It's called Polaroid picture Patrick Hofmann
Germany

Nominee

"It's called Polaroid picture"
Glasgow, Scotland. Art meets art. For this shot, I had to cut off the corner of the Polaroid photo.



The Lantern Paul Byrne
Ireland

Nominee

"The Lantern"
Lake Tōya, Hokkaido, Japan. Winter 2019



Exit Peter Wingerter
Germany

Nominee

"Exit"
Exit zu infinity and freedom



mystery trip Philip McKay
UK

Nominee

"mystery trip"



Silence Pierre Pellegrini
Switzerland

Nominee

"Silence"
Hasselblad 503CW, Phase One P20+, Hasselblad 4/40, 60sec, ISO 100,



Leaving Comfort Zone Rebecca Stolzlechner
Italy

Nominee

"Leaving Comfort Zone"
The minimalistic pictures shows the difficulty and negotiation of leaving comfort zones.



foggy morning Renate Wasinger
Germany

Nominee

"foggy morning"



The Spot Rene Schaedler
Switzerland

Nominee

"The Spot"



Eyecatcher Rene Wouters
Netherlands

Nominee

"Eyecatcher"
Camera double exposure



Achillea Rima Virbauskaite
Lithuania

Nominee

"Achillea"
Large format pinhole photography



Tunnel Rusy Singh
USA

Nominee

"Tunnel"



Torso #1 Saman Majd
USA

Nominee

"Torso #1"



Torso #2 Saman Majd
USA

Nominee

"Torso #2"



Inner contemplation Sergio Ferreira Ruiz
Spain

Nominee

"Inner contemplation"
The best state of life is calm



the man who loves pigeons Shifra Levyathan
Israel

Nominee

"the man who loves pigeons"



Looking at art Shifra Levyathan
Israel

Nominee

"Looking at art"



Empty Sidney Gaspar
Brazil

Nominee

"Empty"
Santos



Bow Valley Parkway Steve Ricketts
Canada

Nominee

"Bow Valley Parkway"
taken along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park, in the winter and under a full moon



Rolls Steven Greenbaum
USA

Nominee

"Rolls"
This is how they roll



Apocalypse Subhajit Naskar
India

Nominee

"Apocalypse "
A man was traveling by train in a summer day. It was so hot day that the man covered his face with t



In between Susan Leurs
Netherlands

Nominee

"In between"
Analog photo made in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Part of a series about Heerlen.



Stepping into Darkness Susan Langer
USA

Nominee

"Stepping into Darkness"



Rainy Days Tailai OBrien
Australia

Nominee

"Rainy Days"
Sailing the boats as rain falls on the pond



Standing in Canoe Ted Witek
Canada

Nominee

"Standing in Canoe"



Lighthouse Terry Strayn
USA

Nominee

"Lighthouse"
Lighthouse on Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, Michigan



Front Beacon Thomas Kane
Australia

Nominee

"Front Beacon"
Sited between two piers, the lighthose guides shipping into the port of Melbourne



Nevermore Tom Crouse
USA

Nominee

"Nevermore"
Quote the Raven: Nevermore



Brooklyn Park at night Tudor ApMadoc
USA

Nominee

"Brooklyn Park at night"
Night shot of a bench at Brooklyn Park



Fairytale Vicki Gardner
UK

Nominee

"Fairytale"
The Belvedere at Powderham Castle, Devon by infra-red pinhole camera



Blackbirds Willa Davis
USA

Nominee

"Blackbirds"



Yousef Alkhamees
USA

Nominee

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