Still Life - Amateur

Empty Space Rene Schaedler
Switzerland

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Empty Space"



Still Life 3 Christophe Matsacos
Cyprus

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Still Life 3"



Twisted Metal Stephen Mimms
USA

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Twisted Metal"



Cosmic Sea Debbie Hartley
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Cosmic Sea"



Bare Minimum Diane Klein
USA

Honorable Mention

"Bare Minimum"



Our Bed Caroline Aung
USA

Honorable Mention

"Our Bed"
This photo is part of a series intimately exploring the photographer's own romantic relationship.



chimney Konstantin Weiss
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"chimney"



Afternoon Light Carolyn Knorr
USA

Honorable Mention

"Afternoon Light"
Part of a series of light studies while at home during the pandemic.



Online Jacqui Turner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Online"
From the series: "Going Places"



Faded 1 Klaus-Juergen Roericht
Switzerland

Honorable Mention

"Faded 1"



Chilhuly's Pond Kerry Maxwell
USA

Honorable Mention

"Chilhuly's Pond"



Recommencement Regina Cserna
Austria

Honorable Mention

"Recommencement"



The Frugal Meal. (A Bloater on a Piece of Yellow Paper.) Klas Anders
Sweden

Honorable Mention

"The Frugal Meal. (A Bloater on a Piece of Yellow Paper.)"



Rest station Simone Nagel
Germany

Honorable Mention

"Rest station"
Early in the morning at the rest area at a gas station.



Frozen Flowers Jane Craig Walker
UK

Honorable Mention

"Frozen Flowers"
Flowers frozen to the fence overnight with a hoar frost in Atyrau, Kazakhstan



Lost Sunflower 2 Wieneke de Leeuw
Netherlands

Honorable Mention

"Lost Sunflower 2"
These photos are part of a series: In early winter 2020, Sunflowers are left in a deserted field and reveal their characters as sculptures in the winter sun.



Reeds John Crowley
Ireland

Honorable Mention

"Reeds"



Egg - After Sudek Paul Dodd
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Egg - After Sudek"
Inspired by Czech photographer Josef Sudek who took many "kitchen" still lives



Truth and illusion Pei Chun Shih
Taiwan

Honorable Mention

"Truth and illusion"
Looking for truth and illusion in the reflection of the taro field.



Mailboxes With Character Jacqui Turner
USA

Honorable Mention

"Mailboxes With Character"
From the series: "Going Places"



Ancient Still Life Regina Cserna
Austria

Honorable Mention

"Ancient Still Life"



The Piano Guenther Reissner
Austria

Honorable Mention

"The Piano"
Old Piano found in an old abandoned castle.



Finishing Touches Lynette Jonson
Canada

Honorable Mention

"Finishing Touches"



Untitled #1 Diane Kravetz
USA

Honorable Mention

"Untitled #1"



Fresh Aleksandr Stikhin
USA

Nominee

"Fresh"
Sour Cherry



Oyster Still Life #2 Andrew Ilachinski
USA

Nominee

"Oyster Still Life #2"
Andy Ilachinski



Demanding Silence Antero Wallinus-Rinne
Norway

Nominee

"Demanding Silence"



Yin-Yiang Antonio Bernardino Coelho
Portugal

Nominee

"Yin-Yiang"
From a conceptual perspective, this image addresses the Yin-Yiang.



 boots Barbara Maker
USA

Nominee

" boots"
Shadowy Boots



Okay Bernie Kubiak
USA

Nominee

"Okay"
Window seat



In tribute to Bowie    Berry Bingel
UK

Nominee

"In tribute to Bowie "
Lamppost with Bowie sticker; from the series “Urban observations”



Pontiac Ornament C E Morse
USA

Nominee

"Pontiac Ornament"
Chrome hood ornament from a 1950 Pontiac after a rain storm



Ropes Carmen Ramon Cami
Spain

Nominee

"Ropes"
PICTURE TAKEN IN BERLIN



Mushrooms Carol Rusinek
Canada

Nominee

"Mushrooms"



forgotten fedora Charles Crain
USA

Nominee

"forgotten fedora"
while visiting a woodworking shop in 1970 I discovered this cobwebbed fedora



Water Vegetation Christian Meermann
Germany

Nominee

"Water Vegetation"
This image is part of an ongoing series of images reflecting the wabi-sari concept.



Still Life 4 Christophe Matsacos
Cyprus

Nominee

"Still Life 4"



Vicente Tacos Chuck Nakell
USA

Nominee

"Vicente Tacos"
7 a.m. behind Vicente's Magical Taco Truck



Floating Treasure Claudia Zeien
USA

Nominee

"Floating Treasure"
A gift box appears to be unwrapping itself, assisted only by gravity



Silent Flowers 0685 Claudio Guarisco
Italy

Nominee

"Silent Flowers 0685"
Fuji GFX 50 R continuous light



Still Life Damaso Avila
Spain

Nominee

"Still Life"
A SET OF DRY TREES AND PLACED UPWARDS ARE USED AS A DECORATIVE ELEMENT IN THE MARTIÁNEZ COMPLEX IN T



Electric Petals Dave Cohen
USA

Nominee

"Electric Petals"



Grass David Flueckiger
Switzerland

Nominee

"Grass"



I Think I Was A Soda David Johns
Canada

Nominee

"I Think I Was A Soda"



Deco Peony Deb Tatonetti
USA

Nominee

"Deco Peony"



Collecting Magnolia Debbie Hartley
Australia

Nominee

"Collecting Magnolia"



Vice Denise Isnor
USA

Nominee

"Vice"



Winter In Pending Frederic Deschenes
Canada

Nominee

"Winter In Pending"



A rose without fragrance Grace Law
Hong Kong

Nominee

"A rose without fragrance"
Rose sculpture at Hong Kong's harbour front



Agave Gregory Hom
USA

Nominee

"Agave"
A agave plant in the late afternoon sun.



Traditional Finnish sauna Heini Tikkanen
Finland

Nominee

"Traditional Finnish sauna"
Capturing of traditional Finnish wood burning sauna in countryside.



Pearly Dew Hennie Kempen
Netherlands

Nominee

"Pearly Dew"
Water is just like pearls (or diamonds) sometimes



snow on the lake Holger Nimtz
Germany

Nominee

"snow on the lake"
Germany, Uckermark, Lake Zenssee [Winter 2021]



Pincushion protea Ian Shand
New Zealand

Nominee

"Pincushion protea"
Almost statuesque, the stem presents as a stairway to paradise as the flower prepares to open. Cape Town, South Africa 2015



Mannequins Isa Totah
USA

Nominee

"Mannequins"
Stoic mannequins outside a shop in Essaouira, Morocco



Late Winter James Meldrum
USA

Nominee

"Late Winter"



Allium Flower Jeff Lucas
Canada

Nominee

"Allium Flower"
Potrait of an Allium flower in full bloom



Aeonium Sunburst Jennifer Nelson
USA

Nominee

"Aeonium Sunburst"
Black and white highlights contrast, texture in the horticultural arrangement of these succulents.



Precarious Position Jennifer James
USA

Nominee

"Precarious Position"
Portion of a sculpture at the Boca Museum of Art, representing the masses in relation to the elite.



left, bottom left Jens Strube
Germany

Nominee

"left, bottom left"
Vase lying black white



A simple pear Jishnu Changkakoti
India

Nominee

"A simple pear"
A simple image of a pear in candle light.



Winter mask John Raso
Canada

Nominee

"Winter mask"



Pandemy Jose Guillon
Brazil

Nominee

"Pandemy"



Fuze box JT Garry
USA

Nominee

"Fuze box"



50 roses Katerina Muchova
Czech Republic

Nominee

"50 roses"



Lady's Mantle Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Lady's Mantle"
Victorian ladies used the dew catered in their leaves as a beauty elixir.



Portable Magic Kathleen Fischer
USA

Nominee

"Portable Magic"
"The library is inhabited ny spirits that come out of the pages at night." -Isabel Allende



Suspension Kathryn McGarvey
Canada

Nominee

"Suspension"
Taken surprisingly in the Houston International Airport



White Trash II Kerry Maxwell
USA

Nominee

"White Trash II"



The last bottle Klaus-Juergen Roericht
Switzerland

Nominee

"The last bottle"



curbside pick-up L Schwartz
USA

Nominee

"curbside pick-up"



After the Rain Laszlo Perlaky
USA

Nominee

"After the Rain"
Glowing wet forest floor after the rain at Purden Lake, BC, Canada



Fleeting ll Leslie Gleim
USA

Nominee

"Fleeting ll"



Entwined Leslie Gleim
USA

Nominee

"Entwined"



Where have all the Flowers Gone? Lucy Lasky
USA

Nominee

"Where have all the Flowers Gone?"
Where have all the Flowers Gone?



Cod Salt Shack Lynn Tait
Canada

Nominee

"Cod Salt Shack"
Fogo Island Newfoundland Canada



Railroad Manuel Ruiz
Spain

Nominee

"Railroad"
Abandoned railroad but actually very alive



gallery Marc Hodel
Switzerland

Nominee

"gallery"



Ray Of Lilies Maria Castillo
USA

Nominee

"Ray Of Lilies"



Just Two Pencils Marie Altenburg
USA

Nominee

"Just Two Pencils"
Just Two Pencils



Sunflowers Marion Rodgers
Australia

Nominee

"Sunflowers"
Growing by the roadside



Joy Ride Melissa Lackey
USA

Nominee

"Joy Ride"
While passing through a Florida Native American reservation, came across this crazy and otherworldly scene. Wonder about this poor doll and her backstory.



At Night Michael Miranda
USA

Nominee

"At Night"
One Lonely Night



sailing ship Mike Seidel
Germany

Nominee

"sailing ship"
I immediately thought of a sailing ship with set sails that glides over the ocean



Sharp as a Knife Neil Hunter
USA

Nominee

"Sharp as a Knife"



The Art of Preservation Nicola Bolton
UK

Nominee

"The Art of Preservation"
Air drying persimmons under family photos at a farmer's home in North Korea



Windows Norman Robbins
USA

Nominee

"Windows"



Autumn Gourds Patricia Schnepf
USA

Nominee

"Autumn Gourds"
Abundance of Gourds -- It's definitely autumn!



Layered Leaves Paul Hetzel
USA

Nominee

"Layered Leaves"



Center of Life 01 Paul Blieden
USA

Nominee

"Center of Life 01"
Part of a series of images I started during the pandemic using my macro lens to keep myself sane.



After Sudek #2 Paul Dodd
Australia

Nominee

"After Sudek #2"
Inspired by Czech photographer Josef Sudek - a kitchen window still life



Ideogram-1 Paulo Mittelman
Brazil

Nominee

"Ideogram-1"
Some remains of dead leaves on sand may suggest an ancient writing



spider web with dew drops Peter Marxer
Liechtenstein

Nominee

"spider web with dew drops"
a photo of a spider web taken y in the morning after the fog has cleared



masks Robin Sacknoff
USA

Nominee

"masks"
covid fashion



Just Dial 0 Roger Parvin
USA

Nominee

"Just Dial 0"
From a collection of objects that were once used by family members.



Sale Roman Dadiomov
Russia

Nominee

"Sale"



Mushrooms at Dawn Ruth Ball
Canada

Nominee

"Mushrooms at Dawn"



Dished Up Sandrina Huish
New Zealand

Nominee

"Dished Up"
The scull of a once family pet monkey fascinates me. I'm pleased to be its minder.



Awter the Eco Photo Sergey Majorov
Russia

Nominee

"Awter the Eco Photo"



Calla Lily Seta Karabadjian
Canada

Nominee

"Calla Lily"



Crushed Sharon Knowles
USA

Nominee

"Crushed"
Plastic Water Bottle Crushed by Hand



And yet Unique Sven Thamm
Germany

Nominee

"And yet Unique"
Cotton grass of the Arctic. Thousands of them, like snowflakes of the bog, but each is yet unique.



Stormy Days Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Stormy Days"



Hazel Catkins Ulla Cornelius
Germany

Nominee

"Hazel Catkins"



Trapped Vicki Gardner
UK

Nominee

"Trapped"



Lost Sunflower 1 Wieneke de Leeuw
Netherlands

Nominee

"Lost Sunflower 1"
These photos are part of a series: In early winter 2020, Sunflowers are left in a deserted field and reveal their characters as sculptures in the winter sun.



Lily Wilhelm Kleinoeder
Germany

Nominee

"Lily"
The scent of pink lily is made visible in the picture



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