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RESULTS – ‘Minimalismo’- PhoozL


RESULTS – ‘Minimalismo’

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We went Minimalist (‘Minimalismo’ to be in tune with our Spanish judge) with this week’s contest. The judge has these overall comments:

“First of all, I have to say that I was very impressed by the variety and the quality of the images submitted. Some of the contesting photos had a classic minimalist look, and some had a fresh interpretation of what minimalism means today where cameras are part of our life more than in any era before.”

— Xavi Carerras, Barcelona
HautTouch Retouching Studio

(click here for the Gallery of submitted images)
(click here for 2013 Winners Showcase for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for 2013 PhoozL Points tally for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for this contest’s Instructions & Rules and information about the Judge)


(NOTE: click on the images for larger views)

1st Place Overall
“Ready for Take Off”
by Lesley Ackman
Judge’s Comment: “If someone had told me that I would consider an image of a bird taking off as a winner for a Minimalism contest, I wouldn’t have taken it seriously. This photo has a lot of power, energy, strength, speed, motion, and other describers that do not normally “belong” with what people consider minimalism. But sometimes a brave and determined photo deserves the prize.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


2nd Place Overall
“L.A. Street at Night”
by Mark Mason
Judge’s Comment: “This image has solitude, sadness, and all in a very nice color palette. I can imagine a complex story behind it.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


3rd Place Overall
“On the Wind”
by nance kay
Judge’s Comment: “I don’t know if the creator of this image captured it as fast as the wind blows the leaves, or if was just good timing or perseverance. Regardless, it looks great, fresh and energizing.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Honorable Mentions

More winning images chosen by the judge in the Honorable Mention category…
(click here to see the Gallery of all submitted images)

by zarnoosheh
Judge’s Comment: “It’s rare that a minimalist shot can be cropped or recomposed and still work. This is one of those shots. I have to admit that I did not see the man on the slope on the first round of the selection!”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


“White Moon Rising”
by Armineh29
Judge’s Comment: “I love the color palette of this shot, plus the lines and shapes. Forgive me if I consider it a modern pictorial-inspired minimalist shot.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


“Silver Sea and Distant Showers”
by Kay Beausoleil
Judge’s Comment: “Yes, it only has a line, a couple of showers reaching the line, and some waves adding texture toward the line. But emotionally powerful.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Congrats to winners and thanks to all who participated in this ‘Minimalismo’ contest and to our judge: Xavi Carreras. New “Weekly Wednesdays” contests are already live or being planned. Get in the Weekly Wednesdays habit!

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

(click here for current 2013 Winners Showcase for Weekly Wednesdays contests)


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