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RESULTS: ‘To Abstraction’

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Lots of fascinating entries in this contest with the theme ‘To Abstraction’. Or as our judge explains:

“It was interesting to see entrants explore a wide range of different subjects and techniques in creating abstraction. The quality of entries was strong and getting it down to six finalists was tough. Choosing the order of these six was even harder.”

— Wayne Cosshall

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

Results…

(NOTE: click on the images for larger views)
 

1st Place Overall
“Bark of Pythagorous-v2″
by Mel Strawn
Judge’s Comment: “This is an excellent example of constructed abstraction. It makes good use of partial symmetry to draw references to drawings of life specimens, such as moths. It has good tonal use, and the linear elements offer a range of interpretations and add depth.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 

2nd Place Overall
“Flash in the Fog”
by Adam Czuprynski
Judge’s Comment: “A very close second, this is an outstanding example of abstracting the landscape. Composition is spot on, as is the use of colour and tone. It is only lacking in conceptual aspects, and it is only this that made it the runner-up.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 

3rd Place Overall
“Fireball Dancing”
by leka huie
Judge’s Comment: “Movement is an excellent way to create abstraction, and this is a very strong example of the technique. It has great color, and the composition is ideal, with a good balance between contrasting elements across the image.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


Honorable Mentions

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

 

“the table”
by Rebati-Seddik
Judge’s Comment: “Found abstraction is a great approach and requires an observant photographer who looks up and down rather than just ahead. This is an excellent example and makes good use of both tonal and shape contrast.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 

“Abstract in Time”
by Mikael Sundberg
Judge’s Comment: “A clever piece of created abstraction, this image makes good use of colour and shape contrast to create a strong, graphic image.”

 

“Soap and Sunset”
by Kay Beausoleil
Judge’s Comment: “An outstanding bubble image, this one makes perfect use of colour contrast as well as interesting contrast between straight and curved edges to build strength.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 



 
PhoozL thanks ALL the photographers/artists who participated, and a big thanks to this week’s judge, Wayne Cosshall, whose many years of reviewing and judging images is clearly evident.

Congratulations to all of you for submitting wonderful images. More “Weekly Wednesdays” are awaiting you!

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

 

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