Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography : If you are looking for some dramatic photos which focuses on colour, pattern or texture then you should try out abstract photography. It’s very difficult to unfold the story behind an abstract photo, as it depends on the way the photographer visualizes it. Abstract photography focuses on shape, form, colour, pattern and texture. Photographers can be highly creative with abstract photography as it doesn’t focus on reality. An ordinary photo can be easily turned into an abstract photography, through the creativity of the photographer…

Architecture abstract photography
by Peter Stewart
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Abstract photography
by Yosi Baitellman
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City abstract photography
by Jegeor
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Abstract photo
by Joel Tjintjelaar
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Abstract photography
by Jacqueline Hammer
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Paisaje Urbano

Paisaje Urbano

« Tren Infernal » – Patxi Pérez
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« Publicidad » – Elena Arjona
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« Christmas Color’s » – José Vicente Blay
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« Caos » – Javier Morales
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« Cintas en grises. Avilés 2015 » – Senén Merino
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Paisaje Urbano
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Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. From Michael B. Hardie’s photograph of an octopus hitching a ride on the back of a sea turtle in Hawaii to Kamil Nureev’s shot of reindeer pulling a man across the Siberian tundra, these 70 images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable.

smithsonian03aIndividual Communication by Peter Nutkins
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smithsonian03bDreaming Matera by Alessandro Cocca
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smithsonian03cCormorant Fisherman by Duangmon C.
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smithsonian03dTurtle-Back Ride by Michael B. Hardie
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smithsonian03eSwamp Raccoon by Kim Aikawa
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smithsonian03fWhere Water Once Flowed by Aya Okawa
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Voting is now open for the Readers’ Choice winner! Voting is limited to one vote per user per day and runs through March 27 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. The finalist who receives the most votes will be announced alongside our Grand Prize and category winners on March 28.

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Twisted

Twisted Photo Contest Winners

twisted03aCongratulations People’s Choice « River Crossing » by piotrparzybok
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twisted03bCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « The singing ringing tree » by jamesrushforth
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twisted03cCongratulations Amateur Winner « A Clear Bulb » by maryeileengardner
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twisted03dCongratulations Runner Up « Currawong’s ghost » by hillaryyounger
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twisted03eCongratulations Runner Up « Punctuated » by BonZeye
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twisted03fCongratulations Honorary Mention « Stairway at the museum » by leonhugo
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twisted03gCongratulations Honorary Mention « United Tower Bahrain » by Craigwww
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Twisted
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« I Photographed The Vastly Diverse Architecture Of The Netherlands »

« I Photographed The Vastly Diverse Architecture Of The Netherlands »
By Tobias Gawrisch

tobiasgawrisch02a« Although I’m a german Photographer living in Germany, I’m luckily only living around 60km from the border to the Netherlands.

tobiasgawrisch02bAnd it just so happens that I’m an architectural photographer as well, visiting the Netherlands ever so often.

tobiasgawrisch02cThe modern design and architecture of the Netherlands have always astonished me! It seems that every little town has its own special design. Whether it’s a bridge, a skyscraper, a hotel or some other architectural masterpiece – everywhere you look you’ll find some clever and beautiful modern designs in architecture.

tobiasgawrisch02dI haven’t seen most of this country’s beauty, I’m sure! But what I’ve seen so far makes me want to visit and photograph the Netherlands time and time again! »

tobiasgawrisch02e« I Photographed The Vastly Diverse Architecture Of The Netherlands »
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“The shapes, shadows and textures of today’s architecture offers a wealth of composition opportunities.”

Jim Riche, in his series Urban Abstracts takes us through a tour of possibility, showing us how the contours of a building can move with the eye in such a way that the building seems to dance its way across your screen. The symmetry and the light of these manmade constructs are displayed beautifully.

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Urban Abstracts by Jim Riche
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Adore Noir
Issue 036 • February 2017

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year

The USA Landscape Photographer of the Year reveals the country’s vast and sublime geography.

usalpoty12aSunrise Illuminates Mount Rainier by Alex Noriega
Overall Winner, Adult
Nikon D600, 35mm, f/11, ISO 100. ‘Mount Rainier in Washington dominates the landscape,’ says Alex. ‘I knew I wanted something with a mid ground, and not a simple mirrored reflection from the shore of a lake. I found that spot here, high above Upper Tipsoo Lake, where the trees seemed to perfectly cradle the distant mountain and display the autumn foliage.’
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usalpoty12bHalema’uma’u Crater by Raiatea Arcuri
Youth Winner, My USA
Sony Alpha 7S, 24mm, 20secs at f/2.8, ISO 500. ‘This was captured along the Kilauea Iki trail in Volcanoes National Park,’ says Raiatea. ‘I hiked down into the crater to capture some timelapse shots. However, my lenses fogged up and, disappointed, I hiked back to the top. When I got there, I was greeted by an amazing spectacle. The smoke plume coming out of the active crater looked twisted like a hurricane.’
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usalpoty12cMammatus Makers by Terry Koyama
Winner, Environmental Value
Sony Alpha 7R II, 16-35mm, 1/4sec at f/4, ISO 100. ‘On this day there was storm activity in Kansas,’ says Terry. ‘Mammatus clouds could be seen for miles. The view from the wind turbines was surreal. As the sun set, the sky had an otherworldly red-orange glow.’
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usalpoty12dWaimea Bay Beast, Oahu, Hawaii by Terry Koyama
Winner, Black & White
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 200-400mm, 1/640sec at f/5.6, ISO 800. ‘Although Waimea Bay was breaking, it was not an epic day compared to its big wave standards,’ says Terry. ‘But as the swells rolled into the inside there was more than enough energy to bring the shore break alive. The conditions were ideal as these enormous waves crashed on the shore producing huge explosions of white water.’
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usalpoty12eMain Strike by James Menzies
Winner, Classic View
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 17-40mm, 20secs at f/10, ISO 320. ‘For many years I have been travelling to Arizona for monsoon storm chasing for two weeks in the season,’ says James. ‘Until my birthday this year, I had failed to obtain any real lightning at the Grand Canyon. On this day an approaching storm started dropping a few bolts, so I got into position at Lipan Point on the South Rim just in case it lasted a bit longer. As the storm approached the canyon around sunset, the lightning increased. As it started rolling over the North Rim, it let loose with one of the most prolific lightning displays I have ever seen. I could feel the heat of the lightning as it was only striking one or two miles away.’
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usalpoty12fCoastal lava tubes by Raiatea Arcuri
Overall Youth Winner
Sony Alpha 6000, 12mm, 0.4sec at f/11, ISO 100. This was captured along the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii,’ says Raiatea. ‘What makes the Big Island special is the presence of lava tubes. Some of these tubes at the coast cause amazing water motion as the waves push water in and out. It can be an epic experience capturing it! The water can surge up to your waist and recede into the tube, creating a nice waterfall.’
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usalpoty12gA Mysterious Lone Figure by Az Jackson
Winner, My USA
Canon EOS 5D, 24mm, 1/40sec at f/5.6, ISO 800. In this image taken in Brooklyn, New York, we find the lone figure of a man holding an umbrella while walking from the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge. As you can see, the mist surrounds him and helps to create an image of atmosphere. It’s further assisted by the fact that Az has chosen to convert his image to black & white, emphasising the graphic scene.
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usalpoty12hPolytechnic University of Florida by Souvik Dutta
Urban adult – Winner
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usalpoty12iThe Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fort Point in San Francisco by Kyle Wolfe
Urban youth – Winner
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USA Landscape Photographer of the Year
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