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Results contest : Pastels

by Yvette Depaepe
Published the 18th of January 2023


Pastel colours have enough white mixed into them to take away the saturation and turn them into a pale verion of colours. Using pastels often results in more elegancy and delicacy, especially if taken in soft diffused light.  The submissions were very varied going from flowers, to landscapes and even portraits.

The winners with the most votes in this contest are:
1st place: Anna Cseresnjes   

2nd place: Judy Tseng     
3rd place: brigitte van krimpen  

Congratulations to the winners and honourable mentions and thanks to all the participants in the contest 'Pastels'



'The world of insects'  is the currently running theme.
Photographing close-ups or macros of insects can be fun if using the right settings.
 Insects aren't so good at following directions, so an insect photographer has to be patient, wait, watch and be ready for the moment a good opportunity presents itself, to nail it.  Send in your best ...

This contest will end at midnight on Sunday the 29th of January 2023.
The sooner you upload your submission the more chance you have to gather the most votes.
If you haven't uploaded your photo yet, click here 


Good luck to all the participants.


1st place : by Anna Cseresnjes



2nd place : by Judy Tseng

3rd place : by brigitte van krimpen
by Giuseppe Satriani

by Frank Smedts

by Christian Kurz

by Stefan Zuser

by Thierry Lagandré (Transgressed Light)

by Eriks Zilbalodis

by Rolf Endermann
You can see the names of the TOP 50 here.  

The contests are open to everybody.
Submitting images already published / awarded on 1x is allowed.
Wonderful images, my compliments to the photographers on show.
Beautiful images..congratulations to all winners 🌷🌷
Amazing works!!
Amazing winning pictures 😍👌 Huge congrats to the winners 👍
Beautiful and refreshing! Congratulations to the winners!
Beautiful collection with the main elements of pastel colors. Learning! Congrats to all!
Beautiful, congratulations to all winners
Pastels....and the unbearable lightness of being! Congratulations!
Wow I absolutely love all photos
Great series, congrats to all.
Congrats to everyone. I'm proud to be in such fine company with beautiful pictures.
Congratulations to the winners.
Congratulations to the winners and honourable mentions and thanks to all the participants. Cheers, yvette
What beautiful pictures!! Congratulations to Anna, Judy and Brigitte !! Thanks to everyone for appreciating my does me good.
Your photo is beautiful and delicate, Frank! Deserved appreciation ;-)
Thank you so much Frank, your photo is also a beauty.
many thanks Frank, love your picture also ... greetings Anna