With great pleasure and a big sense of pride I can publish the results of the 'Abstract B/W or Color Landscape, in the style of Brett Weston, competition'.
To start I want to thank Hans-Wolfgang Hawerkamp! Without his enthousiastic participation and his invaluable expertise in choosing the winners, this competition would not have been so successful for sure!
My next thank you goes to Yvette Depaepe. Yvette has been the one doing the promotion for the competition via the Magazine of the 1x site bringing many new participants to enter the competition. Thank you so much Yvette!
You can read her article here
And last but not least, I want to thank all participants in the competition; the amount of entries has really exceeded my expectations and the quality of the entries was so high, making the final selection for Hans-Wolfgang all the more difficult. Thank you!
Here now the results and comments of the guest judge Hans-Wolfgang
Much impressive landscape image with accentuated foreground; I like most the lights and the
Contrasts of the structures of the foreground. The picture is processed and presented in perfect BW with a great range of tones.
A wonderful part of our world in an impressive abstract way. I like the warm colours of autumn divided by the falling waters. Perfectly composed and presented in square format.
Smooth, with lights and shadows modulated waves at a namib dune. The effect of these waves is much impressive. The perfect composition with the tree in the foreground and the wonderful colours transmitted an impressive abstract view of a desert.
In consideration of the high quality of much entries, I decided to award 10 additionally images. Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order of the Author's names)