***Mini Challenge #573*** Photography As Art

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***Mini Challenge #573*** Photography As Art

This may have been done before.  I may even have done it before, but it should be fun anyway.   The theme is: Art Photography. By this I mean that the image is an end in itself. The image is not being used to educate, document, create memories, or any of the more common photographic purposes - just pure standalone art. Show me images that you think someone might buy to display as art in their home.

Since the image is an end in itself, a description of the subject matter isn't especially relevant.  However, a discussion of HOW you created the image would certainly be interesting.

This Challenge will be judged on a purely subjective basis - what happens to appeal to me.  Not fair, probably, but I don't know any other way to judge art.

This Mini-Challenge 573 begins now and ends at 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

1. Submit a maximum of 3 Entries to win and/or as many Exhibits as you wish.

2. Photos must have been taken by you but can be from any camera.

3. There are no restrictions on processing or on composite shots - all are acceptable. It's the image that counts, not how it was produced. Post processing and modification can be as light as you like, all the way up to fully abstract or composite images.

4. Please state in the header of your post, whether your images they are an "Entry" or an "Exhibit". Non-labelled submissions will be assumed to be Exhibits.

5. It's best to post all images using the "Reply to thread" button below this first post. This makes collating the entries and exhibits much easier, but images sometimes need to be posted in comments when sub-threads develop, to keep the sense of the conversation going, so I will hunt right through the posts looking for valid images.

6. At the end of this challenge, I will announce First, Second and Third places from the Entries in a separate RESULTS thread, and I may select some other submissions, entries or exhibits, for Honorable Mentions.

Grand Prize: The First Place winner becomes the host of the next challenge and has 3 days to begin it. The winner can respond to the challenge setter with a forum post or PM. If that individual doesn't respond in 3 days, or has to decline to serve, the Second Place winner becomes the next host. If that individual declines to serve, the Third Place winner becomes the next host.

Some examples:


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