Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best minimalist shots in the Show Minimalism Photo Contest with chances to win a Sony a3000 and more!

"Thank you very much to all the contestants for the top images of this years Show Minimalism Photo
Contest. It was a very lengthy and difficult process of elimination. And subjective I know. I also felt very
privileged to be a part of the judging. Thank you." - Mark Metternich

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Mark Metternich for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Mark Metternich is a full time professional landscape photographer who has spent most of his time living mobile on the road. Mark's great passion for fine art landscape comes through in his work and has attracted a wide audience around the world, has been widely published and has won various awards.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "ZEN" by Paul_Joslin

ZEN by Paul_Joslin - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"It was a difficult decision because I have several favorites for different reasons. But as a professional landscape photographer myself, this one just jumped out at me. I have also always loved minimalism, and atmosphere and here is it done incredibly well." - Mark Metternich

Congratulations Runner Up "Lone Swimmer Entering Surf at Dawn_P" by Toptruck

Lone Swimmer Entering Surf at Dawn_P by Toptruck - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"It is a wonder of an image to look at. It very much inspires me to break the “rules” for artistic seascapes. I did try to find the specific techniques used but to no avail. My guess is a little in camera vertical blurring/panning (or vertical blurring done in Photoshop) composited in with a bit of normal slow shutter speed/ water blur and then the female figure was masked in. My only critique is that the specular highlight brightness in the upper left area was slightly distracting to the scene overall and the color choice of bathing suit seemed to clash just a little bit with the scene." - Mark Metternich

Congratulations Runner Up "Black Church of Budir " by madspeteriversen

Black Church of Budir by madspeteriversen - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"I love simple solitary minimalistic church scenes. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea, but they are mine. Excellent image. The only thing my brain was wanting is for there to be a cross on top of this church. I do believe that in life, there is a struggle of life and death and good and evil. There is mystery and there is power. I see all this in this image, not to mention the beauty of creation. Beautiful." - Mark Metternich

Congratulations Amateur Winner "DSC_0396" by vickiecrosbycarroll

DSC_0396 by vickiecrosbycarroll - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"I love everything about the image. The surrealness of the hummingbird with blurred lights in the background make this an amazing, almost magical image worthy of any gallery wall! I think part of me wanted to know if this was a composite or a single shot. But having said that, I also believe a photo stands and falls on its own merits. If this is not a composite, it is one of the best photos I have ever seen in my life." - Mark Metternich

Congratulations People's Choice "S T A N D " by remedios

S T A N D by remedios - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Baby turtle " by carlosgrillo

Baby turtle by carlosgrillo - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Idolatry" by GhostLightPhotography

"curves " by sandythompson

curves by sandythompson - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"I believed what I shouldn`t have " by lauracallsen

I believed what I shouldn`t have by lauracallsen - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Taking Flight" by JT74

Taking Flight by JT74 - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Holy Perimeter " by DrewHopper

Holy Perimeter  by DrewHopper - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"jelly2" by jamiecortinas

jelly2 by jamiecortinas - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"NotOnlyStudio" by vassilispitoulis

"Arctic Fox" by JimCumming

Arctic Fox by JimCumming - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Can't See The Sea" by ts446photo

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"Only" by mircobalboni

Only by mircobalboni - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Pier into the Mist" by suegraves

Pier into the Mist by suegraves - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Crossing a Frozen Lake" by springlake

Crossing a Frozen Lake by springlake - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Infinity II" by billpeppas

Infinity II by billpeppas - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Tree Frog in the Park" by GabrielCarlsonCreations

Tree Frog in the Park by GabrielCarlsonCreations - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Isolated" by GaryEllisPhotography

Isolated by GaryEllisPhotography - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"wheatfield tree" by wolfman57

wheatfield tree by wolfman57 - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Portencross." by pauldmessenger

Portencross. by pauldmessenger - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Swinging" by Deboodle

Swinging by Deboodle - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Stairway from heaven" by Mrc_Tagliarino

Stairway from heaven by Marco_Tagliarino - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Trees and a bird" by alekrivec

Trees and a bird by alekrivec - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Golden Gate Emergence" by sortino

Golden Gate Emergence by sortino - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"The Needle at Haystack Rock, Oregon Coast_6979" by SofTrain-Graphics

"dandelion" by christianhohnen

dandelion by christianhohnen - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Solitario" by josedevesa

Solitario by josedevesa - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Iron Pot lighthouse sunrise Jan 2017" by Roselync

Iron Pot lighthouse sunrise Jan 2017 by Roselync - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Tiny" by LiveInspiredByBrenda

Tiny by LiveInspiredByBrenda - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"silence" by C_LaCroix

"Light HUNTERS" by marekbiegalski

"ABSTRACT NUDE" by AJVITARO

"Loner " by kasparsciematnieks

Loner by kasparsciematnieks - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Epiphany " by LarryGreene

Epiphany by LarryGreene - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Passage of time " by awu88

Passage of time by awu88 - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Spying on Sarah " by ClubPout

Spying on Sarah by NicoleShotMe - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"One Step at a Time " by Lpepz

One Step at a Time by Lpepz - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"simple colors " by siph

simple colors by siph - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Distant Shores " by francescogola

Distant Shores by francescogola - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Drop of life " by anders_samuelsson

Drop of life by anders_samuelsson - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"The Christmas moon " by Ozscapes

The Christmas moon by Ozscapes - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Release the stress " by pedrocastro_2572

Release the stress by pedrocastro_2572 - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Jurg in Zermatt " by ollybowman

Jurg in Zermatt by ollybowman - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"IMG_8804 " by benjaminthomaspowell

IMG_8804 by benjaminthomaspowell - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Christ the Redeemer " by lgphotodc

Christ the Redeemer by lgphotodc - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Horse in the Night " by sophiakjohnson

Horse in the Night by sophiakjohnson - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Windmills in the fog " by ryanminion

Windmills in the fog by ryanminion - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Alone " by Boholm

Alone by Boholm - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Iconic African Sunrise " by kathrynsklenakdannay

Iconic African Sunrise by kathrynsklenakdannay - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"bridge to nowhere " by vynce

"Cookie & Cream " by fournierphotographe

Sugar Mountain! by fournierphotographe - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Silhouette " by alexandresurel

Silhouette by alexandresurel - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Nuit sur Valensole " by Fannie_Jowski

Nuit sur Valensole by Fannie_Jowski - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Crocosmia " by AMills

Crocosmia by AMills - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"+++ " by dmitrysamsonov

+++ by dmitrysamsonov - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Fly Portrait " by Badgrandad

Fly Portrait by Badgrandad - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Echoes of Old Applause " by SteveCheetham

Echoes of Old Applause by SteveCheetham - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"At the tip of her fingers ... " by briancann

At the tip of her fingers ... by briancann - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Returning to the Sea " by iwangroot

Returning to the Sea by iwangroot - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Infinity" by LorenzoMittiga

Infinity by LorenzoMittiga - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"feathers" by metasequoia

feathers by metasequoia - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Zebra ....You Lookin' At Me?" by Pamelabole

Zebra ....You Lookin' At Me? by Pamelabole - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"road to past" by slawek

road to past by slawek - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"One above the other" by Milkywayhunters

One above the other by AngeloPerrone - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Mountain Zen" by knoxphoto

Mountain Zen by knoxphoto - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Ruffle My Feathers" by nikipike

Ruffle My Feathers by nikipike - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Morning Glow" by Lukamundo

Morning Glow by Lukamundo - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Dirty Water" by calebdaniel

Dirty Water by calebdaniel - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Tulip" by michellemckoy

Tulip by michellemckoy - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

""Leaf"" by ericbennett

"Leaf" by ericbennett - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Riffel Seashell on the Beach" by robertriffel

Riffel Seashell on the Beach by robertriffel - Show Minimalism Photo Contest

"Have a good day." by andreealoredanamihailiuc