Creative (Abstracts / Patterns / Altered Reality / Composites) 

  • Images must be in jpeg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide, and no more than 1200 pixels high. 
  • The recommended color space is sRGB. Images may be color, infrared, or monochrome.
  • All types of post-processing is allowed, including the use of filters and composite images. If an image is a composite, all images used must have been taken by the maker. For example, do not use a sky provided by Photoshop if you use the "Sky Replacement" tool.
  • Images generated by artificial intelligence are not eligible for entry

This Category is for more "experimental" or "specialized" images. While usually all of the images that are entered into this category could also be entered into Open (with the exception of Composites,) historically they might not score as well against more traditional images. This category gives them the space to shine.

Types of images in the Creative Category can include -

Abstracts - an image consisting solely of shapes, colors, and/or textures.




Altered Reality - the image may no longer be a true or realistic presentation of the subject due to obvious use of filters, composites, or other techniques to produce a special effect.

Composites - combinations of images taken at different times and/or places


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