This year’s FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is pleased to nominate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a nominee is the category of Architecture for his image entitled “REBORN”. According to Smukler, this piece depicts the Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center, located in lower Manhattan, New York City, which now sits where the Twin Towers once dominated.
This year’s FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is pleased to nominate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a nominee is the category of Abstract for his image entitled “WIRED”. According to Smukler, this piece is a closeup of the Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center, located in lower Manhattan, New York City, which now sits where the Twin Towers once dominated.
IPA One Shot Themed Photo Competition: Winners Announced!
The International Photography Awards (IPA) has just concluded our special single-image photography competition centered on the theme Harmony, and we want to congratulate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who was awarded Honorable Mention for his image “At Rest” in the category of Nature.
IPA received thousands of superb entries from all around the world and our illustrious Jury reviewed each submission based on originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact.
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” John Muir
An amazing week in Yosemite led to this lead image (one of six) to be honored by IPOTY.
When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
– Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915.
Waiting for the early morning sunrise in Stuart, Florida, I absorbed the quiet, the dark and serenity. Not yet having enjoyed my morning coffee, I was over-washed with a sense deep-breathed clarity.
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can”.”
― John Muir
The Sierras can either stop your heart or remind you that it is there. On the way to Bishop, California I was blessed with this scene.