Named nominee in abstract for Photography Masters Cup

Ah, some good news for the middle of the week. I have learned that my photograph “Mask” was nominated in the Abstract catagory for this year’s Photography Masters Cup.

Mask by Daniel Sroka

This has always been a favorite photograph of mine. It is an abstract of a fallen leaf that has dried into a tight curl (see the leaf below. And yes, I do save all of the leaves that I photograph!). The photograph was taken from the right side, looking along the length of the leaf. The “eye” of the mask is the small opening right by the stem. When I was photographing this leaf, I was amazed at how this image of a mask jumped out at me. It literally spooked me, suddenly seeing this half of a face staring at me through the lens.

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  1. Congrats man, very interesting competition.

  2. Daniel, that’s wonderful news! Big congrats to you! I’ve always loved this piece, it reminds me of Phantom of the Opera.

  3. Stunning leaf shot, great job!

  4. Congratulations!

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