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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