Water is essential to support life and is just about everywhere you look inside and outside in our environment. It flows, it freezes, it drops, it splashes, it vaporizes, it falls and it rises up. Water can be clear, colored, solid, fluid, or in the air. It can reflect, absorb and distort. Life on Earth cannot exist without it.
In both literature and art, water represents a wide variety of meanings. It is considered the universal symbol for change – it is forever flowing, and it can take any course. Water is used to symbolize purity, cleansing, grace and music. It can help to make a photograph have more meaning than what it might seem at first glance. Rainbows, for instance, are not just pretty – they are symbols of hope and would not exist without water and light.
Use water as a major compositional element in your photographs to create texture and focus for the viewer. It must be a very meaningful part of your image, the main subject, or create the mood and impact of the photograph. We invite you to explore this natural wonder through realistic or abstracted interpretations.
Photographers may submit up to 6 images. They can be a series or a variety of individual images.
Images will be selected based upon their composition, technical execution, artistic merit, impact on the viewer and compliance with the theme. Images must be appropriate for person of all ages.