Please don’t get me wrong – all of these photos are stunning! I do really appreciate abstract photos. Nonetheless, I look at some (by no means a majority) of these “landscape” photos and I can’t imagine what landscape they shot. This is art. There is nothing wrong with abstract photos. I love those photos. On the other hand, the category “landscape” should mean something – that you can actually see a landscape in the photo.
Perhaps we need a new category, like “abstract landscape.”
I am somewhat concerned these “abstract photos” are detracting from other landscape photos in these competitions. It seems that the “abstract landscapes” are over-represented.