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The International Photography Awards celebrate the marvels of motion

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2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
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3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Taken in Northern Ireland at the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns
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3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Taken in Northern Ireland at the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns
1st Place / Overall, 1st Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Multiple scan data combined with digital camera data of a Wild Carrot, scientific name being Daucus carota
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1st Place / Overall, 1st Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Multiple scan data combined with digital camera data of a Wild Carrot, scientific name being Daucus carota
2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
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2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
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3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Nature
2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Technology / Machine. Tracking shot of a replica Porsche Type 64 at the 2020 GP Ice Race at Zell am See, Austria
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2nd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Technology / Machine. Tracking shot of a replica Porsche Type 64 at the 2020 GP Ice Race at Zell am See, Austria
3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Technology / Machine. Full moon. About to cross 30 West, halfway a stormy Atlantic Ocean when the radiant moon ascents above the horizon
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3rd Place / Oneshot : Movement/Technology / Machine. Full moon. About to cross 30 West, halfway a stormy Atlantic Ocean when the radiant moon ascents above the horizon
Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Blue Impulse, a Japanese acrobatic flight team
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Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Blue Impulse, a Japanese acrobatic flight team
Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Warhorse, built by engineer Kevin Scott. It is the world's fastest monowheel vehicle
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Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Warhorse, built by engineer Kevin Scott. It is the world's fastest monowheel vehicle
Honorable Mention, Nature. Banjo, an Australian Kelpie
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Honorable Mention, Nature. Banjo, an Australian Kelpie
Honorable Mention, Nature. Streaks of lightning blazed through columns of ashes amid Taal Volcano’s eruption as seen from Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
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Honorable Mention, Nature. Streaks of lightning blazed through columns of ashes amid Taal Volcano’s eruption as seen from Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
Honorable Mention, Nature.
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Honorable Mention, Nature.
Honorable Mention, Nature
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Honorable Mention, Nature
Honorable Mention, Fine Art
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Honorable Mention, Fine Art
Honorable Mention, People
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Honorable Mention, People
Honorable Mention, People. Remote camera photo of LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, during game vs. Houston Rockets. February 6, 2020 at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
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Honorable Mention, People. Remote camera photo of LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, during game vs. Houston Rockets. February 6, 2020 at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft takes off in 2019
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Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine. Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft takes off in 2019
Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine
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Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine
Honorable Mention, Nature
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Honorable Mention, Nature
Honorable Mention, Nature. A brown bear with shaggy, brown fur is about to catch a salmon in its mouth at the top of Brooks Falls, Alaska
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Honorable Mention, Nature. A brown bear with shaggy, brown fur is about to catch a salmon in its mouth at the top of Brooks Falls, Alaska
Honorable Mention, Nature. Two waves collide under a stormy sky on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Honorable Mention, Nature. Two waves collide under a stormy sky on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Honorable Mention, People
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Honorable Mention, People
Honorable Mention, Fine Art
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Honorable Mention, Fine Art
Honorable Mention, People. Outside a high-rise in Singapore
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Honorable Mention, People. Outside a high-rise in Singapore
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This year’s International Photography Awards (IPA) One-Shot contest focused on how a single image can profoundly convey the concept of movement. The incredible array of celebrated shots illustrate the sheer spectacle of humans, animals and machines in various states of motion.

“The idea that everything moves, changes, and evolves, is such a great concept to explore through photography,” says Hossein Farmani, founder of the IPA. “It’s been inspiring to see how photographers of all levels of expertise have captured this concept in its many forms – universal, abstract, human, and machine.”

Honorable Mention, Nature. Streaks of lightning blazed through columns of ashes amid Taal Volcano’s eruption as seen from Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
Honorable Mention, Nature. Streaks of lightning blazed through columns of ashes amid Taal Volcano’s eruption as seen from Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines

The IPA’s One-Shot contest stands apart from its larger annual competition. Every year the One-Shot contest tasks photographers, both professional and amateur, with composing a single image inspired by one theme. In the past the contest has asked for shots illustrating topics such as Home, The City and Climate Change. This year’s Movement theme beautifully highlights how photographers can artistically convey sensations of movement using just a single succinct snap.

1st Place / Overall, 1st Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Multiple scan data combined with digital camera data of a Wild Carrot, scientific name being Daucus carota
1st Place / Overall, 1st Place / Oneshot : Movement/Fine Art. Multiple scan data combined with digital camera data of a Wild Carrot, scientific name being Daucus carota

The Grand Prize this year went to Canadian photographer Anne Mason-Hoerter for an impressive composite image of wild carrot plants. Mason-Hoerter’s technique involves taking a plant apart, scanning different components, and then combining the elements alongside digital camera shots of the plant as a whole, to create compositions that could never be captured in the wild. Her final winning image took over a month to complete and combines over 50 different images and elements, all designed to visualize the movement of these plants at night.

One category in the competition, focusing on technology and machines, features a fantastic collection of man-made objects in action. Leaves rustling into the air show the world’s fastest mono-wheel vehicle zooming along, while another shot leans on marvelous water patterns to illustrate the powerful movement of helicopter rotor blades.

Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine
Honorable Mention, Technology/Machine

“Even though it seems the whole planet has almost come to a standstill, through these images we see that life goes on and moves forward,” says Farmani. “Congratulations to all the talented photographers who [have] been a part of this great event.”

Other highlights include animals hunting, basketballers hovering, and rockets zooming up into space. Take a look through our gallery at more stunning shots of movement from the IPA One-Shot contest.

Source: International Photography Awards

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6 comments
guzmanchinky
Incredible images
HansPro
Amazing how ‘photography’ nowadays are represented. I know it is very difficult to shoot the perfect shot once-off with a camera – but that keeps the talented pros and wannabe snappers apart in this game – hence the use of image manipulation programmes like the ubiquitous Photoshop to fix, enhance and change. I hope someone designs – I vaguely remember it being in the pipeline years ago? – a programme where you input a suspect photograph which then glows red the pixels that has been manipulated. Case in point: The ‘Warhorse’ mono-wheel photo complete with beautiful studio electronic lights setup smacks of: 1) Not a moving but a static photograph of said machine. 2) Ground and background artificial movement blur added. 3) Choreographed flying leaves either thrown into scene as photo is snapped or added in plus selective blur on a Photoshop layer. 4) How wonderful the little electronic backlight flash on ground hidden behind the mono-wheel pops exactly at that point! Fastest shutter trigger finger of the West for sure! Yea-yeah… my money is on a static product shot.
Signguy
I agree with HansPro; all the Honorable Mentions are captured action shots; all the winners are "created" pictures. There needs to be a separation of these with winners for each specific catagory; it's unfair to the amazing true photography.
Eddy
Fantastic set of photographs. Thank you.
BonnRich
Thanks for someone like HansPro and Signguy to highlight this sorry blight on the photography front. So sad so little readers and viewers out there know about manipulation. I saved the 'Monowheel' image and uploaded it to 'FotoForensics' website and under the ELA tab could see the lighter glowing outlines of the wheel contraption as well as the leaves! These were definitely cut out and placed on a separate background layer in Photoshop so as to easily blur the ground and background building to fool your eye that the monowheel is moving. Obviously also the 'random' (read: choreographed!) leaves flying beautifully around... Haha! These posed/ setup photographs does not belong to be featured amongst other talented realtime photographers... who sadly only gets a honorable mention. Sad indeed.
Brian M
Number of people have commented on digital manipulation of the photos. Besides the ever increasing difficulty in proving something is processed - Most digital images are going to have some manipulation. Maybe that manipulation should be taken as part of the creative process, no different to time lapse, multiple exposures, high speed or large aperture lenses for a soft focus, or even the old fashioned wet photography processing tricks. Its the final image and emotion created by a photo that really counts,
i.e. Art photography is different to evidential photography..