If you would like to be inspired by photographs, take a look at the winners in the PDNOnline Digital Imaging Contest 13. I was surprised not only at the variety of work displayed there, but also at how appealing many of the images were.
PDNOnline is a monthly magazine for professional photographers, and I feared that all the images might be just ads or promotional pieces. However, photographers competed in a number of categories:
I clicked through them all, expecting that some would be a big ho-hum for me. How wrong I was! Every category had at least one or two images that made me pause, ponder, and click the “about this image” button.
The subject matter was extremely varied. The first image I saw was comprised of a trio of haunting pictures that were all part of an advertising campaign for the Salvation Army. Later, I laughed at imaginary botanical shoes, enjoyed both the description and images of musician Tom Waits, and just gaped at a breathtaking shot of a highway shot from below.
You do not have to sign up or do anything more than visit and appreciate.