M (02.05.13, 7:31 AM): Light at the end of the forest entered in WPO Open competition http://worldphoto.org/profile/118407/

Chris (01.23.13, 12:24 AM): I tend to agree with @Brian Pflanz in terms of how I "define" an abstract. I guess the category was also to include textures, and then I could see how some made it in. Great photos either way.

Brian Pflanz (01.22.13, 10:04 AM): Some great photos in the finalists but a couple that I would not consider abstract. I think of Abstract photography as a photo using colors and/or patterns to create an image, with no clear subject being identifiable. I see a few clear subjects but that is just my opinion. Congrats to the finalists!