At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. From Urban Exploration to Nature; from Underwater to Food; from Performing Arts to the City and Architecture category. These are some of the community’s favorite posts, raising the bar as they point out the best of the best (or at the least most popular…) images shared on 500px from the past year. But why wait for December to check in with the categories? Let’s see how the community is doing now that we’re a few months into 2016 and really rolling.

Fine Art is all about creating the fantastic and the impossible—and making it come to life in pictures with the help of skills, tools (most commonly Photoshop), and creativity. Here, an artistic photographer’s imagination can truly run wild in post-production, resulting in unreal compositions, magical worlds, and surreal storytelling. Scroll down to see the 20 most popular Fine Art images shared on 500px this year so far.

20. Untitled by Oprisco

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19. Fatal by Furstset

Fatal by 500px on 500px

18. Unreachable by Adi Dekel

Unreachable by 500px on 500px

17. Trigger by Denise Kwong

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16. La stagione degli innocenti by Ionut Caras

La stagione degli innocenti by 500px on 500px

15. Whispering Wind by Christian Wig

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14. Love Photography by Luis Valadares

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13. Message in a Bottle by Pedro Quintela on

Message in a Bottle by 500px on 500px

12. The Abandoned World by Mikko Lagerstedt

The Abandoned World by 500px on 500px

11. Watched by Marta Bevacqua

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10. Follow Your Dreams by Mohammed Sattar

Follow Your Dreams by 500px on 500px

9. Manoeuvre in the Dark by Otto Hütter

Manoeuvre in the Dark by 500px on 500px

8. Siesta by Adrian Borda

Siesta by 500px on 500px

7. A Cloudy Day in Canal Park by Like_He

A Cloudy Day in Canal Park, Duluth by Like_He on

6. Fishing the Sun by iD’s

Fishing the Sun by 500px on 500px

5. Spill Over by Todd Wall

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4. The Paddler by Lauri Lohi

The Paddler by 500px on 500px

3. Above All by Karezoid Michal Karcz

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2. The Road To Spring by Nikos Bantouvakis

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1. The Good Weather Umbrella by John Wilhelm

The good weather umbrella by 500px on 500px

Be sure to keep visiting ISO over the next couple of weeks as we continue checking in with some of our favorite categories, sharing the most popular images uploaded so far in 2016.

If you have a favorite Fine Art image uploaded this year that you think deserved a spot in the Top 20, drop us a link in the comments! And don’t forget to say hello in the comments below — let us know what you think of each list as it goes live.