Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

Waipapa Lighthouse – South of the South Island

This weeks Photo Challenge is Minimalist

Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.

I have a few images that feature a lot of negative space with a strong subject, like the lighthouse above, and the duck in the stream taken at Melbourne Zoo a few years ago

Duck at Melbourne Zoo 2010

However they fail on the monochromatic colour palette part of the description, so delving into my archives gets me this image from Cape Foulwind, the reflections of the sky in the wet sand, lots of big empy space and scale shown by the footprints in the bottom left corner.

Sky reflections at Cape Foulwind

Still possibly a bit too colourful, so lets really tone it down and go to Kaikoura with an early morning sea fog, processed into BW and the only creature to be seen is a lone seagull heading off into the foggy distance.

Kaikoura Heads in early morning fog

Which one says minimalist to you the most?


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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist

  1. JF says:

    First and last.

  2. Ruth says:

    The first! It feels very lonely and isolated, but also has a solitary warmth about it. I love it!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Ruth it is lonely and isolated, a long way from everywhere but taken in late afteroon so some warmth from that softer light

  3. oops here was the duck!! I accidentally commented on next post but these are also beautiful!!

  4. coolquilting says:

    wow- I love the duck!!!!

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