Our host this week, Sophie Alves of photographia asks us to consider the subject of Minimalism/Maximalism and suggests we could think of it as Simplicity/Complexity or Sparce/Full. I admit that I love some of the understated/toned down/spare images I have photographed over the years. At the same time, I prize the bright/complex/full photos in my archives.
Above, minimal light and color as the sun sets on a foggy afternoon create a sense of quiet peace. Below, a similar view after sunset, washed in color and dappled light is infused with mystery.
Above, a single songbird calling from atop a post on a misty day, creates a sense of solitude. Below, migrating shorebirds flock together filling the beach and sky. All four images presented so far have not been enhanced or filtered. These are the colors the camera caught when I took the photos.
Great selections and comparisons. Well done.
Thanks John! I love these challenges – they really make me think about what I photograph and why.🐾
I love what you did with the prompts. I too find much to like about both the quiet, still and simple images and the busy, colorful ones. It’s all good!
Thank you, Jill!
Your photos, on their own, are brilliant, put together as comparisons and they make a magnificent response to the challenge. I really enjoyed your post.
Thank you, Sofia!
You’re most welcome.
What a beautiful post, Lindy.
Thank you, Patti!
I absolutely love that opening photo, but altogether, your images hit the theme on target!
Thank you, John. That’s a favorite of mine too.
These are amazing images. Thanks Anita
Thank you, Anita!
These are so beautiful Lindy – I love the comparisons between simple vs busier but I also love both choices in each case. Truly lovely.
Thank you, Tina!