~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #202: Minimalism/Maximalism ~


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.

Light/hue

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.

Quantity

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.

Texture/Surface

Above, a drift of snow lies undisturbed on a winter evening. In contrast, frozen foot and paw prints on a sand trail to the beach, flanked by frosty dune grass is filled with movement.

Whether you prefer the quiet or the bright, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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15 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #202: Minimalism/Maximalism ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Great selections and comparisons. Well done.

  2. 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!

  3. Sofia Alves says:

    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.

  4. pattimoed says:

    What a beautiful post, Lindy.

  5. I absolutely love that opening photo, but altogether, your images hit the theme on target!

  6. These are amazing images. Thanks Anita

  7. Tina Schell says:

    These are so beautiful Lindy – I love the comparisons between simple vs busier but I also love both choices in each case. Truly lovely.

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