WPC: Minimalist

The WordPress Weekly Photo challenge this week is Minimalist. Jen H says “An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace.”

Here’s my shot, hopefully an artistic perspective showing simplicity of shape and minimal colour:



It occurred to me there is a separate minimalist section inside this image, I could have cropped in and taken the lamp and shadows!

Hop across and see some other interpretations here.


  1. 🙂 Looks like siesta time in a mediterranean country. Very pretty picture!
    HAPPY weekend! 🙂

  2. Oh yes, the lamp and the shadow is what I noticed first.

  3. This is an inspired photo, Sue. I love the peekaboo view of the shuttered window, the lines, and that negative space created by the wall.

    • Thanks, Angeline. When I thought negative space, I thought large tracts of shadow….but I don’t have such images at present. So I decided to use this one. Glad you like it 🙂

  4. wonderful photograph. 🙂

  5. Allan G. Smorra

    Nice. I wonder if Hopper’s Night Owls go here for rest during the day?

  6. Recognize this…Lanzarote? Just joking…but I’ve been there once! Great colours and great choice!

    • Thanks, Leya – and it is of, course, Lanzarote! Like you, I have been once and was taken with the green and white (and sometimes blue and white) of the buildings….

  7. Suzanne

    excellent take on the minimalist challenge.

    • I wanted to get my post in this week, but initially couldn’t think of anything sufficiently minimalist apart from my beauty in decay…. I initially thought of large areas of shadow for the negative space, but as yet, I have no such thing! Glad you like it 🙂

      • Suzanne

        Yes I’ve been having the same problem – all my minimalist ones are of the sea, sand and sky which I post all the time anyway. Maybe something different will turn up during the week. Your take on the challenge was inspiring.

      • Thanks, Suzanne….glad you liked my post. I thought the Beauty in Decay would fit, but I do that all the time. Like you, try something different….hope you find a good shot! 🙂

  8. Pat

    Wonderful interpretation of this theme. Love it.

  9. Perfect for the challenge, Sue. It doesn’t come much more minimal than this. 🙂

  10. You could, Sue, but I think it needed the wall and the splash of green. 🙂 I like it!

  11. poppytump

    Minimalist space and lines .. yes like it Sue !

  12. jakesprinter

    Very Neat …Thanks for posting 🙂

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  14. Hi Sue,
    For me, the number 3 just popped out of the picture, but the lamp with its shade and the window would also stand great alone. And together, they are simply mysterious. Beautifully done!

  15. Crisp and clean–I think you were right to use all ‘three images’–perfectly minimalist in my view 🙂

  16. Or even just the louvre door on white. Lots to think about in this one Sue, very nice!

  17. I like it. I’m glad you didn’t crop out the #3.

  18. I like the triangular composition, Sue. My eye naturally rotates around those three elements. Minimalism is always a difficult challenge. Personally I don’t think you actually need a focal point, although the challenge suggests that approach. Minimalism can also be very simply an abstract wash of colour. I’m off to see what everyone else has got up to with this challenge.

  19. An indeed simple but great composition. I also like the singular colour in an otherwise monochromatic image. And for me the 3 is an important counterpoint to the other mostly strict geometric forms.

    • Thank you, Otto…I’m pleased to see you like the single colour amidst the almost monochrome which was what appealed to me about this composition!

  20. Simplicity and grace with so much style!

  21. Great and simple, simplicity at its best, Sue.

  22. Perfect for the challenge Sue!

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