Lens artist’s Photo Challenge #43 – Less is More

Less is more is a challenge I like to meet from time to time. So here are a few which demonstrate how I cut the extraneous objects out of the frame, to concentrate on what it is I wanted to say.

Here, I have got reasonably close to my subject, and also used backlight to strengthen  the message:

Here, I waited until the scene in front of me had cleared of people, except for this one young female:

at the Inner Citadel of the Alcazaba, Málaga

Here, on a beach in Lewis, a lone ewe and her lamb made for a minimalist scene:

On the beach, South Lewis

Choosing the right exposure to bring out the elements of a scene against a dark background means you can get nicely minimal, lose the clutter:

Here, conversely, I set my object against the sky. Again, choosing the right exposure meant keeping the detail in the seed pods, but losing any texture in the clouds:

And finally, an image where I chose my Point of View in order to keep this image as ‘clean’ as I could, with just  a few elements:


Linked to Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge at Amy’s here



  1. These are all great examples Sue, but that last image is a knockout!!

  2. I recently got a similar image to your Málaga shot in Granada at the Alhambra. At the time I was a bit annoyed, because she was a selfie-seeker who was only looking for photo-opportunities. In the end though, she made my shot more interesting.

  3. Love the sheep on the beach 😀

  4. It’s rare to find a beach shot here, Sue 🙂 🙂

  5. Amy

    Perfect for the theme, and so beautifully captured.
    Thank you, Sue for sharing how you get the cool minimalist images by setting the exposure. Great photos!

  6. The last one says it all for me.

  7. Great photos. I like the way you and every poster so far as done great representations of the theme. Very thoughtful. (P.S. Title, 43 not 33??)

  8. I can only agree with Tina; that last shot is really fab.

  9. All good but especially enjoyed the seed pods!

  10. Last one is my favourite – I always enjoy geometry (and surprise visits from my Australian daughter, which is why I’ve been absent: no device time when Franki’s around!)

  11. All good examples, Sue. I particularly like the sheep on the deserted beach.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  12. The three of us, I like the last one best. Now if you could change the green to blue it would be perfection, there’s no pleasing some people is there? 🙂

  13. Sue, beautiful images …. all of them, but the last one is my favorite. And the top one with the sunset. So full of thinking. *smile

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