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:

Minimalist

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

41 comments

  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

Leave a Reply to bushboy Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inside My Sling Bag

Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning and (Being) Lucrative

A Meditative Journey with Saldage

a sharing of readings, thoughts, and photographs

Travels with Ali

My site is all about my travels around the world and in Australia, plus daily life photos!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Agnes Ashe

Pomegranates & Vine Scroll - Art Inspired Living

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Carla Baptista

As palavras e as fotografias não gostam de ficar fechadas muito tempo na gaveta...

beautifulpeopleinc.com

Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)

Street Photography

Tell Story Throughout the Images

BlogBimmel

Aktuelles - Vordergründiges - Hintergründiges - Unergründliches - Dumm Tüch - Fotos

Leya

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

Minutiae

More little things in life

All things bright and beautiful

Delighting in Our World

Sheetalbravon

Quirky thoughts on the ultimate question of life, the universe and popcorn.

Paol Soren

A bit of this and that

The Glasgow Gallivanter

Adventures at home and abroad

poppytump@no4

Photography and Sketching ... Observations ...

Nurul in Turkey

Semua Tentang Turki - All About Turkey

Travels in Finland and abroad

Discover Finland’s hidden gems

Manja Mexi Mexcessive

Less is not enough.

Saved By Words

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich

David M's photoblog

Photos from the last 40+ years

My camera & I...

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

%d bloggers like this: