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:
Here, on a beach in Lewis, a lone ewe and her lamb made for a minimalist scene:
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
These are all great examples Sue, but that last image is a knockout!!
Yay, many thanks, Tina!!
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.
There you go, then!
Love the sheep on the beach 😀
They were great, most unexpected!!
It’s rare to find a beach shot here, Sue 🙂 🙂
I don’t think you’ve grasped the ‘less is more’, Jo!! 😂
🙂 🙂 I only meant you don’t seem to frequent beaches. But then, not many sheep go paddling!
Teehee, you’re right, I’m rarely a beach person, Jo! But those sheep were something else!
Teehee, I do try….and I like to think around the subject – is there more than one way I can achieve the result?
That is good and fruitful thinking!
I try to use my brain, A C…..!!
Well – you succeed! Every time!
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!
Many thanks, Amy, glad you like these!
Oh, and just to say…,
Exposure/composition/depth of field each can play their part, separately or together!!
Well, it’s taken me time and study to get this far, and still plenty more to learn and practice…never stop learning!
Never stop leaning, I agree!
Time to throw in the towel when you do……
The last one says it all for me.
That’s two of you, then Jude – Tina said the same!
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??)
Thanks, ,John, and yes, typo on the title, I’ll fix it!
I can only agree with Tina; that last shot is really fab.
Yay! Many thanks!
All good but especially enjoyed the seed pods!
Thanks, Lisa – they look a tad other-worldly!
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!)
Surprise visits are the best!
All good examples, Sue. I particularly like the sheep on the deserted beach.
Best wishes, Pete.
That was just the most incredible sight!
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? 🙂
Teehee!! There’s always one! Well, in this post from 2013, there is one that might work for you!! https://suejudd.com/2013/04/13/weekly-travel-theme-benches/
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
Pleased you like them, Vivi!
But you are good on details. !!
Thanks! I do try¡