When I think of minimalist photography, I always think of an image that is more poetry than novel. To me poetry as a writing form allows for more interpretation than the fully formed narrative of a novel. Minimalism allows for more breathing room. So for this week’s challenge, I chose to edit an image that I took a few weeks ago in a very peaceful garden:
To get this image, I chose an f-stop of f/10, because I wanted the water and the bridge to be in focus. This image is more about taking in an entire scene than it is about just the elements in the foreground. I also chose a fast shutter speed because it was pretty windy that day but I knew I wanted an image that was more serene.
When I got to the editing phase, I first cropped the image because I felt there were elements in the photo that were distracting. Then I put a warming filter on it in Photoshop. Here is the original photo:
What do you think? Does this qualify as a minimalist image to you, or does it still have too many elements? How about the filter, I think it conveys a sense of calm that helps the image seem more minimalist, do you agree? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.