Free Choice – Two Views No. 4

Here we are in the fourth week of our blog.  I find it unbelievable how time goes by so quickly.  For the fourth consecutive week, Carolyn and I have photographed today’s blog each of us not knowing what the other has done.  I find it interesting to see how we are progressing and, how we are alike yet different in our styles.

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Webster’s dictionary defines Minimalist Photography as a style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.  I have been extremely intrigued by minimalist photography and it’s simplicity for quite a while.  Minimalist photography is known for it’s simple lines, geometric patterns, strong shadows, contrasting colors, and lone subjects.  In my mind the “less is more” style is the entire attraction to this style of art.  The challenge in minimalist photography, is knowing what to leave out and how to compose what has been left in within the correct spacial capacity.  For me, the feeling of space and simplicity has a relaxing quality, and brings a sense of calmness.

This particular photograph that I share with you today, is a vision I’ve had for a while.  The white chair, originally purchased for portrait photography, used numerous times, found a new function.  The pink flowers, which were purchased at a local florist, seemed to fit so well with the child’s white wooden chair. The pink flowers give the stark white, just the correct amount of pop in color to balance the large amount of white.  Once I put these two props together magic happened.

I know this particular style of photography is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I hope you will take some time, let your eyes relax and allow your mind to take in the tranquility this simple design and this style of art represents.

Until next time . . . Deb

Still life is my new favorite (have I mentioned that yet?)! And I just got this new tea cup that I really wanted to take a picture of. 🙂 I absolutely love the shape. The texture on the outside is fantastic and the pretty pattern on the inside is just so beautiful!

In my guest room, the light is really pretty and it has become the perfect spot for taking photos. I took this shot this morning at about 8 a.m. … this time change has given me just a bit more time in the morning to do a little something fun … like take pictures!

A story is what I was hoping to create with this scene. When I look at it, it makes me think of planning. There is always something to plan, so it’s a perfect setting … a notebook, little sticky notes, pencil, glasses and definitely a cup of tea.

joy is in the journey, not the destination – unknown

Today I used my 28-75 mm lens, f4.5, 1/180, iso 640

Until Friday  … Carolyn

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