Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist…Iris in light

Posted: November 7, 2014 in Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
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I’ve been blessed to be able to do a lot of traveling this year, overseas as well as in the US.  This weekend, I’m in Shenandoah, Iowa, visiting our older daughter.  This morning I had a lovely (but chilly & windy) walk on the Wabash Trace, post material for tomorrow.  But today is time for WordPress’s photo challenge.  Last week I was very late (travels again), which means not as many views.  But that’s OK.  This week’s theme is “Minimalist.”  I’ll work hard at getting to as many of your photos as I can.  It’s always great to see what you’ve come up with and to learn for other photographers.


  1. Matt Spence says:

    What an uber groovy shot. Love the sunlight.

  2. Jaap Kroon says:

    Wow…this is a beauty!

  3. This is my all time favorite flower! Beautiful in its simplicity. Great capture, Janet.

  4. Sandra says:

    Love the detail of the veining and the tiny hairs. Good shot, Janet.

  5. mithriluna says:

    Very pretty. I love Iris.

  6. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Wonderful! I have water lilies growing near my place and every year I take photos of them. They must be getting tired of me by now ;-).

  7. suej says:

    Be-aut-i-ful! 🙂 gorgeous light, gorgeous texture, lovely colour….

  8. Such a stunning image. I was going to go for my irises again but then I saw this and decided yours were better than my ones. 😀

  9. autopict says:

    What a perfect light and colors! Great.
    Have a nice weekend.

  10. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Janet! How did you get such a dark background without fading out the lovely translucent purple of the flower?! A work of art indeed!

  11. Ooh! Love the color contrast.

  12. I think this has to be one of your best ever. Congrats on immense color, shadow, texture, form, and delicacy. Yum. Randy

  13. seeker says:

    Singular beauty.

  14. M-R says:

    Beautiful lighting, too !

  15. Heyjude says:

    I am a sucker for a beautiful flower and this is a lovely composition. Great light!

  16. Leya says:

    Gorgeous light – and irises are elegant.

  17. Well, great minds think alike, Janet. I was about to post my entry similar to this one and decided I had probably posted one-too-many photos of purple flowers. Yoru flower has a glow to it. I love it. Great photo .!!!! 😃

  18. Minimal like an evening gown that hangs with elegance and grace

  19. Madhu says:

    A superb capture Janet!

  20. Arl's World says:

    Just beautiful! …and the light …great shot!

  21. galeweithers says:

    One word: Wow! such an awesome shot. The flower is absolutely beautiful.

  22. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post photo challenge – Angular. beautiful flower and good photography

  23. Dina says:

    Gorgeous image of the Iris!

  24. Su Leslie says:

    This is a gorgeous shot Janet. Certainly minimalist with it’s central focus, but also so delicately detailed. 🙂

  25. beauty of flower is captured here,