Posts Tagged ‘damselflies’

Are you a minimalist or a maximalist when it comes to photography? Do you crave space or enjoy having lots to contemplate? There’s no right or wrong; each brings its own beauty. Bokeh has a lot to do with minimalism in my mind so let’s start with a photo filled with bokeh or basically filled with space: a damselfly over a Wyoming lake.

Looking up from bed one morning at the ceiling fan that’s a life saver in the heat and humidity of Illinois (or the dry, very hot heat of Arizona), I decided it would make a good photo.

There’s more filling this photo but it’s basically still one tomato with a stem.

Does minimal means fewer objects (there’s only a background and the face here) or is it the busy-ness of a shot? This photo gives you the chance to decide.

This final shot from Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s village-like shopping area, has a lot to see but is less busy than the previous photo, also from Tlaquepaque. Which one seems to better fit the term “maximal” and why?

Thanks, Sofia, for a challenge with maximum fun!

Wherever the neighborhood where we currently live, my neighborhood of heart is here in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. I was fortunate enough to visit for three weeks this summer.

The neighborhood.

Some of the neighbors.

for Lens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood