This week’s challenge asks us to share a “minimalist” image, one with “a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer.”
That’s a tall order!
Here are two shots from last February and (hopefully!) they hit the mark.
After a few minutes, the ladies above joined their friend in the water:
Photography is a funny thing: I was aiming for Maggie on her paddleboard (teeny-tiny figure back/center of first photo; nearly off frame in the second) but the three women became the focal point instead!
Sometimes the subject you shoot isn’t the subject you get, but I think it worked out perfectly for this challenge!
Until next time…
🙂 🙂 🙂
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Thanks so much for the pingback! I appreciate it! I love your shots. The blue, blue of that water…gorgeous!
you’re very welcome! and thank you for leaving a comment!
“Worked out perfectly for this challenge” – indeed – I thought that was what mine did too, also just serendipity. Thanks for the pingback, but I do not understand pingbacks – did you actually look at all the posts listed and therefore pinged, or did they come up somehow “related” so you added them in? Not a criticism – just plain old curiosity about how we all do the things we do – let me know. thanks, Elspeth
Your link popped up because I installed something called the “zemanta plug in” which is browser add-on. You have to go to Zemanta.com and install it into Chrome, Firefox, or whatever browser you happen to use. Here is a pretty good link that explains it well:
I hope Maggie didn’t feel left out!
😉 Nah…she was probably relieved! 😉
I’ve also had photos that I thought were going to show one thing but ended up with something I didn’t expect as the focus. All part of the fun.
Yes, it IS interesting when the end result is a surprise!
Great photos! Thank you for the trackback! 🙂
Thank you! and you are very welcome!
Yes it certainly worked… well for me anyway….
A good take on the theme,, and its sunny and warm I’m wishing now..
It’s been really nice here this past week..sometimes a bit chilly at night (60ishFahrenheit) but very sunny, dry and toasty by day
Great interpretation and I love that it wasn’t the shot you were actually shooting. 🙂
wierd when that happens, isn’t it!
Wow! That is so distant from what my Februarys usually look like. I wouldn’t mind experiencing a “winter” like that! I’d love it!
It’s nice, yes, but REALLY feels strange when the Christmas decorations and holiday ads start coming out! Haven’t been in Massachusetts for 5 years, but somehow still expect Christmas to be cold!
I can understand and relate to that. I spent one Christmas in Goa, India. It was weird to see decorated palm trees on the beach.
The first photo is my favorite. I always sigh when I see Your beach chairs, I love them and they are available in Europe.
I remember when you first commented on those chairs! 🙂 Thank you!
Wow– you did great with this challenge.
I need some beach. 😀
Time to book a winter vacation!
I wish I could take the time off. I need it bad, but no go. 😀