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J Sclafani's picture

A minimalist shot?

Would you agree that this is minimalist in nature?

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Charles Mercier's picture

Personally, no. I'm distracted by too many details, the flower center, the petals, the black background and the differing shades of the leaves and the branches.

Matthew Lacy's picture

I agree with you on all counts.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Agree with the others. This would be.

J Sclafani's picture

Thanks to all for your feedback

Julian Ray's picture

One of the challenges in crafting abstracts and minimalist images is knowing what to leave in.
J, your image "Big Bang" (attached below) is a strong example of including just enough detail to support the narrative and nothing more.
In the case of this experiment the detail does not meaningfully add to the concept.
A good technique to practice in crafting an image, any image, especially a minimalist one, is to ask yourself what else can you take out. Remember that photography, unlike painting, is a subtractive art form.
Thanks for sharing J and I look forward to seeing more of your experiments.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Well put, constructive remark. I too was struck by this excellent image of yours, J.

J Sclafani's picture

Thanks for your feedback.

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi J Sclafani. All others have reflected very well.
Todays photography in my opinion is equally what one clicks and what one does with it.
Was visiting my old archives of 6-8 years old images of crop sensor and extremely modest kit lenses. Took challenge to make sense out all those. Sharing two images of one option.

These populist images are no way any art frames but just self learning of techniques to improve.