Around this time of year I start looking for ways to simplify and de-clutter everything from what I eat, wear or own to what I photograph. Perhaps it’s a response to the usual excesses of the holiday season or a preparation for the New Year’s resolutions to come, but this week I’ve been leafing through some of the more minimalist of my photos – those with cleaner lines, fewer elements, strong on structure and somehow easier on the eye. My first choice was this partially ploughed field in the Columbia Valley.
A chink of light through a window on a foggy day in Arches National Park.
Walking along the rainy streets of West Seattle this flower was a welcoming illumination on an otherwise grey day.
Watching a glass-blowing demonstration in Tacoma, I was fascinated by the delicate outlines of the glass against the red-hot furnace.
The top of the spillway at the New Croton Dam in New York; I was mesmerized by the frothiness of the water as it began its descent.
This cat has got it going on – I felt just like this after Christmas dinner yesterday.
So if you’re ready to get into a ‘less is more’ mindset, join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome). Here’s what to do:
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Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something. – Nicholas Burroughs