Sunday, February 26, 2012

Minimalism


Winter embraces a minimalist spirit.
She paints her vision with a broad brush,
striking out extraneous detail.

Form stands out in stark relief and sometimes,
negative space tells the story.


Winter's color palette may be rich or subtle,
but is always limited in its variety.


Winter is a minimalist's dream.

Wishing you a happy and creative week!


38 comments:

  1. A wonderful take on winter ... I had not thought of it this way.

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  2. Soothing and stirring at the same time. I hadn't thought that to be a possible combination. You are making the absolute best of minimal resources.

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  3. Nature is so wonderful...whatever the season. I love your winter images.

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  4. Lovely captures which are both simple and extremely expressive. A very Zen-like quality comes through. I love the feel of the last photo, the paler out of focus stalks in the background, the movement that the bent stalks give in the foreground and the hint of grasses on the right. This all stands out so well against the soft blue of the sky.
    This is a calming picture and would look lovely enlarged to put up on a wall in your home.

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  5. Wonderful... you really captured winter here.
    ( I'm feeling a nice fire and a hot cup of coffee to keep me warm.) :]

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  6. Come to think of it, winter is indeed minimalist. And what beautiful scenario!

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  7. I love this sort of minimalist shots, they are always elegant, refine, simple in appearance but very difficult to take!

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  8. You have a lovely way with words and your camera. Love these pictures - a very soft and calming image.

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  9. wonderful Anna!The nature is so rich whatever the saison and you captured the correct feeling!
    hugs monica

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  10. These are just gorgeous, and love your quote on winter. Especially like these black and whites.

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  11. Anna, you have captured the one thing I love most about winter, and you have done it so beautifully!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day!

    lisa. xo

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  12. I really enjoyed your Zen-like post, Anna! Calming for the soul and beautiful for the eyes :)
    Have a lovely Monday!

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  13. Happy thoughts filled with creative adventures to you as well!

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  14. Calling by as another participant in The Creative Exchange, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  15. I couldn't agree more...your photos and words express my feelings about winter's palette exactly.

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  16. So beautiful, Anna, words and images.

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  17. Beautiful marriage of words and pictures.....So Lovely...

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  18. Anna I like the feeling of the minimalist photography. Your photos make me feel serene. So beautiful! Enjoy your week.

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  19. Such quiet and peaceful images -- I find them very soothing. Perfect narrative to go with these lovely winter pictures!

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  20. gorgeous, peaceful photos anna! and love your words too.

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  21. I love the wintry images in monochrome, Anna!

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  22. I love them all but mostly the bottom photo!

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  23. Beautiful photos. The words complement them perfectly.

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  24. Wonderful pictures together with lovley words!

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  25. I just love the quiet and reflective nature of these photos...I need this today.

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  26. beautifully simplistic! i wish we got some of that white stuff a little more often than practically never down here in the south!

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  27. You always make it look lovely..even if I'm sick to death of looking at it! I can't wait to see your "spring is emerging" photos!

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  28. Such lovely photos and wonderful words. This is one of those instances where the simplicity of the images are stunningly artful and beautiful. Lovely photography. genie

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  29. Quietly beautiful winter images.

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  30. Your photos give me pause for thought. They are wonderful!
    But I must admit, I do think I'm thankful for not living in the snow...
    xo
    lynn

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  31. Wonderful photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

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  32. Exquisitely beautiful..extraordinary winter beauty!! (I think we're expecting our first real snow of the season - can you believe??)

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  33. Your pictures are so quiet and peaceful. They are very beautiful.

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  34. Oh, indeed, it is a minimalists dream, Anna. Perfectly put. You are definitely making the most of it with such beautiful images and words. (Although I'm sure you are ready for a change of scene, too!)

    Have a great week ahead.

    xo – g

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  35. I don't know what to say... this is just perfect!

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