Simple is difficult.
The goal this week was to try to present clean, clear compositions. Ones where complexity gave way to simplicity. I found this to be a big challenge, partially because I had my camera with me a bit less than usual (ah, life), but also because this is not a style I tend to favor. I did get something out of this and would like to give it another go, perhaps later in the year. I think I could stand to gain by focusing on this more as my compositions can be overly filled. I know I could go the addition by subtraction route and improve.
In addition to the one above, here are my images:
And now Joey’s:
My goal was to have isolated subjects. Aside from Image 3, I think I was successful. Image 3 could be seen as cluttered, but I think it belongs because the patch of light on the stool is in focus and clearly the subject. Image 4 was about capturing the plant and truly detaching it from its world. Instead of accomplishing this in Photoshop, I utilized a shallow depth of field. Image 1 was one I had composed in my mind and then went out specifically to capture it. I thought a street sign seen from below with a stark blue background would be striking. Image 2 was a photograph I stumbled into. I like how the focus is on the glasses, a tool that helps us see, and yet the object the subject is trying to see is unknown and unseen.
Simple, I like simple.