Welcome to episode 30 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! The entries from this past week are still buzzing in my mind with so much great photography and creativity. After focusing on Color Contrast, I thought it might be interesting to go in a radically different direction for this week with the theme of Simplify.
In a lot of our photography, we try to capture something that we find interesting, which often has complexity, as we try to tell a story. This week, I’d like for you to go in the opposite direction by photographing something uncomplicated and simple. Look around in your daily travels and keep an eye open for a straightforward subject that you will make interesting through your vision; capture it with composition in mind and the story that you are telling with minimal subject(s).
As an example, here is a leaf that caught my attention this past Sunday, so I spent a little time protecting it from the wind, so that I could catch it with a little less breeze. What stood out for me were the way the light fell on this leaf and painted a picture with shadows.
Sometimes, simplicity works rather well, as even this basic leaf has lots of little details; also, the leaves of grass play along too…
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m sure that all of your creative minds will wrap themselves around this week’s challenge and produce some cool images! Have fun and start sharing!
This image was captured with my Fujifilm X-T1 using a Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR lens. Exposure settings were at 1/150 second, f/8 at 400 ISO.