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Runmonty
01-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Antique Tiger I challenge you to give us a minimalist photo.


As discussed here http://www.photography.ca/Forums/suggestions-improvements/22988-challenge-accepted-assignment.html

theantiquetiger
01-17-2015, 06:54 PM
I accept your challenge. Sad thing is, I had to Google the challenge to get some ideas. I guess that is the reason this challenge is good, it's something I would think of doing.

Runmonty
01-17-2015, 06:57 PM
I had to Google the challenge to get some ideas. I guess that is the reason this challenge is good,

It is something I don't see very often from you. It isn't anywhere near as tough as the one you gave Iggy. That was really challenging.

theantiquetiger
01-23-2015, 03:06 PM
Not sure if it is minimalist. It is a long exposure (24 sec)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/15727411394_a35b32ec00_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pXM6tq)bridge (https://flic.kr/p/pXM6tq) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

Marko
01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
If you're not sure, then it's not minimalist - and perhaps you should repost given the tough challenge you gave iggy :evil2:

theantiquetiger
01-23-2015, 03:53 PM
If you're not sure, then it's not minimalist - and perhaps you should repost given the tough challenge you gave iggy :evil2:

Iggy accepted the challenge (but I did give him an out by doing 3 of the 5).

Here is a definition I found on minimalist photography

"Minimalist photography draws inspiration from the concept of minimalism in art – a style of art that was used by many 20th century artists. Artistically speaking, minimalism depends on high simplicity and involves using a minimal amount of compositional components such as shape, color, and line.

The goal of minimalist art, or photography, is to convey a concept – or an idea – provoke an emotional response, or provide a unique visual experience. Compositional elements must be kept to a minimum, and the ones that are left should be essential for conveying the overall idea, or symbolism, of the photo.

As with any photographic style, minimalist photography has its own set of challenges – mostly due to the fact that minimalism is based on simplicity, and it can be a challenge to eliminate all but the most necessary elements of a composition, and focus only on a limited number of objects and elements when creating a composition. Minimalism forces you to view the world differently, and will challenge you to look beyond the obvious for hidden photographic opportunities."


The scene was here with the super cloudy sky, foggy background, but I don't feel like i captured what I saw.

Samples I have seen on the net are more than just a single item on a solid background. There are scenic images.

I am just not sure if the busy foreground takes away from the "minimalism".

Runmonty
01-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Sounds like a "re-challenge" going on.

Yes, I think it is the foreground that it is the problem. If that had been a blurred long exposure of water in the foreground it would have been closer.

This is the kind of thing I had in mind. Less Is More: 50+ Examples of Minimalist Photography - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article (http://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/less-is-more-50-examples-of-minimalist-photography--photo-3914)

theantiquetiger
01-23-2015, 04:12 PM
If that had been a blurred long exposure of water in the foreground it would have been closer.


I had actually planned on doing a long exposure of this bridge over the Mississippi River, but noticed this scene as I drove up (this bridge is in the middle of no where).

I have shot this before and didn't really want to shoot it again as a long exposure

(here are the shots I took of it last year)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/13587538864_0ac1acab04.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mGFFVs)sunshine bridge2 (https://flic.kr/p/mGFFVs) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/13587026225_43603cd002.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mGD4wR)sunshine bridge (https://flic.kr/p/mGD4wR) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/13587362385_30e43f74e9.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mGEMsH)sunshine bridge3 (https://flic.kr/p/mGEMsH) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

I just don't want to do the normal shot of a brick wall with a sign or something on it. I am trying to shoot outside the box.

Back to the drawing board....

Runmonty
01-23-2015, 04:42 PM
I am trying to shoot outside the box.

Good thinking.

By cropping your image it would give something like this that I would call more minimalist.(unusual comp though)

20042

Runmonty
01-23-2015, 04:46 PM
As an aside, in cropping this I noticed a small spot just above the 2nd pylon. Could be dust on the sensor?

theantiquetiger
01-29-2015, 03:01 PM
I spent 1/2 the day looking for a shot on minimalism. I could do the normal "shoes hanging from a wire", "weed growing in a crack", etc.

I want something original.

I went with this door handle of a 1941 Chevy truck.

I will still continue to hunt, so the challenge is not complete

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/15775070094_a8af6a5bb5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q2ZmK9)mini (https://flic.kr/p/q2ZmK9) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
02-08-2015, 03:53 PM
Here is my final submission

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/16288898380_2c995d9df3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qPoRZw)mini (https://flic.kr/p/qPoRZw) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

Runmonty
02-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Well done - I hope you found the challenge, well...... challenging and perhaps also useful?

theantiquetiger
03-03-2015, 11:27 PM
Got another one for you

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8622/16088640714_4db3ec6227_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qvGun9)doorbells (https://flic.kr/p/qvGun9) by Theantiquetiger (https://www.flickr.com/people/68094784@N03/), on Flickr

Runmonty
03-04-2015, 12:08 AM
ha ha - Good to see there are 2 people in the building that are nonconformists.

Not sure I would call this minimalist, but it is a nice abstract style for sure