Lake Champlain, Vermont
I had a bit of trouble with this week’s WP photo challenge, “Minimalist,” especially with the idea of a “subject that’s able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer.” Perhaps my dilemma centers around the question of what, exactly, is the subject of my chosen photo.
- Is it the people walking on frozen Lake Champlain? If so, then the idea of negative space works. But, as a subject, they are not able to “stand on their own” as they are just too small.
- Is it frozen Lake Champlain? I shot this photo because of the frozen lake. But then the subject of the photo IS the negative space.
In the end, I don’t think I technically succeeded in meeting the parameters of a “minimalist” photo. I think the concept is more about a compelling, isolated subject. Thanks, Jen Hooks, for creating a wonderful challenge this week, one that has made me ponder “negative space.” I will definitely continue to work on this in my photography.
Visit this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge for more on what constitutes minimalist photos and for submissions from others.