Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

This was the challenge for the week:  An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace. Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.

These little beauties are blooming in November! 

I’Simply Purple


8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

  1. I’m envious. The only thing blowing here are clouds.

    • Becky says:

      Well, we have a few clouds here today, if that helps you feel a little better 🙂

      • I meant blooming — and after i sent that i did find a stray Queen Annes Lace. My husband would move to san diego in an instant. He loves the weather there!

        • Becky says:

          🙂 Well, it is a pretty special place to live, that’s for sure. We still “pinch” ourselves once in a while, because we can’t believe it! Like today…it’s Nov 12th, and both my front door and back door are open, and I’m enjoying a nice cool breeze! We are very, very thankful we get to live here!
          I hope you find some more stray flowers to brighten your day!

  2. dogear6 says:

    Wow, those are pretty! And frost hardy to boot. Any idea what they are?


    • Becky says:


      I’m not sure what the official name is…I’ve heard them called “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”, because once the flowers bloom, they basically only last 3 days. They have a wonderful SMELL to them, and I was so surprised to see them bloom again, especially this late in the year!

      • dogear6 says:

        I googled it and that’s what the common name sure it! The formal name is Brunfelsia. They’re an evergreen type plant, which is sure how that leaf looks too.

        • Becky says:

          Ahh, well thanks for looking that up for me!
          I’m pretty sure I will never remember the formal name, but it is good to know!
          It’s true, the plant/bush always has leaves on it, and I guess the flowers are just a bonus. They have such a strong, sweet smell to them, it can fill up an entire room! I love them, just wish that they lasted a little bit longer!

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