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Old Jan 30, 2010, 5:23 PM   #1
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Default Kayakers on Okanagan Lake.

Minimalist addition. More is less. Molasses.
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Old Jan 30, 2010, 6:03 PM   #2
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That's why I believe less is more.

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Less is more but too much of nothing is still nothing. I think the kayak should be more centered so more textured water on bottom can be visible and less nothing at the top seen.
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Old Jan 30, 2010, 7:57 PM   #4
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Less is more but too much of nothing is still nothing. I think the kayak should be more centered so more textured water on bottom can be visible and less nothing at the top seen.
Is that a Kayak? While I certainly believe lensmore49, it's kind of hard to base a critique on faith...

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 2:24 AM   #5
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Less is more, but not that much less.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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Holy necro posting. Apparently nobody here knows or understands what a minimalist photo is supposed to be like. In fact some would say this isn't minimalist enough, compared to what I've seen in fine art museums I'd say they at least have a point. lol
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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no, we (I) know what a minimalist photo is, we (I) just don't particularly like that style.

Just because your picture fits a certain style of photography, doesn't automatically make it a good picture... :\

That being said, i agree with posts above ^^^ that i think there is not enough substance is this photo. Minimalism usually makes a statement, which makes it more than just a photo with not a lot visually going on. I can't figure out what that is in this one. For example, I would say that if you took the same picture with the same cropping and distance, but instead of the kayaks, it was a fire plume of oil being burned off in the Gulf. That makes a statement.

I'm having trouble trying to get my point across in words, so forgive me if i come across strong.
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Wow, if this type of photography turns your wheels, more power to you. However, in my humble opinion nothing + nothing = nothing....
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Nice straw man, never claimed it was a good photo simply because it followed a certain style of photography. I'm saying it's a style of photography nobody actually gets in this thread so far, since they keep repeating the same line that actually advertises they don't get it. Or they've seen so few minimalist photos or been to so few fine art museums that they just have a completely sheltered view of what x photos "should look like." Really it's not hard, try looking up minimalist photography/fine art, expand your horizons, nothing to be afraid of. Anyway, if you can't take any meaning from a picture wherein it portrays humans travelling as tiny subjects against a vast body of water perhaps it's not meaning you're missing. I take enjoyment in many forms of photography, I don't believe in limiting myself that's for the unimaginative.
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