Minimalism (I)

My interpretation of “Minimalism” consists of limiting the number of elements in the image. I am playing with rock themes, all taken in Canyon de Chelly, one of my favorite places on earth.

Rock and Lichen:

three colors of lichen

three colors of lichen

mostly pink lichen

mostly pink lichen

yellow lichen on orange rock

yellow lichen on orange rock

I call this blue growth “Bird poop lichen,” for obvious reasons:

blue lichen

blue lichen

My very favorite “Rock and Lichen” minimalist image:

lichen in rock seams

lichen in rock seams

Rock and Water

tiny puddle in rock hollow

tiny puddle in rock hollow

large rock puddles

large rock puddles

Rock and Sky:

red rock and blue sky

red rock and blue sky

Rock and Lizard:

lizard on rock

lizard on rock

Another way to honor the theme “minimalism” is to minimize my verbal commentary. The pictures should speak for themselves.

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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27 Responses to Minimalism (I)

  1. Nice extra terrestrial image…

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  2. Bird poop lichen…hehe. Wonderful interpretation and who knew that lichens came in so many brilliant colors?

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  3. Barneysday says:

    The blue lichen is gorgeous set against the red rock.

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  4. Sheri Elizabeth says:

    My favorite’s the Rock and Sky. The colors work so well together. Nice series of photos!

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  5. Haven’t been there since I was quite young, but such a beautiful part of the world. Lovely photos.

    janet

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  6. Great minimalist photos, Annette. I love your lizard.🙂

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  7. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent choices Annette – my favorite is Rock and water but they’re all wonderful and a great fit for the challenge.

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  8. The lizard is just fantastic, Annette, blends in so perfectly. I think this series of shots is one of your very best yet.

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  9. Wow…..what a wonderful looking place….the vibrant colours are so beautiful and I love that lizard

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  11. utesmile says:

    Such brilliant pictures! wow

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  12. Sue Slaght says:

    What perfect and yet creative choices for the theme .Love the bird poop one.🙂 amazing how lichen can create such beauty. Like nature’s paint.

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  13. Lovely post Annette! I love the Rock & Sky, its so vibrant. The photo really speaks itself so no words needed. I really love your choice of subject.

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