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jancrisprols ADMIN February 24, 2014
Please, see the group description which clarifies our aims and makes it easier to judge if a photo fits into the pool. If your are not sure whether your photo fits, present and discuss it here. If you want to see some fine examples: Best of Minimalist Landscapes


Group Description

This group is for simple, minimalist landscapes photography. Before sending a picture to this group, please ask yourself two questions:

1. Is it a landscape?
For us a landscape photo is a photo of natural scenery. The subject must be at moderate to long distance ("take the long view"). We do not count sea-, sky- or cityscapes as landscapes.

2. Is it minimalist?
Minimalist landscapes will have just a few clean lines and few colours (if there are more than two lines or so, they should be very similar in direction and shape).

Objects (e.g., a person/tree/house/cloud) in the picture are tolerated as long as they are small and not the subject of the picture. In principle, the photo should be clean and the landscape should be the most important thing in the photo. All things added to a picture - frames, logos, copyright notices - are considered to be visual garbage and thus make a picture less or even not minimalist.

Minimalist landscape photography of this kind is easiest to achieve in deserts (dune shots especially), but can also be done with snow, pastures, beaches, distant hills, etc.

If the answer to any of the questions is "no," please do not send the photo to the group as it will be moderated out anyway. If you are not sure if your photo fits into this group present and discuss it in the thread: Is this minimal enough?.

Images that we consider examples of minimalist landscapes can be invited to the best of.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 4 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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