Yesterday I tweeted a post on using the idea of minimalism in photography. The post includes some sample shots which are all very nice and is full of pointers in working on such photos. But some shots (like this one and this one) seem not to work out well which, I think, may be better if the “design elements” add in one more factor – relativity.
While isolating the subject and giving a copious dose of space in the image are important, a lack of relativity can result in a bland and oblique visual effect. As we all know, senses of relativity and scale are essential for putting the main subject in place and sometimes for accentuating the theme. So, attention should also be paid to preserving relativity to the main subject in reproducing minimalism in photography as today’s shot may hopefully illustrate (imagine the blandness of just the boat and a vast expanse of water).