The Theme is Simplicity!   15 comments

Standing camel thorn snags mark a former watercourse in the Namib Desert.

Standing camel thorn snags mark a former watercourse in the Namib Desert.

This is another themed post.  It’s not that I don’t have ideas of my own to post, it’s just that Ailsa seems to come up with awfully good ideas for travel themes.  Check out the other entries at Where’s My Backpack.

Enjoy the pictures.  If you’re interested in any of the images just click on it to be taken to purchase options for the high-res. version.  These are copyrighted and not available for free download without my permission, sorry.  Go ahead and contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Droplets of dew decorate a branch.

Droplets of dew decorate a branch.

Glinting

Glinting

Chilies dry on the Windowsill in Khumjung, Nepal.

Chilies dry on the Windowsill in Khumjung, Nepal.

Ice Drops along the ski trail in the forest of Oregon.

Ice Drops along the ski trail in the forest of Oregon.

a strange desert ornament, Baja Peninsula, Mexico.

a strange desert ornament, Baja Peninsula, Mexico.

Tiny fairy bells, coastal forest of Oregon.

Tiny fairy bells, coastal forest of Oregon.

Spring-fed sandy wash in the desert, southern Utah.

Spring-fed sandy wash in the desert, southern Utah.

The iconic bloom of the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains is bear grass.  Here it is spotlighted by a beam of light in the forests of Mount Hood, Oregon.

Bear Grass is blooming now in the forests and subalpine meadows of the Cascade Mountains.

Macro and close-up subjects are probably easiest to create simple compositions from, but in nature’s bounty it’s not as easy as it seems even among the small.  In larger views, deserts and seascapes can offer simple compositions, and so can the great plains and steppes of the world.  But here again, simplicity must be sought out.  Happy shooting!

Cape Mendocino, California: A lighthouse designed for a cliff that is already tall can be stubby and simple.

Cape Mendocino, California: A lighthouse designed for a cliff that is already tall can be stubby and simple.

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15 responses to “The Theme is Simplicity!

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  1. Love the ice drops photo!

  2. These are all such beautiful images!

  3. I cannot decide which one I like best….

  4. Amazingly beautiful!

  5. Dear MJ,
    I sometimes think I get to glimpse into your soul by seeing these magical and exquisite shots. My eyes and heart are solaced. Sharon

  6. Brilliant photos. My favourite is the “camel thorn snags”. And, you followed Ailsa’s theme perfectly.

  7. I like the ice drops!

  8. Beautiful photos! Thanks!

  9. Thanks you two!

  10. Fantastic Series !

  11. More often than not simple is more! You have illustrated it well.

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