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By DavidWF  
Taken in a snowfield in Iceland, I saw the stems of a small bush protruding from the snow against the backdrop of the snow covered peaks in the background and the flat cloud filled sky. While I appreciate that it is not everyone’s cup of tea, I like the effect of this minimalist landscape. The image is more or less as recorded, while it appears to be black and white, unusually for me it is not.

Tags: Landscape Snow Minimalist Iceland Landscape and travel Snowfield

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chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
11 Oct 2020 6:03PM
A very stark snowscape, I think you achieved the minimalist look you were aiming for.

I did do a very swift mod...
Converted to B&W using Nik Silver.
Hefty crop from the top to put the horizon as such on the upper third of the frame and some from the bottom to place the grasses a little better.
Removed several dust spots with the patch tool in Photoshop, think I got them all.
I did add a simple frame just to contain the scene.

Converted to sRGB as recommended for uploading to ePz.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1809 England
11 Oct 2020 9:36PM
I reckon Janet's done more or less exactly what I'd have done - go for a heavier crop top and bottom, and accentuate the tones you have there. Successful minimalism!
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 749 England
11 Oct 2020 9:41PM
Minimalist it certainly is so I think you've achieved what you set out to do.
There are a number of members on here who would appreciate this so it would do well in the main Gallery ifyou wnt votes.
Irrespective of a hint of colour or going totally mono (I like both, just can't decide between them!) I do like the tighter crop as in Janet's mod.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2020 9:57PM
This is definitely my cup of tea. I much prefer minimalist landscape to luxuriant abundance of detail. I really like the way that snow and sky merge.

In an image like this, placement and proportions take over from actual content, and the possibilities are almost endless. Space matters...

Janet has uploaded one possibility, I have added a couple more (very roughly filled in... ) I kept the austere hint of blue, it's genuinely cold, more tangible than b&w.

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