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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

The Simplicity Of Snow

I was intrigued by fellow blogger Mark Graf's recent post about how snow tends to simplify scenes that would otherwise be quite disorganized and distracting; morphing a scene that would be difficult to photograph into something that looks much more appealing in a two dimensional image. Have a look at that interesting post if you haven't had a chance to read it.

After reading Mark's post, I found myself wondering if I could use snow to simplify an image even further....right down to bare graphic shapes. I would obviously have to look for very specific, uncluttered, and focal scenes (by which I mean picking out a small area of landscape that had very basic graphical qualities).

As I have mentioned many times before, I am not very much of a cold weather person, but I thought this would motivate me to get out into the cold with a specific idea in mind.

I have to say, it was quite enjoyable to walk around looking for these bits of ground that could be simply represented as abstract shapes. Thanks, Mark, for getting me out into the cold!

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Copyright Howord Grill


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