In this week’s challenge, show us your minimalist photos. Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette. Maybe there is a story that you can tell with your minimalist photo. Try an interesting angle with your composition to turn a traditional scene into a minimalist one, by eliminating as much of the extra detail in the background as possible. Make sure you’ve got good contrast, and your focus is nailed on the part of the photo that is telling the story.
“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy” Isaac Newton
The Old Government Building is situated on Lambton Quay in Wellington, New Zealand. It was completed in 1876, and is the second-largest wooden building in the world.
It is a simple but beautiful building, and I decided only to take photos of the outside (though it may have been warmer inside the building as it was a grey, cold winter day) because I see the outside of the building as it is situated diagonally across from my workplace. There is something about the simplicity of this grand structure that has always caught my eye.
Out front a bronze statue of Prime Minister Peter Fraser strides off to Parliament
“It is indeed a terrible thing and a reflection on our civilization that, in a land of plenty, children should lack sufficient to eat…” Peter Fraser, NZ Prime Minister 1940 – 1949